No. 1 Ohio State starts slow, but tops Hawaii 38-0


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott scored three touchdowns on short runs as No. 1 Ohio State started slowly but scored a flurry of points late in a 38-0 win over Hawaii on Saturday.

Elliott scored on 1- and 3-yard runs in the first half, and added a 1-yard touchdown with about nine minutes left for a 24-0 lead.

The Buckeyes (2-0) added two more touchdowns with safety Vonn Bell scooping up a fumble and running 14 yards less than two minutes later and Bri’onte Dunn adding another score.

Cardale Jones made his first start at quarterback at Ohio Stadium, and passed for 100 yards. He fumbled twice, but recovered both times. J.T. Barrett replaced him for the final three series of the second quarter, but Jones returned to start the third.

Hawaii quarterback Max Wittek threw for 67 and had two interceptions. Rainbow Warriors running back Paul Harris, a Columbus native, ran for 46 yards on 14 carries.

Hawaii is 1-1.

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