The defending national champions looked vulnerable for a little while, but in the end, Ohio State was too much for Virginia Tech on Monday night.

The Buckeyes beat the Hokies, 42-24, in Blacksburg, Va. in the season opener for both teams.

Cardale Jones got the start at quarterback for the Buckeyes,' going 9-18 for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore JT Barrett went 1-1 for 26 yards as the quarterback controversy in Columbus was settled.

Jones also ran for 99 yards while Ezekiel Elliot had 122 yards on 11 carries.

Ohio State jumped out to a 14-0 lead quickly before Virginia Tech rallied to take a 17-14 lead into the half.

However, Ohio State kicked it in to high gear after the intermission, scoring 28 straight points to start the second stanza.

The scary part for the rest of the country is that the Buckeyes are only getting better. They were missing multiple players due to suspension, and are going to be even more polished when they have their full complement of weapons.