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Game Thread Ohio State vs. Tulsa, 09/10/16 @ 3:30p ET, ABC/WatchESPN

Discussion in '2016 Football Season Capsule' started by Dryden, May 2, 2016.

  1. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    As is becoming the norm in the American Athletic Conference, a high-powered offense is the saving grace for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

    Art Briles disciple Philip Montgomery took over a fledgling program ahead of last season and took it to a bowl game. Sure, Tulsa lost to Virginia Tech 55-52 in the Independence Bowl, but it got there. That's what matters.

    Tulsa pays a visit to Ohio Stadium as the first of two Oklahoma teams Urban Meyer and Ohio State are scheduled to face in as many weeks in 2016. The Buckeyes travel to Norman for a showdown with the Oklahoma Sooners Sept. 17.

    As the season draws near (the countdown for the season opener drops beneath triple digits this week), our too early preview series takes a glance at the Golden Hurricane.

    Much like Ohio State's opponent in the season opener, Bowling Green, Tulsa plays offense with reckless abandon and a total disregard to what its tempo does to its defense. Under Montgomery — who spent seven seasons in Waco, Texas, under Briles as quarterback coach, co-offensive coordinator and finally offensive coordinator — the Golden Hurricane experienced a resurgence and went to a bowl for the first time since 2012.

    Tulsa scored a ton, but never stopped anybody. In 11 of its 13 games last year, it scored at least 34 points. The problem was, the Golden Hurricane allowed at least 30 points in 11 of 13 games. Yikes.
    Tulsa appears committed to the Baylor-like and Big 12-like mentality of scoring in bunches and seeing where things stand when the fourth quarter rolls around with a porous defense. On paper, the Golden Hurricane should be better in 2016, but likely won't challenge for the American Athletic Conference crown unless a serious overhaul of its defense happens.

    Montgomery's playbook consists of a wide set of downfield throws from its spread look, and if Evans gets hot he and the offense can pose a threat to pretty much anybody. Whether or not Ohio State gets pressure on Evans and keeps everything in front of it will go a long way in determining the outcome of this game.

    The Buckeyes are way more talented at just about every position, but a young secondary with three new starters will get tested, just like in the opener against Bowling Green. Ohio State's offense could find itself in a situation where it must score a lot to stay in the game.

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  3. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

    3:30p ET, ABC.
  4. Buckeye doc

    Buckeye doc Senior

    It looks like Tulsa might be more of a challenge than bubblegum was; Tulsa beat SJSU 45-10 yesterday. And that is the extent of my research going into week 2!
  5. Buckeyebred97

    Buckeyebred97 Senior

    Should be a good matchup to see where the defense is after yesterday. I know BG and Tulsa aren't powerhouse teams but 2 good games to have before the tough ones start.
  6. jwinslow

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

    Tulsa often has a talented offense. That's what needs to be tested for OSU. That defense is very young and flawed for now.
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  7. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    One thing that needs to be improved from BG is the DL play. We need to get more pressure and it doesn't help that Sprinkle is out
    maximumblitz and LitlBuck like this.
  8. Buckeyebred97

    Buckeyebred97 Senior

    I'm wondering if they kept the defensive playcalling vanilla yesterday to not give many looks for what could be called against OU? Still expected to have a few sacks from the line though few of them just got away.
    maximumblitz and TooTall like this.
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ohio State opens as 28.5-point favorites over Tulsa

    Per Vegas Insider, Ohio State opens at a 28.5 point favorite against Tulsa. The site also lists a “Vegas Consensus” line, which is a teensy bit more conservative, at Ohio State -26.

    Tulsa had a big opening game of their own, dominating San Jose State, 45-10, so they’ll be heading into the Ohio State game with some confidence.

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  10. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

  11. Jake

    Jake Yer bum's oot the windae! ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Tulsa opened their season with a white out blow out over San Jose State.

  12. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Besides pain... what should we expect in this game? I thought I saw Tulsa returns a good bit of skill but had a new QB.
  13. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Tulsa's head coach Phil Montgomery was Art Briles' right hand man. Was with Briles at Houston from 03-05, and at Baylor from 06-14 as QBC/OC. Coached Kolb, Keenum, RGIII, etc ... He was the recruiter for JT Barrett at Baylor -- Barrett opted for Ohio St because he thought his chances for a national championship were better here, though he's admitted as a QB he liked the Briles offense.

    Tulsa will air it out and test our inexperienced secondary. QBs in this system are usually plug-and-play, provided they have the arm talent.

    This comes down to whether or not our D-Line can get pressure rushing just four. Gotta get to the QB, otherwise it could be a frustrating day.
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  14. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

    Can't wait to see what our offense can do when it's not having the reigns pulled back by our head coach.:sneaky:
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  15. Drubuck

    Drubuck What time is it?

    Going to be a great test for the D. Hope to see a more aggressive rushing package this game.

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