The Dwayne Haskins era is off to a roaring start as he became the first Ohio State quarterback to throw for 300 yards in a debut as a starter Saturday. Oh, his five touchdown tosses were also the most by a first-time starting quarterback at Ohio State.
The end result? A 77-31 liquifying of Oregon State in the season opener at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes rolled up 721 yards of total offense, good enough for the second-most yards for a single-game in school history behind the 776 yards Urban Meyer's team put up against Bowling Green in 2016.
Typically, our GIF recaps show a broad array of highlights from the game, from crowd shots, to funny moments, to sacks and other highlights on the defensive side of the ball. However, when a team drops 11 touchdowns, there's not much room for anything else, so enjoy these dozen GIFs that tell the story of Ohio State's throttling of Oregon State.
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Interim head coach Ryan Day, filling in for the suspended Urban Meyer, was feeling it before the game. Maybe he had a feeling his offense would find the end zone 10 times?
Touchdown No. 1: Haskins finds Terry McLaurin from two yards out to give the Buckeyes an early 7-0 lead.
Touchdown No. 2: Mike Weber shows NFL skills with this 17-yard run to make it 14-7, Buckeyes. Weber would end the day with 188 yards rushing and four touchdowns.
Touchdown No. 3: Haskins finds tight end Rashad Berry from seven yards out to put the Buckeyes up by 14.
Touchdown No. 4: Weber races 48 yards to put the Buckeyes up by three scores.
Touchdown No. 5: Who else? Mike Weber again to make it 35-7, Ohio State, in the second quarter.
Touchdown No. 6: Nick Bosa recovers a fumble in the end zone to make it 42-7.
Touchdown No. 7: After an 80-minute rain delay at the half, Haskins finds McLaurin for a nifty 75-yard catch and run to make it 49-14.
Touchdown No. 8: Haskins with the easiest touchdown pass he'll ever throw – to Parris Campbell in this case.
Touchdown No. 9: Mike Weber. Again.
Touchdown No. 10: True freshman Brian Snead punches it in from the two for his first career touchdown as a Buckeye.
Touchdown No. 11: Another true freshman, Master Teague III, bounces a 4th-and-1 outside and races 33 yards to complete the scoring.