Each week, we meander through the matchup of the next Ohio State opponent and give you five things to watch. This week, it’s the big matchup between No. 15 TCU.
Now it’s time to find out just how good this Ohio State team is. The first two weeks were fun with all the passing yards and big plays, but now comes a game against a real, live defense.
TCU has been one of the better programs in the country since head coach Gary Patterson took things up a notch and then planted a flag in the Big 12. It’s doesn’t appear to be any different this year with dual-threat quarterback Shawn Robinson and a very good defensive line ready to get after it.
Here’s five things to keep an eye on in the big one in Arlington Saturday night.
Can Ohio State Hold Up Against A Good Pass Rush?
Things have come almost a little too easy in the first couple of weeks for new starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins. His offensive line has held up well and allowed him the time to sit back, go through progressions and then fire lasers down the field.
The result has been numbers that have gotten him into the fringe of Heisman talk. But this week is a little different. The TCU defensive line might be a little undersized when it comes to the Ohio State offensive line, but it’s been good at using leverage and quickness to get after opposing quarterbacks.
The five up front will be tested much more in this one, and we’ll see if Haskins gets time, and ultimately how he handles a little more heat.