Wisconsin had a great game plan. They came out swinging with haymakers, but if you're going to do that as the challenger, you better put the champ down on the mat and not them back up. They let the defense and JT Barrett back up 1 too many times.
Totally agree. But including his winning percentage helps nix that "argument" as it's 3rd best ever, which given the number of outstanding athletes and players today compared to decades ago, makes what he's been able to do, VERY impressive, IMO.
Michigan is a power I team, mostly dead set on running between the tackles. OSU's run game is much more complex and spreads the defense laterally much better. Just like bama was great against the run until zeke went for 200+ because of the run game strategy. Just completely different styles.
So if we also conclude osu will get better....they've played very well so far but haven't come close to reaching their peak, which obviously isn't expected this early in the year. But if you think Msu's problems will be corrected for them to become very good, we have to disagree.
Agreed. No other team in the big ten is even close to OSU's level. And if you're actually watching these games, Msu is very average right now, wisc offense isn't very good and michigan's qb is very inaccurate. Although osu could lose to wisc or mich if they don't show up, does anyone think they won't? Look at ALL the players still trying to make names for themselves. Motivation is surely not a problem this year.
Ash's staff knows the Buckeyes players. Ohio State does not have an in depth knowledge of the Rutgers players. The coaches no longer work for urban Meyer, therefore they make adjustments based on their own personal philosophies. It won't matter but ash and his staff know the Buckeyes MUCH better than the buckeye staff could possibly know Rutgers
IMO, with a deep rotation like this, it's not that players "had better make the most of their opportunity," it's that they CAN make the most of them because they'll be fresh for 4 quarters now.
You weren't exactly wrong, they just stepped up when the lights became brighter.
Considering that's the biggest question coming out of this game, I'll surely take it. That's easily correctable, for players and coaches
It should scare everyone how good osu looked like, while only playing at maybe 75-80% of their max.
Given the backup qb's comments, I'll keep the same score, but switch the teams. ;)
34-24 Oklahoma. Hoping like crazy I'm wrong.
i agree okla didn't play the best against UH but I watched a team get dominated up front on both sides of the ball so IMO, was more of Houston controlling LOS than okla playing bad. I don't think osu is yet ready to control the los like that though.
Seriously, who is Ed Terwilliger? Not the first time I've seen that in the last couple days or so.. Hah
Hate that osu is the favorite. Wanted that slight little underdog edge.
Maybe it was the weather, defense, receivers not getting separation, but JT didn't have his finest game yesterday. Even when he was given time and had a receiver with a step, his throws were just off somewhat.
I don't expect that to be a theme moving forward though and I would still say the offensive line and DT/up the middle are the biggest questions heading into next week.
Malik Hooker is on an NFL roster at this time next year if he continues this kind of play all season. No disrespect to Vonn Bell or Tyvis but idk how they kept this guy off the field before now.
Didnt even have to look at the list to know Neil Armstrong was our most famous person. First man on the moon. Pretty cool from a place like Wapak.
1 Over. (66-17)
2. True (1 field goal)
3. True (Combine for 7, 3 passing, 2 rushing for JT, 2 for Samuel)
So instead 250-250 split, it'll be more like 500-200 is what you're saying? Haha
I believe the passing attack Tulsa has will provide osu with a great test leading up to Oklahoma next week. Just like BG usually has a solid shotgun, sometimes uptempo offense, these 2 games were good tune ups for that showdown in Norman. Will be interesting to see how osu fairs this week defensively. I'm not concerned about winning so much as seeing the defense tighten things up a bit more.