Buckeye B-@-tle Cry: Ohio State Fans Were Greatly Pleased with the 42-Point Blowout of Cincinnati

By David Regimbal on September 9, 2019 at 12:40 pm
Ohio State linebacker Tuf Borland

Every week, Eleven Warriors will dive into the mentions of Ohio State's coaches and players to bring you the #HotTakes and ramblings of Buckeye Nation. This week, we're looking back at Ohio State's 42-0 demolition of Cincinnati.

Exactly one week after a choppy performance against an overmatched FAU squad, Ohio State clicked on all cylinders and walloped Cincinnati 42-0 in Ohio Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The Buckeyes did it all against the Bearcats. They piled up 508 total yards against a defense that ranked inside the top 10 nationally a year ago. They limited a tough-nosed Cincinnati offense to 273 total yards of offense and 3.1 yards per carry. The special teams even flexed their muscle when they blocked a field goal early in the second quarter, which ultimately preserved Ohio State's first shut out since September of 2017 (hello Rutgers, look forward to seeing you in November).

That kind of performance produced very few gripes (there are always gripes, I've learned). Justin Fields put on a show. Ryan Day remained undefeated as a head coach (acting, or otherwise). And then there's poor Tuf Borland, who did nothing but make a great defensive play. We'll get to that shortly.

Let's dive in.

@ Ryan Day

He didn't get you 74, Sarah, but he absolutely should have. He still owes you 32 points.

Here come the only gripes from the game. Up seven and nearing the red zone, Ohio State elected to go for it on fourth-and-1. The Buckeyes went empty and ran quarterback draw in what had to be an ode to Urban Meyer, but Cincinnati's defense held strong and got the stop.

Never mind the 141 yards and two touchdowns Dobbins scored on the day. It's the one quarterback draw call that will repel blue-chip running backs.

Here we go again, Jill's back on her bullshit y'all. She chimed in last week with this same complaint, not knowing black is literally listed as one of the school's official colors. Keep doing you, Jill.

Yes, all of us have fond memories of Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett lining up under center. 

@ Justin Fields

I internally scream with Fields is on the run, but that's because of Ohio State's depth chart.

Comparisons to Cam Newton and Deshaun Watson do not suck when they're being made about the quarterback of your favorite football team.

Yeah I can dig it.

Poor Tathan is going to get tagged every week.

No, he's not a dawg, he's a Buckeye. But that's a nice segway into what will absolutely be a weekly staple in this article.

Sad Georgia Reflections

Watch... the natives are about to turn on each other.

// Enjoyment intensifies //

Imagine the amount of deflection needed to say a quarterback who completed 80 percent of his passes (with a majority of his incompletions correctly thrown away) can't read a defense.

@ Tuf Borland

Cincinnati had driven the ball deep into Ohio State territory late in the third quarter when Borland came up with one of the biggest defensive plays of the game. Bearcats quarterback Desmond Ridder was trying to find an open man over the middle, but Shaun Wade tipped the pass and Borland hauled in the pick. He rumbled his way from inside Ohio State's 10-yard line out to the Buckeyes' 45. 

He wasn't celebrated the way he should've been, though, as you monsters came out and roasted his lack of speed.

Even Tuf's teammates got in on it.

Maybe next time he'll just pick the pass off and then fall to the ground.

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