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Ohio State’s blowout loss to Oklahoma should have been even worse

Podcasting about the Buckeyes’ latest dreadful performance in a big game.

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NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

It’s a minor miracle that Ohio State only lost to Oklahoma by 15 points. From the start, the Buckeyes were completely outplayed in all three facets of the game, and only a litany of first half mistakes from the Sooners kept the home team’s hopes alive.

After a quick Ohio State touchdown drive to start the second half, the Sooners played near-perfect football, scoring touchdowns on four of their next five drives, and holding the Buckeyes to just two field goals the rest of the way. While it’s easy to place all the blame on J.T. Barrett, the Buckeyes were lackluster across the board, and have a lot of questions to answer over the next couple of weeks before they begin Big Ten play.

On this episode of The Hangout in the Holy Land, Colton Denning and Patrick Mayhorn discuss everything Ohio State’s lopsided loss, and how almost everyone—from the coaches to the players—looked bad. The guys try to break down exactly what went wrong, including:

  • Barrett’s struggles, and what they think of his status as the starting quarterback.
  • The coaching staff’s questionable playcalling, and their decision to not feed the ball to J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber.
  • Another head-scratching game from #Zone6
  • Why the defense (including the vaunted Ohio State defensive line) looked so overmatched.
  • Concerns about poor play from the linebackers and secondary, and more.

To wrap it up, the guys give their thoughts about Baker Mayfield planting the OU flag at mid-field, fan support at the game and on Twitter, why the season isn’t lost, and their early impressions of this week’s game against Army.

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