Ohio St. receiver ejected for block in 1st half

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ohio State receiver Corey Smith has been ejected from the Big Ten championship game for targeting.

Smith was called for the foul after he threw a big block on Wisconsin linebacker Joe Schobert with 3:53 left in the first half Saturday night.

The foul occurred on a run by quarterback Cardale Jones, who made his first career start. The officials immediately threw a flag but went to a replay review before announcing the ejection.

It was about the only thing that went wrong for the sixth-ranked Buckeyes, who scored on five of their first six possession to take 31-0 lead.

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