Most fans wanted to see total domination of one of the worst teams in college football on Saturday.
While it is difficult to call a 73-20 victory (the first time Ohio State has scored 70 since the “Mark May is going to hate Ohio State forever” beat down of Pitt in 1996) anything but that, Ohio State fans, as usual, are left with some questions.
The two biggest question marks revolve around the running game and defending the pass.
In the run game, Ohio State has failed to establish a “go to” back in the first four games. Brandon Saine and Boom Herron, the two most experienced players, have not separated themselves from the pack. This has left many fans questioning the effectiveness of Ohio State’s ground game and calling for more playing time for the explosive Jaamal Berry.
The other question that fans are left with after EMU is why Ohio State’s passing defense looked so weak against such a bad offense.
In an uncharacteristic performance, Ohio State gave up 208 yards through the air against the hapless eagles to the point that they looked downright soft at times right in the heart of the Buckeye secondary.
Luckily for you, I have thoughts on both these issues after the jump.
Spoiler alert: I don’t think they are issues at all. Read More