The No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes kicked off the season with a bang Saturday afternoon, beating the Buffalo Bulls, 40-20, in front of a sold-out crowd in Ohio Stadium.
Ohio State started fast, racing out to a 23-point, first-quarter lead, but the late-August heat, and Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack, settled in and bogged the Buckeyes’ offense down .
Ohio State remains undefeated in the Urban Meyer era. Here’s 10 things we learned from the Buckeyes’ 13th consecutive victory.
1. Braxton Miller Is Improved as a Passer, but Still Has Room to Grow
Miller worked hard this offseason to improve his passing mechanics, and that showed against the Bulls.
Miller completed 15 of 22 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns against one interception. His 68 percent completion percentage was a mark he failed to reach in 19 of his 22 previous starts.
Still, Miller wasn’t perfect. The junior quarterback missed wide-open receivers on two occasions, and the interception he threw came off a horribly executed screen.
Even with the interception, Buckeyes fans should be encouraged by Miller’s performance.
2. Jordan Hall Is No Fallback Option at Running Back
Hall was without question the star of the game for the Buckeyes. The fifth-year senior rushed for a game-high (and career-high) 159 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries.
Hall’s averaged 42 yards on his two touchdowns, and that big-play ability in the run game is what Ohio State’s offense lacked last year….
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