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Game Thread Minnesota @ Ohio State - 10/13/18, 12:00PM (FS1)

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

  1. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri 40 Days in the Hole

    The crowd sounded good on TV. I could hear them on big plays.
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  2. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    That's good. I know there was one timeout Minnesota had to call, but otherwise they seemed unphased by the crowd. Definitely did my part as my voice needed today to fully recover. :biggrin2:
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  3. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri 40 Days in the Hole

    If you don’t like reading people’s opinions on the game or issues going on around the program, I would suggest not visiting sites like BP on the interwebs.

    You don’t have to read or agree with folks opinions, but there are some very knowledgeable posters on this site. Some have actually played and/or coached and some folks are just football nerds.

    The point of the site and the game threads are to discuss, debate and opine on what’s going on. No one claims to know more than Meyer or the other coaches. Those who may have tried are usually sent on their way.
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  4. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    I watched some of the game today and the LBs are not coming downhill fast enough. They are waiting, catching, and not filling their gaps or run fits for shit because they are not coming soon or hard enough. That shit is an easy fix. Coaching. It's bullshit. I taught my 3 grade LBs to come downhill sooner.

    Read your damn key and get your ass in your gap A fucking SAP damnit. There is no excuse for some of the plays I watched. It is simple shit that needs fixed now and it has nothing to do with personnel. I could get a cheerleader to come downhill faster than our LBs on some plays.
  5. BB73

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

    My reading comprehension tends to focus on the noteworthy.
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  6. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

  7. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri 40 Days in the Hole

    An tOSU game weekend is close to $1000 for me with $100 plus for tickets, $200 for hotel, there are travel expenses, food, souvenirs, you name it....
  8. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    15 A here and yes you said it perfectly... TV timeout you say? NAH I'M GOOD.

    3rd down and 5? I have to go to the bathroom and I better go slowly down the stairs and be a giant douche canoe about it.

    I wish they would figure out something to do with the crowd because other than a few moments it was quite. When its loud it's maybe the best in the country but that's not often enough.
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  9. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Agreed. Which is why I want 4 WRs on the field and for us to stretch every inch of the field.

    We are a throw first offense so lets stop fucking around with the TEs because other than the safety play I think its our worst position group.

    4 WRs and throw the ball primarily and when they cheat that's when you gut a undermanned defensive box with the run. As Urban himself said "at some point you have to admit who you are" and IMO nows the time.

    Stop trying to force the run because honestly it's killing drives. Get the TEs off the field because right now they do absolutely NOTHING for us. They dont block or we would be rushing for 200 a game and once again they aren't a running threat so what's the benefit?

    Want to play to our strengths? Then take the TE out and put a WR on the field.

    I'm ok with the defensive effort right now as long as it's not giving up points. We might suck at giving up yards but we arent bad when it matters most.

    Offensively though? Stop trying to force things.

    Bye week can't come soon enough.
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  10. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    its amazing how many concerns we all share yet we are ranked #2 in the Coaches poll. We are giving up lots of yards but not many points. So far we have given up:
    31, 3, 28, 6, 26, 26, 14.

    That averages out to 19 pts. a game and 4.75 pts. per quarter. Think of that. Giving up less than 5 pts. a quarter. And this is with us not living up to our potential.

    I think that our biggest adjustment on D needs to be with the LB'S. They seem to be playing too close to the line and once the RB breaks thru the line there is no one there to make the tackle. they are also making wrong reads or over pursuing. Injuries on D have been a problem as well.We need to get our guys healthy. The bye week should help.

    Offensive problems are short yardage and red zone. We have to change things up because we are too predictable or simply not being physical enough. Maybe its scheme. Maybe its personnel. Maybe both. Passing game is amazing!

    Also, maybe we have a new FG kicker. He looked really good this past Saturday.

    GO BUCKS!! Beat Purdue!
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Last edited: Oct 14, 2018
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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Everybody has a list of thngs we learned from the Minnesota game.....

    Ten Things We Learned from Ohio State’s 30-14 Win Over Minnesota


    Ohio State came into Saturday’s game against Minnesota favored by 29.5 points, which means they would have needed to shut out the Gophers just to cover.

    As we know, that didn’t happen.

    Fourteen points given up is pretty good, but it’s a little bit like putting deodorant on gangrene to cover up the smell.

    Only scoring three touchdowns with over 500 yards of total offense is not very efficient, and neither is scoring zero touchdowns on three trips into the red zone.

    But we can get into that more below.

    What have we learned this week?

    1. Things are not trending well.

    Let’s go ahead and couch this statement by reminding you that this is just October and October frequently has its share of stinkers. September is for pretenders, November is for contenders, and October is just a means to an end. That being said, the Buckeyes are not getting better, and if you’re not getting better, then by football definition you are getting worse.

    2. This is probably K.J. Hill’s last season as a Buckeye.

    K.J. Hill told me either at the Cotton Bowl last year or the preseason this winter that he was treating this season as his last. As a fourth-year junior, he has another year of eligibility available to him, but as we know, fifth years are fairly rare at the Ohio State skill positions. Plus, it will be difficult for him to stick around with Parris Campbell, Terry McLaurin, and Johnnie Dixon all leaving. Right now, Hill and Campbell are both on pace for 1,000-yard seasons, which would give the Buckeyes a 1,000-yard receiver for the first time since 2002. If they both get there, it would be the first time in school history that Ohio State had two 1,000-yard pass catchers. With his nine catches for 187 yards and two scores on Saturday, Hill showed that he can do more than move the chains over the middle.

    3. The defense looks outnumbered badly at times.

    I tweeted this during the game, but so often Ohio State’s defense looks like it’s playing at least a man-and-a-half down. Like it’s 11 guys on offense against 9.5 on defense. There are entire segments of the field completely empty, which makes it look like the guy who was supposed to be there was still on the sideline. This may simply be a matter of unfortunate play calling, but then the question becomes why offenses continue to have success when they do. Other defenses — like Michigan — look like they have 13 defenders out there. That’s rarely been the case for OSU this season.

    4. It’s not just Bill Davis’ fault.

    Linebackers coach Bill Davis has been a popular punching bag among the fans and media, but you cannot have gigantic voids in the defense as mentioned above and blame it on a position coach. That’s a defensive system or call that is rendering linebackers moot, not coaching or playing. That’s not meant to dismiss the times when the players and coach deserve criticism, but it’s not just the linebackers or their coach’s fault that the defense isn’t right.

    5. Sustained drives are worse than big hits.

    When a guy goes 93 yards, you can chalk it up to one guy not doing his part. When a team goes 75 yards on 11 plays and then another 75 yards on nine plays, that’s not because of one guy — it’s because of 11. That’s what Minnesota did on their two touchdown drives. Fortunately for the Buckeyes, those were the only two touchdown drives of the game. There used to be a gigantic percentage of OSU’s yards allowed coming via big plays. Against Minnesota, they did a lot more consistent moving of the ball than other teams have done. That’s not a great sign.

    Entire article:



    Dwayne Haskins might look like C3PO in the run game but the man is silky smooth in the passing game.

    For a second-straight week, Haskins threw for over 400 yards and tied the school record for completions in a single game with 33 as Ohio State used three touchdown passes from its signal-caller, a mammoth afternoon from wide receiver K.J. Hill and a second-half surge from a frustrating defense in a 30-14 victory over Minnesota in the Shoe.

    With Haskins at the controls, the Buckeyes racked up 504 total yards despite another anemic effort from the running game.

    The win improved Ohio State to 7-0 on the season while four other teams in the Top-8 fell victim to upsets. So yeah, yesterday was kinda janky at times but having anxiety after a win is far better than being enraged after a loss.

    Next up for the Buckeyes is a prime time date with Purdue in West Lafayette but before we shift our focus to the resurgent Boilers and their lethal freshman receiver Rondale Moore, here are Five Things from yesterday's win over P.J. Fleck's Gophers.

    As hot as the passing has been, the running game has been hot.. doodoo.

    The trend continued yesterday as the Buckeyes were held below 100 yards rushing for the first time this season and just the third time since Urban Meyer arrived in Columbus.

    Yesterday's stinker saw the trio of Mike Weber, J.K. Dobbins and Haskins average a season-low 2.9 yards per carry and for the first time this year, the Buckeyes failed to record a rushing touchdown.

    Entire article:

    Football: Three takeaways from No. 3 Ohio State’s 30-14 win over Minnesota


    No. 3 Ohio State started the second half of its season with a 30-14 win over Minnesota on Saturday. Even with another dominant performance by redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the passing game, the same storylines remain for Ohio State moving forward: the balance of the offense, the inconsistency of the running game and the woes of the secondary.

    Here are three other takeaways Ohio State can take into next week when the Buckeyes face Purdue on Saturday.

    Entire article:

    Here is what I learned; and I'm 100% sure of it: I like being 7-0 much more than I would have liked being 6-1.
  13. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    2.9 ypc against the, what, 111th defense?, ain't good. They looked like shit, no two ways about it.

    BUT, they did win. Time to shake it off and have a better performance in West Lafayette.
  14. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    Their offense is ranked 111th. Their defense was pretty decent coming into the game. Still a major concern though.
  15. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Folks just love watching a team that has already played TCU
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