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Johnnie Dixon goes 59 yards for first Ohio State receiving touchdown

After battling injuries, the Buckeye’s perseverance finally paid off.

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While the first half of No. 2 Ohio State’s season-opener against Indiana wasn’t exactly what fans were hoping for from the team’s offense, the third quarter was much more in line with what many had hoped to see from the new Kevin Wilson coordinated unit.

After H-back Parris Campbell took a crossing route 74 yards to put the Buckeyes up 27-21, junior wide-receiver Johnnie Dixon came back for a pass from quarterback J.T. Barrett and turned it up field for a 59-yard touchdown. Following a two-point conversion, the Buckeyes led 35-21.

A highly sought after recruit from Florida, Dixon hasn’t seen much playing time in Columbus, Ohio having dealt with persistent knee injuries. However, now healthy as a junior, Dixon earned his first career and with 1:47 left in the third quarter, scored his first receiving touchdown. He previously had a rushing TD in last year’s game against Rutgers.

Congratulations, Johnnie!

The No. 2 Buckeyes are currently squaring off against the Indiana Hoosiers on nearly all of the ESPN’s family of network thanks to the network’s Megacast coverage.