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Game Thread tOSU vs. Maryland (Homecoming), Sat 10/10 @ 12p ET, BTN

Discussion in '2015 Football Season Capsule' started by MD Buckeye, Jun 17, 2015.



    but why....
  2. Sgt Brutus

    Sgt Brutus Junior

    Beat around the bush as much as you please but two ranked games (the last two games of our schedule) is pretty week. Not our fault we don't get to play Iowa-Wisconsin and that some other teams are down in the B1G, but let's not try to put makeup on a pig.

    All the schedule really means is that we have to win out. One loss puts us in jeapordy of not making the playoffs, like it or not.

    We have 6 weeks till our first big test, just need to be playing good football by then.
  3. Coqui

    Coqui Senior

    People only pay attention to preseason rankings then shut up as the season progresses. Arkansas boasting they had 10 ranked teams on their schedule and saying Ohio State only had one. Now half of Arkansas' opponents are no longer ranked and OSU is getting more and more plus higher ranked teams.
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  4. Buckeyebred97

    Buckeyebred97 Senior

    Really hope to see as much of a complete game as this team can give. Less turnovers, better 3rd down conversions, don't settle for FG's and on defense win the turnover battle and also get better on defensive 3rd downs. They seem to kill us and keep the defense out longer than they should be. The playcalling would be nice to see improve and just go with what works and we don't need to pass the ball a ton to win but keep the defense honest. If they can tighten up those penalties, Red zone attempts and 3rd down conversions and get the W I'll be happy.
  5. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    Will M'erlin even be much of a test? Gotta blow them out.
  6. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    From the article linked in the Tweet:
  7. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

    For this week, this album cover on my wall in the man cave is hanging upside down.
    That's about all the hate I can muster.

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  8. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

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

    Some rise:

    Some fall:
  9. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    A reeling 2-3 Maryland team rolls into Columbus fresh off an ugly 28-0 home loss to Michigan.

    Serious questions remain about a struggling offense that managed 105 yards total yards last week, leading Head Coach Randy Edsall to name not one, not two, but three co-starters at the quarterback spot leading into the Ohio State game.

    Three Terrapin signal callers have received significant playing time this season, including Redshirt Junior Perry Hills (52.9% completion rate/4 TDs/2 INTs), redshirt junior Caleb Rowe (44.0% completion rate/4 TDs/12 INTs), and Oklahoma State transfer Daxx Garman (33.3% completion rate/1 TDs/1 INTs).

    Hills started the first two games, but was replaced late in a 48-27 loss to Bowling Green by Rowe, who has started the Terps' last three games. The game of musical chairs continued as Garman replaced Rowe in losses to both West Virginia and Michigan.

    The offensive statistics are grim. The Terrapins are currently ranked 110th in the nation in scoring at 17 point per game. The three quarterbacks have combined to complete only 45.3% of their passes for 169.8 yards per game, while throwing 15 interceptions. Giving up only 150 passing yard per game, the Silver Bullet secondary should have a clear advantage when the ball goes in the air.

    While Maryland lacks a true playmaker in the passing game they do spread the ball around using the run. Three running backs average at least six carries-per-game, with Senior Brandon Ross (#45) leading the group with two touchdowns and 80 yards-per-game, averaging almost six yards per attempt.

    Because of inconsistent play in the passing game, Maryland Redshirt Junior WR Levern Jacobs (#8) leads the team with 18 receptions (3.6 per game) and two touchdowns through five games. The Terps are excited about developing Freshmen tight end Avery Edwards (#82) though, who has caught nine passes for two touchdowns over the last four games. As the Terrapins look for an offensive playmaker to compliment Ross on Saturday; can the true freshmen continue to develop?

    Maryland primarily runs a spread-based, shotgun “check-with-me” offense that rarely huddles. The unit will often utilize “11” personnel (1 RB and 1 TE) to put the 6’4 234 pound Edwards on the field.

    Edwards possesses the physical skill set to line up in multiple formations. The offensive staff will utilize his size and speed by aligning him as the #3 WR in trips sets, while also taking advantage of the former high school defensive end’s physicality by placing him in a three-point-stance on the LOS (line of scrimmage). The Terps hope his ability to create mismatches against LBs and DBs will open up a stagnant offense and provide a much needed playmaker for Maryland’s struggling QBs.



    The young TE has the strength, size, and athleticism to make explosive plays in the passing game. Against South Florida Maryland came out in a "Double Tight" formation featuring one RB and two TEs, with Edwards aligned to the passing strength (There are five eligible receivers on the field; the side with three is referred to as the "strength" of the formation). Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley schemed to isolate his young tight end against a safety or linebacker on a seam route, where he could use his size to box out the defender.

    Notice how Edwards bends his route into the middle of the field to create a throwing window for his QB. He shows great concentration to reach over the LB and pluck the ball out of the air using his hands.


    Entire article:
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  11. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

  12. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

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  13. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    A 234lb TE blocking Bosa & Lewis?

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  14. Buckeyebred97

    Buckeyebred97 Senior

    Wonder how the Maryland players will respond to the this on Saturday.
  15. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    Some reports are saying that there's no respect for him in the locker room so I doubt that the troops will be rallying around him.

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