Oh, what could have been, if only we were good in the red zone all year. 13-1 Is still fantastic though. Ready for next year already!
Edit: I really think more power run and less read option allowed our line to continue to get better and move the line of scrimmage in the right direction.
At 8:23 in the 3rd quarter the Buckeyes were humming along powerfully. The Red Zone efficiency was vital to that. Glad for that created cushion.
I’m glad you pointed this out to me. I can’t remember when I was so dissatisfied with a 13-1 season and bowl win. I felt this team seldom played to their potential. This article makes me feel better but I am re-examining what would have made me happy. Maybe being a Buckeye fan has established in me expectations that are seldom attainable. At the same time congrats to this team and what they have accomplished this year.
Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body!!! USMC
I agree, this year has been very unsatisfying as a buckeye fan. I was hoping for another bama beatdown this year.
All Hail Urbz
In one of the post game comments last night someone posted that it was a win that felt like a loss.
I guess that’s what we are talking about with your dissatisfaction. Add it to Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Maryland, and most of 2015 until the game. Sorry to pile on, but I woke up feeling the same way. Although this article was about red zone offense, the missed tackles were simply mind boggling in the 2nd half. We’d have three guys in an area and the ball carrier would squirt through for 7 yards.
Damn...Well thats it folks. 8 more months and 30 days til the next one..fuck.
Now is the winter of our discontent. 8 months of emptiness. Can we fast forward or time warp to Aug 31?
They didn't hit on all cylinders all the time, but they cashed in when it mattered.
The game was like a big mug of beer; cold and refreshing in the first half, warm and unsatisfying in the second half.
We shut down the offense - got conservative - it was meh! Not what I wanted it to be.
Greatly pleased with the final 13-1 record even with the struggles this year but not sure the "O" even got close to a red zone attempt in a terrible 4th quarter which had to be their worst quarter all year. . . not to mention the "D" reverting to their year long norm in the same quarter.