Boxscore
Ohio State 37, Colorado 17
Saturday, September 24, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Ohio Stadium
Attendance - 105096

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Colorado 0 7 3 7 17
Ohio State 10 10 14 3 37

Recap


Freshman Braxton Miller threw two touchdown passes in his first career start and Ohio State suffocated visiting Colorado 37-17 on Saturday.

Miller, who became only the third freshman to start at quarterback for the Buckeyes since 1978, attempted only 16 passes, and Ohio State demoralized the Buffaloes with 221 yards on the ground.

Colorado dropped its 19th straight road game and couldn’t get anything going offensively. The Buffaloes didn’t get a first down until midway through the second quarter, when they were already behind 17-0 after Miller found Devin Smith with a 32-yard touchdown pass over the middle.

Two of Miller’s first three completions were touchdowns to Smith, the second coming on a beautifully thrown fade route for a 17-yard score that put Ohio State on top 27-7 six minutes into the second half.

The Buckeyes, who dropped from the Top 25 for the first time since 2004 after an ugly 24-6 loss at Miami last week, held Colorado to 75 rushing yards.
 
The Buffaloes haven’t won a true road game since a 31-26 victory at Texas Tech in 2007. They came in with only one turnover through three games, but committed two Saturday.

Ohio State avoided dropping consecutive games for the first time since 2004.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:27
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 7 - Colorado 0
1st Quarter - 4:49
Ohio State   FG  Ohio State 10 - Colorado 0
2nd Quarter - 7:53
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 17 - Colorado 0
2nd Quarter - 2:44
Colorado   TD  Ohio State 17 - Colorado 7
2nd Quarter - 0:18
Ohio State   FG  Ohio State 20 - Colorado 7
3rd Quarter - 9:04
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 27 - Colorado 7
3rd Quarter - 4:47
Colorado   FG  Ohio State 27 - Colorado 10
3rd Quarter - 4:29
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 34 - Colorado 10
4th Quarter - 11:42
Ohio State   FG  Ohio State 37 - Colorado 10
4th Quarter - 3:31
Colorado   TD  Ohio State 37 - Colorado 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  Colorado Ohio State
W/L 1 - 3 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Colorado Ohio State
Score 17 37
First Downs 13 20
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-13
23%
6-for-13
46%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 314 336
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 16-76 47-226
Average/Rush 4.8 4.8
Passing
Comp-Att 22-39 7-15
Passing Yards 238 110
Average/Pass Play 6.0 6.1
Penalties-Yards 9-83 7-65
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 26:43 33:17

PLAYER STATS

Colorado (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Hansen 22/39 238 2 0
Ohio State (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Miller 5/13 83 2 0
J. Bauserman 2/2 27 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Stewart 11 55 5.0 0
T. Jones 2 18 9.0 0
T. Hansen 3 3 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Hall 18 84 4.7 1
B. Miller 17 83 4.9 0
C. Hyde 6 40 6.7 1
R. Smith 4 18 4.5 0
J. Berry 2 1 0.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Deehan 3 71 23.7 0
P. Richardson 4 38 9.5 0
T. Clemons 4 31 7.8 1
T. Jones 2 28 14.0 0
R. Stewart 5 27 5.4 0
L. Gray 1 23 23.0 0
T. McCulloch 1 14 14.0 1
K. Cefalo 2 6 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Smith 3 64 21.3 2
R. Fragel 2 24 12.0 0
T. Williams 1 12 12.0 0
C. Fields 1 10 10.0 0
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