A wrap up of Saturday college football from around Ohio
No. 4 Buckeyes score early, often in 63-14 win
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Braxton Miller passed for three touchdowns and ran for two and Carlos Hyde rushed for 147 yards and two more scores to lead No. 4 Ohio State to a 63-14 victory over Penn State on Saturday night.
It was the most points surrendered by Penn State (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten) and its worst beating in 114 years.
The Ohio State (8-0, 4-0) victory stretched its nation's best winning streak to 20 in a row, two behind the school mark which included the 1968 national championship season. That team was recognized during the opening half as the Buckeyes streaked to a 42-7 lead.
Nittany Lions freshman QB Christian Hackenberg bobbled the second snap of the night and it never got much better. He ended up throwing two interceptions.
Dayton runs past Morehead St. for 42-14 win
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Connor Kacsor ran for 159 yards and a touchdown as Dayton pulled away in the second half to beat Morehead State 42-14 on Saturday.
Dayton (6-2, 4-1 Pioneer) broke a 14-14 tie in the third quarter with touchdowns on four consecutive drives, beginning with a 7-yard touchdown run by Kacsor. Will Bardo then had a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs to put the Flyers up 35-14 midway through the fourth. Robert Washington later ran for a 2-yard score for the final margin.
Dayton had 313 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns on the ground. Gary Hunter led the way receiving with six catches for 117 yards. It was the fourth straight game in which the Flyers have scored over 40 points.
Morehead State (3-5, 3-2) managed just 41 yards rushing and 223 total yards.
Ohio defeats winless Miami (OH) 41-16
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Tyler Tettleton and Donte Foster proved a dynamic duo as Tettleton found Foster for three touchdowns and Ohio defeated Miami (Ohio) 41-16 Saturday.
Tettleton threw for 306 yards, barreling past an 8,000 career yards milestone in passing after only needing three before the matchup. All three of his TD passes went to Foster as the Bobcats (6-2, 3-1 MAC) took a 21-10 lead at halftime. Foster finished with a game-high eight receptions for 122 yards.
Beau Blankenship ran for 172 yards to help Ohio amass 536 yards of total offense, dominating the 240 for the RedHawks in comparison.
Austin Boucher threw a 22-yard TD pass to Dustin White midway through the second quarter and led Miami (Ohio) (0-8, 0-4) in rushing with 13 carries for 22 yards.
The RedHawks were one of seven winless teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision heading into Saturday's game.
Toledo scores late to defeat Bowling Green 28-25
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) - Terrance Owens threw for three touchdowns, including the game-winner with 1:22 remaining, to lead Toledo over Bowling Green 28-25 on Saturday.
The Rockets (5-3, 3-1 Mid-American) blew a 21-0 lead after Bowling Green (5-3, 3-1) scored on Travis Greene's 7-yard run with 5:59 remaining. But Owens led the Rockets down the field, scrambling for 17 yards to the Falcons 11 on third-and-26 before throwing the fourth-down score to Alonzo Russell, who had two TD catches.
The Falcons didn't cross midfield on their final drive. They had rallied from a 21-0 second-quarter deficit with 25 consecutive points, including a 1-yard run by Matt Johnson in the final minute of the first half, a third-quarter field goal and two Greene runs in the fourth quarter.
Kareem Hunt had 114 of Toledo's 242 rushing yards, including a touchdown.
Toledo defeated Bowling Green for the fourth straight time in their "Battle of I-75."
Licata, Oliver lead Buffalo over Kent State 41-21
KENT, Ohio (AP) - Joe Licata and Branden Oliver accounted for all six touchdowns to lead Buffalo to a 41-21 victory over Kent State Saturday.
Buffalo (6-2, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) started slow but entered the halftime break ahead 20-7. Licata, who had 285 passing yards with two touchdowns, tossed an 8-yard scoring strike to Alex Neutz to open the scoring. The point after was blocked.
Kent State (2-7, 1-4) scored on a Trayion Durham 5-yard run early in the second quarter to take the lead 7-6.
Oliver, the all-time career rushing leader for the Bulls, scored the next four touchdowns on runs for 5, 17, 38 and 4, to up the lead to 34-7. Oliver had 185 yards on 31 carries, averaging 6 yards a carry.
Neutz, who pulled in three catches for 75 yards, and Fred Lee with 72 yards on six catches, were Licata's main targets.
Wenning throws 5 TDs, Ball State tops Akron 42-24
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Keith Wenning threw five touchdown passes as Ball State remained undefeated in conference play with a 42-24 win over Akron on Saturday.
Ball State (8-1, 5-0 Mid-American) scored on touchdown passes from Wenning to Willie Snead on each of its first two possessions. Snead hauled in a 12-yarder for the game's first score and then a 6-yarder on the following drive, putting the Cardinals up 14-3. Snead had seven catches for 100 yards.
Jordan Williams also caught two touchdown passes from Keith Wenning, an 8-yarder just before the half and a 20-yarder in the third quarter to give Ball State a 35-17 lead. Williams tallied over 100 yards receiving for the third time this season, finishing with 12 receptions for 124 yards. Jahwan Edwards added 120 yards rushing and a score for the Cardinals.
Jawon Chisholm ran for 166 yards and a touchdown for Akron (2-7, 1-4).