Ohio State Football: Grading the 45-7 Victory Over Marshall

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Ohio State Football: Grading the 45-7 Victory Over Marshall
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The Ohio State Buckeyes had about as good a start as possible to open the season as they took care of business, beating the Marshall Thundering Herd 45-7.

At times, it seemed as if Marshall was overmatched, especially in the early moments of the game, giving up 14 points in the first five minutes of the first quarter.

They immediately shunned the stigma that the Buckeyes let inferior teams hang around by putting up 35 first half points, something that had not happened in certain situations going back into Jim Tressel's OSU career.

But the biggest surprise of the game was how efficient the Ohio State offense was. And it should be no surprise that the defense was good once again.

Then again, it was Marshall the Buckeyes were playing, not Miami whom the Buckeyes will play next Saturday.

With that said, here is a report card of all the phases of the Ohio State win over the Herd.

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