Ohio State Buckeyes College Football Betting
The Ohio State Buckeyes fell short in the College Football Playoff semifinal, losing a heart-breaker to Georgia to end their 2022 season. The Buckeyes outplayed the defending national champions for most of the game, but Georgia rallied late to get the win. It was a bitter pill to swallow for an Ohio State team that had a double-digit lead on multiple occasions in the College Football Playoff semifinal. The 42-41 defeat left Ohio State wondering what could have been and left most fans in shock. The Ohio State Buckeyes ended the 2022 season with a record of 11-2 and in the eyes of most of their fans, the season was a massive disappointment.
2022 Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes finished the 2022 season with a record of 11-2 SU and 6-6-1 ATS with 10 games going over the total and three going under. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, the 2022 season will be remembered for two losses, the loss to Michigan at home and the loss to Georgia in the playoff.
Ohio State finished the regular season as the 2nd highest scoring team in the country, averaging 44.5 points per game and they put up 492.7 yards per contest. They allowed just 19.3 points and 303.9 yards per game. C.J. Stroud threw for 3,688 yards, Miyan Williams ran for 825 yards and Marvin Harrison Jr. had 1,263 receiving yards.
The Buckeyes will need someone else to lead them at quarterback next season, as Stroud will be off to the NFL. Next year it will be either Kyle McCord or Devin Brown leading the Buckeyes. Ohio State will need more production from their ground game next season and they will also need better play from a defense that let the Buckeyes down in their two losses in 2022.
Ohio State Buckeyes Weekly Recap
In the second College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Georgia defeated Ohio State 42-41. C.J. Stroud of Ohio State completed 23 of his 34 throws, resulting in 348 yards and 4 touchdowns. Marvin Harrison Jr. had 106 yards and two scores before getting hurt, while Emeka Egbuka had 112 yards and a touchdown. With nine tackles, the defense was led by Lathan Ransom.
Stroud and Harrison Jr. connected for a 31-yard touchdown in the middle of the end zone to give the Buckeyes the early lead. Ohio State was up 7-0 after the opening drive, which covered 71 yards in four plays and took 2:15 to complete.
On their subsequent possession, the Bulldogs came back, covering 75 yards in eight plays to tie the score at seven. With 3:15 remaining in the first quarter, Stetson Bennett connected with Kenny McIntosh for a 25-yard touchdown throw.
On a 13-yard pass from Stroud to Egbuka for a first down to finish the quarter, the Buckeyes advanced to the OSU47. To start the second quarter, Stroud connected with Harrison Jr. for a 24-yard gain to the UGA 16. On an Ohio State third-down play from the UGA 12 that would have moved the ball to the Bulldogs' 2-yard line, Georgia was flagged for a pass interference. Miyan Williams scored on a 2-yard run two plays later to give the Buckeyes a 14-7 lead. On 11 plays, the drive covered 75 yards in 5:45.
On the first play of Georgia's subsequent possession, Steel Chambers of Ohio State intercepted Bennett. At the UGA45, Chambers received the ball and returned it 15 yards to the UGA30. On the third play after the error, Ohio State scored a 16-yard touchdown as Stroud scrambled and hit Harrison Jr. in the back right corner of the end zone. The Buckeyes' third straight scoring drive put the score 21-7. In the span of 1:24, Ohio State traveled 30 yards on three plays.
Georgia promptly scored with an 11-yard rushing touchdown by Kendall Milton to cut the Buckeyes' lead to 21-14. Bennett's 47-yard touchdown pass to Arian Smith was the key play of the drive. 1:40 was spent on the four-play, 75-yard drive.
On Ohio State's subsequent possession, the defense of the Bulldogs forced the Buckeyes to punt. Mirco's 43-yard attempt was successful, giving the Bulldogs the ball at the UGA 38.
Following a drive of 75 yards in three plays, Georgia tied the score at 21 all on its ensuing possession. McIntosh ran for 52 yards on the first play of the series to set up Bennett's 3-yard touchdown run, which tied the score.
With 1:44 remaining in the first half, Georgia scored a field goal from 32 yards out to take the lead and go up 24-21.
On a touchdown pass of 37 yards from Stroud to Xavier Johnson, the Buckeyes immediately regained the lead, putting Ohio State back in front 28-24. The drive went 75 yards on four plays in under 55 seconds.
Georgia had the ball to start the second half, but Ohio State's defense prevented a first down. After a 37-yard punt, the Bulldogs punted, giving the Buckeyes the ball at the OSU 30. Stroud had enough of time thanks to Ohio State's offensive line to complete three passes during a six-play touchdown drive that gave the Buckeyes a 35-24 lead.
With 10:37 remaining in the third quarter, Stroud connected with Julian Fleming for 25 yards, Egbuka for 19 yards, and Egbuka once more for a 10-yard score to finish the 70-yard drive.
Georgia's subsequent possession ended in another punt. Following a 52-yard field goal at the OSU-10, the Buckeyes took control.
Ohio State punted after failing to move the ball. A 50-yard punt from Mirco, who was in the Ohio State endzone, was returned to the OSU 32.
A 52-yard Georgia field goal attempt that sailed wide right was set up by the Buckeye defense holding firm and sacking Bennett at the OSU 34.
At its 34, the Buckeyes then grabbed control. With 31 seconds left in the third quarter, Stroud led the Buckeyes to the UGA 7 where Noah Ruggles converted on a 25-yard field goal to give Ohio State a 38-24 lead. Georgia just ran one play in the first, a 17-yard throw to the UGA 42.
Georgia maintained a drive deep inside Ohio State territory by converting on a fourth-and-6 from the OSU13 to the OSU7; but, the Buckeye defense stopped the Bulldogs from reaching the end zone. With 10:14 remaining, Georgia converted a 31-yard field goal to cut the Buckeyes' lead to 38-27.
On its subsequent possession, Ohio State was forced to punt, giving the Bulldogs the ball back at the UGA 24. Georgia scored on the first play of the drive with a 76-yard touchdown pass from Bennett to Arian Smith to make the score 38-35.
With 2:43 remaining, Ruggles converted on a 48-yard field goal as Stroud and the Buckeyes advanced to the UGA 30. This gave the Buckeyes a 41-35 lead. The subsequent kickoff was returned by Georgia to the UGA28.
With just over a minute remaining, the Bulldogs drove 72 yards for the game-winning touchdown to grab a 42-41 lead. In the back left of the end zone, Bennett connected with Adonai Mitchell for the touchdown.
With a 27-yard run up the middle, Stroud moved the Buckeyes to the UGA 32, setting up Ruggles' failed 50-yard field goal try.
2022 Ohio State Buckeyes Schedule
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