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Ohio State Buckeyes 2023

giles

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This weekend is going to be tough. I'd like to get beat. Have TTUN beat them and then we beat TTUN. Make for a real interesting playoff.
 
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I think OSU wins by 10. Don't get too caught up in stats. Penn St offense isn't good
I hope you’re right Ryan but Day needs to do a better job getting these guys mentally prepared than he has. I’m so very tired of the delay of game calls because the play gets brought in too late. We also tend to play down to our competition, imo
 

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I hope you are right Ryan. Our defense needs to keep up what they've been doing. Offensive line needs to step it up about 10 notches. QB needs to continue settling into his role. Special teams needs to not screw up. Just be solid.

A win is good for confidence. I think Penn State is going to learn as much about their team as the Buckeyes are. Great stats for PSU but have they really been tested? Buckeye stats aren't as impressive but they've had a pretty solid schedule to play. Buckeyes win. No clue if it is a big win or they squeak it out. I think they pull it off though.
 
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PSU has not played against any real competition. Neither has Michigan, for that matter. I don't think either team has even played a ranked opponent yet this season. Still, they are both taking care of business and staying healthy playing cupcakes for the first half of the season. (y)
 

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Found the Michigan spy from last week's game!😆
 

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PSU has not played against any real competition. Neither has Michigan, for that matter. I don't think either team has even played a ranked opponent yet this season. Still, they are both taking care of business and staying healthy playing cupcakes for the first half of the season. (y)
Agreed but one comparison is see between OSU and TTUN is how they each played and performed against IU and IMO, TTUN looked much better than OSU. The score shows it regardless of being at home or away, earlier or more recent ALL really good teams make less penalties and don’t put themselves in 3rd and long situations.
Until our OL gets with it and plays better making less mistakes and opening up holes our run game will suffer and this only puts more onus and pressure on McCord who is still young and inexperienced which is another issue. The key for ANY team is the OL, IMO. It helps to have talent and skill everywhere but OL is a must.👍🏻

GO BUCKS!
 

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PSU has not played against any real competition. Neither has Michigan, for that matter. I don't think either team has even played a ranked opponent yet this season. Still, they are both taking care of business and staying healthy playing cupcakes for the first half of the season. (y)
Same goes for Georgia.
 

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Penn State has been overrated since before the season started. OSU right where they should be. Plenty of work to be done on offense, but the D is pouring it on now.

Consider this, we dominated this game without our "best" running back, our second best WR, our best DB, and no turnovers from Penn State, although they did make some critical mistakes at crucial times. The O-line held their own today, but we have to run block better.
 
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Had a chance to watch the replay. Would love to see more rushing yards but in the 60 min replay I thought they looked okay. Seemed like they found some holes when needed. Did enough to keep the PSU defense honest and that allowed the WRs to do work. Saw some sacks but overall looked like McCord had time to work. Still need to improve at the O line and running game. Steady improvement and peak the last few games is what we need in my opinion. Stay healthy. Take care of business weekly. See what happens later in the year.