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J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State run over Indiana in opener

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017

Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins (2) rushes against Indiana's Marcelino Ball (42) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Bloomington, Ind. (Darron Cummings / Associated Press)
Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins (2) rushes against Indiana's Marcelino Ball (42) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Bloomington, Ind. (Darron Cummings / Associated Press)
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J.K. Dobbins broke Ohio State’s freshman record by rushing for 181 yards in his college debut, J.T. Barrett threw three touchdown passes and the second-ranked Buckeyes pulled away to beat Indiana 49-21 on Thursday night in Bloomington, Indiana.

The Buckeyes have won 23 straight over the Hoosiers.

Indiana had big plans for what was billed as the biggest opener in school history – a prime time, nationally televised game that included the first trip by ESPN’s “College GameDay” to Bloomington.

With Mike Weber, Ohio State’s top runner in 2016, out with a hamstring injury, Dobbins stepped in and surpassed Maurice Clarett’s previous debut record of 175 yards set in 2002 against Texas Tech.

(10) Oklahoma State 59, Tulsa 24: Mason Rudolph threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score to help the Cowboys defeat the Golden Hurricane at Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Rudolph completed 20 of 24 passes with no interceptions. The senior joined Brandon Weeden as the only Cowboys quarterbacks to surpass 9,000 yards in career passing.

Pac-12: Utah 37, North Dakota 16: Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley threw for 227 yards, rushed for 70 and accounted for three touchdowns as the Utes defeated the Fighting Hawks in Salt Lake City.

Utah debuted its new fast-paced, pass-first, spread offense with first-year offensive coordinator Troy Taylor, a former Eastern Washington offensive assistant coach, and the difference was apparent from the start.

Big Sky: Idaho State 37, Western Oregon 6: Tanner Gueller threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, and the Bengals beat Division-II member Western Oregon in Pocatello, Idaho.

Sun Belt: Tennessee State 17, Georgia State 10: Seth Rowland and Treon Harris had touchdown runs and the Tigers ruined the Panthers’ debut at the stadium formerly known as Turner Field in Atlanta.

Memphis 37, Louisiana-Monroe 29: Darrell Henderson rushed for 169 yards and two long touchdowns, and Tony Pollard returned a kickoff 99 yards to lead the Tigers over the Warhawks in Memphis.

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