The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
I missed last week for a family event, so I’ll try this again.
Defending the Screen Pass - Wow, Cal abused the defense on that pass more than once last night. Ohio State was completely unprepared for that play, and, quite frankly, Cal ran it quite well.
12 penalties - Too many, way too many. Can’t afford that against Wisconsin, Northwestern or even tsun. Need to get those cleaned up.
The B1G yesterday - tsun got some help from the refs to beat Akron, Illinois played like, well, Illinois, Penn State lost to UCF, Purdue pulled a Purdon’t and Wisconsin pulled a Sparty. Ohio State now has to legitimately hope that there is only one undefeated team at the end of the season, us.
53 pass attempts, 1 interception, 371 yards, 34 points, umpteed missed tackles - The yardage isn’t terrible considering the attempts (7 YPA), but the Bucks should have had multiple interceptions. Giving up 34 points is going to hurt in the polls and the perception when Oregon scores 70 and gives up less than 20 next week. Catching a few of those balls could have made the spread bigger.
Kenny G - I’ll start with him, although he could probably be in the GREAT category! What a performance. I honestly think he is more proficient at running the offense than Braxton. I think we would have scored just as many points last night with Braxton, but there may have been more big plays and fewer sustained drives.
Jordan Hall - On pace to be Meyer’s first 1,000 yard back, it will be interesting to see how the carries are split with Hyde coming back next week.
Dontre Wilson - Over 100 yards from scrimmage, he is developing into a major threat. While he is going to help us win a game this year, he is going to be HUGE next year when we are (possibly) breaking in a new quarterback.
The O Line - Decker has bounced back since his underwhelming first start, and the OL kept Kenny G clean while paving the way for 333 yard rushing and over 6.1 YPA as a team. Great performance for the second best overall unit (QBs) on the team.