Stroud’s first-half numbers Saturday have been one thing skilled quarterbacks hope to have on the finish of a sport – not to mention within the first two quarters.
The freshman from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., was 29-for-31 with 393 passing yards and 6 TDs. Miyan Williams had a dashing landing. Ohio State dropped 21 factors on the Spartans within the first quarter and 28 within the second.
Each Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson had over 100 yards receiving within the first half
Olave had seven catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson had seven catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Jaxon Smith Njigba and Julian Fleming additionally had touchdowns within the sport.
A win in opposition to No. 7 Michigan State would definitely bolster Ohio State’s School Soccer Playoff hopes. The Buckeyes have been in fourth place within the newest rating – simply behind Oregon, who beat the Buckeyes earlier this season.
One other high quality win would doubtless give the group an edge over undefeated Cincinnati when the season comes right down to the wire.
Ohio State is one among eight groups within the prime 10 of the School Soccer Playoff rankings who’ve one loss. There are three undefeated groups remaining: Georgia, Cincinnati and UTSA.