He accounted for 365 total yards in the game, bringing his career total to 9,211 yards, a school record. You see a lot of mistakes we made against Ohio State that we didn't make against other teams. This week, it's Ohio State's turn. Campbell also returned two kickoffs for a 25-yard average.
A relatively young and inexperienced Ohio State team went into Norman, Okla., and manhandled the Sooners in a 45-24 victory. The Buckeyes are favored by just over a touchdown at home.
The Sooners are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
OU has won 11 straight since then, the longest current winning streak in the nation, and the lessons from that loss are both motivational and educational as Oklahoma faces the Buckeyes this Saturday. The Bearcats lost their top three tacklers and all three linebackers from past year, when they surrendered 190 yards a game on the ground, and FCS Austin Peay dented them for eight runs of 13 yards or longer last week. "And we talked about it during camp". Quite frankly it's just embarrassing.
News of Eason's injury led Notre Dame to open as a 6.5-point favorite at home, but that line has been bet down to Notre Dame -4.5. This year's version will arguably be more exciting than last - according to the AP Poll, we'll be treated to a matchup between the second and fifth best teams in the country. "I don't honestly believe that will be a huge factor in this one".
Johnson played in the loss a year ago as a hybrid linebacker, but exited early with a concussion. "That will be our main focus". But if the Buckeyes come out on top, take solace in the fact that this will indirectly help MI in the long run. Predicated on tempo, Ohio State's offense can move only as quickly as its linemen.
And it will be fun to see how the Oklahoma receivers do against Ohio State's secondary. "It's all about right now". "That's way too big-picture for me, any of our coaches or our players".
Any self-respecting football coach will tell you that a game featuring two elite quarterbacks, while interesting, should never be painted as a head-to-head matchup. "There's a lot we have to fix, but this is why we prepare". "These guys are probably going to come in here with a chip on their shoulder from last year's game". Quarterback Baker Mayfield was deadly accurate, connecting on 19 of his 20 passes for 329 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
Mayfield's top target Saturday was tight end Mark Andrews, who caught seven passes for 134 yards.
Week 2 of the college football season is loaded with intriguing matchups. The Buckeyes' passing game didn't get on track until the second half.
The Buckeyes' area of vulnerability could be the secondary. Last weekend we were graced with the No. 1 team in Alabama versus the No. 3 Florida State Seminoles.
Will the big battle between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 5 Oklahoma be an offensive or defensive showcase when they collide Saturday at 7:30PM ET? "Thirty-eight plays of no gain or lost yardage".
The starting defensive line racked up eight total tackles, with five for loss and four sacks. J.T. Barrett and J.K. Dobbins were the brightest sports for the Buckeyes' offense, but poor route running and dropped passes helped keep the Hoosiers in it.
The line in front of Mayfield returns all five starters. Weber sat out the opener with a hamstring issue. The faster Price can come up with a solution, the faster Ohio State's offense can go. Running the ball against Oklahoma's defense most likely will be more hard that at Indiana. "Give them a chance to make plays and I have confidence in my receivers to make plays".
Let me get down to the brass tax in this one. "It will be a great atmosphere, one our guys are looking forward to going and competing in".