Ohio State is now on a roll and there aren't many more chances to stop the train. The Buckeyes now have two solid wins over a couple of the best teams in the Big Ten this year, against Nebraska and Michigan State. To be 6-0 at this point is a huge success, considering last year's dismal record at the same point.
Coach Meyer has to keep his team driven over these next few weeks if they want to win the Big Ten Leaders division (which is still possible, in case you didn't know). There's certainly no reason to believe they can't pull off that accomplishment with the way this team is playing.
Corey "Philly" Brown started to show why Coach Meyer continues to trust him as one of the key players on the offense also returning a 72-yard punt for a touchdown. Brown made more than one person miss and got the crowd rocking at the 'Shoe. Still, the more talent on the team, the better, which is why Mark Pantoni has a job to recruit some of the best athletes in the country.
Let's take a look at how these committed athletes performed and helped their team's chances of winning this week.
DE Joey Bosa - Defensive lineman Joey Bosa had a solid night over the weekend, contributing five tackles and he also had a sack, but St. Thomas Aquinas lost to Miramar 27-24.
ATH Jalin Marshall - Middletown got embarrassed against one of the tougher teams in the state of Ohio in Cincinnati Colerain. The Middies would end up losing 41-14. Quarterback Jalin Marshall carried the ball 23 times for 94 yards. He completed 6 of 18 passes for 87 yards with two interceptions.
QB JT Barrett - Wichita Falls Rider defeated Fort Worth Brewer 44-17. Quarterback JT Barrett completed 2 of 4 passes for 41 yards and rushed for 49 yards before leaving the game with what was called a "twisted knee. Barrett was supposed to have tests done on his knee to see if it was serious or not, but no word on his injuries yet.
DE Tracy Sprinkle - Defensive end Tracy Sprinkle continues to impress, as he had 10 tackles, including a sack, and three tackles for loss in Elyria's 28-14 win over Cuyahoga Falls. Sprinkle also had two quarterback hurries.
S Jayme Thompson - Defensive back Jayme Thompson helped make a difference on defense with nine tackles as Toledo Central Catholic defeated Lima Senior 47-7 tonight.
CB Cameron Burrows - Trotwood-Madison and DB Cam Burrows defeated Greenville 62-12. Burrows played another good game and was a key part in shutting down Greenville through the air.
OL Evan Lisle - Centerville and offensive lineman Evan Lisle defeated Clayton Northmont 13-0 tonight as the Elks moved to 5-2 on the season. There's no doubt that Lisle seems to be one of the leaders on this offensive line and he backs up his talk with his play on the field.
ATH Darron Lee - Darron Lee was the key part on the offensive side of the ball again for New Albany. Lee had touchdown runs of 1 and 32 yards as New Albany defeated Lewis Center Olentangy 33-14.
DL Michael Hill - Pendleton and defensive lineman Michael Hill defeated Greenville Powdersville 41-6. We couldn't find any other stats to go along with this game, but we're fairly confident that Hill had an impact for Pendleton on the defensive line.
DL Billy Price - Austintown Fitch lost 34-14 to Massillon Washington, a team that played very well tonight. Defensive lineman Billy Price made several tackles, but for much of the night it was tough for him to get near the Washington quarterback as the Tigers threw the ball quickly. It was a similar situation to the Ohio State defensive line against their first three opponents.