Zero chance of OSU falling past #3, and really they should stay at 2. Have fun!
We have played top defenses, and the offense has struggled in those games - JT Barrett and the pass protection in particular. Hence the concern.
I'm not impressed by monster numbers against bum teams because it doesn't translate. Look at what we saw against Wisconsin, Penn State, Northwestern, Michigan State, and Michigan. The offense essentially accounted for 3 points in regulation against Michigan. 9 if you count the two field goals that should've been made. That's what we're facing when/if we see Alabama.
The Big Ten doesn't call holding. I always find the holding calls on our opponents in bowl games very refreshing.
Ohio State is in. Resume is better than everyone else's.
To me, they didn't give OSU anything on the interceptions. That was the defense making 2 great plays.
The fumbled snap inside the 5 was absolutely unforced, but let's be real we gave it right back to them a few plays later on the fake punt that gave them 7 points... And as you said, the two missed field goals were also unforced.
You can find so many IF's in every game if you look hard enough... but to me the unforced mistakes were about even in this one.
I would consider the would-be attacker being struck by a meteor before he/she could begin their attack to be the best possible result...
Lol. Very true.
Assuming all the victims come out healthy that's about the best result you could ask for in a situation like this. Major props to the first responders and OSU for how everything was handled. Everyone continue being safe.
Prince can't be on the field if we play Alabama. Either one of their elite pass rushers would be in Barrett's lap all night.
I'm just thrilled that there is zero chance we drop down to the 4 line. Need someone else to hopefully take care of Bama for us.
Watching the offense from Saturday is painful... at least in the first half. The Alabama game was much more satisfying, especially with the knowledge that OSU won the whole damn thing in the following game.
Be about throwing an accurate pass.
Jk... he is going to ball out Saturday and lead the squad to a win.
The passing game.
Barrett is so hesitant in the pocket and with their front, that could be a problem. He's going to be even more hesitant against this team because they have lockdown corners and he tends to hold the ball until he sees a guy open by 3 steps.
I hope it's like last year where our OLine comes out and bludgeons them from whistle to whistle and we don't have to worry about it. And then hope Alabama loses before we would have to play them in the playoff.
It matters a lot imo. Having watched a good amount of their games, I think Speight is a really nice player. O'Korn is awful. So I'm hoping it's O'Korn...
I just can't pretend to believe that the reports of Speight breaking his collarbone were false. No way he plays...