Jody Victor: Ohio State quareterback Troy Smith threw four touchdowns, Ted Ginn Jr. threw another and Chris Wells ran for a score as the top-ranked Buckeyes easily got past Indiana for a 44-3 victory in front of 105,267 fans Saturday at Ohio Stadium. By winning for the 15th straight game, Ohio State improved to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten.
Neither team scored on its opening possession of the game, but Indiana scored first thanks to a pair of key special teams plays. Ohio State finished with a season-high 540 total yards, getting 270 rushing and 270 passing. Antonio Pittman carried the ball 16 times for 105 yards, his fifth 100-yard game of the season. The defense limited Indiana to 165 total yards and allowed only seven yards rushing. It also recovered one fumble and intercepted two second-half passes.
Ohio State plays host to Minnesota this Saturday for homecoming. The game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and be televised by ABC.