Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Ohio State on upset alert against Indiana

Hoosiers hungry for spotlight against Buckeyes Will IU go bowling for a third year in a row? Here's my pick
Garry Little | 02 September, 2017, 00:46

This isn't a long-term arrangement; when Ohio State faces the Oklahoma Sooners next week, the team fully expects Weber to be back on the field.

Turning point: IU led 14-13 at halftime and 21-20 in the third quarter.

Past year it was Simmie Cobbs Jr. who was injured on the first possession of his season opener against Ball State and missed the season.

It took Ohio State nearly three quarters to pull away from IN on Thursday night, but one prominent radio host - Colin Cowherd - isn't anxious about the long-term prospects for the Buckeyes. That game will be aired on ABC. He surpassed others on the Ohio State depth chart, such as Demario McCall and Antonio Williams.

The Buckeyes are 26-2-1 all-time in Bloomington, with the last setback coming in 1988, John Cooper's first season at the helm.

Ohio State made it 35-21 on a 59-yard touchdown pass from Barrett to Johnnie Dixon and two-point conversion run by Barrett with 1:47 left in the third quarter. It was #Ohio State's opener of the #college football season, taking on a conference foe in the Indiana Hoosiers.

In the first game of the season, it became very obvious that anchor of the Ohio State team is going to be the defense. While all the Hoosiers really want at this point is more bowl appearances the administration upset their continuity by firing head coach Kevin Wilson after the regular season finale.

I guess there's a chance the Hoosiers could go 8-4 and an equally realistic chance that the final record is 6-6, but there's just something about 7-5 that seems to make sense for this team.

Scales, who posted a game-high 12 tackles, said Barrett was one of the best quarterbacks in the country after the game, during which Barrett had success on quarterback draws and read-option plays.

Sun Belt: Tennessee State 17, Georgia State 10: Seth Rowland and Treon Harris had touchdown runs and the Tigers ruined the Panthers' debut at the stadium formerly known as Turner Field in Atlanta. QB Richard Lagow threw the rock 65 times. Plus, IU missed graduated RB Devine Redding.

"This game's going to be a challenge, but we do have their offense coordinator at head coach".

Cobbs was injured on his second offensive snap of the 2016 season, but on Thursday night, he made up for lost time and set himself apart as the top option within IU's tall and talented receiving corps.

IN was outgained, 596-437, and travesl to Virginia next weekend with legitimate questions about their running game.

-CB Denzel Ward could be Ohio State's next first-round draft pick at cornerback. IU's running back-by-committee approach never found traction, with freshman Morgan Ellison finishing as Indiana's leading rusher.

Subsequently, the Buckeyes couldn't put much together on offense.

"As you go back and look at how they performed past year, they hung 62 on Maryland and beat Nebraska by 60-something", said Allen, who was close as the Buckeyes beat Nebraska 62-3. They rebounded from that early slip up to win the national title.


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