Ohio State head coach ryan day wasn’t kidding when he said this week that his team needed to be prepared for the “always dangerous” Maryland as the Buckeyes swept away College Park with a 43-30 win on Saturday afternoon.
It looked like Ohio State would head into next week’s game against third-placed Michigan after the freshman ran back Dallas Hayden‘s 13-yard touchdown rush gave the Buckeyes a 33-21 lead with 12:36 remaining in the fourth quarter.
However, the Terrapins blocked the following extra point and returned it 80 yards for a two-point conversion. They immediately went on a seven-play, 74-yard touchdown drive to reduce the lead to 33-30, with 9:49 remaining in the game.
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The teams traded possessions, with Ohio State failing to convert near midfield in 4th and 1st and Maryland going out with three before the Buckeyes went on a long drive that reduced the clock to 42 seconds , before scoring a field goal .
With Maryland less than six, senior defensive end Zach Harrison released quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa in back-to-back plays, forcing the latter to a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by a redshirt junior linebacker Steele Chambers to reach the final grade.
Meanwhile, Hayden – who came on as a relief sophomore Treveyon Henderson after aggravating his lingering foot injury and being seen in a hiking boot for most of the second half — he finished the game with a career-high 146 yards and three touchdowns.
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