Ohio State is the highest-ranked team to visit Owen Field since then second-ranked Texas Tech came by in 2008.
Ohio State H-Back Curtis Samuel vs. Oklahoma CBs. For the Sooners, Saturday’s game is a chance to put a marquee win on its playoff resume.
The same goes for the Sooners. The OVER is 7-3 in Oklahoma’s last 10 games overall. The Sooners quarterback has completed 71.7 percent of his passes for 567 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. The redshirt freshman ran for 136 yards against Bowling Green and 92 yards against Tulsa.
When it comes to the running game, many understandably believed Samaje Perine would lead the way after averaging more than 100 yards a game previous year.
But Barrett says he isn’t over-hyping the game or his role. This is going to be a big thing for our season. This team has yet to play in a heavyweight battle this season, and make no mistake about it, Oklahoma will come out throwing haymakers. Deshaun Watson and Greg Ward (Houston) would be the other two. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo has two of Oklahoma’s TFLs.
That comment alone isn’t surprising, but Kendall provided some extra reasoning which will be bulletin board material for Ohio State. Dalton played in seven games last season. “That does help you when you see a little bit of a similar offense just how they are going to line up”.
Besides, there’s very likely to be some truth in his comments.
Offensively, Oklahoma football is averaging 308.2 yards in passing and 222.1 yards in rushing.
“My experience is the biggest difference is just depth and overall numbers”, coach Kirk Ferentz said.
Oklahoma is big and strong up front on defense. They did it a couple of times on the opening drive, and started out the game that way. Also, he (Meyer) is taking a young team into a hostile environment where visiting teams don’t have very much success. If they’re able to do so along with a resurgence from the Buckeye offense, it could be a fun Saturday for the scarlet and gray. “It’s very hard to be successful offensively when over half your plays over the 50-yard line result in failure because of self-inflicted wounds”. Mayfield looked a lot better in a 59-17 victory last Saturday, but the Sooners were facing Louisiana-Monroe.
Will the Buckeyes gain their first impressive win of the 2016 NCAA season by stunning the Sooners in Norman?
You will notice No. 91 for Houston comes up field too quickly on this play, which allows Mixon to break loose. Last year’s Ohio State team seemed to outthink itself on offense; this year’s is already back to making defenses outthink themselves because there are so many options to account for on any given play. Let’s be honest. Ohio State is (really) good. “We’re going to try and keep it going”. However, in attempts to “ice” the kicker, Ohio State called a timeout.
When the ball isn’t out quickly, Mayfield can be even more unsafe. The once-beaten Sooners probably can afford no more losses if they want to play in a national semifinal for the second year in a row.
“I wasn’t connected to them as a fan”.
The Buckeyes must also be aware of Perine out of the backfield. In the first two games, the junior has passed four six touchdowns and run for three.