Statistical Projection: Ohio State vs. Cincinnati
Justin Fields was electric, as we knew he should be. I was very close on his pass total (25 vs. a projected 26) and completions (18 vs. 21). He managed to outshine my TD total, throwing one more TD pass than I anticipated. I thought that the other QBs would see more action, but Ryan Day left Fields in for the majority of the game, limiting the backup...
Fields will only throw for 200 yards? I think I got spoiled last year.
like i've said, this game worries me, and figure it's going to be a lot like a typical msu or psu game. ugly and tight.
"Once Fields is able to force UC to back off from their initial push to shake him"
Break out the crack pipe. If Dobbins cannot get the run game going we are in big trouble. He looked awful. si
"Awful" seems a bit much for 4.3 ypc. Now, it certainly wasn't the best we've seen him, but I think having a QB that can escape and tire a strong defense will help JK immensely.
He was tackled in a lot of one on one situations. si
LOL...... Calling JK Dobbins' 4.3 ypc AWFUL is a bit much for an Ohio State? Sorry but that's garbage can level. It's not merely awful........it's ATROCIOUS. Lydell Ross was run out of Columbus for his season avg. of 4.6 ypc. JK Dobbins is heralded as one of the best RB's in Buckeye history. MY of MY how expectations for a position of historic greatness at Ohio State has fallen. Having an escape artist didn't do much of anything to help JK last week. What makes you think it'll make any difference in week 2 against a far better opponent?
If JK and that "offensive" line doesn't get better in a hurry this is going to be a dumpster fire offensive season. Like everyone else in Buckeye Nation, I bought into the BS about JK getting better for this season. 4.3 ypc against one of the worst teams in CFB? smh
Do you realize that Cincinnati gave up 62 yards (1.7 ypc), with a long carry of 10 yards to a Power 5 Conference school that in all likelihood would beat up an even worse FAU.
I've got to readjust expectations based on what has occurred with JK last year and at the start of this year because his performance is that of a leg legged horse in the Kentucky Derby.
18 carries 80 yards 4.45 ypc. It's turning out that JK's freshman season was an aberration. And that's just sad.
3 legged horse ^
If Fields throws for just 230 some yards against Cincinnati, the Buckeyes will lose this game.