No. 13 Ohio State bounced back from a blowout loss to Iowa last week with a convincing 48-3 victory over No. 12 Michigan State on Saturday at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
Buckeyes running back Mike Weber led the offensive explosion with nine carries for 162 yards, including first-half touchdown runs from 82 and 47 yards. In all, OSU outgained its Big Ten rival 524-195 to take sole possession of first place in the East Division.
Spartans quarterback Brian Lewerke struggled to find a rhythm against an aggressive Ohio State defense, completing 18 of his 36 throws for 131 yards and two interceptions.