Huskers host Ohio State, 10-3

The Cleveland Browns beat the Ohio State Buckeyes 10-2 in Columbus on Saturday, ending a nine-game losing streak for the Ohioans.

Cleveland (5-7, 2-4) was coming off a bye week.

It has won eight straight home games, the longest streak in the country. 

The Browns, the preseason No. 1 seed, will face a Buckeyes team that finished the season No. 2 in the preseason AP poll and is now tied for second with the Washington Redskins in the NFC East. 

“It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times.

I’ll just say it,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said after the win.

“It was an amazing night.” 

The Cleveland Browns won their 10th straight game, tying the Cleveland Browns for the most in a single season since 1970.

They have won 12 straight home openers and have won four straight over ranked teams. 

With a win in Columbus, Cleveland will move past the San Diego Chargers, the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers into first place in the AFC North and third in the West. 

Jackson was asked how he thought he had done in the past nine weeks against the Browns, a team that had won only six of its past nine games.

“I’ve been here before, so it was going to be no different,” he said. 

He said that with this win, he believes he can put together a better team this season. 

In his first game as head coach, Jackson said he has a lot of confidence in his players.

He said the Browns were going to play hard for this game.

“We’ve been working together, so we know each other’s strengths and weaknesses,” Jackson said.

“And I think we’re going to have a good time.” 

As they did in the win over San Diego, the Browns had a couple big plays to pull away early. 

They ran a play action pass on first down to receiver Cody Latimer and wide receiver Chris Godwin on a third-and-5. 

Then Latimer found a wide open Godwin for a touchdown. 

Latimer ran a 4-yard gain to get the Browns in position to score on third-down conversion. 

But the Browns defense forced another second down, and Godwin caught a 19-yard pass on the next play to get them within three. 

Later, Godwin and quarterback Jake Rudock combined for a 7-yard touchdown catch. 

This is the first time in team history that the Browns have scored two touchdowns in the same game. 

After a 3-0 lead, the team took a 13-0 run to start the fourth quarter. 

And it was only after the Browns took over the game with a field goal that things got interesting. 

A third-quarter drive ended with Latimer catching a pass from Godwin in the end zone for a score. 

That gave the Browns a 24-20 lead. 

It was only on the second play of the fourth, after Cleveland had a field-goal attempt blocked, that Cleveland took over. 

Cleveland quarterback Cody Kessler was sacked on the drive, but he was able to get a couple of yards on first and goal. 

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was sacked at the Ohio 16, but it was ruled a fumble on downs. 

At the 1, the Buckeyes scored again on the first play from scrimmage, this time by Miller, who was running a screen pass from Latimer to Godwin. 

On third down, Latimer threw a 21-yard TD pass to Godwal to tie the game at 31. 

Miller had three interceptions on the night. 

Kessler completed 9 of 13 passes for 110 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. 

Trevor Siemian threw for a career-high 366 yards with four touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.

He had six passes defensed. 

Mackensie Alexander led Ohio State with 25 tackles, while JaCorey Shepherd had 23 tackles. 

Joe Thomas had 12 tackles.

Jackson was pleased with the play of his team. 

I thought they played really hard.

They played with class.

They didn’t have the best record at the end of the year, but they’re playing well and they’re having a really good season,” Jackson told reporters after the game.

The Browns were also happy with the defense, which forced three turnovers in the first half, and the playcalling, which they credited to coordinator Matt Cavanaugh and offensive coordinator Brian Hoyer. 

What to Watch: The Browns have been ranked No. 3 in the final AP poll.

They beat a team with the No. 5 ranking this week.

Ohio State is coming off an ugly loss to the Chicago Bears.

 The next week, they’ll play the Washington Huskies. 

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The Cleveland Browns beat the Ohio State Buckeyes 10-2 in Columbus on Saturday, ending a nine-game losing streak for the…