NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State opened up the 2018 season with a 77-31 demolition of Oregon State last Saturday. This weekend, the Buckeyes begin Big Ten play.Rutgers comes to The Shoe for the first conference game of 2018. Led by former Ohio State defensive coordinator Chris Ash, the Scarlet Knights are 1-0 but will be heavy underdogs in this game.Urban Meyer rejoined the team for practice this week, but he still can’t be on the sidelines until Week 4. Ryan Day will run the show on game day once again.Today, Ohio State released its hype video for the Rutgers game. As always, it was well done.Check it out:All focus on the present moment.The @bigten season starts this Saturday.#GoBucks #WinTheMoment pic.twitter.com/2ci1yiFiyQ— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) September 5, 2018The Buckeyes should win this one rather easily. However, things get tougher in Week 3 with a trip to Texas to play TCU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.Ohio State and Rutgers will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.BTN will broadcast the game.
India ‘A’ take upperhand over South Africa ‘A’ in 2nd unofficial TestSouth Africa ‘A’ ended the day at 159 for five, still trailing their opponents by 258 runs. Earlier, India A was bowled out for 417 in 123 overs with captain Wriddhiman Saha (60) and Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube (68, 84 balls, 10x4s, 1×6) joining Shubman Gill (92) and Karun Nair (78) as half-century makers.advertisement Press Trust of India MysuruSeptember 18, 2019UPDATED: September 18, 2019 19:30 IST Kuldeep Yadav struck on regular occasions to remove Senuran Muthusamy (12) and Heinrich Klaasen (2). (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa ‘A’ ended the day at 159 for five, still trailing their opponents by 258 runsIndia A made 417 all out in 123 overs with captain Wriddhiman Saha (60)Skipper Aiden Markram (83 batting, 140 balls, 12x4s) put South Africa ‘A’ in a good positionSpinners struck late to give India ‘A’ the upper hand as South Africa ‘A’ slumped to 159 for five in their first innings at stumps on day two of the second unofficial Test here on Wednesday.Earlier resuming at 233 for 3, the home team made 417 all out in 123 overs with captain Wriddhiman Saha (60) and Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube (68, 84 balls, 10x4s, 1×6) joining Shubman Gill (92) and Karun Nair (78) as half-century makers.Right-arm medium-pacer Wiaan Mulder (3/47) and Dane Piedit (3/78) took three wickets each for the visitors.Skipper Aiden Markram (83 batting, 140 balls, 12x4s) put South Africa ‘A’ in a good position before the spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav (2/51) and Shahbaz Nadeem (2/41) triggered a slide from 102 for one to 142 for five.The highly-rated Markram tipped as a future leader, showed his class and in the company of Theunis de Bruyn (41, 54 balls, 5x4s, 1×6) added 82 runs for the second wicket, during which they negotiated the India ‘A’ attack rather comfortably.Nadeem got the breakthrough, castling de Bruyn, a reward for his consistency. Khayelihle Zondo lasted just 12 balls, before being dismissed by Nadeem for five.Kuldeep, who is part of the India Test squad for the South Africa series beginning in October, kept the rival batsmen guessing and dismissed Senuran Muthusamy (12) and Heinrich Klaasen (2) in the space of six runs to leave the visitors in trouble.South Africa ‘A’ ended the day at 159 for five, still trailing their opponents by 258 runs.Earlier when India ‘A’ resumed, Karun Nair fell without adding any runs to his overnight score of 78, nicking one from Mulder to wicket-keeper Klaasen.advertisementSaha and Dube then added 47 runs for the fifth wicket before the former fell to Vernon Philander (1/45).Dube and Jalaj Saxena (48 not out) put on 63 runs for the sixth wicket with the Mumbai left-hander showing a lot of enterprises. Dube hit some lovely shots and one big six.The home team’s lower-order batsmen extended South ‘A’ bowlers misery as Saxena and Umesh Yadav (24) put on 35 runs for the ninth wicket.Brief Scores:India ‘A’ 1st innings: 417 all out (Shubman Gill 92, Karun Nair 78, Shivam Dube 68, Wriddhiman Saha 60, Jalaj Saxena 48 not out, Umesh Yadav 24; Wiaan Mulder 3/47, Dane Piedt 3/78).South Africa ‘A’: 159 for 5 in 46 overs (Aiden Markram 83 batting, Theunis de Bruyn 41; Shahbaz Nadeem 2/41, Kuldeep Yadav 2/51).Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India A vs South Africa A Next