It took much longer than expected to get there on Saturday, but Ohio State finally has the most consecutive 20-point games in FBS history.
With a 2-yard touchdown from Miyan Williams with 4:21 remaining in the fourth quarter against Northwestern, the Buckeyes surpassed Oklahoma at 70 games with 20 or more points.
Ohio State's streak dates back to the 2017 season. Ironically, the last time it did not score more than 20 points was against Oklahoma that year, when Baker Mayfield and the Sooners beat J.T. Barrett and the Buckeyes, 31-16, in Columbus.
In the 69 games since that loss, Ohio State has averaged over 44 points per contest. The most points the Buckeyes scored were 77 against Oregon State in 2018 and Toledo in 2022. Meanwhile, the least points they scored were 20 against Purdue in 2018.
On Saturday, Ohio State's first touchdown came from an Emeka Egbuka 15-yard run in the Buckeyes' final offensive drive of the second quarter. When the offense returned to the field for its opening drive of the second half, Williams took a run 27 yards to the end zone. As the game winded down in the final frame, Williams punched in his second score of the game from 2 yards out.
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