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Miller-less Buckeyes struggling to find offense vs Navy

Keenan Reynolds ,

Ohio State is experiencing first hand just how valuable Braxton Miller may have been to the Buckeyes offense. Without the experienced playmaker under center, Ohio State finds themselves in a tough battle with Navy in Baltimore. The Midshipmen hold a 7-6 lead at the half.

J.T. Barrett was given the start for Ohio State at quarterback, and he has shown some signs of being a young player. Barrett scrambled out of a tackle but tossed a bad interception deep in the Navy end of the field. It was picked off by Navy, but the Mids were unable to do anything with the football but run time off the clock. That is fine with Navy though.

Keenan Reynolds has led the signature triple-option offense for Navy as expected, and was bailed out by a video review overturning what was originally ruled a fumble recovery by Ohio State deep in the Navy end. A lapse in time management may have hurt Navy at the end of the first half when a timeout was not called with time ticking away in the final minute. InsteadĀ of having time for at least one more play, Navy was forced to go right to a field goal attempt in the final seconds of the firstĀ half. The kick was wide to keep the score set at 7-6.

Navy will get the football to start the second half. If this is going to be a low-scoring contest, that may eventually pay off for Navy as the offense could wear down Ohio State’s defense over time.

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11 Responses to “Miller-less Buckeyes struggling to find offense vs Navy”
  1. dumbpollack says: Aug 30, 2014 1:41 PM

    Out O line is clearly not even close to what it was last year.

  2. jrs45 says: Aug 30, 2014 1:47 PM

    Forget about the QB play…this is one of the worst olines I’ve seen us have in a long time.

  3. bigbuckeye76 says: Aug 30, 2014 1:50 PM

    What did you expect? Only one returning starter going up against a veteran team….and yes, this is a pretty good Navy team.

  4. canetic says: Aug 30, 2014 1:57 PM

    Careful or Urban Meyer is suddenly going to have to spend more time with his family/cardiologist

  5. burm61 says: Aug 30, 2014 1:58 PM

    VaTech next week. Best DT in the country lmao going to have a field day in Columbus.

  6. dhardy8207 says: Aug 30, 2014 2:17 PM

    14-13 the shipman on top half way through the third… Making Ohio State earn every point…

  7. mtheparrothead says: Aug 30, 2014 2:17 PM

    Hahahaha! Relax buckeyes. You don’t have to go the whole year this time thinking your isht don’t stink. Get it out the way I. August!!

  8. laxer37 says: Aug 30, 2014 2:27 PM

    A healthy Braxton Miller would have helped OSU today, but I don’t remember him playing defense. OSU is getting shredded for 300 on the ground through three quarters.

  9. irishlad19 says: Aug 30, 2014 2:50 PM

    So much for Urban being the miracle worker at tOSU!

  10. moneymike23 says: Aug 30, 2014 2:52 PM

    Is it me or is Navy running the same play over and over again.

  11. jrs45 says: Aug 30, 2014 6:12 PM

    34-17 tough win.

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