In a tough 21-10 victory over No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 2 Ohio State prevails.
When Stroud connected with Emeka Egbuka for a 31-yard touchdown in the first period, Ohio State defeated Notre Dame 7-3.
But Notre Dame drove 87 yards in 10 plays at the beginning of the second quarter and took a 10-7 lead into halftime after a missed Ohio State field goal in the waning seconds of the second quarter.
After accumulating more than 300 yards receiving in a Rose Bowl victory over Utah, Smith-Njigba entered 2022 as one of the finest receivers in the nation.
He was tackled awkwardly early in the first quarter, but it appeared he injured his left leg, and the rest of the half he played just sparingly.
Miyan Williams' touchdown run gave the Buckeyes the lead with less than five minutes remaining in the game. When Ohio State finally found out
how to move the ball consistently against Notre Dame's defence, it resulted in a 95-yard drive that took more than seven minutes off the clock in the fourth quarter.
Until Saturday night, the Buckeyes hadn't scored 21 points or fewer in a single game since scoring 20 in a 2018 loss to Iowa Stroud completed 24 of his 34 attempts for a total of 223 yards in the contest.
While waiting for the outcome of Smith-injury, Njigba's Ohio State will host games against Arkansas State and Toledo as heavy home favourites
before Wisconsin arrives on September 24 in what may be a preview of the Big Ten championship game.