C.J. Stroud Ties Ohio State Single-Game Passing Touchdown Record With Six in the First Half Against Michigan State

By Griffin Strom on November 20, 2021 at 1:58 pm
C.J. Stroud & Garrett Wilson
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Make it six touchdown passes for C.J. Stroud – in one half of football.

That number ties the all-time single-game record at Ohio State, a number that four other quarterbacks have equaled in program history in six different games.

Most recently, Justin Fields threw six touchdowns against Clemson in last year's Sugar Bowl, but Dwayne Haskins and J.T. Barrett each threw for six scores in two different games during their Buckeye careers, and Kenny Guiton threw for six against Florida A&M in 2013.

With a 49-0 lead over the Spartans at halftime, Stroud went into the locker room having completed 29-of-31 pass attempts for 393 yards and six touchdowns. Stroud already set one all-time Buckeye record earlier in the game, when he completed 17 straight passes for Ohio State.

If Stroud throws one more touchdown pass, he will be the first Buckeye ever to throw seven in a game, and he's just 107 yards shy of being the first Ohio State player to ever throw for 500 yards in one contest.

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