It's minimizing the loss time.
The problem is this team offense has been sputtering. Samuel long run messed up the avg. per run for OSU last night. It was probably more like 2.5 yds a carry avg.
This is a counter-punching team. We are always adapting to what other coaches scheme.
We got ZERO CALLS FROM THE REFS ALL NIGHT: I saw a targeting on Bowman on Weber in the 1st half which espn never showed any replay of, pass interference on us, but not on themetc..
THE "B1G" schedules Ohio St "back to back" road games at the TWO HARDEST places to go in and get a win out of..at night, after BOTH TEAMS HAD A BYE WEEK TO HEAL AND PREPARE!!! Thanks B1G!!
;WR's coaching OR bad evaluation during recruiting- OHIO ST. receivers have had a major problem beating DB's deep and when they do JT. Barrett under throws them or over throws them. Ohio St. rarely has time to throw the ball deep due vto our predictable offensive style, and un-evovling offense that seems to be regressing since after Oklahoma game.
This offense is missing a pounding RB, Weber looks like a pinball between the tackles and is little threat to break a tackle leaving teams to key on JT Barrett Q-Runs.
Lack off a QB containing pass rush while in man coverage. Opposing QB's just wait for the DE's to rush up the feild and then step up in the pocket and run for 1st down or throw a dump off to a waiting RB/TE.
Crossing Routes. Always good for a 1st down against our defense.
JT. Barrett holding the ball to long. Give your receiver a chance at a 50% ball or throw it away instead of taking sacks.
Learn how to block or scheme for a zone blitzing defense, and our "ULTRA KNEE BUCKLING NEMESIS" The DELAYED LBer OR SAF BLITZ". Does Ohio St know what a hot Route is????
These are problems this year and some the last 3 yrs. Time for a fresh offensive look or a smarter play calling offensive Coordinator.
Penn St seemed to have better traction with their shoes all night. Ohio St olb's and DE's CANNOT keep losing contain on big plays and QB scrambles!!!!
Lastly , Ohio St.'s SLUGGISH GAME STARTS. Be nice to just come out pissed off just ounce and dominate from start to finish without it being from a prior loss.
Complacency has been growing since we beat the Sooners. It seems Tressel ball has returned to Ohio St.
We have been in the top 10 in recruiting approx the last 4 years