Just like in a portable bathroom.
Glad to hear that Tom Herman will be back. Hopefully, he'll be able to learn from his play calling history. It seems like he can out-think himself during some quarters.
Wish he stuck with Carlos Hyde more in the Big 10 Championship game when they were on a roll.
Did 2002 Miami had a lot of players from 2001 championship team, right?
Funny how 2001 Miami is at #1...this writer is so butthurt with the Buckeyes, it seems...seeing that 2007 LSU and 2006 Florida is all the way down at bottom 4.
Maybe Miami (OH) just have been missing out on all of the leftovers (recruits) to all other colleges in Ohio, including Mount Union and University of Michigan...
I wouldn't be surprised if Wisconsin-Whitewater snatched up some as well.
I reviewed this play already. I agreed with you. The TE didn't finish off his block and allowed the LB to chase down Miller.
Hyde had his man taken down and the WR covered up the corner, which would have gave Miller an easy first down. Like Coach Meyer said, they didn't execute on that play.
Granted, we should have ran the ball more with Hyde throughout the game.
You make me laugh, Bretty.
I owe you an upvote for my erroneous click with my fat thumb!
Going old school with the battle in the trenches. I approve this.
Good job, Walt!
You made several good points. It is true that 50-60 extra passing yards given up on average is worth the tradeoff for better rushing defense. Many teams would kill to be able to stop the run because that's the hardest part of football game, especially against teams that is balanced and loves to run when they get a lead.
I'll take a good run defense any day.
Urban Meyer is doing his job and is beating every team that have came up on the schedule and managed to avoid upsets. Most teams are unable to do that, despite having a favorable schedule...like Oregon against Arizona and Stanford against Utah, which is only a couple of examples.
That is a possibility. Ohio State may have the best QB/HB combo in the nation and they can be quite lethal on 2nd down and short. The opponent's defense may have to play soft to prevent big plays in this situation since Ohio State is going to be pretty tough to stop when they run on 2nd and short.
Yes, the stats above includes sacks since that counts against rushing yards. However, Michigan State is #1 it comes to stopping the run on 3rd down, 1-3 yards to go. In that situation, Michigan State allowed 19 yards on 19 attempts, which averages out to 1 yards per carry.
Ohio State (#19) allowed 65 yards on 30 attempts, which averages out to 2.17 yards per carry.
I don't argue with that. That's why I said 3rd and 1 or 3rd and 2 situations. It seems like Michigan State is very polished when it comes to stopping the run on 3rd down, 1-3 yards to go. In that situation, Michigan State is still #1 with allowing 19 yards on 19 attempts, which averages out to 1 yards per carry.
Ohio State is at #19, allowing 65 yards on 30 attempts, which averages out to 2.17 yards per carry. Not too shabby.
I'm still surprised how Michigan State lost to Notre Dame, despite playing against their 75th ranked offense. Those pass inference penalties have killed the Spartans, it seems.
#2 - Oklahoma (1.11 YPC allowed against 53 carries)
#3 - Ohio State (1.16 against 70 carries)
#4 - Missouri (1.24 against 63 carries)
#5 - Maryland (1.27 against 78 carries)
Imagine if it was 3rd down and 1 or 3rd down and 2. That's where Michigan State could really excel since they're the only team that allows less than 1 yard per carry on 3rd downs. Ohio State would need to be able to break through The Great Wall when it comes to 3rd downs.
It'll be up and ready tomorrow evening.
I am sure it is directed to The Big House itself, which any rational OSU fan would understand. Let's not kid ourselves that we wouldn't do it once we get the chance to...
B1G handled this pretty poorly after all. That School Up North was the obvious reason why this escalated. Marcus Hall and Dontre Wilson served their time fairly by missing The Game and that was sufficient enough.
Hopefully, they will be able to capitalize their opportunity to bounce back strong like Carlos Hyde.
Let's get it done this Saturday!
Braxton definitely need to control his poise and have fun. It is his birthday after all. Get that da_n ball in the fun zone all day!
I was in this same situation. Born in Marion, OH then moved to South Carolina when I was 4 years old. My mother took me to Ohio State hospital where they found out about my deafness since I was probably born with it. That's my only true connection to the Ohio State University.
My grandfather gave me a Buckeye nut to put in my sock before my little league game and said it will bring me luck. I went out and pitched one of my best games ever and I believed him. I ended up taking OSU's side against South Carolina, but they lost twice to the Gamecocks and I couldn't stand that. When they started showing Ohio State games more on TV, especially when they won it all in 2002. I fell in love with them with fierce passion.
Fast forwarding to today, I'm taking my father to Big Ten Championship game for our first game together to watch the Buckeyes and I feel like it'll be the greatest present that I could give to my father. Especially after my grandfather passed away last year when they were in midst of the winning streak (My grandfather has never been able to attend one single Ohio State game in his whole life since they were kind of poor). I carried his casket in the front, along with my father. I realized that I cannot let that happen to us and we must make the most out of what we have. We both share the same fire for our home state of Ohio and this is my way of paying it forward, out of respect for my grandfather.
Great to see Hyde's last two carries for TDs...that was fantastic!
The whole team didn't play too sharp today, but a win is a win and we have to be happy with that, plain and simple. Congratulations to the team for tying the record with 22 straight victories.
On to the next one!
Saban tellin' everybody to...
Excellent point. It looks like an outlier to me as well.
Coach Meyer did get Guiton warmed up and that may have put in more passing plays, due to the coach's confidence in Guiton's passing ability.
Miller broke out with some nice runs and one big chunk of yards on a last minute pass on a broken play.