2. The Buckeyes’ offense will be too much for the Horned Frogs to handle.
This will surely be a common theme for every game moving forward as the Buckeyes continue to impress on offense.
Ohio State football expected to take a step forward offensively this season and that is exactly what they did. The Buckeyes rank second in the nation in total offense as they average just over 650 total yards per game.
The Buckeyes are led by sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins. His play has been fantastic over the first two weeks and he’s met just about every expectation. Haskins has every look of a successful quarterback physically and mentally. As much as he is beloved by the Buckeye nation already, he still is not nearly being appreciated enough.
This is the type of game where Haskins can breakout on the national stage.
Another great performance puts him right in the middle of the Heisman conversation.
This may very well be the game where Haskins will try for some deep throws down the field to really test his receivers and the Horned Frogs’ defense.
The Horned Frogs had a very average passing defense last season where they ranked 84th in the nation. However, they’ve only allowed 111 passing yards per game so far this year. Haskins can take advantage of what may still be an average Horned Frogs defense by taking some shots.
The receivers accompanying Haskins in this offense are certainly built for the job. Haskins’ bevy of weapons includes Terry McLaurin, K.J. Hill, Johnnie Dixon, Austin Mack, and Parris Campbell, among others. Hill, Mack, and Campbell have handled most of the work with McLaurin scoring long touchdowns as a dangerous deep threat with five receptions and three touchdowns.
Haskins and the Buckeyes’ offense are primed for a big night against the Horned Frogs.
Expect the Buckeyes’ offense to continue their success on Saturday night, while Haskins becomes a household name.