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Game Thread Ohio State @ Maryland - 11/17/18, 12:00PM (ABC)

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

  1. LostLassie

    LostLassie Am I Allowed To Say That? '17 BPCFFB II Champ

    Right now, the forecast is showing 50F & cloudy. Always subject to change, of course.
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  2. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    The not looking back at the ball thing is/was a technique taught by Coombs and many others.

    Marshon Lattimore and Denzel Ward just do it better than Damon Arnette and Kendal Sheffield.
  3. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ


    If you prepare for rain, it never rains

  4. BuckBuckTN

    BuckBuckTN Junior

    This is my point. We're tOSU. It's unacceptable to recruit great talent and have it stagnate from poor coaching. This is not normal for our school which historically turns out WELL PREPARED NFL caliber players..... and we still do, but this year's performance, particularly on defense, shows kids with the physical tools but a lack of training, discipline, and fire to improve deficits.

    This is coaching. This is top down. This needs to be addressed. If Meyer...... God Forbid...... cannot deliver this week, it MUST be a wake up call. It is NOT NORMAL for tOSU to be the team that is preparingfor The Game this week.
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  5. Mike80

    Mike80 The mutants are trying to clear Sandusky

    Ohio State prepares for scUM EVERY week of the year. What are you talking about?
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  6. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    After that game I would say this about the Buckeyes defense.

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  7. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Post-Game Notes

    This is my first time on BP or Twitter since before the game. I imagine that things were pretty ugly.

    1. Before the season, many Buckeye experts were touting this team as the most talented during the Urban Meyer Era. That claim was preposterous then, and the actual games have proven it out. The only real position of strength heading into the season was defensive line, and injuries and under-performance have limited their impact on the games. In reality, this team is analogous to the 2004 team that won a national championship a couple of years prior and then lost a ton of talent to the NFL. The 2018 team has had better luck and better quarterback play (at least until Troy Smith's breakout performance in The Game), and the Buckeyes have had a longer post-championship run of excellence this time around. But right now, there is a real lack of talent that cannot be re-loaded but must be rebuilt. Jim Tressel was able to rebuild quickly after 2004. Let's hope that Urban Meyer can do the same in 2019.

    2. J.K. Dobbins had 37 carries for 203 yards and a touchdown. It was Dobbins first 200-yard game, and the 24th 200-yard game in Ohio State history.

    3. Parris Campbell had four receptions, bringing his season total to 66, which is the 5th-best single season total in Ohio State history. The Buckeye record is held by David Boston, who had 85 receptions in 1998.

    4. The offense gained 688 total yards, the 6th-best single game in Ohio State history.

    5. The defense surrendered four plays of 50+ yards, including touchdown runs of 75 and 81 yards. The 2018 defense has now given up three TD runs of 80+ yards, and three of the ten longest runs by an opponent in Ohio State history (80 yards to Oregon State's Artavis Pierce; 81 yards to Maryland's Anthony McFarland; and 93 yards to TCU's Darius Anderson).

    6. Maryland running back Anthony McFarland had 298 yards rushing on just 21 carries, for an average of 14.2 yards per carry.

    7. Yes, Maryland had more than its fair share of lucky bounces, but there's still no excuse for surrendering 51 points and 535 yards to a team with an interim head coach, starting a back-up quarterback, and struggling to become bowl eligible. If sports is entertainment, then you were certainly treated to an exciting game yesterday. But games against Maryland aren't supposed to be exciting; they are supposed to be over at halftime.

    8. If I can find one positive, it is this: Unlike a few weeks ago against an equally inept Purdue squad, the Buckeyes didn't quit against Maryland. After going down 17-3 in the first quarter, the team could have packed it in and gotten boat raced. They showed toughness and resiliency and held on at the end ... but it really shouldn't have been all that difficult.

    9. Is it coaching or talent? Scheme or execution? Theory or practice? It's all of the above, and at this point it doesn't really matter any more. Nothing will miraculously get fixed before the end of the season.

    10. It's now officially Game week. Fuck Michigan!
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018
  8. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Yeah, the secondary is just not as talented as it's been in years past. Same with the OL. That's two whole units that aren't championship level, along with the LBs who may or may not have the talent level, but have been coached into invisibility.

    Exactly. These are problems that will only be fixed with an off-season of some new coaches and new players developing into starters to see if those units can get back to the levels of past years.
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Re: Sorry, no one on defense can be an MVP when you give up half-a-hundred to Maryland...:roll1:
  11. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    After watching the 60 minute version on the Big Ten Network, this probably would've been one of the most entertaining games I've ever watched if I wasn't a Buckeye fan.
  12. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Yeah I just finished the 40 min Youtube version. I didn't realize live how well the offense played outside of a stupid pentaly/turnover here or there. What really stood out to me was how every single bounce went their way. If they hadn't thrown that last pass incomplete I'd probably be losing my mind about the offensive lineman blocking right next to the WR 6 yards down field.

    We scored in OT and the OSU section (which was like half the field...fuck yeah Buckeye fans) got really loud and the defensive players responded and you thought finally they're going to do something. And one play later everybody in the stands was like what the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.
  13. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Fantasy Baseball Champ

    400 yard passer
    200 yard rusher
    2 100 yard receivers

    Have we ever had that before?
  14. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    Yeah other then the first turnover for them everytime they fumbled they gained out of it. Boren missing and gaining yardardage.. the td and well that pass for a td that bounced straight back into their arms. The Dobbins fumble that looked like a his knee was down but didn't have an angle of him securly holding the ball as the knee went down etc
  15. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    The pick six on a deflected pass too

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