Ultimately, I guess it boils down to what your expectations are for the 2018 Ohio State football team. Mine are as follows: win as many games as possible before the end of the season (hopefully all of 'em, but I'll take two) with the Big Ten championship as a potential bonus, but either way, don't worry about the College Football Playoff. Spend a month learning not to suck in various areas in which Ohio State currently sucks a lot. Roll into the bowl game and utterly kick ass.
And that's it! So while I'm not okay with a five point home win over a bad (albeit improving) team, at this point in the season it doesn't surprise me. That also means that the goal of getting better is really all I need. On the other hand, if you believed or still believe that this is a potential national championship team, well...
Hed be crazy if didnt try learn from the most legendary D-line coach https://t.co/2BH46byOGm— Dre'Mont Jones (@TheOfficial_80) November 3, 2018
Thanks big bro much love! Gods plan man https://t.co/4EaZdMm7I9— Brendon White (@therealestbw0) November 3, 2018
To God be the Glory— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) November 3, 2018
Thank you Lord!— Demetrius Knox (@Meech_Dream14) November 3, 2018
With the new kick off rules this year, why would Nebraska even think about trying to return a kick off...— Cameron Johnston (@Cam_Johnston) November 3, 2018
We cant find an offensive lineman willing to get low and explode off the ball into the man across from them...thats the actual formula for being able to run the football...This doesnt look like an Ohio State Football team.— JAY RICHARDSON (@JayRichardson99) November 3, 2018
Here we go Buckeyes pic.twitter.com/1ihvAqSx7R— Jim Lachey (@JimLachey64) November 3, 2018
Ive seen this show before...— Jake ballard (@TheJakeBallard) November 3, 2018
Nebraska missed a onside kick, yes I said it right #cmonman— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) November 3, 2018
Figuring out target calls are like figuring out Babylonian arithmetic.— Vaughn Broadnax (@vaughnbroadnax) November 3, 2018
Glad to see B White make some plays today... a bright spot o D— Bobby Carpenter (@Bcarp3) November 3, 2018
Go Bucks— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) November 3, 2018
Brendon White, 13 tackles, 2 TFLS in his first game with extensive playing time: "After the game, I started tearing up, because I just couldn't believe, growing up in Ohio, went to Olentangy Liberty 15 minutes from here...Being able to play at your dream school is pretty cool." pic.twitter.com/NPWsQ1Nlpe— 105.7 The Zone (@1057TheZone) November 3, 2018
Ohio State defensive linemen taking the field turned into a rave. pic.twitter.com/usKPFh9y3q— Colin Hass-Hill (@chasshill) November 3, 2018
*clears throat for 18 seconds* pic.twitter.com/joL3rWvAro— Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) November 3, 2018
Maybe the greatest kickoff in college football history pic.twitter.com/Quc8VKHLJo— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) November 3, 2018
And that's it! Next week will pose a stiffer test. Let's see if the Buckeyes have learned anything.