Good first impression: Kyle McCord lights up Akron in 1st half
True freshman quarterback Kyle McCord has had a great debut for the Buckeyes against Akron thus far.
OSU is up 38-7 at the half and McCord finished with 11 completions on 15 attempts for 229 yards and 2 touchdown passes.
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Chris Olave and Jaxon Smith-Njigba caught McCord’s TD passes as OSU is rolling after struggling against Tulsa last Saturday.
McCord got the start over an injured CJ Stroud as he hurt his shoulder in the Buckeyes win against Tulsa last Saturday. It was announced earlier in the week that Stroud would only be used in an emergency situation for this game as they didn’t want to risk further injury.
That said, McCord could make Ryan Day think about starting him long-term if he continues to play well in this contest. The Buckeyes have the rest of their B1G slate after this week so this will be a pretty big decision for Day.
You can catch the rest of the game on Big Ten Network.