The Oregon Ducks defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes, 35-28, on Sept. 11, as Chuck Cox of the College Football America Yearbook staff covered his first game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
That’s one heck of a game to get your feet went in Buckeye Land.
Cox’s photo gallery is on our Facebook page and photos of the game could end up in the 2022 edition of the Yearbook. The photos may also be used by the American Football Coaches Association for its web site, social media and publications.
Oregon Ducks running back C.J. Verdell had a huge game for the Ducks, rushing for 161 yards and scoring three touchdowns. Quarterback Anthony Brown had 236 yards passing and two touchdown passes. The Ducks played without defenders Kayvon Thibodeaux and Justin Flowe, who didn’t suit up due to injury. Mykael Wright ended up with 10 tackles for the Ducks, while safety Verone McKinley III had an interception to seal the game.
Oregon freshman tight end Moliki Matavao scored what became the game-winning touchdown off a pass from Brown with 10:10 left in the game.
Ohio State had a crowd of 100,482 on its side, and quarterback C.J. Stroud had a big game in defeat. Stroud threw for 484 yards and three touchdowns as he attempted to lead the Buckeyes back in a game that they never led. Stroud’s passing yardage was second-most in OSU history
Because of Stroud’s big day, three different Buckeyes had at least 100 yards receiving —Chris Olave (12 catches for 126 yards), Garrett Wilson (8 catches for 117 yards) and Jaxon Smith-Njigba (7 catches for 145 yards). That was the first time in Ohio State history that three players had 100 or more yards receiving in the same game.
Defensively, Ronnie Hickman followed a career high of 11 tackles last week with 10 tackles. Teradja Mitchell had a career-high 11 tackles in the game.
The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.