There are several mysteries surrounding this game and they come from both sides. We have spent the last nine months discussing Ohio State’s mysteries, but now we turn our attention to the Indiana Hoosiers. Ohio State is a 20.5-point favorite in Bloomington, which means this game should be somewhat of an easy time.
The Ohio State Buckeyes of college football fame play a game tonight. You may have heard. If you haven’t, then boy, you picked one heck of a day to randomly show up at a website that covers OSU. The No. 2 Buckeyes head to Bloomington for the biggest game in Indiana football history. Ohio State is favored by 20.5 points.
Welcome to the first game-week piece of the year. No, it’s not actually game week just yet, but since we are now inside a week until Ohio State kicks off against the Hoosiers, it may as well be. The Thursday night start to the season has altered the way things will normally go around here, but we’re nothing if not begrudgingly flexible.
Hosts Shannon Sommers and Chip Minnich are joined by Zach Osterman (@zachosterman) of the IndyStar to talk about the Indiana Hoosiers. They first discuss Kevin Wilson’s termination from being Indiana’s head coach. Could there be any blowback to the Ohio State program? Was Indiana being proactive or justified in his removal?
If ‘X’ marks the spot, then people might want to start digging No. 9. Ohio State has been in search of a take-charge X receiver since Michael Thomas left for the NFL after the 2015 season. It looked early on like Noah Brown would be that guy last year, especially after catching five touchdown passes in his first three games.
I’m sitting here one day away from Ohio State’s kickoff and I just realized that I haven’t made any season predictions for the Buckeyes, or if I have, I have no recollection of it. I don’t want to start a dangerous precedent of not making season predictions because how else are you going to know how brilliant or stupid I am?
Yes, it’s been two weeks since the last episode of Accost the Field, and for that we apologize. Some unforeseen technical difficulties forced us to scrap the last show, but trust me, it was amazing. Probably the best podcast ever recorded, and that’s me being conservative. We are back this week to talk about the week that was at Ohio State…
Last season, Indiana was a balanced team (49% pass/51% Run), but without the presence of an established running back the Hoosiers will need to rely on their senior quarterback to move the chains. In terms of tendencies, look for Indiana to align in predominately 11 Personnel, which utilizes one running back and one tight end…