After some uneasy moments in the first three quarters, Ohio State hit the gas on Indiana, running away with a 49-21 win in their 2017 season opener in Bloomington. In a game full of big plays, the Buckeyes ultimately made more of them, earning a conference win against a Hoosiers team that has a history of playing them tough.
So many things happened that it’s almost tough to process it all, even a day later. J.K. Dobbins set the program record for yards rushing by a freshman in his first career start. J.T. Barrett rebounded from a tough first half to finish with 304 yards passing and three touchdown, with 136 of those yards and one touchdown going to Parris Campbell. Ohio State’s defensive line looked every bit as terrifying as they were billed to be this offseason. This also went down:
Don't let last night's win distract you from the fact that we were robbed of this beautiful, rumbling, stumbling moment pic.twitter.com/3dhpqsD4vP— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) September 1, 2017
On this edition of The Hangout in the Holy Land, Colton Denning and Patrick Mayhorn attempt to piece it all together, and give their thoughts on everything that happened in last night, including:
- What happened in the first half, why it was a good experience for the secondary, and what stood out about the offense’s struggles.
- J.K. Dobbins being THAT DUDE.
- Ohio State’s otherworldly defensive line, and the luxury of being 10 deep.
- How they felt about the way the receivers played, and how much of a step forward last night was for the offense compared to last year.
- The improved —but still glitchy— offensive line, and the potential of the one-two punch of Dobbins and Mike Weber.
- An A+ performance from the special teams units, their early feelings about the Oklahoma game, and more!
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