Okay. Okay. Breathe. Dwayne Haskins was good. Dwayne Haskins was really, really, really good. Yesterday I sat in the best seats I will ever have (AA deck, 50 yard line, third row) and watched Haskins absolutely carve his way through the Oregon State defense like a hot knife named Dwayne through warm butter manufactured in the Beaver State. The gameday environment vacillated from blazingly hot and humid to monsoon conditions and back, but it was worth it to see the birth of a star.
Mechanically, mentally, physically, hell, in virtually every way that I can think of, he was better than advertised. Haskins was decisive, smart, and the coaches put him in a position to kick as much ass as humanly possible.
Against the 121st worst defense in the country in 2017. But no! I will not let my latent cynicism ruin this! It was awesome! Dwayne forever! 300 yards passing! Five touchdowns! Social media reactions!
I truly appreciate all the love— RaShod Berry (@Shoddieslime_13) September 1, 2018
Thank you Lord. Always have to show thanks to the man upstairs.— Demetrius Knox (@Meech_Dream14) September 1, 2018
Appreciate all the fans who stayed until the end! Great start to the season #1-0— Drue Chrisman (@DChrisman91) September 1, 2018
Thank you Lord for everything— Isaiah Prince (@ThePrince_59) September 1, 2018
@TheTerry_25 had a damn day— Johnnie L. Dixon III (@YoungKing_JD5) September 1, 2018
77-31 Good win for us..... we used a PAC 12 team for a tune up game!!! #BuckeyeNation— E Ravenel (@e_rav24) September 1, 2018
I think Ill just stay awhile. pic.twitter.com/0kU9G5VUp3— Jim Lachey (@JimLachey64) September 1, 2018
22/30, 313yds, 5 Touchdowns. He's just warming up... #Haskins4Heisman— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) September 1, 2018
Great first career start bro @dh_simba7 proud of you— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) September 1, 2018
Chase Youngs biggest obstacle to getting sacks so far is Nick Bosa..He keeps getting there first to take all the Glory— JAY RICHARDSON (@JayRichardson99) September 1, 2018
Go Buckeyes! pic.twitter.com/lTGtsb6226— Jim Lachey (@JimLachey64) September 1, 2018
Man, I miss game day in Columbus! Lets get it! #GoBucks— Aaron Craft (@ACraft4) September 1, 2018
NOBODY TELL HIM
What's "ship it" mean https://t.co/HLoXFCPM5G— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) September 1, 2018
DRUE CHRISMAN HIVE pic.twitter.com/UCZDo4NbWQ— Colton Denning (@Dubsco) September 1, 2018
My dad just said @Sean4Heisman1 has been at OSU so long hes not going to graduate, hes going to retire and get a gold watch and a pension.— ari (@arigatzz) September 1, 2018
CANCER SUCKS, LETS GO BUCKS!!! pic.twitter.com/UivRpYhmWS— Mary Hippler (@mary_hippler4) September 1, 2018
Today I got to live out a dream I have had since I was 6 years old. Today was a day I will never forget and I am so thankful for everyone who has helped me along my journey of this crazy dream I have had. As always, go bucks pic.twitter.com/QOgOqb5XVm— Konner Barr (@kbarrbuckeye) September 1, 2018
As storm clouds lurk over Ohio Stadium, Ohio State greets its fans in the south end zone for the Buckeyes first Carmen Ohio of the season. pic.twitter.com/10g0O8Jx3O— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) September 1, 2018
i wouldn't be if you'd let me up in the press box, traitor. all i want is to take a nap and eat free food https://t.co/ceUsmHUnlL— johnny (@johnny11w) September 1, 2018
Next week Rutgers rolls into Ohio Stadium. They may well suffer the same fate. Good.