Outside of a bad loss at Iowa, the Ohio State Buckeyes plowed their way through the Big Ten in the regular season. With all the talent on the Buckeyes, 24 players were named All-Big Ten honorees, whether it’s first team, second team, third team, or as honorable mentions.
When you win a game as easy as the Buckeyes did over UNLV, it’s easy to look at all the good things that happened. While plenty of good things did happen, some bad things (and no ugly things) happened as well.
As was expected, UNLV wasn’t much competition for Ohio State. Urban Meyer was able to play his backups for over half of the game while J.T. Barrett and the starters dominated and led the Buckeyes to a 54-21 win.
Whether it was offense, defense, coaching, or almost anything else, Ohio State was blown out by Oklahoma Saturday night. They still have time to recover, but what they have shown so far this season doesn’t give me much hope.
Saturday night was an opportunity for Ohio State to prove that they are the No. 2-ranked team (or better) in the country against Oklahoma in the much-anticipated top-5 matchup. They struggled on both sides of the ball and the Sooners upset the Buckeyes in Columbus.
Ohio State started slow, but they dominated Indiana in the second half to blowout the Hoosiers, 49-21. WFNY’s Josh Poloha takes a closer look at the Buckeyes’ stats.