Ohio State has had trouble stopping the Utes offensive attack, but we thought that might be the case as this looks to be a shootout. No sooner did Utah go up 21-7, Ohio State came back with a 50-yard touchdown strike from C.J. Stroud to Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
Smith-Njigba is the veteran on the receiving unit now and stepped up big time. Stroud found the OSU receiver with an opening and proceeded to stiff-arm his way into the end zone, making the score 21-14.
See Smith-Njigba get the score with effort and heart to keep the Buckeyes in the game midway through the second quarter.
50-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Stroud to Jaxon Smith-Njigba pic.twitter.com/xCOQH3kFwL
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Ohio State immediately gave up a 99-yard kick return for a score putting the Utes back up by two touchdowns. Still plenty of time left, but the Bucks need to get this one figured out soon.