COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State played its first game of 1986 in Ohio Stadium and cracked the win column with a 13-10 win over Colorado.

The Buckeye offense sputtered in the early going while the defense held the Colorado wishbone attack in check.

A 29-yard field goal by Pat O’Morrow and a 14-yard scoring pass from Jim Karsatos to Cris Carter gave the Buckeyes a 10-0 lead.

A Colorado field goal cut the margin to 10-3 and a fourth quarter 13-play, 80-yard drive tied the score at 10-all with 5:21 remaining.

Starting at the Buckeye 20, Ohio State marched to the Colorado 23. On a third and 11 play, Colorado was called for pass interference advancing the ball to the Colorado eight.

On fourth down, with 25 seconds remaining, O’Morrow kicked a 19-yard field goal that was the margin of victory.


Date League Season Attendance
September 20, 1986 Ohio State 1986 88,404


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