Photo Gallery : Ohio State Vs. Indiana

It was tight end day in Ohio Stadium as freshman Jake Ballard and redshirt sophomore Rory Nicol scored three of the six Ohio State touchdowns in their 44-3 victory over Indiana. Troy Smith threw one touchdown to both Ballard and Nicol while Nicol also caught one on a reverse pass from Ted Ginn. Smith threw for four TDs in all on the day with Ginn and Anthony Gonzalez catching the other two.

Photo Gallery : Ohio State Vs. Indiana

Jim Tressel

Troy Smith and Brian Robiskie (R to L)

Jay Richardson and Roy Hall (R to L)

Anthony Gonzalez and Ryan Franzinger (L to R)

Stan White Sr.

Stan White Jr.

Ted Ginn Jr.

Donald Washington (pin stripes), Vernon Gholston, Devon Lyons, Chris Wells and Ross Homan (L to R). Todd Denlinger is behind Homan.

Jamario O'Neal, James Laurinaitis, Curtis Terry and Andre Amos (L to R). Marcus Freeman behind Amos.

Robiskie and Albert Dukes (L to R).

Aaron Pettrey with Aaron Gant to his immediate left.

Nothing like a father and son at a Buckeye football game!

Justin Zwick

Todd Boeckman

Rory Nicol

Alex Boone

Tracy Porter gets by A.J. Trapasso on this punt return...

...but he was stopped dead in his tracks by Ross Homan...

...with an assist by Stan White and Austin Spitler.

Indiana played a redshirt freshman, Kellen Lewis, at quarterback against Ohio State.

The Hoosiers did score first on this 34-yard field goal by Austin Starr to take a 3-0 lead.

Roy Hall returns the ensuing kickoff and gives the Buckeyes good field position at their own 34 to start their second drive.

Smith misfired on his first four passes to start the game.

The defense just kept playing hard as Quinn Pitcock works his way over Lewis in pursuit...

...but Laurinaitis and Gholston catch up with him on this play.

Lawrence Wilson and Joel Penton.

Smith begins to heat up on the third series and eventually connects with Rory Nicol for 23 yards over the middle and a touchdown and a 7-3 first quarter lead.

Nicol and Jake Ballard celebrate Nicol's scoring grab.

Brian Hartline lowers the boom to Marcus Thigpen on the ensuing kickoff.

Laurinaitis in on another tackle.

Smith eludes the defensive pressure on this play...

...and uncorks this pass down the field...

...where Ted Ginn is waiting on it.

Ginn hauls it in near the left corner of the end zone...

...good for a 31-yard touchdown to put the Buckeyes up 14-3.

Members of the second offensive line and Smith congratulate Ginn on the score.

Antonio Smith is about to make one of his many plays in this picture.

And here he gets to Lewis on a blitz...

...and sacks him.

Lewis was on the run all game long from the Buckeye defensive pressure.

Jay Richardson sacks him on this play. One of two sacks on the day for him.

Anthony Gonzalez is about to catch the third Smith touchdown pass on the day in this picture.

Gonzalez's 5-yard reception for a score gave Ohio State a 21-3 lead.

Boone showing some hops on this celebration.

Robert Rose earned some meaningful minutes.

Alex Barrow and Marcus Freeman

Curtis Terry

There's Richardson making his other sack on this play.

Gholston forces Lewis to commit intentional grounding on this play.

Robiskie is able to make a great run after the catch on this play... he fights off the defender...

... ...and stays in bounds for as long as possible...

...before he gets knocked out of bounds by another player at the one.

On the very next play, Smith completes a one-yard pass...

...for a touchdown to Jake Ballard to give Ohio State a 28-3 lead at the half.

At halftime, AD Gene Smith and OSU athletic department honored members of the Pay Forward Society like Huntington National Bank...

...and Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein.

Indiana's band and dance team performed at halftime and after the game.

The Ohio State Glee Club sang at halftime.

Antonio Pittman continued to run in the second half and finished with 105 yards on 16 carries.

Nicol caught this reverse pass from Ginn...

...covering 38 yards...

for a touchdown to give Ohio State a 35-3 lead.

Dionte Johnson celebrates with Nicol on his TD catch.

It was a great day for these two guys.

Smith makes another big play in this picture.

Aaron Pettrey kicks a 51-yard field goal to give OSU a 38-3 lead on this play.

And there goes Beanie... he scores easily from 12 yards out to provide the winning 44-3 margin.

This Smith played as well as the other Smith.

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