I think we'll see it Saturday night wearing Black uniforms in primetime against a division "rival"...
I expect the Big Game Buckeyes to come to play.
I somehow ended up at a Cracker Barrel for Thanksgiving one year...
worst Thanksgiving ever.
I think the point would be to utilize more zone read and QB runs... something they aren't doing well (or at all) at this point.
It gives the defense more to defend in the red zone too.
Think back on previous years and see how often the zone read resulted in a TD inside the ten. (Probably a lot at Florida too)
Meyer said Saturday was one of the games Ohio State played its hardest in during the last two seasons: “This one has the characteristics of being a great team,” Meyer said.
Hopefully this is one of those "turning point" games we've seen in previous years, such as MSU '12 or Penn State '14...
You accidentally used the sarcasm font...
and some sort of vertical threat needs to emerge. (To me, that's the next step in Braxton Miller's transition to WR.)
I can already picture Braxton on those deep post patterns, making the catch three steps ahead of the corner, and burning the safeties to the house... visions of Terry Glenn are dancing in my head.
Not going to downvote... but I feel like you just said the exact same thing that the article said.
In fact, after Elliott’s 80-yard run against Virginia Tech on his very first carry of the season, his longest run of the year has been just 13 yards.
That lack of explosion obviously isn’t all on Elliott; the Ohio State offensive line hasn’t played very well in any of its first three games. But the lack of big plays in the running game is certainly concerning, and it’s part of the reason why fans might be worried.
What are you gonna do with the new house, GratefulBuck?
I'm with you Nut...
I guess after just 2 games, we're looking for something to criticize/praise...
I disagree with your assessment that Oregon would score 50 on VT. VT's defense is possibly the best defense the Buckeyes face this season. They were constantly pressuring Cardale, and he just won many of the battles due to his sheer size and abilities. Vernon Adams, on the other hand, showed an inability to handle the pressure. Let me ask you this: if Cardale Jones, JT Barrett, or even Braxton Miller are quarterback for Oregon; do the Ducks win that game in East Lansing? I say yes. I think like MSU, VT would beat Oregon at home. Both defenses are very similar with very similar capabilities, but VT is probably a little better in pass defense.
Also, to say that Ohio State "struggled" with VT is a bit of an exaggeration. That's like saying they struggled with MSU last year... Ohio State dominated three quarters of that game, and it would have been all four had it not been for some costly turnovers deep in their own end (this applies to VT 2015 and MSU 2014)... if the Buckeyes fix their turnover woes (now that may be a BIG "if"), they're in a whole different league than almost everyone, including the Spartans.