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  • Aug 5, 2021
    Ohio State’s offense was plagued by miscues, numbers, and missed blocking assignments in its 33-24 win over Penn State. Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry mixed a variety of looks against the Buckeyes—frequently stemming to an odd front on passing downs and featuring an over “load” front to the tight end side (lining with both a 3-techinque between the guard and tackle and 5-technique between the tackle and tight end) in run-first situations.


    Behind, Penn State mixed their base cover 3 with 3 deep, 3 under zone blitzes, 2 deep, 4 under zone blitzes, and some cover 1—trying to maintain a plus-one in the box—before often playing cover 2 on passing downs.

    Penn State’s load front protected the Mike, preventing Ohio State from getting to the second level and allowing the Mike to effectively mirror tailback TreVeyon Henderson and scrape over the top.

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    Jun 6, 2020
    Over the top great! This is the best feature on the whole site. Great job Mr. Fulton.


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    Aug 29, 2020
    I look at the mistakes in this game and honestly not overly concerned. We are a very young team, and they showed a lot of maturity in this game. In September they lose it, now even though something just wasnt right, they gutted it out and won. The only real negative to me, is the OL, never saw that coming.
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