10 Observations: Michigan spoils Ohio State’s championship, playoff hopes

One of the most lopsided major rivalries in sports just had the flame reignited. Michigan ran all over Ohio State from start to finish, gashing a vulnerable Ohio State defense for nearly 500 yards in a 42-27 win over the Buckeyes which will send the Wolverines to the Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis next …

10 Observations: Buckeyes conquer the Spartans

There would be no Michigan State Magic in The Shoe this afternoon as Ohio State pounced on the Spartans as quickly as it did Purdue a week ago. The Buckeyes, for maybe the first time all season, fired on all cylinders on both offense and defense to the tune of a 49-0 halftime lead, ultimately …

10 Observations: Buckeyes thump No. 19 Purdue

No Spoilermakers this year as Ohio State scored early and scored often in a dominating 59-31 win over the No. 19 team in the nation. A huge bounce back game for the offense had this one pretty much in the bag by the midway point of the second quarter. 10 Instant Observations as the Buckeyes …

10 Observations: Buckeyes barely pass road test at Nebraska

Ohio State passed the toughest road environment test it has taken so far this season, beating Nebraska, 26-17 on Saturday afternoon in a game that was way too close for comfort. While it wasn’t a clean performance from the Buckeyes by any means, they never trailed in this game and did what they needed to …

10 Observations: Buckeyes scratch out a win over Penn State

It was not the dominant victory that many, including myself, predicted. Quite frankly it was sloppy, at best, on both sides of the ball, but Ohio State made just enough plays to put away Penn State 33-24 on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd and one of the most impressive recruiting visitor lists …

10 Observations: Buckeyes continue hot streak with dominant effort against Indiana

Ohio State showed zero signs of rust coming out of the bye week, dismantling Indiana 54-7. Ohio State beat Indiana last season on the way to another Big Ten Championship, but this almost had the feel of a revenge game after all of the talk about how things played out in last year’s nail biter …

10 Observations: Buckeyes rout Maryland as both sides of the ball click

Ohio State put to bed the notion of a ‘trap game’ quickly on Saturday afternoon, scoring early and often and then seeing the defense settle in as the Buckeyes dominated Maryland 66-17. The Buckeyes put it together on both sides of the ball for all four quarters for arguably the first time this season, dismantling …

10 Observations: Buckeyes blast Rutgers and continue upward trend

Last week was “just Akron”, but this week saw Ohio State face a legitimate Big Ten opponent that took Michigan to the wire in Ann Arbor just a week ago. The Buckeyes passed the road test with flying colors, dismantling Rutgers, 52-13, in a game that many felt would be competitive into the fourth quarter. …

10 Observations: Ohio State waxes Akron

Ohio State made quick work of Akron on Saturday night as the Buckeyes defeated the Zips, 59-7 to improve to 3-1 on the season. Coming into the game as nearly 50-point favorites, it’s not easy to make any type of long term prognostications over a game like this, but we’ll try to make the best …

10 Observations: Win over Tulsa doesn’t answer many questions for Ohio State

Ohio State made its way back into the win column with a 41-20 home victory over Tulsa in front of a 75% capacity crowd on Saturday evening. While a win is never a bad thing, the Buckeyes didn’t answer many questions on Saturday and the frustration seems to be growing for Buckeye Nation. Time for …

10 Observations: Oregon shocks Ohio State as defensive woes continue

The defensive woes for Ohio State continued on Saturday afternoon as the Buckeyes surrendered more than 500 yards of offense to Oregon and took a shocking defeat, 35-28, despite the Ducks being down two of their very best defensive players. A lot went wrong for the Buckeyes on Saturday afternoon and some disturbing trends continued …

10 Observations: Buckeyes survive a road test against Minnesota

Ohio State’s season opener wasn’t always a clean one with the Buckeyes’ offense hitting some first half struggles and the defense showing some holes. But the Buckeyes escaped with a two-touchdown win on Thursday night at Minnesota. There is plenty to talk about coming out of up-and-down opening performance from the fourth-ranked Buckeyes. Like the …

10 Observations: Bama runs past Buckeyes for National Championship

Ohio State’s dream season came crashing to an end on Monday night, falling to Alabama and the Crimson Tide’s explosive offense 52-24 in the National Championship game. My 10 Instant Observations from a tough night for the Buckeyes in Miami. 1.Credit to Alabama. The Crimson Tide were the better team the whole way. That was …

10 Observations: Ohio State dominates Clemson in Sugar Bowl

Ohio State got the redemption it has been seeking for a year, dismantling Clemson, 49-28, in the Sugar Bowl on Friday night. 1. I continue to be terrible at picking Ohio State CFP semifinal games. I believe I’m now 0-4. So you’re welcome, Ohio State fans, for my pick of Clemson this week. 2. There …

10 Observations: Buckeyes win B1G Championship, should be in CFP

It wasn’t always pretty. In fact, it was almost maddening at times on offense, but Ohio State took home another Big Ten Championship on Saturday afternoon and almost surely punched its ticket to the College Football Playoff. After a season of ups and downs and unprecedented obstacles, there is a lot to be thankful for …

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