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Indiana at tOSU, November 21st, Noon on Fox

Discussion in '2020 Football Season Capsule' started by BB73, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  2. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

  3. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

  4. heisman

    heisman World Renowned scUM Hater

    Ye of little faith. The interior line let those blitzers run free on purpose! Hahahaha!!!
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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    TIP THE CAP. Nobody in the world is more critical of the Buckeyes than an average Ohio State fan during the third quarter of a game that "should have been" a blowout.

    So maybe it's worth reminding folks – the entire defense wasn't ass.

    And yet, it didn't matter because Michael Penix responded by doing this:

    When things go south, folks immediately start calling for folks to be fired and begging for the second string, and hell, I'm not even saying that's the wrong move.

    But sometimes your team just gets matched up against an absolute baller playing the game of his life. And as trash as he makes your team look, sometimes you just gotta tip the cap.

    Now, if Joe Milton or Cade McNamara carve up this secondary, then y'all might have to talk me off a bridge.
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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    At the time I wondered (and I still do) why Day didn't just call a time out and request a review. Worst case scenario, he gets a sorry ass excuse by the referees which he can bring up in his discussions about poor officiating with the B1G, etc.
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    • Two guys on Ohio State's roster who deserve praise after not playing up to par in Week 3: Josh Myers and Harry Miller. They bounced back in a big way, minimizing breakdowns up front and communicating better than before. Considering their unexpected struggles early in the season, this was a good sign for the Buckeyes.
    • Rewatching the game, I was more impressed by the Buckeyes' pass rush than I was as the game played out live in front of me. Penix has an uncanny ability to shuffle away from pressure, stand in the pocket and deliver passes while rushed or getting hit. He deserves props for his performance.
    • I know there's been a lot of talk about the poor second halves for the Buckeyes. But there aren't a ton of similarities between them. My take: It comes down to execution over everything else. For some reason, Ohio State hasn't executed at key times in the second half.
    • To back that point up, here are how the drives following Ohio State's third quarter-opening touchdown.
      • Defense: The Buckeyes got burned for a 63-yard Fryfogle touchdown out of the bunch that was defended about as poorly as possible by the secondary.
      • Offense: Miscommunication between Myers and Wyatt Davis allowed a defender to come through untouched, forcing Fields to immediately scramble and pick up just 1 yard on 3rd-and-6.
      • Defense: The 33-yard touchdown pass shown above where Fryfogle got past Hooker.
      • Offense: Teague got rolled over in pass protection on 2nd down, leading to a sack that forced a 3rd-and-long. Ohio State subsequently settled for a field goal that Jake Seibert missed.
      • Defense: Shaun Wade's pick six. The first positive for Ohio State yet.
      • Defense: Allows a touchdown pass to Ellis on 4th-and-10.
      • Offense: Wilson had two opportunities to make catches that might have moved the chains but couldn't come up with the ball either time.
      • Defense: Fryfogle beat Wade for a 56-yard touchdown down the sideline.
      • Offense: Fields missed Farrell on 4th and 1.
    • To Ohio State's credit, the execution was there on the final three drives when Werner's sack forced a punt, Trey Sermon picked up 6 yards on 3rd-and-4 and the Buckeyes didn't allow Indiana to score when it got the ball in the final minute. It pulled everything together just in time. But still, execution in the second half must improve.
    • Josh Proctor and Browning showed why they're viewed as fearsome hitters. When they play downhill, they're at their best.
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  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    So after all is said and done, with the Fiesta fucking still fresh in mind, we saw a B1G officiating crew;
    -miss and not review a clear targeting call and a fumble
    -miss, review and miss again an obvious tuck rule fumble

    Three turnovers in total, 2 non-fumbles and a TO on downs, all go against OSU and they are still so much better than the second best team in the B1G that only their own lack of focus made it remotely close.

    This conference has a second tier mindset. You see it in all the COY's for "the coach who did ok with less talent", the programs who essentially only compete in football because they have to (what, 8-9 schools didn't even care if they played this fall?) and in the use of middle school caliber officials fucking over the good team to try and make it fair for others nonsense.

    They should tie revenue share portions to a rolling 3-5 year win % and they should use some of the money they save on the bottom feeders to employ full time, well trained officials. Even if you can only afford 1 good crew they should then have to call al of the conference bell cow's games. This mickey mouse bullshit could cost the conference's only playoff worthy team a shot at it some day and Warren is either ignorant or apathetic to it.
  11. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    I was amazed when it wasn't called. The intent was clear.

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