For the 10th consecutive game, Ezekiel Elliott topped 100 yards rushing, but it wasn’t until the final six minutes of the third quarter that he reached that milestone.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Ohio State made enough mistakes to supply a coaching clinic with material for a good while. The Buckeyes’ offense committed three more turnovers and had trouble cashing in from the red zone, and their sturdy defense faltered just when the game seemed in hand. Perhaps that’s just the way it’s going to be this season. The locomotive that ended the 2014 season chugs into top form only sporadically.
Ohio State's Eli Apple defends against Indiana's Ricky Jones on the final play of the game.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Ohio State’s defense showed leaks early Saturday against Indiana but seemed to right the ship as the game progressed. But then came the final drive for the Hoosiers, and without a standout performance, the Buckeyes’ 17-game winning streak would have been sunk.
Ohio State trainers take a look at receiver Corey Smith after he was injured in the second half. An air cast was placed on his left leg, and he didn’t return to action.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Ohio State did a lot of swinging and missing on Saturday in a 34-27 victory over Indiana, but the Buckeyes aren’t bashful about saying they are often looking for home runs from their offense.
Joey Bosa pressures Indiana quarterback Zander Diamont.
It took a pass break up in the back for the end zone by Eli Apple on the final play to preserve a 34-27 victory for Ohio State on Saturday against Indiana. Who saw that coming? Not the Buckeyes.
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones feels pressure from the Indiana defense.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Defeat shouldn’t deny praise for Indiana, which was off to its best start since 1990. The Hoosiers (4-1) led No. 1 Ohio State at the half, led late in the third quarter and took the Buckeyes to the game’s final play before losing 34-27 on Saturday.