Nothing about Saturday was particularly shocking to yours truly. Justin Fields looking equal parts great and sloppy? Called it. The offense struggling at times, including coughing up a few turnovers? Yep! The defense looking good but lacking depth? You better believe it.
It's fine! It's all fine. Yeah, it'd be awesome if Ryan Day and company came out and won by 50ish like Urban Meyer did in his first game as Ohio State head coach. But Ryan Day doesn't have the kind of roster Meyer did, or the experience (on the depth chart or for the people coaching them up), and FAU had a deceptive amount of talent.
So as I'm writing this on Saturday night, 45-21 doesn't seem so bad. Next Friday... well, I might feel some different kind of way.
#1-0. Love this team.. Stay tuned for a special year— Drue Chrisman (@DChrisman91) August 31, 2019
No better feeling than being back in The Shoe! #GoBucks— Jeff Okudah (@jokudah_) August 31, 2019
Bucks win and this happened! Its a great day https://t.co/1fP3yMynaS— Drue Chrisman (@DChrisman91) August 31, 2019
Surreal. pic.twitter.com/2TpKQ7MURX— Branden Bowen (@BrandenBowen) September 1, 2019
Whos ready for some buckeye football— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) August 31, 2019
Oh, this might be one of THOSE years #GoBuckeyes— Sean Nuernberger (@Sean4Heisman1) August 31, 2019
Need The Ohio State to score 100 points today— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) August 31, 2019
Believe it or not this is actually a solid showing by Lane and FAU. Game should be 42-0. They adjusted and at least made it tough for OSU late in that 2nd qtr— JAY RICHARDSON (@JayRichardson99) August 31, 2019
My little cousin and I saw @DChrisman91 after the game today! Probably one of the best moments of my life, hes one of my favorite players! Thank you for stopping to take a picture with us! #BuckeyeNation pic.twitter.com/2OARE0Y3od— Rebecca Travis (@rebecca_lynne13) August 31, 2019
Everyone is getting playing time today!!! Good for the young guys and practice players— Maurice Clarett (@ReeseClarett13) August 31, 2019
GOTTA SPEND MONEY TO MAKE MONEY
JOGAMOS UM QUARTO E ENTRAMOS DE FRIAS?????? VAMOS JOGARRR— Buckeyes Brasil (@OhioStateBrasil) August 31, 2019
Darkness imprisoning me pic.twitter.com/F0NghmEuAA— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 31, 2019
Tired: September Heisman— Human Skin Truck Baby SZN (@Max_thePower) August 31, 2019
Wired: August Heisman
This Justin Fields guy might be good???? Can't believe the guys who "loved Tate's attitude" got that one wrong.— D.J. Byrnes (@DJforOhio) August 31, 2019
Here we go! pic.twitter.com/nwRCR2OjCr— Kyle Robertson (@KRobPhoto) August 31, 2019
Not a bad first game for 2019, but holy good Lord in heaven, this team has to win next week. It isn't optional, both from a national perspective and from a "southwest Ohio will be even less inhabitable than normal" Buckeye fan perspective. See you next week!