Ohio State vs TCU: The Ohio State Football team has gotten off to a fast start this season with blowout wins against two power five schools in Oregon State and Rutgers. But this week they have their first real test in a 16th ranked TCU team that also has blown out both of their opponents in Charleston and SMU.
When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Time: 8 p.m. Eastern
Live Stream: Click here to Watch Live Stream free in HD
There are many reasons to believe that both teams can win on a “neutral field” at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, but here are important factors that could lead to a Buckeye victory.
Keep The Wide Open Offense Going
Make no mistake, we loved J.T. Barrett as a quarterback here at Ohio State. He was the best package as far as running and passing the ball since Heisman winner Troy Smith.
But there is no denying the fact that he could not push the ball downfield as efficiently as we might have liked. That has all changed with the arrival of Dwayne Haskins.
Haskins has been slinging the ball all over the field in a way that benefits the plethora of athletes that Urban Meyer has sprinkled all over the field for the Buckeyes. What he has been able to do in the first two games of this season is more than any of us could have ever dreamed of.
In the wins over Oregon State and Rutgers, Haskins went 42/53 on his passing attempts and threw for 546 and 9 touchdowns. And to top it all off he only surrendered 1 interception.
The ball is getting spread all over the field as well. 5 different players have at least 5 receptions in the first two games, and 3 have caught 8.
This is the type of production that Ohio State fans were calling for last year and what is needed to continue. Especially against TCU as the Horned Frogs only surrendered 111 yards in passing in their first two games.
An effective passing game will definitely be important Saturday but these two players must get their share of carries as well.