Ohio State Vs. TCU Instant Reaction: 5 Things We Learned

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Ohio State Vs. TCU Instant Reaction: 5 Things We Learned

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Ohio State Vs. TCU Instant Reaction: 5 Things We Learned


It wasn’t easy, but Ohio State settled down to win a big one in Arlington. Here’s five things we learned from the matchup with TCU.


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Arlington has been good to the Ohio State program lately, but it looked like there was going to be a glitch in that Scarlet and Gray matrix for a bit. The offense was missing out on opportunities and the defense was struggling with the pace of the TCU offense.

After the half though, the Buckeyes found some things and were able to wrestle away a hard-fought win against a very good — and likely underrated — TCU team.

Here’s five things we learned …

There Are Still Issues With The Back Seven On Defense

We saw way too many big plays against Oregon State in week one, and it largely had to do with linebackers and defensive backs being out of position and taking bad pursuit angles.

Things got better against a less-than-average Rutgers team, but we saw those warts get exposed a bit again against TCU. The linebackers are losing contain and not filling the gaps, and the secondary’s ball skills need a ton of work. Let’s hope it gets cleaned up before Happy Valley isn’t so gleeful.

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