Watching OSU vs. MN

Submitted by TomJ on October 13th, 2018 at 3:02 PM

Win or lose (I think OSU will probably pull it out), I'm feeling more confident about Michigan's chances against OSU in a month or so. OSU's O-line is pretty bad, especially their tackles, and I think Winovich is going to absolutely eat them alive. I don't think you can survive by throwing the ball all over the field against Michigan, and that's the only way they're leading against MN. 

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MGoBlue96

October 13th, 2018 at 11:45 PM ^

I mean he was an unknown to game plan against last year. UM had a game plan to stop the QB run last year, which was completely thrown out the window when he came in. So yes something tells me the defense will come up with a better game plan to slow him down at least, given that they know what to game plan against

TK

October 13th, 2018 at 3:13 PM ^

Maybe. 

But don’t we say stuff like this every year when we watch OSU and MSU not look great? MSU always looks mediocre to bad before they play us and OSU always has a few games where they look iffy. 

WichitanWolverine

October 13th, 2018 at 3:19 PM ^

After seeing TCU fall off a cliff I’m really starting to wonder how good the Buckeyes are. As one poster said, they have all the talent but the pieces don’t fit together quite right. 

BuckeyeChuck

October 13th, 2018 at 3:47 PM ^

I've thought the same. TCU has been disappointing, taking some of the luster off of that win.

OSU has several big-time players on defense, but as a unit they give up too many big plays. A recipe for a DPJ big play on Nov. 24?

After the PSU, the edge is gone. Two consecutive weeks there is talk of sleep walking through practice resulting in a sluggish start in each of their past two games. Survive a night road game next week and then they get a bye week for the stretch run and hopefully refocused so that they're ready for a Nov. 24 collision.

Perkis-Size Me

October 13th, 2018 at 4:27 PM ^

I am curious to see how OSU handles Purdue next week now that Purdue seems to have found its stride. Brohm will finds ways to get his offense in position to succeed, and against a defense prone to giving up a lot of big plays, Purdue has got a chance of keeping the game competitive well into the second half, maybe even into the fourth quarter.

I still expect OSU to win. But it could be a closer game than it ought to be.

BuckeyeChuck

October 13th, 2018 at 6:11 PM ^

Yes, the night road game @ Purdue will not be as easy as would ordinarily be expected.

Although, the last time Purdue hosted OSU at night when it looked like they were getting things together, OSU came out and kicked them in the teeth. Then the very next week Michigan totally destroyed Purdue and we have barely heard from them since.

...but that was 11 years ago. Certainly has no bearing on next week's game.

snarling wolverine

October 13th, 2018 at 3:50 PM ^

This is clearly not a vintage OSU squad.  Either we put it out of its misery or it disgraces the league* in the playoff.  

 

*On top of the disgrace they have already caused our league by continuing to employ a piece of shit who enables abusers.

TBuck97

October 13th, 2018 at 3:53 PM ^

I dislike OSU more than al-qaeda, but we all know how this story ends. They will fumble their way to 13-0 and make a run in the playoffs. I hope I’m wrong but I’m going to set my expectation there. 

Perkis-Size Me

October 13th, 2018 at 4:17 PM ^

Seeing the final result does make me feel ever so slightly better about our chances, but it’s still a massive monkey to try and get off our back. 

OSU could lose every single starter the night before the game and I’d still feel like we’re underdogs. They have a MASSIVE psychological advantage against us where even if they’re down 28-0 going into the fourth, they will still believe they’re going to come back and win. 

We've got a legit shot, but regardless of how they played today, they will be better when they play us. Probably a lot better.