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Topic: #10 Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) at Maryland (3-5, 5-6) Post Game

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#10 Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) at Maryland (3-5, 5-6) Post Game
« on: November 13, 2018, 12:24:01 PM »
Apparently Maryland QB Kasim Hill has a torn ACL and is done.  Not sure how that affects their offense, but I am worried about OSU's defense in this game.  Seems destined to give up like 4 long touchdowns.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2018, 04:09:39 PM by ELA »

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Re: Ohio State at Maryland Game Week
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 12:26:37 PM »
Obviously a sound enough team across the board to pull off the upset.

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Re: Ohio State at Maryland Game Week
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 01:23:59 PM »
Obviously a sound enough team across the board to pull off the upset.
This game has worried me since early in the season.  It is the definition of a trap game for the Buckeyes tucked in between a big road win over a ranked opponent and a HUGE rivalry game with B1GCG and possible CFP implications.  Color me worried.  

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Re: Ohio State at Maryland Game Week
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 01:38:07 PM »



the team will be motivated after this weeks bad/fake press...
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Re: Ohio State at Maryland Game Week
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 01:47:50 PM »
Pigrome has to be ahead of him, right?  Or is he hurt too?

I said a week ago I thought they should go to him anyway.  If your throwing QB can't throw, might as well use your running QB.

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Re: Ohio State at Maryland Game Week
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 02:12:29 PM »

#10 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-1, 9-1) at Maryland Terrapins (3-4, 5-5)
NOON - College Park, MD - ABC
A couple weeks ago I said I was totally split on whether the off the field stories would galvanize or split Maryland.  After a lopsided loss to Michigan State, followed by a tough loss to Indiana, which probably ended any bowl hopes for Maryland, it's seemingly clear that it's the later.  To literally add injury to insult, starting quarterback Kasim Hill is now done for the year with a torn ACL.  I'm not sure that's necessarily the worst thing for the team, I've wondered why, when your passing quarterback can't pass, you don't at least try to switch things up and go with your running quarterback.  While Tyrrell Pigrome did not look great running the ball against Maryland, he actually threw the ball well enough to make me question why Matt Canada hadn't atl east tried the switch earlier.  After Hill opened 4-12 for 43 yards and an interception, digging Maryland into a 21-6 hole, Pigrome went 10-13 for 146 yards and a touchdown, getting Maryland into Indiana territory with a chance to win the game in the final two minutes, before a game sealing fumble.  Ohio State found catharsis in the inept running game of Michigan State to try and get their defense right.  It's tough to say how much was an improved Buckeye defense, and how much was a dismal Spartans running attack, which ranks 13th in the Big Ten.  We might get some answers this week with Ohio State trying to repeat that performance against the conference's third most efficient running attack, a running attack that should be bolstered by Pigrome.  Granted you would think they would also commit more defenders to the run, with Pigrome being less of a passing threat.  He showed last week, particularly with as much as Hill has struggled, that might not be the case.  Of course none of that matters if Maryland can't slow down Ohio State.  Michigan State was largely able to, which did raise some questions about just how potent Ohio State's offense really is.  They managed 26 points against the conference's second best defense, but all but the defense scored 9, and handed them another 10 on short fields.  For all the numbers Ohio State has put up offensively, Michigan State was the first defense they had faced that ranked in the top half of the conference.  Maryland will be the second.  Then the level boss awaits next weekend.  After a cold and windy day in East Lansing, a sunny day, where temps could hit 50, on Saturday in College Park should permit more offense.  Dwayne Haskins clearly struggled with some of his down the field throws, dealing with a strong north and south wind.  Even if Ohio State can jump out to a lead, are the built to protect it?  Thanks to 3 turnovers and a bunch of 3 and outs, Ohio State dominated time of possession last week, which allowed Mike Weber to start to wear down the Spartan front in the fourth quarter.  He finished with a respectable 104 yards on 22 carries.  He had 13 carries on the Buckeyes' final two drives alone.  Ohio State needs to establish the running game much sooner this week, it was absent until after halftime last week.
OHIO STATE 35, MARYLAND 21

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Re: Ohio State at Maryland Game Week
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2018, 02:18:55 PM »
OSU is the better team, but Maryland is good enough to beat them if they don't bring their "A" game.

Maryland needs a win to get to be bowl eligible, and Purdue has shown the blue print to beat the Buckeyes.

This could be a really good game, or a blow out in either direction. 

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Re: #10 Ohio State (6-1, 9-1) at Maryland (3-4, 5-5) Game Week
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2018, 06:27:59 PM »
I am just glad we are playing Maryland the week before THE GAME, because we know that the refs and the Big Ten has it out to screw Maryland. Should be an easy win.  >:(

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Re: #10 Ohio State (6-1, 9-1) at Maryland (3-4, 5-5) Game Week
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2018, 08:20:17 PM »
I am just glad we are playing Maryland the week before THE GAME, because we know that the refs and the Big Ten has it out to screw Maryland. Should be an easy win.  >:(
You nailed it. 
Can't have this story of Jordan McNair linger into the offseason.  Looks bad for the B1G.
I predict at least five pass interference calls.

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Re: #10 Ohio State (6-1, 9-1) at Maryland (3-4, 5-5) Game Week
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2018, 08:30:18 PM »
Piggy was named the starter last year vs Texas, and was very good.

I said at the beginning of the year that he should have got the start this year, but Canada's genius started the RS Freshman.  Different offense, different QB, I guess. 

He came in after Hill hurt himself again, and went 10-13 1TD and outscored Indiana in that time. 

I think he's the better QB ATM, but we'll see. He can beat you in ways Hill cannot.

Difference this year is there is no viable WR threat like Moore, who was an excellent route runner.  He does have a favorite target that I haven't seen all year, but none of this really matters, because Maryland won't be allowed to win anyway.


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Re: #10 Ohio State (6-1, 9-1) at Maryland (3-4, 5-5) Game Week
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2018, 01:59:56 PM »
Initially posted this in the PR thread, but it actually belongs here:
Maryland has LITERALLY been up and down every week this year. Here's an image of their YPP each week:

That might read like a joke. It's not. This is an accurate graph. Lacks an x-axis, but given the trend, the games are easy to count. Last week they went back up to 6.5YPP. So versus OSU, the pattern is to drop way low again before finishing up high versus PSU.

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Re: #10 Ohio State (6-1, 9-1) at Maryland (3-4, 5-5) Game Week
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2018, 05:20:09 PM »
Damn that chart isn't well labeled. As a sanity check, I compared it to week one. Now I know it's wrong. It's not YPP. I think it's YPC.

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Re: #10 Ohio State (6-1, 9-1) at Maryland (3-4, 5-5) Game Week
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2018, 05:21:49 PM »
Yup YPC. So last week it jumped to 6. Their lowest "high" of the year.

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Re: #10 Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) at Maryland (3-5, 5-6) Post Game
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2018, 06:20:30 PM »
Umm, this game was B12 sickening to watch. My blood pressure went through the roof.

Really impressed with Maryland and Canada. Did any see else Meyer offer him a job, during the post game hand shake?

 

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