Carlos Hyde: the top running back in the 2014 draft?

Carlos Hyde

Carlos Hyde is one running back that has stayed on most NFL teams’ radar leading up to the draft. Hyde is a bruiser who played 4 years at Ohio St and is one of several tailbacks looking to get a sack full of cash very soon. Actually NFL teams probably use direct deposit nowadays. Be that as it may, Hyde is about to hit the big leagues and improve his family’s financial status radically.

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Ohio State ground game keeping Buckeyes in Big Ten race

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio State has won three straight games in the Big Ten – and completed just 13 total passes while doing so. The Bucks are last in the Big Ten and 118th in the nation with just 115 passing yards per game. Yet OSU sits at 6-3 with a legitimate shot at the inaugural Big Ten title game. How is this possible? With a stellar running attack. [Read more…]

Rapid Reaction: Ohio State 34, Indiana 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The defense looked shaky and Ohio State continued to struggle in the passing game, but the Buckeyes outlasted Indiana to sneak by at home 34-20. It went down to the wire, but the OSU run game was dominant, and the defense came up with a late interception to shut down Indiana’s hopes of an upset. The Hoosiers showed some flashes of great play, but have still yet to win against an FBS opponent this season. [Read more…]

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Ohio State’s first half of the season

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The Good:

Believe it or not, there are good things coming out of this season for Ohio State. The problem is, most of the good is looking towards the future; and most of it concerns Braxton Miller. Though he struggled early, the highly touted freshman is beginning to come into his own. His arm is obviously not developed yet, but the athleticism is there in full. At Nebraska, Miller was 5-8 for 95 yards and a touchdown while running nine times for 91 yards. It’s likely that OSU would have won the game had Miller not sprained his ankle in the second half. [Read more…]

Running back controversy a good problem for Ohio State

 

 

 

 

 

 

The quarterback issue at Ohio State is settled. Braxton Miller is the starter – he solidified the position after a solid performance at Nebraska. Joe Bauserman further solidified the position after an abysmal performance (1-10 passing for 13 yards) when he came in for the injured Miller

The question now for Ohio State – and one that is a far better problem to have – is at running back. Carlos Hyde stepped up big against Nebraska, but senior Dan ‘Boom’ Herron returns from suspension this week, giving Ohio State the enjoyable problem of having multiple running backs who can be successful. [Read more…]

OSU Buckeyes Will Be Without Best WR, RB vs. Nebraska This Week

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Ohio State A.D. Gene Smith announced today that further violations have been discovered and that three college football players have been declared ineligible for this weekend’s game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  Those players are Marcus Hall, DeVier Posey and Daniel Herron. The university has submitted a request for reinstatement on behalf of each student-athlete, but it is anticipated that each will sit out at least the game this weekend.

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The quarterback controversy is just the surface of Ohio State’s issues

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One of two things had to happen in the first five games: Joe Bauserman step up because of experience, or Braxton Miller step up because of sheer athletic ability. Neither happened. Now, Columbus is on edge. The Ohio State University has a full-scale, deeply troubling issue at quarterback. And five games into the season is an unpleasant time to be questioning a signal-caller.

But despite the quarterback issues that are key to Ohio State’s disappointing fall from grace and 3-2 record, there are a multitude of other problems that need fixing before the Buckeyes will be able to put another tally in the win column. [Read more…]

Ohio State at Iowa: The Perils

There’s much more than one peril that can eat up the Buckeyes and their five-straight Big Ten title rear end against the Iowa Hawkeyes today. First and foremost, they are playing the Iowa Hawkeyes, a physical, talented team that has let three football games slip through their fingers so far this year. Second peril, they’re pissed off. After losing those three games by only nine points, getting on a roll, locking in, and serving Ohio State a big plate of whupping would make the Hawkeyes feel a lot better about themselves this year.

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