Ohio State vs. Notre Dame football score, takeaways, reactions for Week 1

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Ohio State vs. Notre Dame football score, takeaways, reactions for Week 1

 Ohio State vs. Notre Dame football score, takeaways, reactions for Week 1 Ohio State recovered from an early deficit in a win over Notre Dame

That vaunted Ohio State offense was supposed to make a statement against Notre Dame in the marquee Week 1 game on the college football schedule.

In any case, after a clear injury to wide beneficiary Jaxon Smith-Njigba and a few genuine battles in all out attack mode side of the ball, the Buckeyes needed to crush out the success with a dig out from a deficit exertion in the main half.

Here’s what you need to know about the game in Columbus.

Ohio State vs. Notre Dame score, Week 1 reactions

Ohio State 21, Notre Dame 10

Coming into the game, Ohio State was the No. 2 team in the AP top 25 college football rankings and Notre Dame the No. 5 team in the poll.

Anticipate that the Buckeyes should remain secured at second in general this week as highest level Alabama turned over Utah State, however the Irish will fall in the refreshed rankings.

Ohio State strikes first

In the first quarter, C.J. Stroud connected with Emeka Egbuka for the first touchdown of the Buckeyes’ season and the 7-3 lead.

Luck of the Irish

Ezekiel Elliott running the ball for Ohio State.

Notre Dame opened up the 10-7 advantage early in the second quarter when back Audric Estime dove over the pile to cap off an 87 yard drive.

But it was Matt Solerno’s crazy catch that kept the Irish drive alive.

Notre Dame in control early

It was the Irish offense, not the Buckeyes, that got the better reviews in the first half of the game, especially the play of quarterback Tyler Buchner.

And that of Notre Dame’s defense, which rallied to the challenge of stopping the reigning No. 1 offe

Buckeyes’ offen se struggled

Throwing lanes were hard to come by for Stroud, who faced an inspired Irish pass rush, and whose receivers had difficultly creating space consistently.

nse in college football on the road.

And then it came right back

With the seconds ticking in the 3rd quarter, Ohio State needed a statement play, and got it when Stroud connected with Xavier Johnson on the go-ahead touchdown play to regain the lead.

And finished the job

One more significant proclamation for the Buckeyes offense, driving a well deserved 95 yards north of 14 plays quickly 6 seconds to take the 21-10 lead over Notre Dame on Miyan Williams’ score run.

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