Most Buckeyes Want 7 Instead of 3

Most Buckeyes Want 7 Instead of 3
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Most Buckeyes Want 7 Instead of 3

Ohio State had some trouble scoring against the Youngstown Penguins as they went for five field goals on Saturday and fumbled inside the 5 yard line instead of putting the ball into the end zone. The kick team didn’t seem to mind as Ryan Pretorius kicked a 50 yard field goal and Aaron Pettrey kicked a record 54-yarder.

By Steve Patterson

Redzone Stalls

            Speaking with the players after practice this week, a number of offensive players want to punch the ball in for seven when they get the chance this weekend against Ohio University. “We have to be more disciplined. When you get to the redzone, the field shrinks and the defense is able to blitz more and have better coverage. It’s a matter on performing when it comes down to it and we have to get better at it.” senior tight end Rory Nicol said after practice on Tuesday.

Special Teams Shine

            Ryan Pretorius kicked four of the five field goals against Youngstown and was impressed with the performance of the kick team after some difficult kick scrimmages in the fall. “It was a great way for us to start the season. Everyone did great on Saturday. It was an ideal way for the special teams to start. It is a group effort out there for us. Every week we want to focus on each kick and get all of our times down.” He said.

Bobcats Can Pass

            Looking forward to Saturday and the Ohio Bobcats, senior Shaun Lane sees a challenging group of wide receivers that the Buckeyes will need to guard carefully. “They are a great team from what we saw on film. They have a great passing game and the receivers will be a challenge for us. They will definitely bring more to the table against us.” Against Wyoming last week, Ohio put up 248 passing yards with quarterback Theo Scott completing 26 of 35 passes.

            The defensive linemen also see the tight ends being a part of a powerful Ohio passing attack. “Their offensive line is good and they have really good tight ends. They have guys that can make plays. We have to execute and play our own plays out there on Saturday.” Nader Abdallah said about the Bobcat’s offense that he will go up against at Noon on Saturday in Ohio Stadium.
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