Ohio State's band may have a new director, but that's not stopping them from producing buzz-worthy halftime performances.
During the half on Saturday against Cincinnati, the band paid tribute to the Wizard of Oz with an eight-minute performance covering the entire movie. The band transforms from a swirling tornado, the wizard's castle and even a Wicked Witch of the West who charges across the field.
They even got in a dig at Michigan.To read more or comment...
For the third time this season, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has been named the top freshman in the Big Ten.
Barrett was the co-winner of the week along with Northwestern linebacker Anthony Walker.
In Ohio State's 50-28 win over Cincinnati on Saturday, Barrett completed 26 of 36 passes for 30 yards and four touchdowns. Barrett also ran for 79 yards.
On the season Barrett now has 1,087 yards and 13 touchdowns passing and 205 rushing yards.To read more or comment...
Following Ohio State's 66-0 win against Kent State on Saturday, redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett was named Big Ten Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week.
Barrett tied an Ohio State record with six touchdown passes against the Golden Flashes. He threw for 312 yards while completing 76.7 percent of his passes.
Ohio State is off this week before playing Cincinnati on Sept. 27.
Barrett's six touchdown passes matches the record set by Kenny Guiton a season ago.To read more or comment...
There isn’t a lot that can be said when one team pounds another to the tune of 66-0, but for the Ohio State Buckeyes the win over Kent State could say a lot after their beat down from Virginia Tech last week:
They needed this win. Even Urban Meyer knew it and admitted as much in his post-game presser. The magic words: “we had to have a game like this.”
But who needed it more: The offense and especially the offensive line that allowed quarterback J.T. Barrett to get pounded on last weekend against the Hokies. They started off a wee bit rocky early against the Golden Flashes, who started the game with a bear defense, but quickly settled down. The result 628 yards of total offense and Barrett tossed six TDs, matching Kenny Guiton’s record from last season.
But maybe the defense: The secondary looked especially suspect last week playing soft coverage and getting beat. Meyer laid down the law this week on that matter and theTo read more or comment...
COLUMBUS: It didn’t take long for the Ohio State University football team to assert what was going to happen against Kent State University.
Both football teams teed up Saturday’s game at Ohio Stadium knowing they each had a problems. The Buckeyes came in knowing that after last week’s whooping against Virginia Tech, they had absolutely zero wiggle room. They needed to dominate the Golden Flashes and left little doubt that was the plan in beating the Golden Flashes 66-0.To read more or comment...
Ohio State begins its home season on Saturday against Virginia Tech in Columbus. The game starts at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Ohio State radio network:
Akron: WAKR (1590-AM)
Canton: WHBC (1480-AM)
Cleveland: WKNR (850-AM)
Wooster: WQKT (104.5-FM)
Polls really don't matter anymore. Traditional polls don't really matter anymore with the new college football playoff in place. But those polls are still going to get released.
In the Amway Coaches' poll, Ohio State comes in at No. 7 following Saturday's 34-17 win against Navy. Defending national champion Florida State is No. 1 followed by Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn rounding out the top five.
Michigan State is the highest-rated Big Ten team at No. 6 followed by the Buckeyes. Nebraska and Wisconsin are the two other Big Ten teams in the top 25 at 18 and 19, respectively.
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