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Game Thread Ohio State vs Cincinnati - 09/07/19, 12:00PM (ABC)

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

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



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    Photo Gallery | Ohio State (42) vs. Cincinnati (0)| 09-09-19


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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    "Business news" the market reports:

    Stock Market Report: Chase Young, J.K. Dobbins shine in Ohio State’s shutout of Cincinnati

    The Buckeyes make a huge leap in week two


    With a game under their belt, Ohio State had a chance to watch the film from the opener against Florida Atlantic. Despite a 45-21 victory, there were clearly some things the Buckeyes would have to clean up moving forward. Cincinnati came to town with a very highly touted defense, ready to give OSU an early test in week two.

    It was clear that the team was able to learn from some of the mistakes from game one, as Ohio State had no problem dismantling the Bearcats 42-0 on Saturday afternoon. The Buckeyes looked like every bit of the No. 5 team in the country as Ryan Day bullied the in-state opponent into submission with an incredibly efficient offense and an even more impressive defense.

    While the team as a whole played great, there were clearly a few standout performers, including some familiar names from last week. Ohio State’s performance gave fans a lot to be excited about, but as with any college football team in the country at this point in the year, there are still some areas that could use improvement. Let’s check in on the stocks!

    Blue Chip Stocks

    Chase Young, DE: No surprises here, as the best player on Ohio State’s defense once again looked like the best player on Ohio State’s defense. Young was a nightmare for the Cincinnati offensive line, creating pressure on Bearcat QB Desmond Ridder all afternoon. As was the case a week ago, Young filled the stat sheet in a variety of ways, finishing with three total tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles for loss and a blocked field goal.

    The blocked kick came at a huge point in the game, with Cinci trailing just 7-0 early in the second quarter. Young was able to keep points off the board, and Ohio State would go on to score a TD on the ensuing possession. Young has really been an absolute monster through the first two games of the season, and is living up to every preseason expectation thus far. If he continues to show out like this, he will without a doubt be the first defensive player off the board in the next NFL Draft.

    Shaun Wade, CB: Another highly touted defensive player for the Buckeyes coming into the season, Wade did not hear his name called a ton in the opener. That was not the case today, as the Ohio State defensive back made a huge impact against Cincinnati. The redshirt sophomore recorded one tackle for loss, a sack-fumble and two pass breakups as he looked like a man on a mission.

    Wade might as well have been credited with an interception as well, as his pass breakup late in the third quarter directly resulted in a Tuf Borland pick on the goal line. A big hit by Wade earlier in the game nearly led to a Chase Young interception as well, but the DE could not hold on. Wade is a magnet to the football, and his blanket coverage as well as his ability to lay the boom with make him an essential asset for the Silver Bullets moving forward.

    J.K. Dobbins, RB: In last week’s stock market report, we sold Dobbins’ poor start, knowing you could not hold down the two-time 1,000-yard rusher for long. The junior running back bounced back in a big way against a touch Cinci front, rushing 17 times for 141 yards and two TDs, including a long 60-yarder in the middle of the second quarter.

    Dobbins only played the first half, but it was all he needed to put up some really excellent numbers. He looked back to his freshman form on Saturday, bouncing off tackles and finding that extra burst of speed when he needed it most. He was no doubt aided by some much improved run-blocking, but even still Dobbins was able to find the right holes and make some nice cuts to provide an offensive spark for the Buckeyes. If this team wants to make a playoff run, they will need sustained peak performance from their star running back.

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  4. LovelandBuckeye

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

    Obviously you don't SEC SEC SEC, bro.
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  5. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Post-Game Recap

    1. I have to admit it - I thought that Cincinnati would give Ohio State a game, and I even placed a small vBet on the Bearcats. Obviously, I was wrong. So who fooled me? Was it Cincinnati or Ohio State?

    2. Cincinnati is perpetually looking for revenge against their in-state non-rival and respect from the national media. The Bearcats were coming off an 11-2 season in 2018 and an opening game win over a Power5 opponent. They have a head coach who has the strongest possible ties to Ohio State, and probably a private revenge motive, who wanted nothing better than to stick it to his alma mater. But the Bearcats never really showed up. They didn't play like a team deserving of inclusion in a Power5 conference, but rather as a team destined to be an easy win every time they show up on Ohio State's schedule. Ohio's BCS team? More like the lost tribe of the MAC.

    3. After a mildly impressive win against an overmatched Florida Atlantic squad, Ohio State didn't really look ready to beat the brakes off of anybody. But everything gelled yesterday and the team largely avoided the mistakes, penalties, and uninspired play that keeps lesser opponents hanging around. I think that it's a bit too early to dub Ohio State a serious national championship contender, but the Buckeyes definitely made their little brother look like a toddler. We'll probably have to wait until October 5th, when Michigan State rolls into town, before we can get a proper gauge on this team.

    4. Ohio State beat Cincinnati 42-0, but the game was somewhat closer than that score would indicate. Cincinnati got the ball into the red zone three times, but managed to come away with no points thanks to a blocked field goal, an interception inside the 5-yard line, and a fumble inches from the goal line. Even if Cincinnati had cashed in on all three possessions, it's still a semi-blowout at 42 to 17, but Ohio State really did need a little bit of luck to maintain the shutout.

    5. Justin Fields looked much better yesterday, although he still made a few WTF plays. For example, with 8:06 left in the second quarter, Fields dropped back into a very clean pocket which gave literally ten seconds to survey the field. He basically just stood there and took a coverage sack when his best options were (a) run, (b) run, (c) run, and (d) throw the ball into the third row. Later in the quarter (3:35 remaining), Fields faced a similar situation. After waiting a few seconds in the pocket, Fields rolled right and appeared ready to run. However, he kept his eyes downfield (how often did you hear that phrase uttered yesterday?) and found Chris Olave down the sideline for a 39-yard gain. That, in my mind, was Fields's best play of the year....

    6. And then three plays later, Fields threw a dart to Garrett Wilson for a 9-yard touchdown. Fields probably relied more on natural talent than footwork and technique, but under fairly severe pressure he delivered the ball when and where needed and got the desired result. Definitely a step in the right direction. As Wilson, it was the first reception and touchdown of his Buckeye career.

    7. After a mediocre performance in week one, following a mediocre season in 2018, J.K. Dobbins finally reverted to his 2017 form. Dobbins had 17 carries for 141 yards (8.3 average) and a pair of touchdowns including a 60-yard jaunt in the second quarter that put Ohio State up 21-0 and essentially sealed Cincinnati's fate. Justin Fields will always be the focal point of the Buckeye offense, but Ohio State will need a solid running attack to keep their championship hopes alive. And right now, Dobbins is that running attack, although Master Teague did show some skills in limited action. Teague finished with 11 carries for 60 yards (5.5 average) and punished several Bearcat defenders with his power running. True freshman Steele Chambers saw his first game action, logging 2 carries for 16 yards.

    8. K.J. Hill very quietly had 8 receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown, Binjimen Victor is developing into a reliable receiver (5 receptions, 69 yards), and Chris Olave continues to make big plays (2 receptions, 60 yards); Austin Mack has been the odd man out so far this season (3 receptions, 24 yards yesterday; 5 receptions, 45 yards overall). After being a big part of the offense against Florida Atlantic, the tight ends disappeared from the game plan, with zero receptions and (I believe) zero targets.

    9. The (almost) play of the game came with 5:38 left in the second quarter. Shaun Wade perfectly read a screen pass, blew up the receiver just as the ball arrived, and deflected the pass in the direction of Chase Young ... who promptly blew his Heisman moment by dropping the easy interception (but he did finish the game with 3 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a blocked field goal). Wade had a similar play later in the game, when he (unwittingly) collided with the receiver and redirected the ball to Tuf Borland, who made the interception deep in the red zone. Wade also had a strip sack to round out his highlight reel day.

    10. Tommy Togiai kept a Bearcat drive alive with a ticky-tacky roughing the passer penalty where the quarterback flopped to sell the flag. The Buckeyes got some measure of karmic revenge on the very next play, when Tyreke Smith delivered a truly bone-crushing sack. The drive ended with a blocked field goal by Chase Young.

    11. The Ohio State defense gave up its first big play of the year, a 46-yard pass reception with Damon Arnette in coverage. That promising drive ended with the aforementioned interception by Tuf Borland.

    12. Ohio State had two penalties (25 yards), three punts, five sacks, and won the turnover battle (2 to 0), which is usually a recipe for success.
  6. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    I keep seeing people say, “wow! I didn’t see this coming.” HOW? Did y’all not watch the first quarter of that FAU game? Did people really think the Buckeyes were the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarter team from that game? Because like I said last week at this time, clearly Coach Day shut it down. This Ohio State team is really really good! Will they have some disappointing moments this year, yes! Will they get blown out by a team like Purdue or Iowa, hell no!
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  7. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie


    Fredo didn’t have to betray Michael. Does it suck to be older and to have paid more dues and to be passed over for the position you want? Does it suck worse if little brother actually deserved the position more than you? Yeah Fredo, life ain’t fair; make the most of it anyway.

    Some people in Fredo’s position make the right choices (Kevin Wilson), some don’t. The simple fact is, there are people of both kinds in Cincinnati and at UC.

    On UC message boards, in their half a dozen or so posts about yesterday’s game, there are posts from people who are OSU fans on every other day and there are rude answers from “real cincinnatians”. It takes all kinds.

    Similarly, there are guys on the Bearcat football team in both camps; some who will react to yesterday’s whipping with bitterness, some who are just glad to have been there. If you give them credit for being normal, you have to expect that some of those in the former camp today will find themselves in the latter when they get to my age.

    So for all of the bearcat fans who don’t let envy define them, and for the entire bearcat team, no matter how you’re feeling today: we have nothing but respect for you and for Coach Fickell. Our favorite team is better than yours; for everyone on this board, that’s a function of luck, nothing more. This next bit does not apply to you in the slightest.

    For the rest of you...

    Any time you want to go fishing, River Fredo, we’ll be right here. There’s more where yesterday came from.
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  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    My .02

    • I was, pleasantly, surprised at how much Day let Justin Fields do against a very well coached defense. I really thought they'd protect him more or that Freeman and the UC defense would win more of the mental battles around recognition/protections etc.
    • I know the announcer beat it to death but the eyes downfield thing was spot on and another area of pleasant surprise for me. I can live with a kid making his second start having a slow clock because he's waiting until the last second to find a receiver much more so than I could sit here and fawn over the same kid's athletic ability if he took it down and ran if his first read was covered. The latter just won't work as the competition gets better. The former is lethal to any defense.
    • Speaking of the announcers, I thought Orlovsky was actually pretty good which I just don't say about announcers all that often (if ever).
    • What else needs said here?
    • The DL might be the best combination of talent and depth we have ever seen at OSU. Yes I said ever.
    • Any team that hangs it's hat on the run is not going to want to play the OSU defense this year.
    Special Teams:
    • They were one block away from running the first KO back. You can see it getting closer
    • Same for punt return. They will house one at some point this year
    • FG block obviously
    • Coverage teams are excellent as usual.
    • You just can't say enough about the edge OSU has over almost anyone they play with letting their recruiting depth loose on special teams.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Nice recap, as always. Jeremy Ruckert was targeted for one pass. He ran a route that had him out of bounds about 5 steps into it. It's maybe not a true "target" though, as it sure seemed more a throw away.
  11. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    Lots to cheer about from Saturday's win. Hey, does anyone know where can find the game stats? Especially the 'unsung' battle between the Cincy's and tOSU's punters. Drew made the semi-finals of punter award, but Cincy's made the final two. Was wondering if Drue outpunted theirs, because it looked like it to me. Thanks and Go Bucks!
  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Just sayin': There are $187M of NBA contracts in the GIF (above).

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  13. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Good points! Wisconsin is going to get clobbered against our defense for example because that's all they have.

    Only way I see this team losing is if we self destruct or we have a impactful injury. No team will run on this defense which means they'll be forced to deal with one of the most tenacious pass rushes in yhe country. As Hafley said after the game... Good luck trying to deal with our front on passing situations.

    As for offense we got to see what we want to really do. Great blend of running inside to outside, under center sprinkled in, and really allow Fields to use his running ability to move the chains

    Goes to show just how badly we closed shop in the opener.
  14. Ryan36_1

    Ryan36_1 Senior

    None of that. It's made with millions of dollars of television rights money.

    I love it when 'math' tells us that the SEC has 4 out of the 7-8 teams with more than 1% at being national champions before a snap of football is played. And then follows that up with 'math' that the SEC getting three of four playoff teams is the most likely scenario after an opening week where the conference looked mediocre at best.
  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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