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Ohio State returned to its power run game roots to flatten Michigan State

The Buckeyes kept it simple, and it was super effective.

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Turns out Vegas may have been onto something with that point spread, huh?

A week after getting blown out at Iowa, Ohio State picked themselves up off the mat and demolished Michigan State 48-3 in one of the most impressive wins of the Urban Meyer era.

Where the Buckeyes really stood out was on the ground. After giving running backs Mike Weber and J.K. Dobbins a combined 11 carries against the Hawkeyes, the two exploded for 286 yards on 27 carries, with the team rushing for 335 yards total. It was a performance befitting the best rushing offenses of the Urban Meyer era in Columbus.

On this episode of The Hangout in the Holy Land, Colton Denning and Patrick Mayhorn recap the Buckeyes’ big win, discuss how they got back to basics on offense to pummel the Spartans, and everything else from the game, including:

  • Weber looking like a million bucks, and why he and Dobbins need to be options 1A and 1B for the offense the rest of the season.
  • Praising the offensive line for opening up truck-sized holes all game.
  • J.T. Barrett’s up-and-down game, and Binjimen Victor showing more flashes of being a No. 1 receiver.
  • Nick Bosa eating souls, why Tuf Borland should start at middle linebacker going forward, appreciating how good Denzel Ward is, and more!

The guys also talk about praying for anyone who had to be around Mark Dantonio yesterday, and SAD SPARTY:

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