J.T. Barrett Ohio State Football Buckeyes
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Time to Talk J.T. Barrett and the Heisman?

It is now time to start taking J.T. Barrett’s Heisman candidacy seriously. Up until this past weekend, any serious thoughts about Barrett hoisting college football’s most prestigious trophy weren’t actually all that serious. Yes, the numbers over the prior five games were impressive, but there were still doubters out there.

Johnnie Dixon Ohio State Football
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Inside the Box Score — Penn State at Ohio State

The points allowed measure overshadows how good our defensive performance was on Saturday. Penn State had very limited success on offense. The Silver bullets did a masterful job on first and second down making it tough on the Lion offense. Of Penn State’s 15 third-down plays, 5 were 3rd and 4 or less. nine of Penn State’s third down…

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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.”

Jerome Baker Ohio State Football
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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.