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11Warriors (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by ScriptOhio, May 12, 2017.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    This year's alternate uniforms were fire but the "wolves" theme tie-in was lame. That said, J.T. Barrett is the unquestioned leader of the pack and for a guy that fuels more (unnecessary) debate than maybe any Buckeye ever, even his harshest critics had to marvel at his heroic afternoon.

    Barrett set a career-high with 33 completions on 39 attempts (three drops) for 328 yards and four touchdowns through the air and added another 95 on the ground.

    His 423 yards of total offense set an OSU single-game record, as did his 16 straight completions, and he also tied Joe Germaine atop the school record book with his eighth career 300+ yard passing game.

    Barrett was solid all day but he was perfect in the fourth quarter and Ohio State needed exactly that trailing 35-20 with 15 minutes to play.

    As a confessed Barrett apologist, I was more than thrilled to watch him complete 13 of 13 throws for 170 yards and three touchdowns as Ohio State outscored Penn State 19-3 over those final, beautiful, 15 minutes.

    The dude was so poised and so calm and so accurate with the season – and his legacy – on the line. He went through progressions and launched some absolute seeds into a couple tight windows setting up easier touchdown throws to Johnnie Dixon (x2) and Marcus Baugh to win it.

    He now sits at 25 touchdown passes against one interception through eight games and is completing 69.5% of his tosses for 270 yards a game.

    If Barrett can keep it up, not only should he lead Ohio State back to the College Football Playoff but he might reserve himself a seat at the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

    As much as I've backed Barrett, I've crushed "Zone Sicks" numerous times in this column. While I'll likely never be a fan of how Zach Smith conducts his business, I'm happy to eat crow over the success of his receiving corps.

    K.J. Hill didn't find the end zone but as I noted post game, he registered the fourth-most catches in a game in school history with 12 grabs for 102 yards on 14 targets with eight of those catches coming during scoring drives.

    Hill now leads the Buckeyes with 40 catches on the season – 11 clear of Parris Campbell – who tallied just one grab and fumbled it before leaving the game injured.

    Complementing Hill's big night, Austin Mack set his own career-high with six grabs for 90 yards including a clutch 36-yarder on a drive cutting Penn State's lead to 21-10 early in the second quarter, and later, two catches for 29 yards setting up Johnnie Dixon's 10-yard touchdown grab trimming the Nittany Lion lead to 38-33 with 4:20 left in regulation.

    Speaking of Dixon, in addition to his 10-yard touchdown he added a 38-yard scoring strike on a nice throw from Barrett down the seam cutting Penn State's lead to 35-27 earlier in the fourth quarter. Man is it fun watching the oft-injured Dixon contribute to this team's success.

    Finally, Terry McLaurin stepped up with two huge catches for 34 yards. The first came on a 14-yard toss over the middle with Ohio State desperate for points after falling into a 21-3 hole early in the second quarter. Then, with the game on the line, McLaurin hauled in a 20-yarder from Barrett on 2nd-and-8 during the game-winning drive.

    In total, Zone Six tallied 25 receptions for 301 yards and three touchdowns on 28 targets against what was the nation's seventh-best pass defense (167 ypg).

    Mmmm, mmmm. That is some damn good crow.
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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    True freshmen don't often make their way into the regular rotation at Ohio State under Urban Meyer. When it happens, it takes a special talent from a special player.

    This season, another crop of talented freshmen join the squad, hoping to be the next Buckeye freshman phenom. But before they all arrive on campus, let's look back at some of the best true freshman performances so far from Meyer's recruits at Ohio State.



    With the way Dontre Wilson's career went, it's easy to forget his promising freshman year.

    First off, it's impressive enough that Wilson even saw the field in meaningful moments as a true freshman, as that's been a rarity under Urban Meyer. But Wilson didn't just play, he performed.

    His debut season, Wilson accounted for more total yards than he did in any of his next three. He hauled in 22 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns and ran the ball 31 times for 250 yards and a touchdown. He also returned kickoffs, averaging 24.9 yards per return.

    Wilson had a fine freshman season. He showed enormous potential with his blistering speed, shiftiness and general playmaking ability. It seemed like the start to a promising career, but his next three years were marred with injuries and he never quite looked like the same player again.



    Raekwon McMillan was never officially a starter during his true freshman season, but he played an integral role in the defense almost every game, and even played more snaps than starter Curtis Grant in nine of the team's 15 games.

    McMillan finished his freshman season with 54 total tackles, seven tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks and had an interception that he returned for a touchdown – all while playing meaningful snaps for a national championship team.

    Following his debut season, McMillan was named a freshman All-American by Athlon, 247Sports and

    4. NICK BOSA – DE


    Nick Bosa would probably be much higher on this list if he didn't join an already stacked Buckeye defensive line, but his debut season was impressive regardless.

    He never quite cracked the starting lineup with Tyquan Lewis, Sam Hubbard and Jalyn Holmes all in front of him on the depth chart, but that didn't stop the younger Bosa brother from putting up impressive numbers.

    Bosa finished his freshman season with 29 total tackles, seven tackles for a loss and five sacks, which was good for second on the team behind only Tyquan Lewis, who had eight. He was named a freshman All-American by ESPN after the season.

    Entire artcle:

    Without looking, guess who #1, #2, and #3 are.
  5. TexasBuck

    TexasBuck Fables of the Urban Reconstruction

    My guess would be 1) Michael Jordan 2) JK Dobbins and 3) Joey Bosa
  6. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

  7. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Makes me curious what a BP radio show/podcast would sound like (segments, guests, etc.).
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  8. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    I suspect that it'd be filled with too many inside jokes for anyone but us to really comprehend. I imagine that most would opt for a pod cast that was simpler to understand. Maybe something from ESPN?
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  9. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    The Eleven Warriors podcast sucks eggs.
  10. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

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  11. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    That's really inside.
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  12. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

  13. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

    I'd listen either way.
  14. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

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  15. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    A "Curse Phrase of the Week" with guests Bucklion, NF and Jax has my ears. Just sayin'
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