Snap Counts: 71 Ohio State Players See Action In Season Opener Against Oregon State

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BucksHave7's picture

Interesting and glad to see that number of snaps on Ben Victor.  I see him breaking out this year!

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Buck68's picture

interesting Victor's snap count total vs 'targets' and such situational uses as 'plays depending on his outside / downfield blocks.

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

I don't think we had one pass go more than 15 yards downfield, which surprises me.  With the speed we have, I would have thought we would see 6-8 downfield throws.

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tcm1968's picture

The Campbell dropped TD was the only "deep" shot I remember taking.. that was just over 30 yards... 

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Thank  you for refreshing my memory.  I may have been talking with the man sitting next to me and missed this play.

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Trotwoodbuck's picture

I noticed that most of the passes were intermediate range as well, but then again they were so effective why stop.  Little need to go for lower percentage long throws when practically every pass is a first down and practically every drive ends in a TD.  There will no doubt be games to come when long throws will help loosen up the defense, but they certainly weren't needed last Saturday.

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Bucks19's picture

What’s considered a break out season? Who is he going to take snaps from?

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

TEs is what jumps out to me. While I think Berry is a man-child, it’s great to see the rotation and actual use of [clears throat] the TE. 

"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody

 

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MN Buckeye's picture

Lots of work went into this analysis. Nice job, Dan!

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Hovenaut's picture

Also appreciate the play count tally.

Ups to Tuf Borland, as well as the staff in managing his return to full action.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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Woodywasking69's picture

Will be interesting to see how they use the new redshirt rule to divide playing time during the season. Let’s say we play the same number this Saturday and then selectively play a few against TCU and then spread out the rest over the course of the season we could have quite a bit of experience redshirted against a variety of different game plans meaning a much better prepared sophomore class next year.

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SilverHaven's picture

This is confusing:

...they largely used the same receiver rotation... with Mack and Victor splitting snaps at X, McLaurin and Dixon splitting snaps at Z, and...

I want to know Y?

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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Woodywasking69's picture

Upvote for the obsessive compulsive response.

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rockyincbus's picture

Thanks Dan.  I re-watched it yesterday and loved seeing my guy Tyreke Smith playing on the third play of his career (on the interior no less.) And while Smith, Friday and Vincent all got "real" reps rotating in to play with the starting back seven, the guy that stood out to me the most was Togai in his few snaps up the middle.  Landers is maybe my favorite big man on the team but damn it is going to be hard to keep that freshman off the field when we get into Big Ten play.  The future is bright all along that d-line.

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SilverHaven's picture

Aloha, Rocky, I too was thrilled to see Tommy Tongiai take full advantage of his playing time to demonstrate his strength and ability.

And Antwuan Jackson took full advantage of his 4 snaps to get on the highlight reel.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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Txsbuckeye's picture

What on earth is going to happen with the LBs? I was looking forward to seeing what Keandre Jones can do. At this point he seems like he is buried on the depth chart. I am sad now

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tcm1968's picture

Based on the snap count it sure looks like they don't love the depth and want the guys they do have in the mix getting snaps because they are so raw.. as we saw on Saturday... people forget Harrison came here a QB so he's still learning the position as well... 

LB is probably the only position group where we don't have an all American type candidate... bunch of young guys and the older guys have so much injury history.... 

I'm still curious to know what's going to happen as Borland's "pitch count" goes up? I assume he will be used like he was last year ( early downs and obvious run downs) but then what happens to Browning? Is he really going to head to the sideline when Borland is in at MLB? I sure hope not...

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awlinBrutus's picture

If I'm not mistaken he has practiced all three LB positions. He's to athletic to be on the sideline imo.

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krakatoa64's picture

I think it is dumb to have the most athletic linebacker on the roster playing MLB but Bill Davis is the LB coach so I'm not surprised

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Lots of gained experience.  Hopefully this week brings more experience and growth.  

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BuckeyeJay's picture

So, am I correct in that McCall did not see the field at all in the first half? Suspension maybe? 

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rockyincbus's picture

Always seems to be something weird with DMC.  Whenever he sees the field, he does something crazy but it seems like he is always in the dog house

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tcm1968's picture

Depth chart... he's not playing RB he's playing HBack... he's got 3 dudes in front of him..

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BuckeyeJay's picture

According to the Depth Chart, McCall and DIxon are listed as the KR, but Saunders and Dixon returned kicks in the first half. 

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tcm1968's picture

Probably just ball security. They only kicked off twice in the first half and we didn't run a traditional return on either one. Saunders was playing more of a midfield and Dixon back on the goal line. Typically both guys would have been deep. Looked like they were preparing to do a fair catch on both kicks if Oregon State tried to kick it short of the goal line.. Also, looked like Saunders was covering that area where teams try and pooch and long type onside kick...

imo just being overly cautious...... same with early punt returns... clear they view Saunders as the guy with the safest hands..

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BuckeyeJay's picture

They were both deep on both KR. I think you are just remembering seeing Saunders roll to Dixon's side as the ball was kicked to him. 

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tcm1968's picture

No, Saunders was up... here's snap of the second KO in the first half...

kickoff
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SilverHaven's picture

I find it very telling that KJ Hill was the leading WR with 6 receptions, yet he was only on the field for 22 snaps, compared to 35 to 41 snaps for 5 other receivers!
And also Victor played the most downs, and had no receptions.

Binjimen Victor: 41
Austin Mack: 38
Parris Campbell: 36
Terry McLaurin: 35
Johnnie Dixon: 35
K.J. Hill: 22

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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BuckeyeJay's picture

KJ Hill is the best WR on the team. Victor is probably the most overhyped. 

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

I do like K.J. but I think Austin Mack may have something to say about “best” on the team.  As far as Ben....maybe he’s a better blocker? [tries to say something positive]   Joking aside he does create a size advantage - hopefully we can utilize him. 

"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody

 

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EnonBuck79's picture

Victor had some impressive blocks. Especially Weber's long TD run. He also blocked well on some of the screen plays. He didn't get the ball thrown to him because he was drawing alot of attention. Oregon State was shading their safety to his side opening underneath lanes and routes for KJ Hill, Terry McLauren, and Austin Mack. Now that teams will probably key on Hill, Mack, and McLaurin it should open things up for Victor.
Teams are just going to pick their poison.

The only time he got the ball thrown in his direction he was out blocking....which he did well. Had his feet squared and ready to hit.

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SilverHaven's picture

True, Enon, Victor may have had extra coverage that blanketed him, leaving others more open.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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ronaprhys's picture

One thing that jumps out at me is the delta between Weber and Dobbins.  Basically equal snap count, Weber had 20 carries for 186 Dobbins 15 for 74.  

That gives Weber 9.3ypa - if we remove his long run, it's 19/137, or down to 7.21ypa.  That still stronger than Dobbins at 4.93ypa.  I'll still take either of those averages, honestly.  That's enough to move the chains consistently, which is what I like to see. However, compared to last year, that looks opposite of what I'd expect.  I'm wondering if the play calls were that different or if Weber was able to put on a clinic.  

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JSH0717's picture

Maybe I missed it, but Cooper played that many snaps, was he as disruptive as the others? Also if Nick didn't fall on that ball, Tyler Friday was there to grab his first TD of his career. Awesome to see the young bucks getting after it. 

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InTressITrust's picture

I'm really surprised teague and Snead both saw the field. I would have thought they would alternate games to keep the redshirt active but have them for 8 games still between both of them.

"I'm not going to lie. We're anxious to be a part of a matchup like that. It's two states that love the game of football." -Jim Tressel

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Trotwoodbuck's picture

I think it was a case of taking the opportunity that presented itself.  Since there is no real need for either of them to be on the field it really doesn't matter if they appear in 8 games between them or not.  That game presented a long time for guys beyond the starters to get on the field so might as well take advantage of it.

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

I was very impressed with Pete Werner, even though he made a mistake or two.  This young man may not be the fastest, strongest, or anything like that, but he has a nose for the football and he brings the sledgehammer when he hits.  Nick's TD was in large part to Pete destroying the QB.

I think this young man is going to be a star.

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NOBLUE's picture

Wow some of those kickoffs actually went into the end zone..very nice

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IsJoeFlaccoElite's picture

Tommy Togiai looked massive on the D-Line.

For the amount of depth we have at DT, none of them really seem like "space-eaters" (except Togiai) and that seems like the one weakness of the DL. 

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SilverHaven's picture

Fa'a Samoa.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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krakatoa64's picture

Give me athletic DT's over fat space eaters any day. I want my 3T 290+ lbs and my 1T 300 lbs. Vincent and togiai fit that description to me

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krakatoa64's picture

Give me athletic DT's over fat space eaters any day. I want my 3T 290+ lbs and my 1T 300 lbs. Vincent and togiai fit that description to me

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RollRedRoll's picture

Glad to see the walk on defensive ends Cox and Donald get some snaps. These guys put in a lot of work throughout the year to make the team better, nice to see them get a chance to live their dream and get in the game. 

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