OHIO STATE VIRTUAL GAME DAY: Buckeyes Host Rutgers for Home Opener

Brendan Gulick

Welcome to week two! The Buckeyes opened their virtual campaign with a narrow 27-24 victory over Illinois, thanks to a late field goal from Blake Haubiel. 

Since this off-season has been filled with perhaps more anger, frustration and disappointment than any other off-season in recent memory, BuckeyesNow officially presents our own version of NCAA21, as the Ohio State Buckeyes conduct a virtual 2020 season while we wait for football's return in real life.

This virtual season is being simulated through the EA Sports NCAA14 video game (the most recent version of the popular college football video game), with updated rosters to reflect this year's college teams. All games are played with five minute quarters.

The game is available on-demand at any time, beginning at 12 p.m. EST.

BUCKEYESNOW NCAA21: VIRTUAL WEEK TWO

No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights from Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio

If you haven't already seen it, check out our full game preview, which includes our video preview and some details on why Rutgers has struggled so much the last few years.

As you're watching the game, leave your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of the story. The BuckeyesNow staff will be watching the game in real-time along with you. All you need to do is click the follow button in the top right hand corner of the page and you can join along.

Stay tuned after the game ... we will post a highlight package and recap from week two at 1:30 p.m EST. Later on this evening at 7:00 p.m., we will share our week two video reaction with you as the Buckeyes try to move to 2-0 on the season.

Stay tuned to BuckeyesNow and all of our social media outlets (@BuckeyesNowSI) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for continued coverage!

Comments (43)
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Eddie Marotta
Eddie Marotta

Week 2, here we go!!!

Eddie Marotta
Eddie Marotta

OSU already flying down the field on their first drive. Everything they’re doing is working!

Brendan Gulick
Brendan Gulick

Editor

Great find to Luke Farrell! Awesome opening drive by the Buckeyes, no problem moving down the field against Rutgers.

Eddie Marotta
Eddie Marotta

HUGE RUN FOR FIELDS!

John Lawrence
John Lawrence

Delay of game? WTF?

John Lawrence
John Lawrence

Oh and now a fumble. Great. Lucky to get that one back

Stacymsrotta
Stacymsrotta

14-0 OSU!!

John Lawrence
John Lawrence

Shoulda been picked

Brendan Gulick
Brendan Gulick

Editor

Lol Rutgers looks terrible

jakehromada
jakehromada

Huge yikes Rutgers lol

Eddie Marotta
Eddie Marotta

Cooper with a monster game already. Still lots of time left, yeesh

Brendan Gulick
Brendan Gulick

Editor

School record is 4 sacks in a game...Cooper has 3 in the first quarter haha. That right tackle for Rutgers is a turnstile.

Eddie Marotta
Eddie Marotta

TREY. SERMON. HOUSE CALL.

jakehromada
jakehromada

Rutgers... The biggest, "Why?" is Big Ten history?

John Lawrence
John Lawrence

Sermon has more yards than Rutgers HA

PrincePatt216
PrincePatt216

Are you guys excited about this? Can’t tell

Eddie Marotta
Eddie Marotta

Holy blowout

John Lawrence
John Lawrence

That'll help pad the passing stats.

Brendan Gulick
Brendan Gulick

Editor

This game is a bloodbath haha. Listening to the commentary from Brad, Kirk, Reece and David is actually pretty hilarious.

ActionJacksonnn
ActionJacksonnn

Is Julian Fleming over 49.5 yards yet? Asking for a friend.

John Lawrence
John Lawrence

Rutgers can't stop the run if they have 13 guys on the field

jakehromada
jakehromada

bye bye Rutgers

Brendan Gulick
Brendan Gulick

Editor

Anyone think Trey Sermon is gonna run for 300 today? Or does he get pulled before he gets there. Rutgers literally can't tackle him.

Adam Prescott
Adam Prescott

Editor

Seems like OSU is going to cover the 43.5 spread... but total of 62.5 is dicey right now.

Eddie Marotta
Eddie Marotta

Another near turnover for Rutgers. This is ugly.

Brendan Gulick
Brendan Gulick

Editor

Noah Vedral is going to need a very long ice bath after this game lol. I bet you he's been hit on 4 out of every 5 plays.

John Lawrence
John Lawrence

Why are there flags in a video game

Adam Prescott
Adam Prescott

Editor

No backups that OSU is willing to put in here for Sermon?! They have a dozen other capable RB's and its 45-0 lol.

Eddie Marotta
Eddie Marotta

More impressive today: Fields or Sermon?

PrincePatt216
PrincePatt216

Jonathan Cooper

Adam Prescott
Adam Prescott

Editor

In real life, Rutgers is on its 11th offensive coordinator in 11 years... whoof. #GooseEgg

John Lawrence
John Lawrence

No kneel down. Go for 300.

Eddie Marotta
Eddie Marotta

59-0 FINAL.


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