A grade card on No. 1 Ohio State’s 38-12 win over Western Michigan, a game that was a step in the right direction, but not necessarily as big a step as the Buckeyes need to take if they’re going to contend for back-to-back national championships.
Jones is 26 for 46 (56.5 percent) for 334 yards this season with two touchdowns and three interceptions and a 118.82 efficiency rating.
Against Northern Illinois he had four runs for 7 yards and only two direct snaps.
J.T. Barrett replaced Jones with 6:34 to play in hand and threw an interception on his first drive.
B1G HIGHLIGHT – Shilique Calhoun gets up to block Michigan State’s second field goal in the first quarter.
None of the three were credited with bringing down the quarterback on Saturday, but senior linebacker Joshua Perry got his name just half a sack away from a four-way tie with a seven-yard hit late in the first half. But the Broncos came up empty on the scoreboard when Tyvis Powell blocked a 37-yard field goal attempt by Andrew Haldeman and Haldeman missed his next kick from 47 yards.
Mike Ullery | Daily Call Michael Thomas, 3, dives for a touchdown during first-quarter action at Ohio State vs. Western Michigan University football at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. And he kept all his kickoffs in bounds.
What Elliott has in consistency this year, though, he has lacked in explosiveness, as his longest run following his first rush of the season – which was an 80-yard score – was just 13 yards.
Ohio State is 75th in total offense at 411 yards per game, 100 less on average than last season when it was ninth. The offense produced 511 yards but still didn’t give off a vibe of total domination.
The Silver Bullets returned for an encore as well on Saturday. Braverman finished with 123 yards receiving and a 55 yard touchdown in the second half.
No. 2 MICHGAN STATE 30, C. MICHIGAN 10: In East Lansing, Michigan, Gerald Holmes ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, and No. 2 Michigan State overcame a sluggish performance.
Barrett was 11-1 last season starting for injured two-time Big Ten player of the year Braxton Miller before breaking his ankle in the regular-season finale against Michigan.
TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN2. Its something that I feel on offense, not defense or special teams..
But the Buckeyes’ projected primary challenger in the Big Ten continues to gain ground.
We have guys who can take the top off the defense. “All the focus is on the quarterback, and that comes with it, but we have to play much better in all areas”.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Marquise Williams threw three touchdown passes and also ran for 105 yards to help North Carolina beat Illinois 48-14 on Saturday.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s the featured back next year if Elliott decides to jump to the NFL.
Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs shared his thoughts on whether it was good enough to go for one point after that touchdown.
There still was a lack of pressure at times, but I don’t think it’s anything to worry about.
Another mistake would follow, as a three-and-out would be negated by a deep punt downed at the one yard line.
Rule number two: Two weeks after experiencing the agony of defeat when victory was seemingly knotted up, you never trust your defense to hold a 13-point lead.