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Game Thread Ohio State @ Rutgers - 11/16/19, 3:30PM (BTN)

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

  1. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Yeah, the way I look at it is it was the symmetrical close out of the 10 game "regular season"

    Started with a mid major FAU team, jumped on them early but clearly took their foot off the gas. Pounded the dog shit out of 8 teams in the middle then repeated the FAU treatment for another hopelessly outmanned mid major.

    They didn't have one let down or bad game against 8 straight opponents all better than Rutgers or FAU.

    Only human to be looking ahead a little the the "playoff" portion of the schedule.
  2. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    Ohio State's "Weak" Schedule update

    FAU: 7-3
    Cincinnati: 9-1
    Indiana: 7-3
    Miami(OH): 6-4
    Nebraska: 4-6
    Northwestern: 2-7
    Michigan State: 4-6
    Wisconsin: 8-2
    Maryland: 3-7
    Rutgers: 2-8
    Ped: 9-1
    dUMb: 8-2
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2019
  3. MililaniBuckeye

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

    OOC teams are a combined 22-8, and all three lead their divisions and have the best conference records (Cincinnati and Miami outright, FAU tied).
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  4. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

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  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    The OOC teams are good mid major programs this year but 5 of the 7 B1G opponents are total dog shit.

    IU and Wisky are top 15-25 kind of teams.

    Pedsters and tsun are more than likely top 10-15 range kind of teams.

    The schedule isn't ACC easy but it isn't overly tough either.
  6. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    And three of Miami’s losses are Ohio St, Iowa, and Cincinnati.
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  7. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    It sure as hell isn't any SEC level of easy.
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  8. MililaniBuckeye

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

    That's why I did it for you...

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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    NO SHAME. We had an accidental turncoat on Saturday as a Rutgers cheerleader momentarily cheered for the Buckeyes after an Ohio State touchdown before immediately realizing his mistake.

    As a Rutgers cheerleader who's presumably watched many Rutgers games, he should probably know better than to assume by default that Rutgers was the team scoring, but we'll give it a pass anyway. Nobody's perfect.

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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The Grumpy Old Buckeye: Ohio State at Rutgers


    Ohio State had no trouble handling Rutgers on Saturday but it’s fair to say it was a game that didn’t make anyone who isn’t convinced about the Buckeyes suddenly change their mind. The Buckeyes’ starters were mostly fine, although there wasn’t much in the way of explosive plays in the running game and the defense got gashed for a touchdown by the worst team in the league.

    Most of the problems came after the starters came off the field. The backups are generally never as sharp as the starters, but we saw a couple of dropped snaps — one by each of the backup quarterbacks — and uncharacteristically stoney hands from young receivers Garrett Wilson and Jamieson Williams.

    Here’s the rest of what bugged me from a 56-21 OSU win at Rutgers.

    Langan’s Run
    Ohio State got totally fooled on a read option play on third-and-long on the third Rutgers series and got gashed by quarterback Johnny Langan. They got gashed by Rutgers. By Rutgers. Gashed. On a quarterback run. I’ll be mad about that play for a month. Adding to that aggravation was the Big Ten Network camera operator who got fooled by the run-pass option play. I’m also mad that it took three possessions by Rutgers to have something to be grumpy about. A lot of anger on just one play. That’s maximizing the irritation right there, which is efficient.

    Malik’s Drop
    Malik Harrison dropped a sure pick six in the first quarter on…let’s call it the fourth Rutgers possession. Honestly I lost count. It was all a blur. But the ball was right in his hands and there were not Rutgers players on the side of the field toward where he was running. It would have been the easiest touchdown for a linebacker ever, if only he’d held on. That led directly to…

    Wilson’s Muff
    The ensuing Rutgers punt popped off Wilson’s pads and landed in the arms of a Rutgers special teams player, setting the Scarlet Knights up deep in Ohio State territory. In other words, the Buckeyes did what Rutgers couldn’t — moved the ball for Rutgers. The freshman has been exceptional this season but this play was a reminder that he’s still a freshman. It was a terrible play and that led directly to…

    Rutgers Scored…Not a Typo
    The cascade effect of Harrison’s dropped interception led to Isaih Pacheco’s touchdown run, which was, in itself, a number of aggravating things in one. Tuf Borland missed a tackle. Jordan Fuller got outrun. Shaun Wade failed to make a play either by tackle or angling Pacheco toward the sideline. I’m offended that the Buckeye starters gave up a touchdown, let alone on a long run. The run went for 26 yards. That’s basically half the yards Jonathan Taylor had for an entire game against Ohio State. I’m not saying that Taylor is better than Pacheco or Wisconsin is better than Rutgers but…OK, yes, I am saying that. It was horrible. Of all the teams Ohio State has played in 2019, Rutgers (!) is the first team to score a touchdown on the OSU defense. Bench and/or fire everyone and then fire the bench.

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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ten Things We Learned from Ohio State’s 56-21 Win at Rutgers


    What can you possibly learn from the tenth game of the season, especially when that game was treated like a scrimmage where players were permitted to go out there and not go out there.

    Several starters were held out entirely, while the rest played for little more than the first half.

    It wasn’t quite the Ohio State Spring Game, but it was pretty close. In this instance, the Gray team beat the Scarlet (Knights) team 56-21.

    What did we learn? That we have to look pretty hard to find some lessons and new knowledge from this one.

    But not doing something because it might be difficult is only something I do most of the time.

    Let’s get started.

    1 Freshman linebacker Cade Stover is now freshman defensive end Cade Stover.
    Freshman linebacker Cade Stover played a bit in Saturday’s game, but the position he played was defensive end. Back in the spring or summer, I asked Greg Mattison how long Stover would stay at linebacker before moving over to defensive end and he declined to answer. Looks like the answer was about nine games. This actually helps out for 2020 because the Buckeyes have missed on some of the big defensive ends in the 2020 recruiting cycle. It wasn’t the cleanest of games for Stover, who had to be shown where to go a time or two, but the future is just fine.

    2. It’s impossible to fire on all cylinders with some cylinders missing.
    This was a piecemeal attack by the Buckeyes on Saturday. First-teamers mixed with second- and third-teamers is not how a team looks its best. This was a game about building depth and getting some players experience, and as Ryan Day said after the game, they’re not going to look for too much meaning in this game.

    3. Larry Johnson is a good dude.
    Props to defensive line coach Larry Johnson on giving the start at defensive end to New Jersey natives Tyler Friday and Javontae Jean-Baptiste. It says something for Johnson that he would do that for his guys. I suppose it also said something about both of players as well. So now if you’re keeping count, Ohio State — who returned both of their starting defensive ends from last season — has now started Chase Young, Jonathon Cooper, Tyreke Smith, Tyler Friday, Jashon Cornell, Zach Harrison, and Javontae Jean-Baptiste at defensive end this season. That’s pretty deep and shows why depth is so necessary.

    4. The Buckeyes are going to be ahead of the curve at cornerback next year.
    Okay, maybe “ahead of the curve” is a bit much, but for a team that will likely lose all three of their starting cornerbacks, the Buckeyes will be as ahead of the curve as humanly possible thanks to how much Sevyn Banks and Cam Brown have played this season. They still need to find a third corner to replace Shaun Wade should he leave, but don’t be surprised when Ohio State has at least the best cornerback duo in the conference next season.

    5. Ryan Day is an understanding dude.
    I know I wasn’t the only person who thought Garrett Wilson’s punt returning duties were over when he muffed the punt that led to Rutgers’ first touchdown. Rather than bench him, Wilson was right back out there and Ryan Day proved one of his key tenets — you learn from making mistakes. This was a game that allowed for mistakes. It’s best to make them now and learn from them than make them, get benched, and then get called upon again in a big situation where you still have that mistake looming over you. Ryan Day knows they need Garrett Wilson over these next five games.

    6. Drue Chrisman needs to get right…and soon.
    Drue Chrisman hasn’t been himself for about a month now and that’s been okay because of who Ohio State has been playing, but they need to him to return to form because his touch down inside the 10-yard line is a game changer. With this Ohio State defense, the longer the field for the opponent, the lower the chances of giving up points. We have seen Chrisman dominate a game — last year at Michigan State — so the ability is there, it just needs to come back…and soon.

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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Last edited: Nov 18, 2019
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    It was not always the prettiest game, but the end result is all that matters.

    Ohio State's 56-21 victory over Rutgers has secured the Buckeyes' 14th double-digit win season in the last 15 years. The victory was headlined by a couple of firsts, including Justin Fields' first career game of over 300 passing yards and Chris Olave's first career game of over 100 receiving yards.

    When Justin Fields throws for a career-high 305 yards, the receivers are going to put up some gaudy numbers. Binjimen Victor and Chris Olave were the main beneficiaries of Fields' big day, combining for 207 yards, nine catches, two touchdowns, and one fantastic snag.

    Victor earned 68 yards, two touchdowns, and a season-high five catches. Olave, on the other hand, recorded 139 yards and four catches. The sophomore's 139-yard performance was the most of any Buckeye this season and his yards per catch average was the third-best mark of any Ohio State receiver this year.

    On the season, Olave is up to 593 yards, 37 receptions, and nine touchdowns while his counterpart has 459 yards, 27 receptions, and six touchdowns.

    From the purely in-game perspective, Chase Young's absence against Maryland was unnoticeable. The Rushmen recorded a season-high seven sacks and made the Terrapin offensive line look more like a turnstile.

    Against Rutgers, and I can not believe I am saying this, the Buckeyes missed Young. Ohio State had just one sack and one hurry, both of which were season-lows for the talented defense. Davon Hamilton recorded the team's only sack.

    The Scarlet Knights scored 21 points on the local team, with two of their touchdowns coming off of turnovers. Rutgers is now tied for the most points scored against the Buckeyes this year.

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