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Defense

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MililaniBuckeye, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Overall, I was happy with the performance of the defense. They had their bad moments (missed tackle on the fake punt, giving up a couple big runs up the middle, letting WRs run free underneath), and we had a few breaks with receivers dropping a couple balls. Yet, overall I think the defense played well, especially against the run from the second quarter onward. The one I was most impressed with was Mike D'Andrea. He has clearly learned the game and wasn't noticeably out of position in any play. He harassed the QB a time or two and stuffed a few runs, all the while filling the lanes he was supposed to. Add Schlegel playing well also, and we have a killer MLB position for the next two years. The DL did well overall, although I would like to have seen a little bit more pressure put on the QB. The secondary played loose and allowed a lot of underneath junk, but nothing really big, and had a couple big hits.

    This defense is already pretty solid and is only going to get better as the season progresses.
     
  2. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    there is nothing negative to say about the defense today....standouts...fox, danimal, patterson, youboty, hawk and carpenter.....and turano...

    this entire team is ridiculous with talent...i dont know that even the 98 team had this type of players all over the place....they are young...but boy are they fun to watch...

    edit: even jt was smug after this game for once.....
     
  3. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    I agree Mili.

    Didn't both Cincy fiels goals come after turnovers?

    I'm interested in seeing how many times they threw towards Fox.
    Seems to me they were staying away from him.
     
  4. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Defense picks up where it left off

    12 UC offensive possesions:
    Plays/Yds Result
    3/6....Punt
    9/26....Punt
    5/22....FG ** fumble recoverd at OSU 32
    6/18....Punt
    3/3....Punt
    3/6....Punt
    3/1....Punt
    8/36....Punt
    5/27....FG** INT at OSU 35
    9/35....Punt
    7/29....Downs
    4/6....Downs

    UC offensive stats:
    11 First Downs
    76 yds rushing on 26 carries (2.9 ypc)
    162 yds passing (17/37)
    238 total offensive yds on 63 plays (3.8 ypp)
    5 of 18 on 3rd down conversions

    Overall the biggest thing that jumped out at me was just the speed. Plays that should have gone for 7-10 yd gains were just swallowed up. No doubt in my mind that there are only 4-5 teams MAX out there that can touch our defensive team speed. This would have been a 40 to 0 job if it weren't for youthful OSU mistakes offensively.
     
  5. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Thanks for the post jax! Very impressive stuff.
     
  6. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Honestly, the D played well but we have not seen anything yet. There was no way to scheme for this game...MD was a wildcard. tOSU had to guess as to schemes and could not gather any tendancies. A great job considering the circumstances, but look for this D to get nastier once the coaches are able to scheme.
     
  7. BuckeyeTrail

    BuckeyeTrail Michael Jenkins...does it again!!!

    dustin fox did not allow a catch, is this correct?

    i thought we played well, but this wasn't a great test. last year we struggled against teams with big physical blockers (wiscy and michigan), however we always dominate against speed teams (like miami and kansas st). so while i am happy with the performance, we won't really know for sure until the wisconsin game.
     
  8. bucknut74

    bucknut74 You Enjoy Myself

    It seems as if Dantonio went after Ashton when he was in and stayed as far away from Fox as possible. I thought our db's played a good game overall. To me it looks like they were asked to keep everything underneath and make EVERY tackle, which they did, knowing that our linebackers would be there to clean up the remains. Our D-Line didn't get much pressure, but they did get their hands up and deflected a few balls when they couldn't get pressure. Good. Lots of gang tackles today, and that's always good. Overall score B+ with only the DLine with lots of room to improve.
     
  9. Cincinnatibuck

    Cincinnatibuck Freshman

    Defense played good today as we all expect them to play. I actually thought the DLine played well considering UC moving the pocket to give Dugs time to try and throw. The dline stuffed the run, free'd up the LB's, deflected some passes, and harrassed the QB.
     
  10. I agree with the bearcats rolling the pocket, the dline must go into containment mode db played well. I was pleased to see our dt step up after the first couple series.
     
  11. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    "defense"

    Watching highlights on ESPN2
    Reminded me to mention that Holmes laid a pretty good shot on the UC player who picked off the tip. Always nice to see :)

    the hit, not the INT.
     
  12. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    The D looked great. This was the first game for alot of starters. They will only get better.
     
  13. AJ Nicholson

    AJ Nicholson Newbie

    The D looked very good, they can only get better with more experience.
     
  14. KillerNut

    KillerNut Banned

    The defense was probably the most impressive thing. UC could not run the ball at all and although UC did what I thought they would in attacking D. Fox. Fox played overall a good game.

    After watching this game I do think that Youboty and Underwood are ready from what I saw. Our secondary, is going to be better than I thought.
     
  15. TallIndian

    TallIndian Rookie

    this D is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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