Ohio State Vs. Oregon State: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, By The Numbers

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Ohio State Vs. Oregon State: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, By The Numbers

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Ohio State Vs. Oregon State: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, By The Numbers


Managing Editor Terry Johnson talks about the good, the bad, and the ugly looking at the numbers from Ohio State’s 77-31 victory over Oregon State


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Ohio State kicked off the 2018 season with a 77-31 win over Oregon State.

Was this win a good one, a bad one, or an ugly one? Here’s what the numbers have to say about this victory:

The Good

721 – The number of yards that Ohio State racked up against Oregon State. While that was only the fourth-best total in FBS this week, it’s worth noting that the Buckeyes did it against a Power 5 opponent, whereas the other schools faced FCS foes.

10.2 – This was the average yards per pass attempt for quarterbacks Dwayne Haskins and Tate Martell on Saturday. Throughout the offseason, most in the media questioned what the Ohio State offense would do without all-time leading passer J.T. Barrett. Not surprisingly, many predicted that the Buckeyes would lean heavily on the run in 2018. Haskins – and Martell when he got the opportunity – showed opposing defensive coordinators that the OSU offense can throw the ball when it decides it wants to.

5 – The number of sacks the Ohio State defense produced in week one. It’s also the number of times OSU forced a fumble. The Buckeye front four showed that it will be every bit as good – if not better – than last year. Nick Bosa and Dre’Mont Jones each recorded two sacks, while the rest of the OSU D-line were around the ball all afternoon long. Bosa’s fumble recovery for a touchdown late in the second quarter effectively ended any hope of a Beaver comeback.

80% – The percentage of times the Buckeye offense converted on third down.
That’s an outstanding effort, even against a slightly less-than-average defense. More impressively, Ohio State’s first-team offense scored on each of its first five possessions.

33 – Master Teague’s number. It’s also the length of his touchdown run on fourth-and-one. Keep an eye on this young man, he’s something special.

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