Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • OSU572
    • 320VT
  • Turnovers

    • OSU3
    • 2VT
  • Possession

    OSUVT
    32:5227:08
  • 1st Downs

    • OSU21
    • 18VT

Game Information

Lane Stadium
Coverage: ESPN
  • Blacksburg, VA 24061
Attendance: 65,632
9/8/2015 Associated Press

No. 1 Buckeyes, Miller pull away from Va. Tech

Braxton Miller scored two touchdowns, including an electrifying 53-yard run, and No. 1 Ohio State pulled away from Virginia Tech for a season-opening 42-24 victory Monday night.

Scoring Summary

1234T
Ohio State140141442
Virginia Tech0170724
first QuarterOSUVT
TD
9:44
Curtis Samuel 24 Yd pass from Cardale Jones (Jack Willoughby Kick)
8 plays, 64 yards, 3:55
70
play
Jones goes deep for a touchdown (0:47)

Cardale Jones connects with Curtis Samuel for a 24-yard touchdown and Ohio State takes an early 7-0 lead over Virginia Tech. (0:47)

TD
6:39
Ezekiel Elliott 80 Yd Run (Jack Willoughby Kick)
1 play, 80 yards, 0:13
140
play
Elliott takes off 80-yards for TD (0:58)

Ezekiel Elliott rushes 80 yards for a touchdown and Ohio State takes an early 14-0 lead. (0:58)

second QuarterOSUVT
TD
13:13
Sam Rogers 51 Yd pass from Michael Brewer (Joey Slye Kick)
6 plays, 74 yards, 2:46
147
play
FB Rogers shows off the speed, Hokies on the board (0:33)

Michael Brewer finds fullback Sam Rogers, who is wide open and runs in for the touchdown. Virginia Tech is on the board, but they trail Ohio State 14-7 in the second quarter. (0:33)

FG
7:05
Joey Slye 46 Yd Field Goal
7 plays, 27 yards, 4:02
1410
play
J. Slye 46 yd FG GOOD (0:14)

Joey Slye 46 yd FG GOOD (0:14)

TD
0:15
Ryan Malleck 1 Yd pass from Michael Brewer (Joey Slye Kick)
4 plays, 38 yards, 1:15
1417
play
Virginia Tech up at the half (0:23)

Hokies score 17-unaswerd points, capped off by Michael Brewer finding Ryan Malleck for a 1-yard touchdown, to take a 17-14 lead over Ohio State at the half. (0:23)

third QuarterOSUVT
TD
13:53
Braxton Miller 54 Yd pass from Cardale Jones (Jack Willoughby Kick)
3 plays, 75 yards, 1:07
2117
play
Cardale Jones connects with Braxton Miller (0:44)

Braxton Miller catches a pass from Cardale Jones, creates space, shakes his opponent and scores a 54 yard touchdown. Ohio State leads Virginia Tech 21-17 in the third quarter. (0:44)

TD
2:05
Braxton Miller 53 Yd Run (Jack Willoughby Kick)
1 play, 53 yards, 0:12
2817
play
Miller with the video-game moves (0:45)

An untouchable Braxton Miller hit a mean spin move and exploded into the end zone for a 53-yard touchdown, his second of the night. Ohio State goes up 28-17 on Virginia Tech. (0:45)

fourth QuarterOSUVT
TD
12:26
Cardale Jones 10 Yd Run (Jack Willoughby Kick)
7 plays, 75 yards, 2:36
3517
play
Cardale Jones can do it on the ground (0:38)

Cardale Jones runs in for a 10-yard touchdown to give Ohio State a 35-17 lead in the fourth quarter. He finishes the game with two touchdowns on 186 passing yards and a rushing touchdown on 99 yards. (0:38)

TD
8:14
Michael Thomas 26 Yd pass from J.T. Barrett (Jack Willoughby Kick)
5 plays, 75 yards, 2:29
4217
play
J. Barrett pass,to M. Thomas for 26 yds for a TD (0:41)

J.T. Barrett pass complete to Michael Thomas for 26 yds for a TD (0:41)

TD
1:55
Isaiah Ford 17 Yd pass from Brenden Motley (Joey Slye Kick)
7 plays, 41 yards, 2:58
4224
play
B. Motley pass,to I. Ford for 17 yds for a TD (0:50)

Brenden Motley pass complete to Isaiah Ford for 17 yds for a TD (0:50)

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