COLUMBUS, Ohio (HawaiiNewsNow) - During practice last week ahead of their contest against Ohio State, University of Hawaii head coach Norm Chow said that the Buckeyes were ranked number one in the country for a reason.
Coach Urban Meyer and his team proved Chow's statements accurate on Saturday, routing the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 38-0 in Columbus, Ohio.
Despite giving up 366 yards of total offense, as well as three rushing touchdowns to junior halfback Ezekiel Elliott, the Rainbow Warriors defense turned in an impressive showing, limiting big plays and disrupting Ohio State's ability to an establish a rhythm through the air. Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett went a combined 20-33 for 188 yards and no touchdowns.
The quarterback performances by Ohio State's underclassmen were still markedly better than the one turned in by University of Hawaii senior Max Wittek; the transfer from USC went just 7-24 for 67 yards and two interceptions, to go along with two fumbles, before being replaced by senior Ikaika Woolsey in the fourth quarter.