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Game Thread Ohio State @ Northwestern - 10/18/19, 8:30PM (BTN)

Discussion in '2019 Football Season Capsule' started by Dryden, May 30, 2019.

  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Post-Game News & Notes

    1. Prior to the season, many so-called experts predicted that Northwestern would be the proverbial "trap" game for Ohio State, as the Buckeyes would be sluggish coming off a bye week, playing an unusual Friday night game on the road, and potentially looking ahead to the huge match-up with Wisconsin the following week. Maybe it was a trap game. Maybe the team was off their normal routine. Maybe the Buckeyes were looking ahead. Maybe it just didn't matter because Northwestern is just so bad....

    2. And the Buckeyes are just so good. Yes, I suppose it's still fair to say that Ohio State has played "nobody" yet this season, and that the first true test will come next week against Wisconsin. But even "nobody" can score a few points now and then, or occasionally turn a mismatch into a close game, and yet none of the nobodies on Ohio State's schedule has accomplished anything close to that. On the season, Ohio State has outscored its opponents by a combined score of 348 to 56, which is an average per game of 50 to 8. Ohio State has scored at least 34 points in every game (and 42+ six times), and has held its last six opponents to 10 points or less. The Buckeyes' smallest margin of victory has been 24 points, and that was against a top-25 team with a stout defense. In terms of total yards, Ohio State has out-gained its opponents 3,687 to 1,603, which is an average per game of 527 to 229. And much of this production has come with the starters on the bench for much of the second halves.

    3. In a 52-3 rout, it's a pretty safe assumption that everyone on the winning team played well, so I won't spend much time on individual performances. Master Teague and Marcus Crowley each had career-long runs (73 yards and 53 yards, respectively); J.K. Dobbins had the second-longest run of his Buckeye career (68 yards). Austin Mack had the longest touchdown reception of his Buckeye career (23 yards). Justin Fields had four more total touchdowns (all passing), giving him a total of 30 for the season. Chase Young had the Buckeyes' only sack; he now has 9.5 sacks this year. Sevyn Banks and Amir Riep each had an interception. Blake Haubeil had a career-long 55-yard field goal (tied for second-longest in Ohio State history).

    4. A special shout out to the Buckeye defense, which held Northwestern to 3 points and 199 total yards. Although the Wildcats had some minor success on the ground (46 carries, 166 yards, 3.6 average; not counting botched punt as a rushing attempt), they had absolutely no success through the air. Northwestern's quarterbacks were a combined 6 for 21 (28.6%) for 42 yards, no touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Northwestern was 5 for 21 (23.8%) on 3rd and 4th down conversions, with three of those conversions coming by way of Ohio State penalties. Northwestern's longest play from scrimmage was just 16 yards. That was total domination.

    5. Bring on Wisconsin!
  2. youra6

    youra6 It's not over 9000

    I love the post game question the guy asked Fields, "so how is this team different from last year?"

    "Bro I played for Georgia last year..."
    BayBuck, Buckeye86, Jagdaddy and 10 others like this.
  3. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    What can I say, l'm a genius.
  4. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Nothing more to say:
  5. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    I got confidence that our coaches will put in a plan to take away what they do best.
  6. matt_thatsme

    matt_thatsme Ain’t nobody got time for that

    Oh yeah, and how could I forget? HAUBEIL!!! That kick was good from 65!!
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  7. GoingFor3

    GoingFor3 Junior

    Do we have a Charlie W schematic advantage?
  8. GoingFor3

    GoingFor3 Junior

    Tellem about their wardrobe and fashion choices too. We don’t want BIG refs looking like ACC refs.
    Fungo Squiggly likes this.
  9. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

  10. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting. Staff Member

    It's Saturday and for the 2nd week in a row there's no Buckeye football. WTH is that all about? Yes we played last night but its' not the same , and what have you done for me lately?
    What do we do today ? .... drink.....
    LovelandBuckeye likes this.
  11. MGMT

    MGMT Senior


    By the way, I hope the ratings for this game were absolute horseshit so they never allow this garbage to be pulled again.
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  12. GoingFor3

    GoingFor3 Junior

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  13. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting. Staff Member

    I did love the way lots of young players got in the game and had really big plays and chances to celebrate.
    But hey! I think we "mowed their grass".
    We had big plays by Riep, Banks, Jones, Haubiel, and I probably forget a few.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2019
  14. LovelandBuckeye

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

    How do you know that Ryan Day won't call his number to get some much needed PT?
  15. LovelandBuckeye

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

    Uh, December 22 is the Game of the Century. Cincinnati vs Miami. I am hoping for a tie. Who Dey!?

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