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A Look Inside The New Play That Saved The Buckeyes’ Season

Football plays are generally identified by a series of letters, numbers and seemingly random words, but a small handful grow beyond that into legend and earn more memorable names. King Right 64 Y Shallow Swap is one of the greatest OSU plays this century. You may remember is as “Holy Buckeye.” A basic outside zone play in New Orleans went “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South.” After Saturday’s 39-38…
Terry McLaurin Ohio State Football Buckeyes
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Buckeye Breakdown: Switch Concept

Penn State entered the game on Saturday ranked third nationally in total defense, but showed some susceptibility against bunch formations and switch routes in the weeks leading up to the game versus Ohio State. A key factor that contributed to the success of the passing game on Saturday stemmed from a variation of the “Switch Concept.”

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Jerome Baker a Butkus Award Semifinalist

Ohio State junior linebacker Jerome Baker was named one of 15 semifinalists for the Butkus Award on Monday. The award is given annually to the nation’s best linebacker. Baker has 36 tackles on the season, which is second on the team to strong safety Jordan Fuller (42). He is fifth on the team with 4.5 tackles for loss, and tied for third…

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Elsewhere in College Football — Week 9

To sum up week nine I’m stealing shamelessly from Urban Meyer, noted head coach and wordsmith, “what the heck just happened?” They were asking that question in Columbus and State College; in Ames and Fort Worth; in Evanston and East Lansing and in places like Gainesville where Jim McElwain left Florida.

K.J. Hill and Terry McLaurin
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Seriously, How Amazing Was That?

How do you describe a game that exists beyond the accepted bounds of known language? That’s always the problem with writing about a game like Ohio State’s 39-38 come-from-behind win over No. 2 Penn State on Saturday. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then there’s really no way to properly describe the entire scene of last night.

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Goodbye, Heisman? Buckeyes Keep Barkley On Tight Leash

It was supposed to be a Heisman showcase, a chance for one of the greatest college football players in the nation to prove his bonafides against top-caliber competition. That is, indeed, what happened Saturday night in Ohio Stadium. Just not for the player most people expected. While Buckeye QB J.T. Barrett exploded for a school-record 423 yards of total offense and four touchdowns, Penn State RB Saquon Barkley had a…