Boxscore
Ohio State 42, Akron 0
Saturday, September 3, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Ohio Stadium
Attendance - 105001

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Akron 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio State 7 14 7 14 42

Recap


No. 18 Ohio State used its size and strength to wear down visiting Akron, winning 42-0 for head coach Luke Fickell in his debut after taking over for embattled ex-coach Jim Tressel.

Redshirt senior quarterback Joe Bauserman completed 12-of-16 passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for a touchdown in his first career start.

Tight end Jake Stoneburner had four catches for 50 yards and caught all three of Bauserman's touchdown passes, becoming the first Ohio State tight end with three touchdown receptions in a game.

The opening drive featured a blend of running between the tackles and play-action passes, a formula the Buckeyes used throughout the first half en route to a 21-0 lead.

Ohio State freshman quarterback Braxton Miller, who was expected to share snaps with Bauserman, played only one series in the first half but did lead two touchdown drives in the second half.

Akron struggled to move the ball against the perennially stingy Ohio State defense, mustering only 90 total yards and five first downs. Sophomore Clayton Moore, a junior college transfer making his first career start for the Zips, completed just 6-of-16 passes for 54 yards with one interception.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:24
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 7 - Akron 0
2nd Quarter - 5:45
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 14 - Akron 0
2nd Quarter - 1:21
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 21 - Akron 0
3rd Quarter - 10:57
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 28 - Akron 0
4th Quarter - 14:26
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 35 - Akron 0
4th Quarter - 5:51
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 42 - Akron 0
TEAMS

Team Records

  Akron Ohio State
W/L 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Akron Ohio State
Score 0 42
First Downs 5 27
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-13
15%
8-for-15
53%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 90 517
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 27-35 51-224
Average/Rush 1.3 4.4
Passing
Comp-Att 7-19 20-28
Passing Yards 55 293
Average/Pass Play 2.3 10.5
Penalties-Yards 4-35 3-29
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 23:50 36:10

PLAYER STATS

Akron (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Moore 6/16 54 0 1
P. Nicely 1/3 1 0 0
Ohio State (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Bauserman 12/16 163 3 0
B. Miller 8/12 130 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Moore 8 32 4.0 0
J. Chisholm 13 26 2.0 0
K. Bostick 3 3 1.0 0
P. Nicely 3 -26 -8.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Hyde 19 93 4.9 0
R. Smith 18 74 4.1 1
J. Bauserman 6 32 5.3 1
B. Miller 6 30 5.0 0
C. Fields 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Suel 1 33 33.0 0
J. Chisholm 3 10 3.3 0
A. Meriwether 1 6 6.0 0
R. Ladrach 1 5 5.0 0
K. Bostick 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
V. Reed 3 66 22.0 0
D. Smith 3 52 17.3 1
J. Stoneburner 4 50 12.5 3
T. Williams 2 34 17.0 0
E. Spencer 1 33 33.0 0
C. Fields 2 14 7.0 0
R. Fragel 1 14 14.0 0
C. Hyde 1 11 11.0 0
Z. Boren 1 8 8.0 0
C. Brown 1 6 6.0 0
R. Smith 1 5 5.0 0
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