If the Ohio State Buckeyes are going to make it to the BCS National Championship this upcoming season, the defense will need to be much improved.
In Urban Meyer’s first season as coach, the offense put up over 37 points per game. Michigan State was the only team to hold the Buckeyes under 20 points all season, but it wasn’t enough to win.
On the other side of the football, the defense had a hard time stopping opponents. The defense allowed 22.8 points per game against a mediocre schedule. In seven of their eight conference games, the Buckeyes allowed more than 20 points per game.
The most shocking total of the year was the 49 points the team allowed against the Indiana Hoosiers, which was the most they scored all year. The Hoosiers finished the season 4-8 but were able to put up the most points they have ever scored against the Buckeyes.
Ohio State’s offense put up points in a hurry, but the defense would allow teams back in the games. Close calls against Cal, Indiana, Wisconsin and…
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