Kudos to this site for actually giving the o-line credit in one of their post-game write-ups. Everything I read from major media, blogs, etc. after the game was Kenny Guiton, Jordan Hall, Devin Smith, skill players, blah, blah. No doubt, Kenny made some fantastic throws and Jordan Hall -- I have to admit -- has surpassed all of my expectations thus far this year based on what I saw the past three, but as a whole people appear to be overlooking what was, maybe, the best single game by a Buckeyes' offensive line in years -- especially considering we're coming off a decade of Jim Bollman O-lines.
They were absolutely dominant Saturday. They made Cal's front 7 look like a high school team. They rushed for 300 yards. There was no pressure on Kenny and the holes for the RBs were the massive. There were several plays in which 3 seconds after the snap the Cal D-line was in a heap, allowing the RBs to run right around them with little resistance. I noticed several examples of guys down-field on long runs, finishing blocks.
Save for Decker v. Mack in Week 1 (and Decker has been impressive since), this has been a spectacular year for the OL so far, which bodes extremely well for later in the year when they start facing some more physical fronts.