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  • Dec 16, 2020
    Ohio State controlled both sides of the football against Penn State in a game where the final score was closer than the contest itself. The Buckeye offense came out with a straightforward game plan for Penn State’s 4-3 over, cover 3-buzz framework.

    Ohio State used relatively large amounts of 12 personnel (two tight ends) from both under center and pistol—featuring frequent tight end shifts and fly motion to confuse Penn State’s cover 3 rotation—to run duo (offensive line blocks down as on power but without a backside pulling guard; the running back instead reads the play side inside linebacker to either cut inside or bounce outside) and outside zone.

    Alternatively, when the halfback was offset with 3 wide receivers and 1 tight end, the...

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