The linebackers made false steps more times than I care to count. It almost seemed at times that they were told to not worry about the running back and read the QB only. With 2 LBs in the box, I would think they would be reading the opposite back. Like the article pointed out, that one false step cost Ohio State the longest play from scrimmage given up in history.
I’m excited about Haskins play so far, and while I don’t want our QB to have more carries than our RB’s, I truly think he is going to need to carry the ball a few more times. It didn’t appear that TCU ever respected his ability to pull it and run. I remember several times before his TD run where I thought he could have pulled and gained positive yards. I would think 6-7 times would keep defenses a little more disciplined and help the RB’s.