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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. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Hell yes! And the fucking floating kid at his window!?!? Fuck that show
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Here's what you need to know from Monday's press conference:
    • Ohio State's champions against Indiana: Dwayne Haskins, Parris Campbell, Johnnie Dixon, K.J. Hill, Austin Mack, Terry McLaurin, Binjimen Victor, Rashod Berry and Luke Farrell on offense; Tuf Borland, Jonathon Cooper, Davon Hamilton, Dre'Mont Jones, Pete Werner and Jordan Fuller on defense.
    • Meyer said Ohio State had no special teams player of the week this week because the Buckeyes only punted twice, all their kickoffs were fair caught and the return game was a non-factor.
    • Branden Bowen is "close" to being able to return to the field. "There's a chance" he could play this season, Meyer said.
    • The coaches have had conversations about using Tate Martell in short-yardage running situations, but haven't committed to it one way or the other.
    • Meyer said Ohio State had a good recruiting weekend this past weekend, with many visitors on campus (despite the decommitment of running back Sampson James).
    • Meyer said he has been dealing with a cyst for "many years" that he has to monitor. He is feeling fine now, though, after dealing with the headache during the Indiana game.
    • Meyer is pleased with the way the Buckeyes have overcome some significant injuries – specifically Nick Bosa – and said they "have really good people."
    • Meyer on Ohio State's defense: "We try to build on positives and the positives are in the second half, we played outstanding."
    • "3rd-and-1's tough right now. That's another weakness."
    • On the possibility of moving Dwayne Haskins under center in short-yardage situations: "It doesn't really give you anything."
    • Meyer said Minnesota has a "top-20" defense. "Their defense is outstanding." Described defensive end Carter Coughlin as an "excellent pass-rusher" and "outstanding player."
    • Meyer said he has not considered having another procedure to relieve his headaches.
    • Could Brian Hartline end up being promoted to full-time wide receivers coach? Meyer: "He sure could."
    • Malik Harrison and Jonathon Cooper are doing "much better today" after leaving Saturday's game with injuries, but their status for this week's game has not yet been determined.
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  3. BB73

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

    Game is being re-broadcast at midnight Eastern time tonight and at 4 pm Eastern tomorrow on B1G Football in 60 on the BTN.
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    The Indiana Hoosiers, for the second consecutive year, hung around a bit longer than everyone thought.

    I guess history does repeat itself.

    13 months after going into halftime losing to Indiana, Ohio State was again down in the second quarter. The Buckeyes proceeded to turn it up and went on a 34-9 run to end the game, beating the Hoosiers 49-26.

    In this edition of Inside the Box, we'll discuss another big day from Haskins, the Buckeyes' awful rushing attack, more issues in the back four of the defense, and how Ohio State's well-rounded roster helped them remain undefeated.


    Midway through the season, Dwayne Haskins’ first year leading the offense is projected to be historic. Ohio State had unlimited success through the air against Indiana as Haskins tossed for 455 yards, a new career high and just three yards short of the Buckeyes' single-game high.

    Not only is the redshirt sophomore on pace to break Ohio State’s single-season passing record, but Haskins could also end up having one of the most prolific seasons in conference history. The signal-caller is currently sitting at 1,919 yards through six games, putting him at a projected 3,838 for a 12-game season. This mark would be within 200 yards of Curtis Painter’s 2006 standard (3,985 yards).

    If his yards were not enough, Haskins’ insane touchdown numbers will surely help etch his name into the record books. With 25 scores through the air in just six games (!), the Heisman candidate is on pace to smash Drew Brees’ current Big Ten standard of 39 touchdowns passes in a single season.

    Comparing Haskins’ first six games to J.T. Barrett’s output in his final year at Ohio State, where it felt that new records were being broken on a daily basis, one would be hard-pressed to find the better player.


    Some could argue that the play of backups can alter the final stats of the quarterbacks, but the difference between them is marginal at best. Haskins’ backups have directly influenced 46 plays from scrimmage (pass or rush attempt) where Barrett’s backups took control for 55 plays while having played in an additional game.

    J.T. Barrett is undeniably one of the greatest talents Ohio State has ever seen, but Dwayne Haskins is proving to be something special.

    Continuing, Ohio State revitalized their downfield passing against Indiana. The Buckeyes added two touchdowns of 20+ air yards against the Hoosiers, including this beautiful pass to Bin Victor.

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  5. MililaniBuckeye

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

  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The "Ohio State economy" stock market reports......



    For nearly the entire game on Saturday, Ohio State held a lead on Indiana, but somehow never managed to pull away. The pesky Hoosiers remained within a touchdown into the second half, even though the Buckeyes never seemed likely to give up their advantage.

    Behind a record-setting game from Dwayne Haskins, in which he tossed six touchdowns and passed for more than 400 yards, Ohio State pulled away late for a 49-26 win.

    Let’s start this week’s version of Stock Up/Down with Haskins, who has reached the midpoint in his spectacular first season as Ohio State’s quarterback.


    Dwayne Haskins has begun to make his imprint in the Ohio State football record book. The redshirt sophomore became just the second player in program history to throw at least 400 yards in a single game. He came just four yards from eclipsing Art Schlichter’s record of 458 passing yards in a game. Haskins tied the single-game program record with six passing touchdowns against Indiana. He’s on pace to set a multitude of records, from the most Big Ten offensive players of the year honors to the best completion percentage in Ohio State history.

    However, his Heisman Trophy odds fell this week, dropping from 15/4 (+375) to 9/2 (+450). Haskins hasn’t done anything to decrease his odds. He just happens to be competing for the same award as Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa.


    The Crimson Tide have only faced one ranked opponent, No. 22 Texas A&M, but Tagovailoa has put up video game-like numbers. He went 10 for 13 for 334 yards with four touchdowns on Saturday against Arkansas. Tagovailoa, who has completed 76-of-101 passes for 1,495 in six games, has 18 touchdowns and has not thrown an interception. Criticize the level of competition all you want, but he’s special.

    So, too, is Haskins, of course. Both Haskins and Tagovailoa have some people calling them possibly the best quarterbacks in the history at their respective schools. Though it’s early in both of their careers, it’s not particularly difficult to make that case from a talent perspective. Things will change and a dark horse candidate often emerges as the season progresses, but Haskins and Tagovailoa could be setting up for an exciting two-man Heisman race.

    Maybe there’s just something about Indiana that Parris Campbell enjoys playing against. Regardless, for the second year in a row, he tore up the Hoosier secondary. After catching six passes for 136 yards and a touchdown last season versus Indiana, he had career highs in catches (9) and receiving yards (142) to go along with a pair of touchdowns.

    He was even left uncovered at one point and raced for a 71-yard touchdown. That was his second-longest career reception, trailing only his 74-yard catch last year against Indiana.

    Campbell, who considered leaving for the NFL draft after last season but ultimately opted to return to Ohio State, leads the team in catches (35), yards (501) and touchdowns (7). So far, the decision looks to have benefited the fifth-year wideout.

    When Tuf Borland suffered an Achilles injury in the spring, his status for the beginning of the this season was in doubt. And while he didn’t start against Oregon State in the season opener, he played nine snaps before increasing his play time week by week.


    For his performance against Indiana, the Buckeyes named Borland defensive player of the game. He had three tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble in his most productive game of the season. A healthy Borland offers the run defense an added asset after teams have picked up a few long gains in the first half of the season.

    He might not be the top receiver on the team in terms of catches, but Binjimen Victor might lead Ohio State in highlights. He make an outstretched touchdown catch while tumbling out the back of the end zone against Indiana on Saturday. It came just a week after his touchdown against Penn State that gave life to the visiting sideline.

    Every play matter for Victor, a tall, lanky wideout who finally seems ready to take a larger role in the offense. He has nine catches for 169 yards and three touchdowns.


    The Buckeyes have more than enough wideouts to spread the ball around this season. But next year, the junior could be in for a large uptick in targets. Campbell, Johnnie Dixon and Terry McLaurin will have graduated, and K.J. Hill seems likely to head to the NFL after this season. Along with Austin Mack, Victor must continue to translate his impressive catches into consistent production, for not only is he involved in the offense this season, but he will have a vital role on next year's team.

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    Stock Market Report: Dumb wins still count!
    Everything is fine, maybe


    Remember how every season, Indiana plays Ohio State pretty close for a half or so before Ohio State’s talent and depth ultimately helps them pull away? Us too! However, no matter how much we know that Ohio State has done this pretty much every year since the 90s, there’s still a little bit of fear when Indiana is still hanging around at halftime every year.

    This year was no different. Indiana struck first, nearly took a ten point lead after forcing a Mike Weber fumble, and kept the game close for the entire first half, trailing just 28-20 after 30 minutes. Ohio State kicked off the second half with a massive 71-yard touchdown pass to Parris Campbell, and even with an Indiana touchdown cutting the lead to nine (2-pt conversion was no good), it never really felt in doubt in the second half.

    A Terry McLaurin touchdown and a beautiful grab in the back of the end zone from Binjimen Victor in the fourth quarter sealed it officially, and after a scare in the first half, Ohio State locked up bowl eligibility, grabbing their sixth win and remaining undefeated. It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win. Let’s buy and sell some Buckeye stock!

    Blue-chip stocks
    Dwayne Haskins, QB: He’s baaaaaaaaack! After a rough showing downfield last week against Penn State, Haskins bounced back in a big way against Indiana, completing 33 of 44 passes for 455 yards and six touchdowns. If that yardage number feels high, it’s because he came up just three yards short of the school single game passing yards record.

    While it wasn’t all great for Haskins, as he threw two interceptions, had a couple baffling third down decisions, and ran a bit too much (this is on the staff though); he proved once again that he’s right up there with Tua Tagovailoa in the Heisman race.

    Binjimen Victor, WR: All Binjimen Victor does is make big plays, and he proved that once again when he reeled in a massive 30-yard touchdown pass to seal the deal. He extended as far as he could, and pulled in the Haskins pass, making one of the most impressive catches I’ve seen all season long.

    I said it last week too, but I think it’s worth repeating. Bin Victor should be a starting receiver on this team. It’s tough, because I really don’t think any of Austin Mack, Parris Campbell, Dixon, Terry McLaurin or K.J. Hill deserve to lose their spot, but I do think that the rotation of those five needs to move to include Victor as well. Things seem to be heading that way, for good reason.

    Pete Werner, LB: Welcome to the blue-chip stocks list, linebackers room! It’s been a dreadful year for the linebackers, and the Indiana game wasn’t much better for Tuf Borland or Malik Harrison, but I was actually pretty impressed with Pete Werner. He had a sack, four tackles, and a surprisingly good day in coverage.

    He wasn’t great when matched up with receivers, because having a linebacker— any linebacker— cover receivers on the outside is stupid, but that’s more of a Greg Schiano issue. He did hold his own several times though, as he came up with three break-ups, including one on third down, and one that was nearly an interception. I still think Ohio State should play nickel full time, but Werner should be one of the two linebackers.

    Solid investments
    Parris Campbell, WR: He still didn’t do much down the field, but it was another big day for the leader of the receivers, Parris Campbell. He had nine receptions for 142 yards, and two scores. Only three of his receptions went for more than ten yards (13, 18, 71), but the latter two were both touchdowns. Campbell isn’t a super dynamic receiver, but he knows what he is. He’s really damn fast, and can turn routine catches into huge plays. That’s a valuable asset for this team.

    Isaiah Pryor, S: Another somewhat surprising appearance, but I was pretty impressed with Pryor in this one. With him out for the first half, Ohio State’s defense was gashed ten times, and had pretty much no answer for the big plays from an offense not known for big plays. While Pryor didn’t stop those completely, his presence in the defensive backfield contributed to just one chunk play, and only six points for the Hoosiers in the second half. He’s not anywhere near a finished product, but this was a good bounce back performance.

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  9. Buckeye doc

    Buckeye doc Junior

    WTF is a hoosier?
  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    A generally harmless, somewhat annoying but ultimately defeated creature that only reminds Buckeyes of its existence during its annual emergence from its subterranean southern Indiana dwelling.
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  11. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Reach down between my legs...

    Not much about what a great game Terry had. Two TD grabs and another solid grab where he shook a defender for extra yardage. And of course what a blocker.

    Rewatched the game today and I have to say it is amazing what you see on tv versus what you see at the stadium and vice versa.

    I love watching Weber run. He would be my 1a and short yardage back for sure. Love me some Dobbins, but IMHO Weber hits the hole faster and sees the field better.
  12. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Weber doesn't dance as much.. and IMO we could use less dancing in the backfield.

    Just hit the play design hard and get 5 yards. Dobbins needs to just GO and stop worrying about hitting the homeruns.
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  14. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Isn’t that always the problem with young RBs who are used to outrunning everyone? Alford needs to hammer that into Dobbins’, to go forward for 4yds instead of dancing for 1.
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  15. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Get this offense in 2nd and 5... Dwayne will do the rest
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