Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud had six landing passes in opposition to Michigan State, main the  Buckeyes to an eye-popping 49-0 halftime lead.

Stroud’s first-half numbers Saturday have been one thing skilled quarterbacks hope to have on the finish of a sport – not to mention within the first two quarters.

COLUMBUS, OHIO - NOVEMBER 20: C.J. Stroud #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass during the first half of a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Ohio Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio.

COLUMBUS, OHIO – NOVEMBER 20: C.J. Stroud #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a move throughout the first half of a sport in opposition to the Michigan State Spartans at Ohio Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio.
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The freshman from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., was 29-for-31 with 393 passing yards and 6 TDs. Miyan Williams had a speeding landing. Ohio State dropped 21 factors on the Spartans within the first quarter and 28 within the second.

Stroud’s begin caught the attention of the soccer world, together with Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes.

SEC WEEKENDS LIKE THIS ARE WHY THERE SHOULD BE A ten-GAME LEAGUE SCHEDULE

Both Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson had over 100 yards receiving within the first half

Olave had seven catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson had seven catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Jaxon Smith Njigba and Julian Fleming additionally had touchdowns within the sport.

COLUMBUS, OHIO - NOVEMBER 20: Head coach of the Michigan State Spartans, Mel Tucker, reacts to a call by the officials during the first half of a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio.

COLUMBUS, OHIO – NOVEMBER 20: Head coach of the Michigan State Spartans, Mel Tucker, reacts to a name by the officers throughout the first half of a sport in opposition to the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio.
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A win in opposition to No. 7 Michigan State will surely bolster Ohio State’s College Football Playoff hopes. The Buckeyes have been in fourth place within the newest rating – simply behind Oregon, who beat the Buckeyes earlier this season.

Another high quality win would doubtless give the staff an edge over undefeated Cincinnati when the season comes right down to the wire.

COLUMBUS, OHIO - NOVEMBER 20: Garrett Wilson #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates his touchdown during the first half of a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Ohio Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – NOVEMBER 20: Garrett Wilson #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates his landing throughout the first half of a sport in opposition to the Michigan State Spartans at Ohio Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. 
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Ohio State is one among eight groups within the high 10 of the College Football Playoff rankings who’ve one loss. There are three undefeated groups remaining: Georgia, Cincinnati and UTSA.