Buckeye Battle Cry: What Surprised You Most About The Big Ten In Week One?

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Buckeye Battle Cry: What Surprised You Most About The Big Ten In Week One?

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Buckeye Battle Cry: What Surprised You Most About The Big Ten In Week One?


We’re finally able to stick to football somewhat in this edition of our weekly Buckeye Battle Cry Roundtable. We asked our writers for the most surprising thing about the Big Ten in week one. The answers had a consistent theme.


Everything is speculation until the season actually kicks off and teams get hit in the mouth.

With that said, we had a lot of bold predictions, storylines, and thoughts on the 2018 season before we had anything to go by. Now that we do, we asked our writers to come back to things and discuss what was the most surprising about week one in the Big Ten.

Mr. Johnson, you have the floor first …

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I was surprised at how awful TTUN’s offense looked against Notre Dame.

Please note that I am not saying that just to please the Scarlet and Gray fanbase: I really mean it. Sure, I didn’t think that the Wolverine offense would resemble the 2014 OSU offense with Cardale Jones and Ezekiel Elliott, but I expected it to be much better than it was against the Irish. However, TTUN laid an egg against Notre Dame, finishing the game with just 307 yards of total offense.

By comparison, Shea Patterson averaged 320 yards per game at Ole Miss last season.

No wonder Braylon Edwards – among other former Wolverines – was so furious after the contest.

Does this mean that TTUN can’t turn it around?

Of course not.

However, the Wolverines need to get the job done on offense if they’re going to compete for the Big Ten title. Unlike the SEC, you can’t win every game 9-6. The B1G offenses are too good for that.

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