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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. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

    My guess is Andre Ware was the only person they could find who rated Fields that low, so they went with it.
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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Last edited: Nov 3, 2020
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  3. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    When the whole d line and whole o line grade out as champions you know it's good.
  4. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    One last thought on this game;
    They got all their usual Happy Valley voodoo bullshit to happen, crazy bad calls, kicking game fuckery, arm punt miracle catches.......and it was still a total ass beating.
  5. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Shit if we just make two chip shot field goals inside the 5 and if they dont get the the 3 before the half as well as the 3 they got by that Bs call on Baron that makes this game 44-19. Not to mention if we dont convert those two fields goals for TDs than you're talking 52 point (one was dropped by Wilson).

    This will be good for us though... keep us motivated to get better because we could very much play better.
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    1. What. A. Start. On our Preview Show, we talked about how not having the White Out would be a huge advantage for Ohio State in trying to withstand those mid-game momentum swings. But I mentioned that the tame environment would also require Ohio State to manufacture its own energy coming out of the gates. One of your best players going 62 yards on the first play of the game certainly helps do that. Buckeyes came out ready to go.

    2. Big redzone stop for the defense after the phantom personal foul call on Baron Browning. That could have been a huge momentum shift in Penn State's favor, and while it made things a little tighter in that first half than they needed to be, it wasn't the huge swing it could have been had PSU scored a touchdown and made it 14-7.

    3. Josh Proctor came to play. Did a great job on Freiermuth and was fast and physical in run support. Total game changer for the Ohio State defense if they get that kind of play out of him this season. Marcus Hooker was tied for 2nd on the team in tackles and sealed the game with an interception on a poor decision by Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford. Good signs moving forward from the safety position.

    4. Speaking of game changers for the Ohio State defense. Having Haskell Garrett and Taron Vincent healthy totally changes the outlook of that front four. Without those two, or with them playing injured, that's a major area of concern. With them healthy and playing well, that gives them the necessary depth to hold up against the Clemson's and Alabama's of the world. Garrett specifically has been fantastic, a real impact guy so far.

    5. Really bizarre ending to the first half. I understand the logic there to not risk a punt return or a punt block, but that simply cannot happen. Fields must hold the ball multiple seconds beyond the clock hitting 0. Just as you cannot risk the off chance of a special teams blunder, you cannot risk any situation where there could be a shred of doubt about time running out. Would be better off just having Fields roll out and throw it into the seats. Should the time have run out? Yes, absolutely there was a clock operator error, but the whole point of running that play in the first place was to be cautious. Well the cautious thing to do there would have been to run a 5 or 6 second play, not a 2 or 3 second play. Leave no doubt.
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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    With preparation for the Scarlet Knights already in full swing, Ryan Day made his weekly appearance on Monday night's Buckeye Roundtable show to review the Buckeyes' 38-25 victory over Penn State and look ahead to this week's primetime home game against Rutgers.
    • On the performance at Penn State: “I thought the energy and the physicality that we played with was excellent ... I thought we played really, really hard.”
    • On Garrett Wilson's 62-yard run to open the game: “We wanted to kind of get the ball out there on the perimeter a little bit and kind of set the tone.” He said the Buckeyes had really worked hard on that play, and they thought they did a great job blocking on the perimeter to clear the way for Wilson to make a big play.
    • Day said the Buckeyes' two-tight end sets “have really done some good things for us in terms of different looks.”
    • On controlling the line of scrimmage against Penn State: “I thought on both sides, we did a great job.” Day said both the offensive line and defensive line said they thought that was one of the most physical games they've played in a long time.
    • On the defensive line's performance led by defensive line coach Larry Johnson, a former Penn State assistant: “Always an emotional game for Coach Johnson, so to see those guys play like that was big.”
    • On Marcus Hooker's interception: “He really broke on that ball with confidence.” He thinks that play is going to “really catapult his confidence moving forward ... Now the country knows who Marcus is.”
    • On Chris Olave, when asked if he's had any other receivers he could compare Olave to: “He's probably the best I've been around ... He's special.” Day said the Buckeyes see him make plays in practice, but he always steps up in big games, and when you combine how clutch he's been with his toughness and ability to track the ball down the field, “yeah, he's probably the best I've been around.”
    • Day said Justin Fields said he saw double zeroes on the clock when he took a knee before halftime. “It was like a bad dream, I couldn't believe what was going on,” Day said recalling when he was told there was one second left on the clock and the Buckeyes had to go back on the field.
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  9. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Shows you how little Ryan Day knows about football.

    Olave is only a 3 star.
  10. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    Correct me if I'm wrong Mendensa, but isn't Tuf a 3x captain? Only other one is JT Barrett IV. (?)
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    In case you are interested in how many snaps a particular player played:

    Master Teague: 44
    Trey Sermon: 37
    Steele Chambers: Special teams only
    Xavier Johnson: Special teams only

    Ohio State leaned solely on its top two running backs to split the snaps alongside Fields in the backfield at Penn State. Teague made his second consecutive start to begin the season, but Sermon also rotated in regularly, as they mostly alternated series over the course of the game. That said, Teague ended up carrying the ball 10 more times and rushing for nearly twice as many yards, as the starter had 110 yards on 23 rushing attempts while Sermon had only 56 rushing yards on 13 attempts.

    Chris Olave: 80
    Garrett Wilson: 70
    Jameson Williams: 36
    Jaxon Smith-Njigba: 23
    Julian Fleming: 1
    Kamryn Babb: Special teams only
    Chris Booker: Special teams only
    Demario McCall: Special teams only
    Gee Scott Jr.: Special teams only

    The only time Olave left the field in Saturday’s game was on the Buckeyes’ final offensive possession of the game, when Fleming replaced him in the lineup for one snap. Other than that, he was a mainstay on the field, playing a career-high 80 snaps on which he caught seven passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns.

    Wilson, who had 11 receptions for 111 yards and a 62-yard run against Penn State, was also on the field for the vast majority of plays, lining up opposite Olave in two-receiver sets and in the slot in three-receiver formations.

    Williams and Smith-Njigba were the only other receivers to see significant playing time against the Nittany Lions – mostly as the second outside receiver in three-receiver packages, though both also played multiple snaps in two-receiver sets with Olave.

    Marcus Hooker: 62
    Josh Proctor: 27
    Bryson Shaw: Special teams only

    Hooker appears to have solidified himself as Ohio State’s full-time starter at deep safety, as he played every single snap of Saturday’s game at the back end of the Buckeyes’ defense. Proctor checked in occasionally as a second safety in nickel packages over the first three quarters of the game before playing all of the Buckeyes’ final 18 snaps of the game, including six snaps at slot cornerback/cover safety in the base defense as aforementioned.

    Just sayin': For comparison, at the bottom of the article there is a chart that has the snaps for both games and the total for the year.
  12. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    yes, 3x captain.

    Tuf is so polarizing. He does so many things well just doesn't have the athleticism that some of the other LB's have to cover athletes in space. But to his defense, some of our LB's don't attack the gaps, aren't as physical, and don't diagnose plays like he does either. All the LB's offer something a little different.
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  13. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    A Captaincy is not awarded to the best skilled athlete. tOSU has had plenty of those. It is awarded to someone who exhibits good/great leadership. Many ways to manifest said leadership, and Tuf seems to have had it. We Joe-six-packs never see the inside of the locker room, or practices where a leader shows a newbie how to be better at whatever they are doing. tOSU has had some great captains in its past, and I see those traits in the freshmen, those that will saddle up in 2021, and seeing traits in several of the 2022 recruits. It's a great time to be a Buckeye. Go Bucks!
  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    6.534 million people tuned in to watch the Buckeyes' 38-25 win over Penn State on Saturday, making it the second-most-watched college football game this season.

    The primetime showdown was the most-watched game of the year to date on ABC.

    One weekend earlier, Ohio State's 52-17 noon game win over Nebraska drew 6.18 million viewers, making it FOX's most-watched game of the season and the third-most-watched college football game on any network this season.

    The only game on any network to draw higher ratings this year was Alabama's primetime win over Georgia on Oct. 17, which drew a whopping 9.61 million viewers on CBS.

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