No. 2 Ohio State pulls away to beat Indiana

Muriel Hammond
September 2, 2017

The final breaking point for Meyer was also the moment that perfectly exemplifies the typical recent Ohio State football experience. The Buckeyes need their senior quarterback to round into form and play like the conference's two-time quarterback of the year.

Namely, the college football world wanted to see whether an offensive coaching overhaul-Kevin Wilson and Ryan Day replaced Ed Warriner and Tim Beck-would spark a senior-year renaissance from quarterback J.T. Barrett, who dazzled while guiding Ohio State to an 11-1 record in 2014, then split starting duties with big-armed junior Cardale Jones the next year, then fell into a odd funk as the experienced leader helming the Buckeyes' offense last season. "I really feel like there's something to build off for sure, and I'm disappointed that we didn't finish better to give them something to go home with". "But what it does is it sparks something more for us to come out next week". "But I think this team, what you will see is that it will improve throughout the year".

Dobbins is from LaGrange, Texas, which is about 100 miles west of Houston.

The Buckeyes do need to worry a bit about that defense, though - Lagow and the IN offense passed at will IN the first half and the Hoosiers offense finished the game with 420 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Frost's offense against a new-look tempo based offense from Davis is providing plenty of early-season fireworks. By the time the night was over, Dobbins had eclipsed Clarett's first-game rushing mark by six yards. While the Hoosiers could ride some early momentum to success on offense, Ohio State should eventually shut them down. He has had a hell of a camp. We just have to execute. we will get better on the deep ball. His long was only 35 yards, and he has breakaway speed.

"I wasn't surprised at all", Meyer revealed.

He's so impressed by the kid that when a post-game questioner compared Dobbins to Ezekiel Elliott, the former Buckeye who is now the National Football League sensation with the Dallas Cowboys, he didn't shut the guy down for overblown hype.

The awesome thing is that Thursday night was Dobbins' only full game in two seasons.

The first game in the 1890 season was on May 3 and the final contest of the four-game season was on November 27. The Hoosiers, however, rushed for 17 yards on 27 attempts.


"They had a great defensive line, which is obviously something that we knew", Lagow said.

"(I've) got around 20 people trying to come.

Mahomes got the nod with Alex Smith and the rest of the starters sitting out, and he once more showed why the Chiefs moved up to draft him 10th overall in April. "I kinda felt I was gonna do what I did". Here's something you should know. "He is who he is, and he has great coaches up top - that was helping him".

"And he's only 18", Price marveled. After all, the second-ranked team in the land was supposed to win its 22nd straight against in and Urban Meyer was supposed to add to his undefeated 16-0 record in season openers and. well, there was literally an entire page of such "Why are we even playing this?" streak statistics included in the pregame media handouts.

"Yeah, he had a moment", Price said. In all, 10 players caught at least one pass, spreading the three TDs among three players. Just get ready to play another play. It was Ohio State's first lead since 3-0.

"And he looked me in the eye like a grown man and said, 'Yes, Absolutely".

A young Lou Gehrig took his place that day and went on to play 2,130 consecutive games at the position. You have to look at what you did. They know that for almost three quarters it was a tugboat race.

The answer is probably none.

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