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Ohio State’s blowout win over Rutgers was enjoyable, but there probably isn’t much to take away from it

Podcasting about the Buckeyes’ 56-0 win, Rutgers’ sad field goal, and more.

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Ohio State destroyed Rutgers on Saturday, just like they have the last three years. The total score between the two teams since the Scarlet Knights joined the Big Ten in 2014 now stands at 219-24 in favor of the Buckeyes. Rutgers hasn’t scored a point in the series since 2015.

Rutgers is in a bad place right now, and their attempt to put some points on the board to avoid the shutout at the end of Saturday’s game was the cherry on top of the wow-look-at-how-different-these-programs-are sundae:

Saddest. Field goal. Ever.

So if Rutgers is that bad, then what can we take away from Ohio State’s lopsided win? Probably not much.

On this episode of The Hangout in the Holy Land, Colton Denning and Patrick Mayhorn attempt to sift through the ruins and give their thoughts on Ohio State’s 56-0 win, including:

  • Why it’s hard to glean much from the offense’s performance, since it looked like they were focused on working on the passing game, and how Urban Meyer and Kevin Wilson are still trying to figure out their offensive philosophy.
  • Generating explosive passing plays, worrying about the first half three-and-outs, and wondering if Binjimen Victor is ready to take the leap into being a No. 1 target.
  • Mike Weber’s excellent return to action, why it made sense to hold J.K Dobbins back, and the traits that make Demario McCall special.
  • Praise for the defensive line, who single-handedly wrecked Rutgers offensive gameplan, and more.

The guys also recap the rest of Week 5 in college football, discuss Troy’s upset win over LSU, give props to Alabama and Clemson, and try to figure out who the third best team in the country is right now.

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