Jones leads No. 1 Ohio State to win against Western Michigan

This week, our three respondents are Tyler Greenawalt, Austin Vaughn and Courtney Martinez.


The top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes welcome in the Western Michigan Broncos in college football action on Saturday afternoon. Both of them.

The Ohio State Buckeyes pulled off 20-13 narrow in over Northern Illinois in Week 3. Despite some miscues, the national champion signal-caller stood tall in the pocket and looked as comfortable as he had since the Buckeyes’ season-opening victory against Virginia Tech-the last time he played in a game without being benched.

It wasn’t spectacular, but it’s a better solution than putting Jones at receiver and messing with the main quarterback’s flow of the game. The Nationwide Children’s Championship has extended its contract with Ohio State and the Scarlet Course for at least 3 more years.

Ben Axelrod is Bleacher Report’s Big Ten lead writer. Opinions change, but sometimes it takes a while for them to do so.

CM: If the season ended today, obviously it’s a 10. So, I would say for now a solid three or four. “Being on the outside and having those other playmakers on the inside, we can be more explosive”.

Overall, the Ohio State defense held Western Michigan to 169 yards passing and rushing.

College football is always full of surprises. But with so many residents of the poll’s bottom reaches falling out entirely, the guess here is that you hold on to one of these final rungs. “Its something that I feel on offense, not defense or special teams.”. I’m sure he’d tell me that he is; I’m sure he’d tell me, as he implied to Wright Thompson a few years back, that the wrenching panic attacks that forced him to resign from Florida have lended him a perspective on life and family that he didn’t possess before. Nick Mullens threw for almost 450 yards for the Golden Eagles, but it was Tommy Armstrong who got the win. “They were underthrown because the wideouts were behind (the secondary)”.

CM: There have been plenty of surprisingly good teams and some surprisingly just plain frightful teams. “It’s not anywhere close to where we need to be”. Here are how those five items of interest played out from Ohio Stadium. Instead, they barely beat an also-struggling Louisville team and nearly gave up an upset to Jacksonville State. 10 UCLA, after beating then-No. The expectation level of our defense is very high. Some fans would like to see Zeke get even more work.

No. 12 Alabama (3-1) beat Louisiana-Monroe 34-0. “He was the quarterback in spring practice, the only healthy one, and he was the starter this season”. Who is the biggest loss to his respective team, and why? And yes, Hawaii, Troy and Miami (Ohio) aren’t the strongest of opponents… but still, that’s three points allowed in three weeks. The Hoosiers are off to their best start since 1990.

The Spartans, who have already lost linebacker Ed Davis and cornerback Vayante Copeland to season-ending injuries, lost standout tackle Jack Conklin to an apparent knee injury. It’s going to be hard task for TCU in conference games if it keeps taking hits. Maybe not all the way back, but enough to quell the unrest. Without a ferocious rusher to lean on, Pittsburgh hasn’t fared too well offensively. Their Friday victory against Oregon State propels them to No. 20 this week, a four-spot rise.


With all the talent in the conference, there are also a handful of Heisman Trophy contenders as well.

Ohio St. chases perfection, others enjoy it while it lasts