I don't understand all these armchair quarterbacks complaining Roby got "torched".
Seems to me when you go up against the number 1 rushing offense in the nation, there's a pretty good chance your d-backs received instruction from their coaches to play a little more off the ball in defense of the run.
I could see Roby cheating in looking to break early on the ball coming out of the backfield. I saw it a LOT in the first half. Looked like he was doing what he was told to do.
The play-action whisky was using for the entire first half was brilliant. It would have worked well on any team in the nation. (I wish we would play-action a little more.)
It took a little while for the Buckeyes to figure out that whiskey was going to pass the ball more than run. In the first half, they threw 16 times and only ran 13 times. This led to a huge first half for abredaris... with 6 receptions for 159 yds.
At halftime, the coaches made their adjustments. They had more confidence in the front 7... with Perry and Grant proving they could hold their own against the run. Second half, abbredaris was held to 5 receptions for 48 yards. An OK half... but not a great half. He didn't 'torch' anyone in the second half.
Sometimes players are instructed by their coaches to play with a different scheme and different focus. Sometimes we don't immediately see the strategy. I seriously doubt anyone in this forum was present in the defensive backs' room all week while they were game-planning for the number one rushing offense, with two of the best RBs in the nation.
IMO it was obvious Roby was playing the run in the first half, which will always give the edge to
a good receiver one of the best receivers in the nation.
Step away from the cliff, fellas. Roby is a great cornerback. He will prove it next week.