No. 1 Ohio State struggles then shakes off Maryland 49-28

Maryland evens the score vs. Ohio State

Terps quarterback Perry Hills runs into the end zone to tie Ohio State at 21 in the third quarter.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cardale Jones threw two touchdown passes, J.T. Barrett scored three times and No. 1 Ohio State remained unbeaten -- and mostly underwhelming -- with a 49-28 win over Maryland on Saturday.

Ezekiel Elliott had two touchdowns for the Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten), who were tied 21-21 in the third quarter before shaking free of the Terrapins (2-4, 0-2) and extending the nation's longest winning streak to 19.

Ohio State has won 26 straight regular-season conference games, but again struggled against a huge underdog.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer juggled his quarterbacks, using Jones to start drives and Barrett to finish them. Jones threw a 19-yard TD pass to Braxton Miller and connected on a 48-yarder to Jalin Marshall.

Outscored 73-6 the past two weeks, the Terrapins put up a fight amid speculation about coach Randy Edsall's future.

Maryland quarterback Perry Hills ran for 170 yards and two TDs.


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