Freshman working as soon as extra TreVeyon Henderson’s giant day put him amid elite company all through the Ohio State report e ebook, and it could not have come at the next time for his decidedly off-kilter workers.

Henderson, in his third recreation, broke Archie Griffin’s 49-year-old freshman dashing report, romping for 277 yards and three touchdowns as No. 9 Ohio State struggled with Tulsa after which managed to pull away late for a 41-20 win on Saturday.

Henderson ran for scores of 5, 48 and 52 yards, which managed to paper over among the many many an an identical weaknesses Ohio State confirmed all through the 32-25 upset by Oregon closing week that sent the Buckeyes tumbling in the AP Top 25 poll.

Ohio State was alleged to be getting a break all through the schedule, the primary of two video video video games in route of lesser opponents that may enable the ironing out of some evident components, significantly with the security. Instead, it acquired an exquisite tussle.

The Buckeyes (2-1) weren’t sharp, however Tulsa (0-3) merely could not match them blow for blow and Henderson, who ran for 69 yards all through the primary two video video video games mixed, broke by means of with big performs at crucial circumstances. A late interception that Cameron Martinez returned for a 61-yard landing made the rating look worse than it was for the persistent Golden Hurricane.

Henderson broke a freshman dashing report that has stood since Griffin ran for 239 yards on Sept. 30, 1972, in an Ohio State win over North Carolina. Griffin went on to win the Heisman Trophy in 1974 and ’75, the one two-time winner in historic earlier.

“I wasn’t expecting something like this, but I have some big goals for myself,” Henderson acknowledged. “I got plenty more, so I got to keep working.”

The Ohio State security, whereas holding Tulsa to 73 yards on the underside, allowed quarterback Davis Brin to throw for a career-high 428 yards and the workers’s first two landing passes this season. Josh Johnson caught eight passes for a career-high 149 yards.

“We just went toe-to-toe with an exceptional type of team that’s explosive on both sides of the ball,” Tulsa coach Philip Montgomery acknowledged.

THE TAKEAWAY

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane took advantage of a still-disheveled Ohio State squad and went on the Buckeyes exhausting. They put up 501 yards of offense and stopped practically all people furthermore Henderson.

“I thought our receivers did a nice job at trying to find separation and find holes to sit in and work in, and our offensive line again giving (Brin) time,” Montgomery acknowledged. “We were getting a ton of pressure. I thought those guys did a nice job with everything they were getting.”

Ohio State: Defensive components are nonetheless distinguished. The offensive line was bigger, and coach Ryan Day might have discovered a bell cow after splitting carries amongst Henderson and a pair others all through the primary two video video video games.

TIMELY RUNS

Henderson’s first giant run purchased proper right here all through the third quarter with Ohio State hanging on to a 13-6 lead. He bounced appropriate and blew past defensive backs for the 48-yard touchdown. Then on the tip of the quarter, after Tulsa had pulled to 20-13, he broke by means of a distinct segment all through the guts and headed for the left sideline and the 52-yard score.

“He’s somebody that can hit home runs, and that’s special,” Day acknowledged. “He has that special talent. You give it to him, he gets to the second level and makes a guy miss, and it could be a home run. And that’s a whole different dynamic. What an exciting start to his freshman year.”

C.J.’s GROWING PAINS

Freshman quarterback C.J. Stroud, beginning his third recreation, missed some receivers, tossed an interception and misplaced a fumble. He threw for 185 yards and a late landing to Garrett Wilson that gave the Buckeyes some respiration room. He revealed after the sport that he’s been dealing with a sore arm.

“Winning isn’t easy, especially when everybody has a big target on their backs,” Stroud acknowledged. “Definitely have to get better.”

INJURIES

Ohio State G Thayer Munford left the sport with an harm to his appropriate leg late all through the primary quarter. S Josh Proctor, principally in all probability essentially the most professional participant on the security, was out after struggling a leg harm suffered in closing week’s recreation. DE Zach Harrison furthermore was out with an unspecified ailment.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Struggling with a 25 1/2-point underdog at residence attainable will not get the Buckeyes many additional votes, considerably with closing week’s loss nonetheless trendy.

UP NEXT

Tulsa: Hosts Arkansas State subsequent Saturday. Ohio State: Hosts Akron subsequent Saturday in a prime-time contest.