That doesnt mean you get hooked. We will learn from this.
As long as whoever is going to be starting at QB improves his play going forward, other adjustments should not occur. The Buckeyes gained only 298 yards against a team which had allowed 433 yards per game in its first two games against UNLV and Murray State. That led to a Huskies field goal and got Barrett warming up on the sideline. In its past two games – against unimposing defenses – Ohio State has not had a play from scrimmage go for more than 25 yards. Northern Illinois ranked seventh in the nation with 594.0 average in first two games. “If they score 50 points or five points, we have a job to do, and it’s to go out there and limit points and keep the opponent out of the end zone”. For as much as the last two games have been frustrating and unfulfilling, it’s still way better to win those games than lose them. We had an opportunity to win.
Meyer bristled at the three interceptions, all of which he termed inexcusable. But when Jones was yanked after two picks, Barrett stayed in the game after his one interception. As it fights as one for respectability in the non-conference, or as its power dynamics shift on a week-to-week basis in October and November, we’ll follow the narrative to give you a better idea of where Northwestern fits into the 14-team puzzle.
“It doesn’t really matter what the offense does, ” co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash said. Asked Monday if he was satisfied with Ohio State’s play-calling when it came to getting the ball in the hands of the team’s top playmakers, Meyer responded with a simple “No”.
“Last week was all odd and then this week they went to all odd, and we’re having trouble with that right now”.
Here’s what we know about the Ohio State quarterbacks: One is named Cardale Jones, the other J.T. Barrett.
Not unlike Florida State from a year ago, Ohio State is a defending national champ that remains unbeaten and has the requisite talent to match up with anyone in the country. He has completed 55.6 % of his throws, with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
The teams played to a 10-10 tie in the first half.
The Buckeyes received 40 first-place votes Sunday after a lackluster 20-13 victory against Northern Illinois on Saturday. Badgley kicked five field goals for the Hurricanes (3-0).
The defense provided the winning margin via a Darron Lee 41 yard interception return with less than two minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter. Three plays later, NIU took a 7-0 lead on Turner’s 5-yard touchdown run to the corner.
Youll hear (a critic) say, How can you play quarterback with someone looking over your shoulder? Meyer said. We’re going to get back in the film room and we’re going to learn from our mistakes. Ezekiel Elliott gained 108 yards, but the longest of his 23 carries was for 13 yards and he also had a fumble.
On an afternoon when Ohio State honored its former coach for his election into the College Football Hall of Fame, the Buckeyes apparently decided to pay tribute to Tressel by doing just enough on offense to win.
Fournette, who tallied 159 yards and three scores in Week 2 against Mississippi State, rushed 19 times, including a 71 yarder.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Ohio State’s last 17 games.
Northern Illinois’ last drive started at its 20 with 1:34 left, but Hare threw four incomplete passes under duress and Ohio State could finally take a knee.
The defense restored order by holding Troy scoreless in the second half. After punter Jake Ambrose fumbled the snap and was tackled at the NIU 37, the Huskies came up with a fourth-down stop as Lurry broke up the pass attempt on fourth-and-four. Nevada (1-2) has a bye next Saturday. Kickoff from BC’s Alumni Stadium is at noon (CT) and will be available on ESPN3.