BLOOMINGTON, Ind. >> Ezekiel Elliott scored on touchdown runs of 55, 65 and 75 yards in the second half, and No. 1 Ohio State came up with a final goal line stand to escape with a 34-27 win over Indiana on Saturday.
Elliott had a career best 274 yards on 23 carries.
The Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) extended the FBS’ longest winning streak to 15 in a row.
Indiana (4-1, 0-1) lost the nation’s leading rusher, Jordan Howard, in the first half and their starting quarterback, Nate Sudfeld, in the third quarter. But the Hoosiers made things difficult for the defending national champions.
Elliott wiped out a 10-6 deficit with the 55-yard run, a 17-13 deficit with the 65-yard run and appeared to have sealed it when his 75-yarder made it 34-20.
But the Buckeyes still needed to break up a pass in the end zone on the final play.