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Turnovers, a botched replay and Ohio State’s depth too much for TCU

Ohio State defensive tackle Davon Hamilton celebrates his fumble recovery for a touchdown against TCU with Liam McCullough during the first quarter against TCU Saturday night.
Ohio State defensive tackle Davon Hamilton celebrates his fumble recovery for a touchdown against TCU with Liam McCullough during the first quarter against TCU Saturday night. AP Photo

Ohio State scored two touchdowns on TCU turnovers and held on to beat the Horned Frogs 40-28 Saturday night at AT&T Stadium.

The No. 4 Buckeyes (3-0) took a 26-21 lead on Dre’Mont Jones’ interception on a shuffle pass which he returned 28 yards for a score with just under six minutes left in the third quarter.



Robinson connected with TreVontae Hights for a 51-yard scoring pass to pull TCU to within 33-28 at the end of the third quarter. The Buckeyes came right back to score on Dwayne Haskins’ 5-yard run to push the lead back to 40-28. The score capped a 75-yard, eight-play drive. OSU scored three touchdowns in the span of four minutes in the third quarter to take a 33-21 lead.

Ohio State’s first touchdown came on a fumble by quarterback Shawn Robinson into the TCU end zone. It was recovered by Davon Hamilton, which gave the Buckeyes a 10-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Replays, however, clearly showed a Buckeyes player touching the ball while his foot was out of bounds, which should have made the play dead, resulting in a safety for Ohio State. Instead, they kept the touchdown, a swing of five points.

After missing a 31-yard field goal attempt on their first possession, the Horned Frogs (2-1), trailing 10-0, scored touchdowns on two long drives to take a 14-13 lead into halftime. Sewo Olonilua’s six-yard scoring run capped an 84-yard drive to cut the deficit to 10-7.

On the Frogs’ second possession of the second quarter, Darius Anderson broke free for a 93-yard touchdown run to give TCU a 14-10 lead. It’s the longest run in TCU history, passing LaDainian Tomlinson’s record 89-yard runs in 1999 and 2000. It’s the longest scoring playing ever allowed by Ohio State.

OSU outgained TCU 526 to 511 and held a 29 to 22 first down advantage.

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