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No. 3 Ohio State holds off persistent Minnesota 30-14

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) All of No. 3 Ohio State's strengths and weaknesses were on full display in a win over persistent Minnesota.

Dwayne Haskins and the passing game continue to be tip-top. Ohio State's receivers get open and vacuum in anything thrown near them. K.J. Hill's grab and run for a touchdown in the first half was the best catch of the season, so far.

Hill caught another TD pass in the fourth quarter to seal the 30-14 win over Minnesota (3-3, 0-3 Big Ten) on Saturday.

The bad news for the Buckeyes (7-0, 4-0) is that for another week they couldn't get either of their two elite running backs loose. J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber combined for 3.7 yards per carry after managing just 3.2 last week against Indiana. Neither had a single carry over 11 yards.

And the Ohio State defense is still giving up chunks of yardage against heavy underdogs. Mohamed Ibrahim broke runs of 25 and 34 yards in the first half on his way to a career-high 157 yards and two touchdowns.

The passing game is one of the only things working consistently for the Buckeyes right now, and they had to ride it again.

''We're going to have to get some things fixed,'' Ohio State coach Meyer said.

ABOUT THAT CATCH

Hill caught a career-high nine passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns. But everyone will be talking about the turn-around, one-handed catch he made in the second quarter with Minnesota leading 14-10.

Hill's celebration afterward included him acting as if his hand was so sticky that he couldn't pry the ball loose.

''He made a crazy play,'' Haskins said. ''Of course, K.J. is a little character. He was pretty hyped up. He had a career day today.''

Hill said he and fellow receiver Johnnie Dixon watched the catch on a phone at halftime.

''Definitely a 10,'' Hill said. ''On the biggest stage in front of the home crowd and just hearing the crowd excited, it was amazing.''

MORE HYPE FOR HASKINS

Heisman chatter around Haskins will continue as he passed for 412 yards, his second consecutive 400-yard game. He completed 33 of 44 attempts. His 28 touchdown passes on the season lead the nation, and he has just four interceptions.

''He's probably the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy,'' Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck said.

THE TAKEAWAY:

Minnesota: The Gophers hurt themselves with three turnovers, two of which led to 10 points for the Buckeyes, and two missed field goals. True freshman walk-on quarterback Zack Annexstad threw two interceptions, but also flashed some potential.

The Golden Gophers piled up 396 yards and bested Ohio State in yards per pass completion (16.8 to 12.5) and yards per play (7.1 to 6.6)

''I love coaching that team,'' Fleck said. ''I'm proud of how hard they played.''

Ohio State: The Buckeyes stay unbeaten despite making plenty of mistakes and Minnesota staying in the game until almost the end. Problems persist with running the ball and the defense allowing big plays.

''We have higher expectations for ourselves that what we do sometimes on the field,'' Haskins said. ''Today was just figuring out what worked and then going out an executing.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Ohio State's Blake Haubeil was 3 for 3 on field goals and converted three extra-points subbing for an injured Sean Nuernberger. ... Starting left tackle Thayer Munford left the game with a leg injury in the third quarter, but Meyer said he should be OK. ... Linebacker Malik Harrison and defensive end Jonathan Cooper didn't play after undergoing concussion protocol after last week's game.

UP NEXT

Minnesota: At Nebraska on Saturday.

Ohio State: At Purdue on Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:15
95-B.Haubeil extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
30
Touchdown 2:21
7-D.Haskins complete to 14-K.Hill. 14-K.Hill runs 27 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
69
yds
03:31
pos
14
29
Field Goal 10:29
95-B.Haubeil 27 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
76
yds
00:41
pos
14
23
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 7:21
95-B.Haubeil 47 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
23
yds
02:03
pos
14
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:59
95-B.Haubeil extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
17
Touchdown 4:07
7-D.Haskins complete to 14-K.Hill. 14-K.Hill runs 36 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
76
yds
02:12
pos
14
16
Point After TD 11:53
38-E.Carpenter extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
10
Touchdown 11:59
24-M.Ibrahim runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
80
yds
00:42
pos
13
10
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:07
95-B.Haubeil extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
10
Touchdown 1:16
7-D.Haskins complete to 83-T.McLaurin. 83-T.McLaurin runs 41 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
65
yds
02:28
pos
7
9
Point After TD 3:44
38-E.Carpenter extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
3
Touchdown 3:49
24-M.Ibrahim runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
12
plays
65
yds
05:18
pos
6
3
Field Goal 9:11
95-B.Haubeil 21 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
81
yds
04:07
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 19 29
Rushing 7 6
Passing 10 20
Penalty 2 3
3rd Down Conv 4-9 6-14
4th Down Conv 0-0 2-3
Total Net Yards 389 485
Total Plays 56 76
Avg Gain 6.9 6.4
Net Yards Rushing 178 92
Rush Attempts 33 32
Avg Rush Yards 5.4 2.9
Net Yards Passing 211 393
Comp. - Att. 13-23 33-44
Yards Per Pass 9.2 8.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-7 3-19
Penalties - Yards 4-60 5-36
Touchdowns 2 3
Rushing TDs 2 0
Passing TDs 0 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-0
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 2-43.5 2-46.0
Return Yards 26 -1
Punts - Returns 1-12 2--1
Kickoffs - Returns 1-14 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-0
Kicking 2/4 6/6
Extra Points 2/2 3/3
Field Goals 0/2 3/3
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Minnesota 3-3 770014
3 Ohio State 7-0 10731030
211 PASS YDS 393
178 RUSH YDS 92
389 TOTAL YDS 485
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Annexstad 5 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.5% 218 0 2 118.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.7% 1142 8 7 117.6
Z. Annexstad 13/23 218 0 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Ibrahim 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 157 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
71 415 2
M. Ibrahim 23 157 2 34
S. Green 17 TE
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
33 113 5
S. Green 5 20 0 8
B. Williams 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
81 318 1
B. Williams 2 7 0 4
Z. Annexstad 5 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 -86 0
Z. Annexstad 3 -6 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Johnson 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 119 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
36 521 6
T. Johnson 8 119 0 29
B. Witham 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 62 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 62 0
B. Witham 2 62 0 41
R. Bateman 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
29 280 3
R. Bateman 2 23 0 17
B. Williams 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 49 0
B. Williams 1 14 0 14
J. Paulson 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Paulson 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
B. Cashman 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-2 0 0.0
B. Cashman 11-2 0.0 0
T. Barber 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 1 0.0
T. Barber 8-1 0.0 0
A. Shenault 34 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 1 0.0
A. Shenault 8-3 0.0 0
K. Thomas 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
K. Thomas 7-0 0.0 0
Ja. Huff 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 1 0.0
Ja. Huff 7-1 0.0 0
K. Martin 21 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
K. Martin 6-0 0.0 0
C. Coughlin 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 2.0
C. Coughlin 6-1 2.0 0
E. Otomewo 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
E. Otomewo 2-0 0.0 0
W. DeLattiboudere 46 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
W. DeLattiboudere 1-1 0.0 0
S. Renner 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Renner 1-0 0.0 0
J. Gibson 3 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Gibson 1-0 1.0 0
C. Durr 16 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Durr 0-1 0.0 0
G. Moore 19 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
G. Moore 0-1 0.0 0
C. Williamson 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
C. Williamson 0-2 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
E. Carpenter 38 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
8/11 17/17
E. Carpenter 0/2 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Herbers 47 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 43.5 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
28 41.7 0
J. Herbers 2 43.5 0 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Douglas 82 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 21.8 14 0
D. Douglas 1 14.0 14 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Douglas 82 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 9.0 12 0
D. Douglas 1 12.0 12 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Haskins 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
75% 412 3 0 176.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.3% 2331 28 4 188.1
D. Haskins 33/44 412 3 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Weber 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 51 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
87 471 3
M. Weber 13 51 0 12
J. Dobbins 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
109 497 4
J. Dobbins 10 35 0 10
D. Haskins 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 49 1
D. Haskins 9 6 0 11
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Hill 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
9 187 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
40 551 4
K. Hill 9 187 2 42
P. Campbell 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 56 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
43 557 7
P. Campbell 8 56 0 12
T. McLaurin 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 55 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 332 7
T. McLaurin 3 55 1 41
L. Farrell 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 37 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 69 1
L. Farrell 2 37 0 24
A. Mack 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 307 1
A. Mack 2 28 0 17
R. Berry 13 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 26 1
R. Berry 2 20 0 11
C. Saunders 80 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 56 0
C. Saunders 2 14 0 7
J. Dixon 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 226 3
J. Dixon 2 8 0 7
J. Dobbins 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 130 1
J. Dobbins 2 5 0 4
M. Weber 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 53 1
M. Weber 1 2 0 2
B. Victor 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 169 3
B. Victor 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Fuller 4 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
J. Fuller 9-2 0.0 0
P. Werner 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 1.0
P. Werner 6-4 1.0 0
I. Pryor 14 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
I. Pryor 4-1 0.0 1
T. Borland 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
T. Borland 4-2 0.0 0
J. Hilliard 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Hilliard 3-1 0.0 0
C. Young 2 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Young 3-0 0.0 0
D. Arnette 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Arnette 2-0 0.0 0
B. Browning 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Browning 2-0 0.0 0
S. Wade 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
S. Wade 2-0 0.0 0
J. Okudah 1 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Okudah 1-0 0.0 0
K. Sheffield 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 0.0
K. Sheffield 1-0 0.0 1
J. Cornell 9 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Cornell 1-0 0.0 0
D. Jones 86 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 1.0
D. Jones 1-0 1.0 0
A. Riep 10 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Riep 1-0 0.0 0
T. Smith 11 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. Smith 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Haubeil 95 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 3/3
SEASON FG XP
3/3 3/3
B. Haubeil 3/3 47 3/3 12
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Chrisman 91 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 46.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
26 44.5 1
D. Chrisman 2 46.0 1 46
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Hill 14 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 -0.5 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 2.8 0 0
K. Hill 2 -0.5 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OHIOST 35 1:05 5 -22 INT
9:07 OHIOST 35 5:18 12 65 TD
1:07 OHIOST 35 0:42 11 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:10 MINN 18 1:10 3 58 Fumble
3:59 OHIOST 35 2:23 6 -2 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:31 MINN 1 1:28 3 8 Punt
7:16 OHIOST 35 6:02 12 61 FG Miss
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:24 OHIOST 35 0:04 3 -33 INT
7:32 MINN 45 1:35 4 24 FG Miss
2:15 OHIOST 35 1:39 7 16
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:18 OHIOST 13 4:07 11 81 FG
3:44 MINN 35 2:28 7 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:53 MINN 35 3:43 14 58 Downs
6:19 OHIOST 24 2:12 6 76 TD
1:31 OHIOST 23 1:14 7 33 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:07 MINN 35 0:00 7 28 Punt
9:24 OHIOST 47 2:03 7 23 FG
1:11 OHIOST 20 0:41 12 71 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:33 OHIOST 2 1:53 5 19 Punt
5:52 OHIOST 31 3:31 7 69 TD