Scouting Report: Army Boasts Efficient, Run-Heavy Triple Option Offense

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Hovenaut's picture

All respect to the Black Knights, and they'll fight for 60 minutes.

Rushmen will be too much, but it's the Ohio State offense that dictates the results here.

Back to the win column, but still plenty of questions unanswered.

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bucks4nuts's picture

I would bet Army throws in a pass or two.. You know because everyone who plays OSU does something different...

Also.. I hope Zone 6 puts 6 in Zone.!

"To The House"

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SaltyD0gg's picture

At this rate they'll throw it 60 times and the guy will look like the second coming of Dan Marino doing so.

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JoeAndSo's picture

I'm sure they will but the question is will they be able to do it all game? As listed in his weaknesses passing keeps him out of his element which I'd think they'd want to play to his strengths if they want to win.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

This won't be a great chance to redeem ourselves based off of how out-matched our opponent will be.  Even still, gotta get back on the win column.

Tis but a scratch!

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BuckeyeGuy33's picture

Much respect to the young men of Army.....

......To hell with #ichigan

F#@k 'em, Run 'em over! - Woody on tTUN

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GoBucks10's picture

Maybe they'll pass the ball.

There's no points for second place, gentlemen.

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BuckeyePat's picture

Calling it now, Burrows or Haskins play some time. Light it up and Urban has no choice but to let them play!

47-3

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vondertinkle's picture

As much as we all want to see that... I say no way is Urban going to do that.

"To be the best, you've got to beat the best." -Woody Hayes

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MemphisBuckeye's picture

If you think our linebackers were out of position against Oklahoma......

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Frimmel's picture

Yep. Won't do us much good to have the better athletes if they're always in the wrong position. My still salty from Saturday prediction is that Army will end up completing their season long pass play against us. The way the LBs bit on all those play fakes. ****shudder**** 

You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. 

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huntinwabbits's picture

If we are lucky, we can study the film so well and mimic them the rest of the year until we can learn the concept of the forward pass.

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dvo45's picture

I am most worried about the Ohio State defense in this game...

From what I have seen the first two games I have a rapidly declining confidence in the defensive coaching staff's ability to stop anybody. 

Defensive line has to play the exact opposite of how they have played the first two games. Play flat down the line of scrimmage. Squeeze down blockers and for the love all of things holy maintain leverage. If not...Army is going to run for 500 yards. 

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Frimmel's picture

The offense should be able to just muscle and be too fast their way through this even without a passing game but a couple of three and outs trying to go over the top and the defense not quite getting a handle on this fast enough or at all could make this a far closer contest than the tale of the tape suggests. And this pessimist just knows they're going to hit a long one on a DB who gets caught looking in the backfield. 

You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. 

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KBonay's picture

Going out on a limb and predicting we are not dead last in pass defense after next week.

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Frimmel's picture

Probably but I think they'll catch one of our DBs staring into the backfield at least once for a big gain and we still won't move back into the top hundred. 

You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. 

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goodlifesean's picture

As the run game goes, so will the offense. Now is a chance to reestablish an identity

Have you ever seen a fierce animal who you were sure wouldn't bite? Because I haven't.

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

A 5-9, 235 pound running back? 

I know people worry about Army's unorthodox offense, but bottom line is they just don't put points on the scoreboard against the better teams they play. 

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HSBDAWG's picture

Lets just say you will want to go and watch the FLA VS Georgia southern game in the swamp that is the same thing we will see on sat plus some passes because the LB's are so hard run first that TE's and RB's will slip bye.. That is why people are running free they are biting on the run first and by the time they recover the player is bye them with the catch.

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dvo45's picture

The coverage and the front look totally disjointed. They need to be in lock-step or the whole complicated dance that is good team defense falls apart...as we have seen already and have nightmares of the 2012-2013 seasons. 

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yoderd1121's picture

Gotta get back in the win column! Gotta have a little faith Buckeye Nation. In Urban we trust.

Ohio Against the World

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Lighteyes's picture

Army is a decent team (they made a bowl last year! and probably will again!), but matchup-wise, this is about as ideal as Ohio State could possibly hope for - no passing game, mediocre defensive line, huge gap in raw talent/athleticism. 

The real question is whether people will be lulled into thinking Everything Is Suddenly Fine after the Bucks win like, 52-13 or something like that.

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gobucks96's picture

The biggest problem is the cut blocking. I just hope we don't lose too many d-lineman in the game to an injury.

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Frimmel's picture

Did we lose anyone to the cut blocking the last two times we played Navy? 

You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. 

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gobucks96's picture

I know it's been a concern, but I cannot remember specifically.

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

Bad news for Ohio State.....JT Barrett is still the starting quarterback. The next 2 weeks would be perfect opportunity to get Haskins or Burrow prepared for the rest of the season

Successful people do what they have to, whether they feel like it or not

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Zimmy07's picture

We should probably gameplan to just throw 2 passes and mainly run power this game.

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DaiTheFlu's picture

It's very difficult to get excited about this matchup. Even if we win 60-3, it won't mean all that much, though I guess the younger guys do need some confidence building, much like the Maryland and Rutgers games in 2014 between the VT loss and the road win at MSU. 

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

"with the Buckeyes ranking dead last in the FBS in pass defense."

Totally unacceptable....Even in 2013, we weren't that bad were we?

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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Frimmel's picture

I appreciate the jersey numbers being given in these previews. 

You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. 

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Buckeyzfan1's picture

I'm wondering if our passing attack and pass defense will improve, hope so.

Buckeye by birth. Christian by 2nd birth. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1

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NObuck-I-inTEAM's picture

My hot take for this game is that we still give up over 100 yards through the air.

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countrybuckeye's picture

may the coaches match their offense scheme to our obvious strengths

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