They have new starters at tailback and wide receiver, and throughout the defense. Ohio State defeated Bowling Green 77-10. The Buckeyes offense went for a school-record, 776 yards in the win. I know OSU flopped around past year against the two MAC teams.
Ohio State: H-back Curtis Samuel. He'll start after running for 825 yards and scoring five touchdowns in a backup role previous year.
OSU junior H-back Curtis Samuel (4) attempts to break a tackle during the first half of the Buckeyes' season opener against Bowling Green on September 3 at Ohio Stadium. And this was just the performance that Ohio State needed, as it looks to regain a Big Ten throne relinquished to Michigan State last season.
J.T. Barrett and the Buckeyes humble the Falcons in season opener. They played well. Let's go back.
The Falcons' only touchdown came in the first quarter when Barrett's second pass of the day was picked off by linebacker Brandon Harris and returned for a 63-yard touchdown. "I give up a sack.it's part of (the game)". "Luckily, it wasn't long-term, but I saw how football can be taken away from you. That's my boy. I'll take him over anybody across the nation".
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"It's 350 rushing (actually 359), right?" The Buckeyes' 417 passing yards rank fourth-most in a single game in school history. "It's over 250-250. (Laughter.) But it's a nice balance".
The familiar comparison - for the line and beyond - has been the national championship team, when a mostly young team matured quickly. "We're going in there respecting them just as much as we did Alabama or just as much as or".
Who knew this was going to turn into a glorified scrimmage? Overall, it was just what the doctor ordered for Meyer and the Bucks: no letdown. "I think you guys asked me a week ago about the identity of the offense and I honestly still don't really know".
Ohio State players say they've learned not to look past any team. James Knape will be the starting quarterback for the upcoming season. We have to be much more efficient than a year ago. Buckeyes safety Malik Hooker had two interceptions and four tackles. If only because it's Meyer's baby.
If Barrett deserved the game ball, the laces, at the very least, should go to Samuel. Curtis Samuel was all over the field for the Buckeyes; he rushed for 84 yards, but he also had 177 yards receiving. Jinks was formerly an assistant coach at Texas Tech, serving as the running backs coach from 2013-15. Then it's on to play at Oklahoma the following week.
Redshirt freshman Mike Weber held his own rushing for 136 yards on 19 carries, but simply having Samuel - or even senior H-back Dontre Wilson - in the backfield taking snaps next to Barrett or straight from the center provides new challenges for defenses that Meyer and Co. didn't present previous year.
He envisions himself and Samuel becoming the next LenDale White and Reggie Bush, the great USC tag team of a decade ago.
"I feel good like most Buckeyes do right now, because a lot of these kids touching the ball, I could see people going through their programs saying: Who was that again?" "That's what we're here for". You can't put that much pressure on your defensive backs in the upcoming weeks.
Hopefully it stays that way. "I'm on offense. That's a hard question to answer".