Oct 17, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Joey Bosa (in black) rushes the passer in the fourth quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State defeated Penn State 38-10. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports
4. Rutgers Is Really Scared Of Joey Bosa
The Buckeyes spanked Rutgers at home last year, 56-10, and Joey Bosa left a memorable impression. “Joey Big Bear” recorded two of his 13.5 sacks, as well as two tackles for a loss.
In six games this season, Bosa has 27 tackles, (18 unassisted); nine tackles for a loss; nine quarterback hurries; and three passes defensed.
So why is Rutgers worried?
Bosa will most likely match up with right tackle J.J. Denman. The redshirt junior looked lost two weeks again when Rutgers came close to upsetting Michigan State, but he rebounded with a solid effort against Indiana.
Unfortunately for Denman, the Hoosiers don’t have a guy on their defensive line that comes close to comparing to Bosa.
Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said of Bosa, “He’s a tremendous player. As live a body on film as I’ve seen. Everything he does is explosive. So if you’re just a little bit off from a technique standpoint, you’re going to be in trouble.”
Rutgers quarterback Chris Laviano is having a decent year overall, completing 69.3 percent of his passes for 1,388 yards and 12 touchdowns against six interceptions, but the Scarlet Knights are prone to sacks.
Entering Week 8, Rutgers is tied for 49th among FBS schools, allowing 10 sacks on the season.
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