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    Ohio State rebounded offensively by better protecting the run game, excelling in pass protection, and winning against man coverage in the Buckeyes’ 59-31 win over Purdue.



    The Boilermakers attempted to use a super charged version of the Penn State and Nebraska defensive strategies against Ohio State. Purdue often sought to overload the overhang areas outside the Buckeye offensive tackles to limit the Ohio State tight zone and wide zone run game, frequently playing cover 1 man or even cover 0 (man without a free safety), mixed with some soft cover 3.



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    But Ohio State responded to the overloaded boxes by protecting the run game and punishing Purdue for overloading the box through multiple means.  Perhaps the primary method was that the Buckeyes regularly throwing wide receiver bubble screen reliefs—meaning that quarterback CJ Stroud reads the leverage of the secondary pre-snap and throws the...

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    DonnyBuckeye

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    Thank you for what you do, Ross. Learn more and more after reading your breakdown every week. Love it! Rock on, bub…
     

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    Learning a lot here! Henderson's acceleration in the clip of the long run from behind is an unreal thrill. He's already at warp speed before he even gets to the LOS. You can see him gain speed with every leg thrust, and he's there at like, number three. You can almost see it click when he sees the open field and just wills himself to go there. That poor linebacker, it was over before he started to even shift weight/push off for the lateral move.