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Wells scores twice as Ohio State routs Minnesota

Sep 30, 2007 - 5:52 AM MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Chris "Beanie" Wells ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns to help eighth-ranked Ohio State to a 30-7 victory over Minnesota in a Big Ten Conference matchup Saturday.

The Buckeyes (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) have now won 23 consecutive regular-season games, with their last setback coming against Penn State on October 8, 2005.

Ohio State's Todd Boeckman completed 18-of-29 passes for 209 yards, including a 19-yard TD pass to Brian Hartline in the final period to make it 30-7. The junior signal-caller has thrown at least two touchdowns in each of his five outings.

The Buckeyes jumped out to a 14-0 advantage after one quarter behind the efforts of Wells, who scored on runs of six and four yards. He had 95 yards on the ground in the first half.

After forcing an interception, the Buckeyes capped a six-play, 98-yard drive with Brian Robiskie's 52-yard leaping touchdown catch at the 1:16 mark for a 20-6 bulge.

"We had the interception, and then unfortunately the penalty, and then the big run on third down, and then the big throw," Ohio State Jim Tressel said. "All of a sudden we were 99 yards away and we score. So yeah, it was huge."

"We were driving, we were moving the ball, it was open and I threw it behind the receiver," Gophers quarterback Adam Weber said. "There was a touchdown to be had there, and we missed out on that opportunity."

Robiskie finished with five catches for 99 yards.

Larry Grant and Malcolm Jenkins each picked off a pass for Ohio State, which limited Minnesota (1-4, 0-2) to just 277 yards of total offense.

"They were great, they're really fast to the football," Minnesota coach Tim Brewster said. "You look at (Vernon) Gholston, you look at (James) Laurinaitis; they're tremendous. I told coach Tressel before the game I coached four years in the AFC West, and that's what I see in this defense."

"They have some great athletes on defense, that we may not see the rest of the year," Weber said. "I think we were ready and played well. They were able to mix it up, hide their blitzes and they put a lot of pressure on us."

Weber went 27-of-44 for 232 yards and a score while Eric Decker had six catches for 65 yards for the Gophers, who fell to 7-40 all-time in the series.






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    Ohio State(8) 30, Minnesota 7  FinalMar 16 8:38 AM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OHIO ST (8) 14 6 3 7 30
    MINNESOTA 0 7 0 0 7 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO ST - TD, CHRIS WELLS 6 YD RUN (RYAN
    PRETORIUS KICK), 8:08. OHIO ST
    7-0
    OHIO ST - TD, CHRIS WELLS 4 YD RUN (RYAN
    PRETORIUS KICK), 14:44. OHIO
    ST 14-0
    2ND QUARTER: MINNESOTA - TD, RALPH SPRY 4 YD PAS

    Sep 29 11:16 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO ST
    BRIAN HARTLINE 19 YD PASS FROM TODD BOECKMAN
    (RYAN PRETORIUS KICK)
    OHIO ST (8) 30
    MINNESOTA 7 8:29 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Ohio State(8) vs. MinnesotaSep 29 10:54 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OHIO ST (8) 14 6 3 23
    MINNESOTA 0 7 0 7 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO ST - TD, CHRIS WELLS 6 YD RUN (RYAN
    PRETORIUS KICK), 8:08. OHIO ST
    7-0
    OHIO ST - TD, CHRIS WELLS 4 YD RUN (RYAN
    PRETORIUS KICK), 14:44. OHIO
    ST 14-0
    2ND QUARTER: MINNESOTA - TD, RAL

    Sep 29 10:33 PM
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    Ohio State(8) vs. MinnesotaSep 29 10:22 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG OHIO ST
    RYAN PRETORIUS 43 YD
    OHIO ST (8) 23
    MINNESOTA 7 10:32 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ohio State(8) vs. MinnesotaSep 29 10:05 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OHIO ST (8) 14 6 20
    MINNESOTA 0 7 7 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO ST - TD, CHRIS WELLS 6 YD RUN (RYAN
    PRETORIUS KICK), 8:08. OHIO ST
    7-0
    OHIO ST - TD, CHRIS WELLS 4 YD RUN (RYAN
    PRETORIUS KICK), 14:44. OHIO
    ST 14-0
    2ND QUARTER: MINNESOTA - TD, RALPH SPRY

    Sep 29 9:36 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO ST
    BRIAN ROBISKIE 52 YD PASS FROM TODD BOECKMAN
    (PAT BLOCKED)
    OHIO ST (8) 20
    MINNESOTA 7 1:15 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ohio State(8) vs. MinnesotaSep 29 9:32 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MINNESOTA
    RALPH SPRY 4 YD PASS FROM ADAM WEBER
    (JOEL MONROE KICK)
    OHIO ST (8) 14
    MINNESOTA 7 6:48 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Ohio State(8) vs. MinnesotaSep 29 9:08 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OHIO ST (8) 14 14
    MINNESOTA 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO ST - TD, CHRIS WELLS 6 YD RUN (RYAN
    PRETORIUS KICK), 8:08. OHIO ST
    7-0
    OHIO ST - TD, CHRIS WELLS 4 YD RUN (RYAN
    PRETORIUS KICK), 14:44. OHIO
    ST 14-0

    Sep 29 8:48 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO ST
    CHRIS WELLS 4 YD RUN
    (RYAN PRETORIUS KICK)
    OHIO ST (8) 14
    MINNESOTA 0 0:16 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Ohio State(8) vs. MinnesotaSep 29 8:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO ST
    CHRIS WELLS 6 YD RUN
    (RYAN PRETORIUS KICK)
    OHIO ST (8) 7
    MINNESOTA 0 6:52 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Ohio State(8) vs. MinnesotaSep 29 8:25 PM
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