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Game Thread Indiana @ Ohio State - 10/06/18, 4:00PM (FOX)

Discussion in '2018 Football Season Capsule' started by Dryden, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    Indiana is getting close to a "throw the tape out" game for me. They've put up points and yards damn near every year Urban has been here. Doesn't matter how good OSU is nor does it matter how good Indiana is. I wasn't going to judge the team too harshly knowing we came off of an emotional victory last week.
  2. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

    Expected a let down game and Indiana always plays the Bucks tough. Plenty to improve on & Minnesota coming to town couldn't come at a better time. Just win baby.
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  3. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

    The 2014 team did something far worse. They lost to this team:

    I’m telling you, this team has the ability to take Bama to the woodshed. I don’t care what kind of SEC-colored glasses people are wearing. I stood by my similar statements in 2014 and I’m not budging on them this year, either. Winning is about more than clubbing baby seals over the head.
  4. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    If I understand your overall point, I think I agree with it. But you might be overstating your case a bit. It has been a long time since anyone took Alabama to the woodshed, and I don't see it happening this year.
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  5. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I sincerely hope that you're right. And I sincerely hope that I'm wrong
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  6. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

    See, here’s the thing, if I’m correct then it will look amazing at the end of the season. If I’m wrong? Well, we’ll all be too disappointed to notice. Worked well in ‘14, that’s all I know.

    Believe it! lol
  7. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

    Me too! :cheers:
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  8. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    That's true, but their potential problem could come from not being tested very often and a couple of months of ESPN hype about them perhaps being the "greatest team evuh". I hope they get tons of smoke blown up their backsides for the rest of the year and have a season finish similar to Miami's 2002 team and USC's 2005 squad.

    Everyone, don't be annoyed by all of the Bama butt-kissing from the media - it can be part of the perfect formula for taking them down in January. Since smoke is comprised of gases and small airborne particles, tons of smoke is quite a bit.
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    It wasn't a flawless game, but No. 3 Ohio State had no problems dispatching Homecoming foe Indiana, 49-26, Saturday.

    Quarterback Dwayne Haskins was sensational, finishing with 455 yards passing and six touchdowns for the Buckeyes.

    These 16 GIFs tell the story of the game.

    To view the GIFs, hover on desktop or touch on your mobile device. If you're having trouble viewing the GIFs, click the link under each image to view them in a new window.

    We start in the first quarter with a pretty, one-handed catch from Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins. His jump cuts get a lot of pub, but his hands as a receiver are turning more and more heads.


    Here's another look at Dobbins' grab. The running back would finish the drive with a one-yard plunge to put Ohio State up 7-3.


    Two minutes into the second quarter, Haskins dropped this pretty pass in for Johnnie Dixon. The 39-yard strike gave Ohio State a 14-3 lead on the Hoosiers.


    Indiana had fight in them, however. Less than 90 seconds later, quarterback Peyton Ramsey roasted Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette, finding tight end Peyton Hendershot from 32 yards out to cut the Buckeyes' lead to 14-10.


    Entire article:
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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The Grumpy Old Buckeye: OSU vs. Indiana


    It’s me, the Grumpy Old Buckeye, writing with the voice of negativity (kind of), even when things are generally pretty great. In this space, I point out the things from each game that make me want to walk out onto my lawn in my bathrobe and yell at people about it. This week we’re talking Ohio State vs. Indiana in a homecoming extravaganza.

    Slow Start
    Ohio State got off to a slow start the week after the entire world talked about how the Buckeyes got waxed by Iowa last year the weekend after an emotional comeback win. The defense continued to disappoint, giving up plays of 15 and 45 yards on the first series, allowing Indiana to march right down the field and take an early lead. It could have been seven instead of three points on the first drive if not for a couple of penalties on the Hoosiers. The Buckeyes still have no answer for the slant pass on a run-pass option and still can’t take a proper angle to the ball carrier. How is this still an issue in the sixth week? After talking about how last year couldn’t happen again, it seemed for a long time that it could, conceivably, happen again.

    Worst Play Call of the Year?
    It was third and nine from the Indiana 40 on Ohio State’s first drive and the Buckeyes called a straight run play up the middle. Not only did it have zero chance of picking up the first down, but Mike Weber also coughed up a fumble to give Indiana good field position. A good way to let bad teams hang around is to do stupid things on game day. Did Penn State’s coaching staff hack into the headsets and call that play? It’s not like the Hoosiers had been getting pressure on Dwayne Haskins to that point. A rare poor throw to a wide open K.J. Hill on first down for what would have been a touchdown made the situation that much worse.

    Tackling is Hard but Not That Hard
    Ohio State continued to help Indiana on the second Hoosier drive. Pete Werner missed a tackle on first down to set up short yardage with two plays to get the first down. On third down, Jonathan Cooper had Stevie Scott behind the chains and missed the tackle to keep Indiana’s drive alive. Missing tackles is another good way to allow an underdog to hang around.

    Malik Harrison and Damon Arnette were both burned deep in the first half, but luckily the ball was overthrown. Then Arnette did it again and gave up a touchdown. Jeffrey Okudah did them one better by getting beat for Indiana’s second touchdown, trying to commit pass interference to prevent the touchdown, and then…failing to prevent the touchdown even while interfering. The secondary is a dumpster fire right now by Ohio State standards. It got better in the second half but only in the not-allowing-30-plus-yarders-every-few-plays kind of way.

    Dwayne is Not J.T.
    I like J.T. Barrett. Urban Meyer loves J.T. Barrett. Dwayne Haskins is not J.T. Barrett, but there was a determined effort to make him more Barrett-esque in this game, especially during early drives. The quarterback runs on zone read didn’t work and they stalled some drives, wrecking the team’s momentum and, as a result, helping Indiana hang around. Let’s let Dwayne be Dwayne, okay? He seems pretty good at being Dwayne.

    The WWE Broke Out
    One play before Haskins threw his first interception, the Buckeyes ran one of those idiotic zone read plays. Haskins was stopped for no gain and the whistle blew for forward progress being stopped. Indiana’s defense then pushed Haskins backward a good three yards and body slammed him to the turf. The quarterback’s head snapped back and hit the turf hard on the play. I’m not saying it caused an errant throw on the next play (defensive pressure did that), but it should have been a penalty and a first down for Ohio State. Play is supposed to stop when the whistle blows, which is why forward progress is a thing, but to push a player back several yards and then throw him down after the whistle is unnecessary and easily preventable, and there are rules in the game to protect players from exactly that kind of extra damage.

    Entire article:
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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  12. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Last second GIFcap:








  13. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    600 yards. 49 points. Win by 23. And the entire experience was about as comfortable as a root canal.

    Fuck me. We’re a Big XII team now.
  14. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    I love it.

  15. Gothmog8

    Gothmog8 OSU Alumni Balrog #8

    Not been able to follow the board or watch games after the first 2 weeks. Dealing with relationship stuff...

    Just keep winning Buckeyes!
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