The good news is that at this time last season, we were 4 - 1 and not 5 - 0 .......... the difference from last season to this season is that, offensively, we are not demonstrating progress. The running game started to click in the second half, despite Indiana selling out with 8 - 9 men in the box, so that's a positive (considering we had a grand total of 14 yards rushing in the first half (and Zeke finishes with a career-high 274 yards, in basically half a game) ..... Turnovers shouldn't make anyone nervous, since our final two games last season saw us turn the ball over just as often (5 turnovers in the NC game alone and we still put the boots to the Ducks). However, our offense isn't the 47 point per game machine right now, so the turnover margin may eventually bite us on the ass.
Something that Urban said in his post-game presser was very telling. When asked about Braxton Miller's touches, he lamented on how bad he felt that they didn't get him the ball more. That's not what I want to hear from any coach - trying to deliberately put the ball in the hands of a particular player. The simple rule in football is take what the defense gives you and ride it until they stop you. If Braxton isn't open, then don't try to force a throw into tight coverage just so Braxton can get his touches. I've found that Cardale has tried to do this in previous games and the ball has been easily defended or picked off.
Anyway, OSU is 5 - 0, will likely still be a top 5 team, but will not be the number 1 team today. That's okay, since I think the crown of being NC and ranked number 1 has been weighing down the Buckeyes this season. It's always better to fly under the radar and sneak up on teams, like last year. Go Bucks !!