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2019 tOSU Defense (Official Thread)

Discussion in '2019 Football Season Capsule' started by bukIpower, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    We need to either somehow luck into Wade returning or we need to go after a grad transfer because we are crazy depleted at DB
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  2. cmstophe

    cmstophe Renewal

    Last night was one of the most fun defensive performances I’ve seen... right up until the 94 yd drive in 4 plays. Unsure what happened there. But it honestly kind of played in our favor.
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  3. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Even with the Wade ejection, the defense held Clemson under 30.

    That should have been enough.
  4. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Yep. Should have been a blowout if the Offense got it in the endzone first half
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  5. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    According to every competent ref around the country, it was enough.
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  6. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    2nd best defense of the decade behind 2016, imo.
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  7. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    I think I'd put 2019 above it based on the stronger run defense and I think 2019 had a more disruptive defensive line. 2016 has the GOAT secondary though. No doubt about that.
  8. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    The LB's pushed 2016 over the edge for me. McMillan, Baker, and Worley were excellent. Can't go wrong with either D tho.
  9. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    The practical upshot of having top-3-draft-picks at both CB and DE:

    Ohio State pass defense led the nation in:
    • Yards/Game
    • Yards/Attempt
    • Touchdowns
    • Sacks/Game (with CY suspended for 2 games)
    • Rating
    Not only did they lead the nation in rating; they were one of only 4 teams that surrendered a rating of less than 110 and were the ONLY team with a rating under 105. The Buckeye's pass efficiency defense was 97.5.

    The Buckeyes might see that happen again someday (or maybe no one will, as the rules and offenses change), but it is very unlikely to be this year. We've been spoiled with Defensive Ends and Defensive Backs recently, but last year was ridiculous.
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