Post by Rambo McClain on Nov 10, 2017 7:18:19 GMT -5
In 2016 JT Barrett threw for 86 yards vs Michigan State In 2015 JT Barrett threw for 46 yards vs Michigan State
It's going to be in the 30's Saturday, let me guess the excuse when JT Barrett throws for 73 yards will be it was cold and Urban wanted him to take care of the ball. Meanwhile MSU will probably throw for 200 yards and win.
Something kind of interesting to watch is the line on this game. started at OSU-16 and went down to -14.5 and now back up to -17. It seems immediately to the naked guy to be Very Very off one would think. The guys setting this line aren't stupid,, there has to be a reason. I'm not sure where it is coming from other than possibly Urbans' record after a loss,,or MSU coming off an emotional win vs PSU. Either way,,I think OSU wins and JT plays well. I think JK gets the ball a lot more and if MSU looks to stop him,,then our receivers will be open.
WHO BENCHES AN UNDEFEATED NATIONAL CHAMPION QUARTERBACK FOR NOT PLAYING WELL??
if Harbaugh did that you guys would SKEWER him!
My memory is probably faulty but I think there was a lot of criticism of Cardale even though the Buckeyes were winning in 2015. Holding the ball too long, not accurate downfield, slower running the ball than the previous season, etc. Then JT came into games off the bench and looked really good. I assume he was also doing well in practice. For those reasons Urban thought JT gave OSU a better chance to win. Also at that point, JT had not lost any games either (except the VA Tech game in 2014-2nd game as a freshman). I don't remember there being a lot of disagreement from the media in Columbus about the decision.
I guess you think if Cardale plays against MSU then the Buckeyes win in 2015? The decision may not have worked out but I can't really fault the logic. This week we have JT because I can't see how any other QB on the roster gives us a better chance. Perhaps you see the current QB situation differently?
Post by Rambo McClain on Nov 11, 2017 14:16:00 GMT -5
Well why was the game plan last week to throw it? Run every down last week like this week and Iowa would have been beaten.
JT is NOT a thrower that's why the NFL doesn't want him, he's an adequate runner and a below average passer, yet Urb thought calling pass plays for noodle arm was the thing to do last week. This team isn't a playoff team with a very poor vertical passing game. But it's an utter embarrassment how they could lose a Big Ten game to a completely inferior opponent talent wise like Iowa. MSU has better talent than Iowa.
Looks like 10-2 and a Big Champ game vs Wisconsin. If OSU chooses to run it 80% of the time vs Wisconsin then 11-2. If OSU chooses to feature JT Barrett's arm vs Wisconsin then it will be 10-3.
Even the Fox announcers commented on the inconsistent game plans of last week versus this week, Why we abandoned the run last week. This game was scheduled to be on eSECpn, I guess they thought Arkansas @ LSU was more attractive than any B1G game.