I’d love to see Chase get triple teamed. The other guys will dominate. I also expect Mattison to bring some of what TTUN has had since he arrived for the Hoke era, which is pressure from anywhere. Don Brown gets a lot of credit for beating up on Rutgers and MAC teams, but Mattison’s defenses could systematically take out better teams, something Brown struggles to do. I would imagine he has many ways to attack the holes left when teams try to double and triple team Chase. If they do, it won’t last long.
From my experience regarding the discrepancy in sack totals, it's because cfbstats.com – which I usually use for looking up statistics because it's typically reliable and very easy to use – has him listed with 9.5 sacks for last season, even though he was officially credited with 10.5 sacks according to Ohio State. You might see discrepancies in K.J. Hill's numbers for that same reason, too, because CFBStats credited him with two less catches last season than Ohio State did (and the first couple times I wrote about him this offseason, I didn't realize that).
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Do you use CFBStats a lot? I find their format pretty rough. When I'm looking at individual stats, especially game logs, I prefer Sports Reference - CFB. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/
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I was wondering this too.
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The discrepancy is in how one play is tabulated with 10 seconds left in regulation in the Maryland game.
Tyrrell Pigrome sacked by Chase Young for a loss of 14 yards to the Mary 48. Tyrrell Pigrome fumbled, recovered by Mary
ESPN and Ohio State's SID tallied this as Young's second sack for the game, and credited Young with 10.5 sacks on the season.
CFBStats and CFB Reference, however, only gave Young a single sack for 6 yards against Maryland (11:20 remaining in the 2nd quarter); thus, he only has 9.5 on the year according to those reference sites. Oddly, these sites give Young neither credit for the sack nor the forced fumble.
BTW - Reviewing the play-by-play of the Maryland game explains a lot about the CFP Committee's decision to keep the Buckeyes out of the CFP. Ohio State never led in that game in regulation. They were behind all the way until they tied the game at 31 with 12:25 remaining in the 4th quarter. That game was an abomination on defense and offense. The Buckeyes gave up two, single-play TDs of 81 and 75 yards in the first quarter, as well as a Pick-6 by Haskins. Maryland's McFarland rushed for 298 yards on 21 carries; as a team, the Buckeyes only mustered 238 yards.
Espn lists 283 yards for the Buckeyes rushing total that game, and Haskins threw for 400 yards. The turnovers were an abomination, put the offensive production was pretty good. But I agree with your point that that game hurt their playoff chances. That was the worst defense I have ever seen.
Don't sack yards count against the rushing yardage total? That could maybe explain the difference in the two sites.
And it was Purdue and the Maryland game that kept OSU from being even honestly considered last year. That was two atrocious games regardless if it was OSU or some other team. I've said this for a couple years now (Iowa game) you just simply cannot get routed by 3-4 TD's in any game especially against a bad team. If you do that you're already pretty much a non playoff team in the committee eyes.
Same thing happened to PSU a few years ago when they beat us and won the BIG. They beat us and won the whole league but they got blasted by TTUN 49-10 and they were never seriously considered because of it.
Teams will be forced to pick their poison with Young, as they were with Bosa (Joey). Bosa got doubled/tripled/chipped a lot but you saw Sam Hubbard and Tyquan Lewis benefit from it and have nice sack totals.
Pick your poison, FAU.
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