I want Half & Half: half the PSU stadium empty by halftime.
Ezekiel will add his name to the lore of great Ohio State running backs
More lore ! More lore !
Yeah, I'd like to see him put on the OSU uniform/sweats and join the team in pre-game warmups. Unannounced.
My dream: After SEC teams lay waste to each other like they do to the law and NCAA rule book, the SEC champ is judged the weakest of the big 5 champs; then Winston-less FSU loses. The Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12 and ACC champs (Duke?) are the teams invited to the inaugural playoff. Scores of sports media folks in the southeast have their AP poll vote revoked due to blatant homerism (SEC-ism).
This partially makes up for the 2 SEC teams in the mythical NCG in the BCS era.
As Mark Twain said, "There are lies, damn lies and statistics."
Those are NCAA FBS stats.
Arrogance, or even overconfidence, needs to be met with the coach saying:
"Grab some pine, meat !"
Yes, Heuerman was rated 3 stars and Vannett 4.
JT is a first QB in a long time with a QB mentality.
If you mean his thinking is pass first, run if no one is open or there's a gaping big hole downfield, then I'm with you.
While Penn State is #1 in country vs run, they are #54 vs pass. Yet they haven't faced a top 50 offense. Here are their opponents so far, with total yards PSU yielded, followed by their total offense standings:
UCF 246yds #120; Akron 277 yds #82; Rutgers 294 yds #63; UMass 266 yds #52; NW 361 yds #106; -ichigan 256 yds #110.
Despite all that, the Nits will be all revved up, playing at home, at night with 2 weeks to prepare for a ranked OSU team. And the fans will be lathered up with a "whiteout," which usually takes Nits' performance up a notch.
Meyer says OL needs to play better against Penn State's defensive front Saturday as PSU will be a stiffer test than Rutgers, Maryland, etc.
Shouldn't JT's outstanding performance bury the idea that Meyer & Herman can't develop* players?
* And there are others like Vannett and...
Why only 17 ? Not every scholarship player stays 5 years. Some leave after 3, 2 or 1 (transfer, injury, doghouse, etc).
17 schollies x 5 years = 85 ?
Whether big or small, I get miffed if they go down because someone breathed on them.
Buckeyes rushing yardage (324) impressive. After Barrett's subtracted out, other backs ran for 217, with no ball carrier over 69 yards. RB by committee !
Rutgers 196 rush yards are too much: Would like to see better run D, as well as pass D improvements.
BTW, nice graphic, Mitchellr15.
Was that a photographer who fell right in front of that blow-torch of a heater?
The whole website has a pretty good overview of you haven't already seen it.
Sounds awfully convoluted. If I were FBS football czar, I would require the playoff committee to meet only once, where they would consider the 5 big conference champions, plus any independents of note, and possibly an undefeated smaller conference champ. I would have the committee rank these few teams, with the top 4 receiving playoff berths. the whole process would be transparent and all votes would be public.
Any ranking other teams for non-playoff bowls would be a separate process.
Hopefully, their ranking makes the Buckeyes work even harder to improve.
Go Buckeyes, beat Penn State !
Playoffs should be conference champs only.
That will be the key criteria used by the committee. Brackets work this way: only the WINNING team moves on. No conference runner-up will get in.
Want to just go on records this early? Washington has wins over these powerful teams: Hawaii (2-5), E Washington (7-1 FCS), Illinois (3-4), Georgia State (1-6 Sun Belt Conf), and Cal (4-3). MSU led 28-17 at the half, then scored 28 unanswered points to win 56-17.
2 losses were to 2 of the top 6 teams in the country.
This is the bs thing about polls. The early polls are GUESSES by impressionable and highly partisan voters, and these teams may not finish in the top 10, or worse. No team should get any credit for beating a top team if that team is ranked much lower by the end of the season.
I guess this was an average game for OSU: 56-17.
D needs to do better vs run.
Time to sit JT and let Cardale get some game reps.
JT's going to get another B1G
Freshman Player of the week.
Dang! Not a good way to start the 4th.
Two big palys. Is OSU subbing on D?