SO MUCH FOR INEXPERIENCE; TOM HERMAN BEAST MODE
By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Sunday, September 4 – 9:00 AM
SO MUCH FOR INEXPERIENCE: BG head coach Mike Jinks may have said it best: “It’s hard to take positives out of a butt-whooping like that.” Wow, 77-10. Here are just some of the historical superlatives from yesterday’s Buckeye beat-down of Bowling Green: Ohio State recorded a school-record 776 yards of total offense (the previous high was 718 vs. Mount Union in 1930). The 776 yards and 77 points are the most by an Urban Meyer-coached team in his career. J.T. Barrett finished the day responsible for an Ohio State-record seven touchdowns.
REACTIONS: Urban: “One down and now we’ve got another team coming in next week that we have to be ready for.” Center Pat Elflein: “We just have playmakers everywhere.” H-Back Curtis Samuel: “I just want to ball out and make opportunities for my team.” Safety Damon Webb: “We just played really well.”
MEANWHILE, AROUND THE B1G: Unranked Wisconsin stuns No. 5 LSU in Lambeau. Chris Ash’s unranked Rutgers bounced by No. 14 Washington 41-13. That School Up North stomps Hawaii 63-3. Northwestern loses 22-21 to Western Michigan. Michigan State looks unimpressive in 28-13 Furman win. Minnesota downs Oregon State 30-23. Also Getting the ‘W’: Nebraska; Illinois; Penn State; Maryland; Purdue; Iowa; Indiana.
Reporting from Appleton, Wisconsin today en route to Chicago after the Badger’s shocked the Tigers last night. Thanks for clicking on The Buckeye Daily — the Ohio State morning football briefing the press, program and fans read, edited by Sporting News college football contributor Jim Baird. Know someone who would appreciate this e-mail? Sign up here or send me a line firstname.lastname@example.org. And join the squad following on Twitter @buckeyedaily.
TOM HERMAN BEAST MODE: Any OSU fan knows that when you give Tom Herman time to prepare victories happen. All summer No. 15 Houston eyed their opening showdown with No. 3 Oklahoma, and yesterday delivered the goods in a 33-23 upset. Weirdly flattering headlines followed (See “Is Houston too good for its own good?”). A wounded Oklahoma welcomes Ohio State to Norman in two weeks.
1) Ohio State’s new offense lives up to the hype – last year’s hype, Doug Lesmerises, Plain Dealer – September 3
2) Urban wants Ohio State to get 250 passing yards, 250 rushing. They had 417 and 359 vs Bowling Green, Luke Zimmermann, Land-Grant Holy Land – September 4
3) Curtis Samuel shows big-play capability, Tim May, Columbus Dispatch – September 4
4) 40 Buckeyes make NFL Rosters, including Jalin Marshall, Kevin Harrish, Eleven Warriors – Kevin Harrish