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Topic: #2 Ohio State (1-0, 1-0) at Indiana (0-1, 0-1) Post Game

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Re: #2 Ohio State (0-0, 0-0) at Indiana (0-0, 0-0) Post Game
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2017, 08:32:08 AM »
My guess:

Ohio State 45
Indiana 16


I was reasonably close.

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Re: #2 Ohio State (0-0, 0-0) at Indiana (0-0, 0-0) Post Game
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2017, 08:33:53 AM »
The first half reminded me of the VT game a few years back.  The opposing QB made throws into good coverage that got caught.  The second half was not like the VT game.  As noted above, it was a matter of time before those throws were not pinpoint and turned into picks.

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Re: #2 Ohio State (1-0, 1-0) at Indiana (0-1, 0-1) Post Game
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2017, 08:54:13 AM »
I liked seeing that Indiana had a lot of fans in the stands and the team was able to hang with OSU, at least for awhile.

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Re: #2 Ohio State (1-0, 1-0) at Indiana (0-1, 0-1) Post Game
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2017, 09:21:54 AM »
IU needed to be at least 3-0 in turnover margin, but they were 0-3 instead.  That "flip" if you will was the game for them.

Their QB was dropping passes into tight coverage all the first half and it was perhaps a matter of time before they got picked.  

OSU allowed over 400 yards of offense to IU and I'm sure UM will have ample opportunity to "encourage" the Buckeyes this week in practice.

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Re: #2 Ohio State (1-0, 1-0) at Indiana (0-1, 0-1) Post Game
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2017, 11:54:29 AM »
my take-aways....

Ohio State is the best team in the B1G.

Dobbins and a healthy Mike Weber are going to be the best RB duo in the conference if not vie for tops in the nation. That is a nasty 1-2 punch. JT Barrett pulling the trigger in the read option game with those two is going to be a three headed rushing monster. They NEED to feed the run game. For some reason they go long stretches without pounding the rock, doesn't make sense to me. This has been a real thing the last few years. Run. The. Ball.

I didn't get the JT Barrett hate on the internets. He is what he's always been. Not every throw is going to be perfect, but he threw plenty of catchable balls that his WR's just flat out dropped. Don't think the issue in the passing game is Barrett- think it's more the WR's. Paris Campbell might be the fastest guy in the B1G. Holy hell he can really fly. He also seems to really fight the ball and not be a natural WR. But get him the ball in space and watch him go. And he's got size. If he develops his hands and route running- he's got 1st round talent. I thought Jehu Chesson was a pretty fast WR- he was a legit 4.4 guy- but Campbell has even another gear- I think he's a legit 4.3 guy come NFL combine time.

Now on to the defense- Ohio State has the best front 7 in college football. I was convinced of this before that game. More convinced of it after. Bosa Jr and Sam Hubbard- those are what NFL teams dream up what DE's should look like. They look like they were created in a lab. Not to mention Lewis and Holmes. They have 4 future NFL DE's on the roster that have real playing experience in Holmes, Bosa JR, Hubbard, and Lewis- the interior DL's are definitely above average- and I saw that 5* DE Frosh Young out there a lot getting snaps and he looks pretty solid. The LBs are excellent with Baker and Worley both looking ready to rock and roll.

Wouldn't be too concerned about the secondary. Indiana has a really good QB and WR's- and they were just flat out making plays against good coverage. It happens. Ohio State won't face too many teams with a QB and WR crew that good. And that front 7 will take over games sooner or later. It'll basically be impossible for teams to just throw the ball like that all game long without the QB getting broken in half.

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Re: #2 Ohio State (1-0, 1-0) at Indiana (0-1, 0-1) Post Game
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2017, 12:27:58 PM »
Here is my take away.

While Indiana completed a lot of passes, there were only about 3 or 4 that I can remember that were due to a lapse in coverage. Most of their catches came against great coverage. Cobb is going to be a great receiver in the B1G and then in the NFL. That guy has some great hands and is tall enough to have his way with most DB's.

I was really impressed with the half time adjustments, both offensive and defensive. The defense forced IU to change their routes having to resort to routes over the middle of the field that took a sec or so longer to run. This allowed the pass rush to get to the QB. The offense went back to using downfield crossing routes that allowed the speedy OSU receivers to run themselves open with good passing angles for Barrett. 

I was disappointed with the first half play calling. I thought that maybe Ed Warinner was calling the plays remotely. I am still not a fan of swinging the ball horizontally as opposed to down field action. I was about to put my fist through the TV in the first half if I saw another pass behind the line of scrimmage. I can understand that once in a while, but after a half of not working, you would expect to try something a little different.

All in all, I think Indiana will be a pretty good team this year, but they need to find a running game. I think they will give the better teams they play a good game, and should win their share of games against lesser teams. 

I don't know that tOSU is worthy of their #2 ranking, but we'll see how they do against Oklahoma next weekend. They cannot afford a slow start against them. I know this game was as much about getting the kinks out as anything, but let's hope they have.

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Re: #2 Ohio State (1-0, 1-0) at Indiana (0-1, 0-1) Post Game
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2017, 02:48:14 PM »
Apparently Eric Glover-Williams was kicked off the team. 

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Re: #2 Ohio State (1-0, 1-0) at Indiana (0-1, 0-1) Post Game
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2017, 03:41:51 PM »
I came away impressed by the Indy QB, Lagow (sp?).  His line offered no resistance to the Buckeye front and he got the ball out in 2ish seconds routinely.  He fired some darts right where they had to be.  Didn't go their way in the 2nd half obviously, but I thought he looked pretty good when he had any help.  

I'd take him on my team, but then, that's not saying much.  

 

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