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Is Ohio State’s season now ‘playoff or bust?’

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The Buckeyes destroyed a good team in a tough environment.

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NCAA Football: Ohio State at Oklahoma
A familiar sight for the OU offense on Saturday
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Heading into Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma Sooners, most of the questions about Ohio State centered on their “basic defense” and whether a team this young could actually go into Norman and emerge victorious. Safe to say that both were answered.

On this week’s Hangout in the Holyland, Matt and I went through everything that impressed us about the Buckeyes’ dominant performance, including:

  • Dominating the line of scrimmage on both sides
  • How the run game is so dynamic and diverse
  • J.T. Barrett’s renewed confidence in the passing game
  • Wondering whether this season’s offense is already better than last year’s
  • The secondary destroying everything

After breaking down the game, we then discussed whether the win makes this season “playoff or bust,” for the Buckeyes, and the possibility of the Big Ten East with two (or more) worthy playoff teams at the end of the year.

Stick around long enough, and you’ll also hear me compare Jalyn Holmes to a chaperone at high school prom, our thoughts on the broader college football landscape through three weeks, and more.

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