Ohio State used one of its strengths, its downfield passing game, to expose what appears to be a weakness for Georgia, as the Bulldogs have now had 2 straight games where their defense gave up huge yards through the air.

The Buckeyes collected 238 passing yards by halftime, including a pair of touchdowns of at least 30 yards, including the latest drive that went 4 plays in 55 seconds that covered 75 yards.

CJ Stroud was 15-for-19 passing for 3 touchdowns in the first half.

Coming into the game, this matchup was expected to be a test of strengths, although the Georgia passing defense was recently exposed against LSU in the SEC title game.

After LSU passed for 502 yards, there was a question about Georgia’s vulnerabilities in pass defense. Ohio State, meanwhile, came in 14th in the country as the Buckeyes averaged 294 passing yards per game with 38 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.

Ohio State led 28-24 at halftime in Atlanta.