How is Coan scrambling like this?
There is so much more versatility to this team. Probably haven't had a team thisbalabced since the Sullinger days. This is a legitimate top 5 team right now. Will be anxious to see them play KY in a couple weeks away from home.
This team is as balanced as the football team we're kinda fond of
Muhammad is key for defense on Cole Anthony. Need Young, Lidell, and the Wesson brothers crashing the boards. Rebounding and staying out of foul trouble are the keys to the game.
Side note, this could be the game that DJ Carton gets on the radar of the rest of the country.
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The key to any Wisconsin game is stopping their running game, converting on 3rd down/red zone against their defense, and creating some big plays.
The two times we played Wisconsin in the B1G CG, Cardale Jones and EZE went off on some big plays and Melvin Gordon was eliminated in 2014. And 2017 Paris Campbell and Terry McLaurin had big TD receptions and we held Taylor to his lowest rushing total in his career.
Felds and the offense has been historically great on 3rd down and excellent in the red zone. Continue that with this defense and I think it's a 3 score win.
This question, obviously can't fully be answered until after the game. The answer depends on how you define "best team" vs "most deserving."
As a Buckeye, it's hard to argue that Georgia and Alabama (with Tua) would not be better wins than TTUN, Penn St, or Wisconsin x2. You could argue that Penn St and Georgia are maybe the same.
But Alabama is probably a better win than any of ours. Florida and Auburn are better than TTUN and Cincinnati or the next best team we've played.
IMO I think OSU would beat LSU right now because of the eye test and "completeness" of the team. But I would actually say LSU has the better resume of teams they've beaten (considering they beat GA somewhat decisively). The committee will probably leave OSU at #1 if they smoke Wisconsin. The last time we won the natty we did just that so could be a good omen?
I actually was a little surprised by this stat. Fields has been, for the most part, very accurate throughout the season.
The one thing I think you could nitpick is his downfield throws when compared to Haskins. The timing appears to be a half a step off. The receivers appear to be just slowing up a little bit to come back to the ball.
Now again this is nitpicking. There are times where he is moving out of the pocket so you have to take that into consideration. The play are to Olave along with the deep ball that hit his facemask were both excellent throws. Will be anxious to see how he throws these in a dome with no elements at play. The other thing is he's only a sophomore. It's only going to get better which is insane to think about.
Interested to see this tem play in a dome. Without the variability of weather, I'd love to see Fields carve this defense up and get to sit out early. If the defense can play as well as the first matchup there should be no reason OSU doesn't win a 42-17 type of game.
As others have said, just keep our QB healthy.
The best thing about winning 8 in a row...
Idc if we win by 1 point in the B1G CG don't let Fields get hurt...
Especially if we play Clemson. Cooper probably feels like he owes them for 2016.
Surprised nobody asked if Day is playing LL Cool J all week. Hope the players don't lose their edge now. /s
Don't think he's healthy enough to play this week. Plus, if you have enough bodies on the dline, save him when he can make an impact. If somebody gets hurt between now and then he can take their spot or add to the depth.
Hate not being able to watch this with a regular BTN subscription... hopefully the last one like this for the year
Having the 3 DBs we have is really going to help eliminate their weapons. This has been mentioned, but between Harrison, Browning, and Werner you have options to spy and contain. Plus Chase Young and Davon Hamilton who is absolutely wreaking havoc in the middle of the dline.
OSU is having a historic 2nd quarter this season with point differential. This could be how you go to half up 24-7 and really separate yourself.
Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Kyler Murray, and Jameis Winston all played baseball. Not a bad idea to look at baseball playing QB's.
If Browning plays he is the other option. Those two on the field at the same time would help negate the QB run.
^ ya beat me to it
There's only one school currently in the top 10 in football and basketball. TTUN isn't in the top 10 in either poll. It's a good day to be a Buckeye.
No Andre Wesson and OSU was UP BY 30. This team finally has the guard play to compliment the post. Holtmann continues to impress.
I totally agree on the defense. But seeing as last year was basically worst case scenario and no running game on top of that, they still go 13-1, B1G champs and Rose Bowl victory.
Hard to think there wouldn't be some improvement on the defense. Think about 2013 to 2014. Literally Chris Ash comes in and th defense goes from borderline terrible to national champs.
I see your point, but "new"coach Ryan Day had been here a couple years. And Fields transferred into an established program. If anything this was more Oklahoma, Stoops to Riley than a volatile question mark.
This team was as disrespected as maybe any since Jim Tressel brought home the title going into the preseason. Crazy to think OSU wasn't even considered a top 10 team knowing Justin Fields was gonna play. Like he was such a big question mark.