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tOSU at Penn State, Oct. 31, 7:30 ET, ABC

Discussion in '2020 Football Season Capsule' started by BB73, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. youra6

    youra6 It's not over 9000

    One thing I noticed about the finger tip catch Olave made... He turned his body to the side before falling so that the ground couldn't dislodge the ball.

    Just insane skill.
     
  2. youra6

    youra6 It's not over 9000

    Well that was before the penalty.
     
  3. Zander42

    Zander42 Stupendous Nut

    Earlier in the day yesterday, I predicted a 42-23 type of game. I knew PSU would score. They're a really good team. A few fuckery type things don't happen and that's exactly the score. I figured it would be closer for a half instead of the other way around. To bring the lol's, Penn State is "probably the best 0-2 team in the country right now." I think they've lost their last game this year.


    I liked this post but I also wanted to follow on because I really feel the same way. Running Teague in to the line three times and punting while the game can still (possibly) be lost is bad management, and PSU is good enough to make us pay for that kind of thing. Running the ball is fine but not basic vanilla runs all the time like we saw for the last 6 or 7 minutes of offense. That also means you have to run Fields a few times if the D is going to be keying on the RB. Tell him to slide, get him outside, etc. You're doing him no favors by having him stand back to pass on obvious passing downs because your runs are ineffective, as evidenced by the hit he took late. If you're so worried about Fields taking hits, pull him and put your most mobile backup in there.

    Also, our star defensive players, while not as critical as Fields, are still pretty key in a potential championship run. When you bottle up the offense and run your defensive out there more often, their O is going to be running their 2 minute offense trying to get the fast score. If Wade or Garrett get hurt in that scenario it's pretty bad looking forward.
     
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  4. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Someone had that 247 chart up of the aggerate talent for each team and PSU is clearly the most talented team in the rest of B1G.

    Those two teams are not close. They could play a series of 10 games and OSU is winning at least 9.

    Taking a page from the old Tressel recruiting playbook, the talent difference at QB and 'big speed' is profound.
     
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  5. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    LOOK, we can all agree that neither Haskins nor Fields are as good as NuJesse Palmer or the Mormon kid.

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  6. charlohiottean

    charlohiottean So much potential…


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  7. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    Nah, "The Rail" was the pinnacle of smug, self-over-rated stupidity. The writing on the plaque was just cringe worthy. This was no big deal - my father did this same thing for opponents of our high school, I think it's funny.
     
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    A big game early in the season does not translate well to freshmen getting playing time. An away tilt at Penn State? In the second contest of the season? That precious time is limited even more for the youngsters. Six of the Buckeyes' 25 scholarship freshmen saw action in Ohio State's comfortable 38-25 victory. Only one made it on the stat sheet.

    Last week, Jaxon Smith-Njigba introduced himself to the fan base with his spectacular touchdown grab. The Nittany Lions also noticed his athleticism and limited him to 1 catch for 6 yards. Smith-Njigba was on the field for 30 offensive snaps, but Justin Fields officially only targeted him once. JSN and Fields did connect on a 12-yard stick route late in the third quarter, but it was negated due to an illegal formation penalty.

    Julian Fleming was parked on the sidelines for the majority of the game. His number was finally called to join the foray with 2:52 remaining in the fourth quarter. It was a run play on 2nd and 7 that resulted in a loss of 4 yards. Fleming was replaced and remained a spectator for the duration.

    On the defensive side of the ball, Lathan Ransom was called upon at the 3:49 mark of the 4th quarter. His first snap of the game was Marcus Hooker's 31-yard interception return that put the game to bed. Ransom then stayed on for the final eight defensive snaps of the night. His textbook, solo tackle of KeAndre Lambert-Smith ended the game.

    The other freshmen to see playing time were Paris Johnson Jr., Gee Scott Jr. and Cody Simon. You will find Johnson Jr. (No. 77) as an interior lineman on the FG/PAT unit and FG Block team. He was a protector on all seven of Ohio State's FG/PAT attempts and was called upon twice on FG block.

    To find Scott Jr. and Simon look for them on the kickoff return and kickoff coverage teams. Scott Jr. wears No. 13 and is a blocker on the kickoff return unit. Simon dons No. 39 on the kickoff coverage unit. The linebacker from Jersey City, NJ, was a gunner for every kickoff against the Nittany Lions. Saturday, Simon will take on a familiar foe...Rutgers.

    The NCAA gave all players a free year of eligibility this season, so Ohio State does not have to worry about preserving redshirts for its freshmen this year.
     
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  9. RB07OSU

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

    Rewatched the game...Tuf Borland had a hell of a game. I hope we see some more of that.
     
  10. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

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    I agree... I forgot about his performance but he was so quick to diagnose and go. I think it was his best game.
     
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  11. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    The more I think about it, the more I like the call from Franklin to go for it on 4th down 3:30 into the game. And I don't mean because they didn't convert and my team got the ball there. I mean it was a gutsy (not necessarily smart) playcall by a coach who has heard all week that he can't beat Ohio State, and that was evident in Ohio State's first drive. Come out and figuratively punch the other team in the mouth to try to get some momentum early. The playcall was bad, though, but the execution was very smart by Clifford. He saw that Ohio State sniffed out the screen pass, so he scrambled and tried something. He saw he wasn't going to get the first down, so he threw it, knowing that the worst thing that happens is an incompletion. Who knows, maybe a completion or pass interference is called, or roughing the quarterback.

    Anyway, it ended up being a momentum boost for Ohio State, but I think I can respect the decision to take a stupid chance. (But a screen pass? Meh.)
     
  12. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Yeah for anyone in the big ten they'll have to take those chances when they get them because of our offense to be honest. I think most will know they have to score and score big to keep up which will force teams to do things like go for 4th down and abandon the run.
     
  13. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    Just read the BSB recap of Nebraska game. Great to see (for a change) all 3 LBs (Borland, Browning, Werner) as the top 3 tacklers. Usually a CB or S sneaks in there.....can't wait to see the statistics after Penn St game. Yeah, I'm a numbers nerd, and proud of it. Go Bucks!
     
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  14. Taosman

    Taosman Cyber Samurai

    "not elite"
     
  15. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    he (Borland) is usually pretty solid..... until he has to cover backs or TE's in space. As far as diagnosing plays and putting himself in the right position to make a play... (and his leadership) that's why he's a captain.
     
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