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Game Thread Ohio State vs Michigan State - 10/05/19, 7:30PM (ABC)

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

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    It took a little longer to get there than the first five games of the season, but Ohio State still finished with a convincing win on the scoreboard against Michigan State on Saturday night.

    Ohio State scored just three points in the first quarter of Saturday’s game, but eventually pulled away for a 34-10 over the Spartans to improve to 6-0 at the halfway point of the regular season.

    Both defenses dominated in the first quarter of Saturday night’s game, in which Ohio State’s offense got out to its slowest start of the season. The Buckeyes didn’t gain a single first down on any of its first three possessions of the game, and finished the first quarter with just 16 yards.

    Two of those possessions started inside Michigan State’s 30-yard line after fumble recoveries by Malik Harrison and Davon Hamilton, but even those only led to three points: Blake Haubeil missed a 37-yard field goal after the Buckeyes’ second possession, but converted a 39-yard field goal after the Buckeyes’ next series to give Ohio State the only three points of the first quarter.

    The second quarter of the game was a completely different story.

    On Ohio State’s first possession of the second quarter, Binjimen Victor got open along on a route toward the right sideline and then made a defender miss en route to a 60-yard touchdown, his longest play of the season to date, for the Buckeyes’ first touchdown of the game.

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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ohio State Postgame: Ryan Day, Justin Fields Talk Buckeyes’ 34-10 Win Over Michigan State


    Ryan Day

    + The crowd was electric and loud, especially on third downs. They were awesome all night.

    + The change from the first quarter to the second quarter was that they got back on schedule. They hit a bit third down in the second quarter and finally got in a rhythm. They didn’t want to play too fast in this game, but they were able to wear them down at times.

    + It was hard early, but they knew it would happen. The first quarter was not a good quarter of football, but they responded.

    + “I feel like we just beat a top 25 team at home in a great atmosphere against a really good coached team.” Can’t wait to get to the film and improve.

    + JK Dobbins changed the game with his 67-yarder. Turned it into almost a 300-yard quarter. It’s one thing to go 20 yards, but then to come out the back end, it’s huge.

    + Day told Fields it was Day’s fault about the interception. It wasn’t the look they wanted. Day has told him that sometimes he’s not always going to be right and Fields has to make Day right sometimes.

    + Guys were grinding and yelling and finally got together and got it worked out in this game.

    + The chemistry of the team is very good. The leadership is strong. They are playing tough. They can learn a ton from this game. This is the perfect opportunity to sit back and look at these six games.

    + Michigan State exposed some things that they can now work on in the off week.

    + Damon Arnette was pulled by the medical staff. He’ll be fine but they will evaluate him tonight.

    + The coaches have to take ownership of these struggles too and figure them out. “It was great to see the guys respond.”

    + Michigan State’s defensive line is as good as anybody in the nation. It was a fight. It was tough. That was the first time they had to go and win the game in the second half. Both sides of the ball for the Buckeyes got fatigued but fought through it.

    + There is a constant debate on how much to run Justin Fields, but they needed him. “The impact that he can have is huge.”

    Justin Fields
    + The offense started off rough and knew they were killing themselves. The second quarter they did what they were supposed to do.

    + He’s feeling those shots he took. They knew it was going to be tough this week, so the physicality wasn’t surprising. OSU played tough and that was the difference.

    + There weren’t many adjustments in the second quarter, they were just doing what they were supposed to do.

    + He had mixed emotions about his first interception. He wasn’t frustrated. “I think you all jinxed me a little bit talking about it last week,” he laughed.

    + They worked on that pass play to Victor in practice.

    + This was the most physical game he’s been in.

    + He didn’t come into this game planning to run the ball more, but he did whatever was necessary to win the game.

    + The offense showed flashes of what they could do in this game, but they stopped themselves a couple of times. When it’s all clicking this can be one of the best offenses in the nation.

    + The interception was on Fields because he threw into a zone and was expecting man.

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    WATCH: Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio and Players Talk 34-10 Loss to Ohio State

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  3. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    MSU was 4th in the nation in rushing defense

    Now they’re 5th in the conference

    You just hate to see that
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2019
  4. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    Got to hand it to Lewerke, dude's come a long way. Prior to this game, the only thing I really remember him for was getting destroyed in 2017 and looking like absolutely garbage in 2018 (Granted he was injured). He looked 10x better tonight.
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  5. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

  6. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Post-Game News and Notes

    1. Okay, it's officially time to end the Heisman campaign of Justin Fields. He was always going to be a long shot anyway in a race against Tua, Jalen Hurts, Joe Burrow, and Jonathan Taylor, so let's just be done with that hype and focus on the things that really matter.

    Early on, Fields suffered from mental mistakes (retreating in the pocket on an 18-yard sack); physical mistakes (a wild overthrow of a wide-open Luke Farrell); bad luck (a drop by an equally wide-open Binjimen Victor); and general ineffectiveness. With 12:25 left in the second quarter, Fields had two runs for 5 yards; was 4 for 7 passing for 26 yards; and took two sacks for -19 yards. In other words, Fields had 11 plays for 12 total yards. Not good.

    Then Fields connected with Victor on a well-designed play that completely fooled Sparty's defense and went for a 60-yard touchdown. From that point forward, Fields played better, but he did throw his first interception of the year and had a fumble in the middle of the fourth quarter as the Buckeyes were trying to run out the clock. On the evening, Fields finished 17 for 25 passing for 206 yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception; and added 11 carries for 61 yards, a touchdown, and a fumble.

    2. Michigan State entered the game with the fourth-best run defense in the country, yielding just 55 yards per game. But Sparty hadn't faced anyone like J.K. Dobbins yet this season. Dobbins had 24 carries for 172 yards (7.2 average), including a 67-yard touchdown near the end of the first half that pretty much sealed Sparty's fate. Master Teaugue added 90 yards on 14 carries (6.4 average), and Justin Fields had 61 yards on 11 carries (5.5 average), as the team racked up 323 yards on the ground.

    Dobbins's performance marked the third time this season that he has run for more than 170 yards in a game (193 vs Indiana; 177 vs Nebraska); and for the year he has 116 rushes for 826 yards (7.1 average) and 6 touchdowns. Dobbins is on pace to rush for 1,790 yards in a 13-game season, and 1,927 yards in a 14-game season. If that number 1,927 looks familiar, it is the number of yards that Eddie George rushed for during his Heisman campaign in 1995, and it still marks the Ohio State single-season record for rushing yards.

    3. K.J. Hill caught 7 passes for 57 yards, giving him a team-leading 27 receptions for 275 yards for the season. Hill now has 171 receptions for his Ohio State career, and he is just 21 receptions away from becoming the Buckeye career leader in receptions (David Boston currently leads with 191).

    4. The Buckeye defense held Sparty to 10 points, 285 total yards (4.4 yards per play), forced 3 turnovers and 4 sacks, and gave up only two plays of 20+ yards (23-yard run; 20-yard pass).

    5. I know that veteran experience and leadership mean something. And you have to give guys credit for coming back from major injuries. But let's face it, the Buckeyes have better options than Tuf Borland and Branden Bowen.

    6. Big Ten officials are straight up trash. Last night's crew called a phantom "crack back" penalty that negated a beautiful 86-yard pick six by Jordan Fuller; missed at least one egregious targeting penalty by Michigan State; did not call a single offensive holding on Sparty; but somehow managed to ring up 10 penalties for 85 yards against Ohio State.
  7. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    That's the inconsistency with B1G refs, and CFB refs in general, that make me say they are generally incompetent.

    If player safety is your primary focus then fine, be consistent. I can live with a few borderline calls like the crackback block if you are consistently calling anything that could be dangerous.

    The Game last year and Sparty last night saw egregious head hunting targeting plays right in front of officials who did absolutely nothing.

    They just aren't skilled enough. I'd like to think there has to be some workable solution to let technology aide them with minimal impact to the flow of the game.
  8. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

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

    I don't remember the missed targeting call. When was that?
  9. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    3rd Q I believe. Dobbins had a run up the middle and someone came flying in and went straight at his head with a forearm shiver as he was on the way down.

    It was blatant (and typical of Sparty's dirty cheap shot artist style of play).
  11. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    The video doesn’t do it justice; go back and watch that from your dvr. In addition to the targeting, he threw a punch; and no, the punch was not aimed at the ball
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2019
  12. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

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

    Damn! How did I miss that? That's egregious.
  13. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Dammit that pisses me off even more. I mean I was plenty annoyed watching it in real time but wtf dude...that was blatant as fuck. Fuck sparty

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  14. gmen6981

    gmen6981 Div 1 Couch Tackling Champion.

    But will the B1G come out and punish the player like they did the kid from Corn last week?

    Don't bet on it.
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  15. buckeyeintn

    buckeyeintn Senior

    And will MSU then have an internal punishment like Frost stated? (Sorry, kept laughing while I tried to type that. Dantonio would probably appeal the B1G punishment)
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