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Game Thread Ohio State vs Maryland, 10/07/17 @ 4:00 ET (FOX)

Discussion in '2017 Football Season Capsule' started by Dryden, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

  2. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I missed the game live but just watched it on DVR. Tons of football left to play and we will actually get tested sometime soon, but the team is just making undeniable progress and you can see it each week irrespective of the opponent.

    Two young players I see really emerging are Victor at WR and Borland at LB, both guys are a lot of fun to watch. And Nick Bosa is seriously getting at the elite level, dude is just a monster...love seeing that.
     
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  3. MililaniBuckeye

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

    I think the defense got really pissed after Ward got ejected. If they continue their improvement as a group, by the time the playoffs roll around they could well be even better than Alabama's or Clemson's touted defenses.
     
  4. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Yeah, we could be stuck with Can O'Korn...
     
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  5. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    The QB is beginning to slide and Ward hits him with a forearm shiver - not necessary.
     
  6. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    FIFY
     
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  7. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    still buttery soft and light in the middle of the DL... that is a problem that wont be fixed until dude fill out and recruits get time in the weight room/training table.
     
  8. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Pretty much sums it up. I think the fat in my gluteus Maximus has turned to concrete.

    Not sure what you mean in targeting, but encouraging late hits on people who have given up the play, or the run, is not going to help the game in the long run. Watch Devin Bush, #10 for Michigan, and imagine him pulling his shit on one of our wideouts - not something you want to see from the perspective of player safety.
     
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  9. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    I would say its where you'd rather attack OSU's defense but It sure as heck isn't "buttery soft".
     
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The Definitive Guide to What Is and What Isn’t Targeting in College Football

    The targeting rule in football — both professional and college — was implemented with the best of intentions.

    The rule was created to protect players and to decrease the number of serious hits to the head and neck area of every player on the field.

    The penalty of immediate disqualification seems steep to some, but the only way to quell such savagery is to make the penalty so severe that players understand that they must make clean hits.
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    Fortunately, college football’s referees are front and center in making sure these rules are followed and enforced. We can all rest easily knowing that they are at the forefront of making the game safer, and I have no doubts that the number of shoulder injuries will continue to decrease as long as the rules are properly enforced.

    Entire article: https://theozone.net/2017/10/definitive-guide-isnt-targeting-college-football/
     
  11. Wingate1217

    Wingate1217 Bring on the next opponent!!

    yes, we could really use Michael Hill.....he apparently is still suspended.....
     
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  12. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Reach down between my legs...

    I agree that Arnette's hit was a legitimate call. I also see from his perspective how difficult it must be to pull up when the QB slides at the last second knowing he is going to get hit. The first targeting call on Ward was absolutely a clean hit and should not have been called targeting. Obviously the referees are tending to error on the side of caution. The problem becomes the very inconsistent nature of the calls. There was a late hit out of bounds on either Victor or Mack that went uncalled that could have easily been flagged. I look for consistency in the crew and for the players. Imagine the impact it can have on the team when a player gets booted for a legitimate hit, especially in a tight game or for the next game.
     
  13. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    The comical part about the lawyer driven absurdity of targeting is that they never protect the defender from ball carriers. Ball carriers can attack defenders all day, either by targeting them with their helmet or ripping off their spine via facemask.

    But if you take the football out of the tailbacks hand, now he's primed for an ejection for targeting on a block.


    It's a "dangerous collision" penalty, but the inconsistency of the enforcement makes it a lot harder to swallow.
     
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  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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