Buckeye Daily: ‘Basic’ Buckeyes Light Up Sooners 45-24

By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Sunday, September 18

‘BASIC’ BUCKEYES LIGHT UP SOONERS 45-24: How do you like them apples? Oklahoma backup quarterback Austin Kendall said earlier in the week that Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield would ‘light up’ OSU’s ‘basic’ defense. At times running for his life, Mayfield was sacked three times and threw two interceptions  — including a 68 yard pick-six to linebacker Jerome Baker. The pick-six was the fourth of the season for Ohio State, which tied the school record after only three games (OSU already has eight total interceptions). Afterwords, captain Raekwon McMillan gathered the team to pose with a ‘Basic’ defense sign and held it while the team sang Carmen Ohio. Cardale Jones also had something to say. Jones tweeted that OSU’s offense is pretty basic too  — just throw it to Noah Brown (who racked up four touchdowns). Urban Meyer is now 19-0 in true road games at Ohio State. A pretty basic record.

HEADLINES: Columbus Dispatch: Noah Brown prevails after storm; Plain Dealer: Ohio State football gets convincing win it was looking for, beats Oklahoma Sooners 45-24; AP: Brown, Barrett lead No. 3 Ohio St. past Oklahoma; FOX Sports: Why Ohio State’s domination of Oklahoma should scare Alabama; USA Today: No. 4 Ohio State blows out No. 14 Oklahoma 45-24; Sporting News: Ohio State stakes its claim for No. 2 – and maybe No. 1; Sports Illustrated: Ohio State announces itself a playoff favorite with rout of Oklahoma; Toledo Blade: OSU aces early-season test, crushes Oklahoma; Eleven Warriors:
Ohio State Wide Receiver Noah Brown Announces Presence to the College Football World With Four-Touchdown Performance Against Oklahoma.

AROUND THE B1G: WINNERS: That School Up North rallies for 45-28 victory over Colorado; Spartans hold on for 36-28 win over No. 18 Irish; Armstrong’s late TD helps Nebraska past No. 22 Ducks 35-32; Penn State avenges 2015 loss to Temple, 34-27; No. 9 Wisconsin surges late to beat Georgia State 23-17; Rutgers rallies from 21-point deficit to beat New Mexico; Maryland escapes UCF with 30-24 double-overtime victory; Northwestern gets first win, 24-14 over Duke. LOSERS: North Dakota St tops No. 13 Iowa on final play; W. Michigan bags second Big Ten win, downs Illinois, 34-10.

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1) Defense does ‘our talking on the field,’ Tim May, Columbus Dispatch – September 17
2) From Canarsie to Columbus, Joseph Swide, New York Times – September 16

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