Ohio State players who surprised in win vs. Toledo


Three games and three wins for No. 3 Ohio State. The Buckeyes wrapped up the non-conference portion of their schedule on Saturday night in almost the best way possible, defeating Toledo 77-21. While anyone involved in the program will tell you — and many of them did after the game — that there’s still plenty of room for improvement, the Scarlet and Gray are where they want to be with Big Ten play on the horizon.

Ryan Day and Ohio State elected to take the ball after winning the opening coin toss against the Rockets, something the team typically doesn’t do, because the Buckeyes wanted to start fast. The offense did that and then kept going, scoring on the first seven possessions of the game. Defensively, the Scarlet and Gray had some miscues that allowed for Toledo to hit some big plays and get some points, but overall put together another solid performance.

When a team scores 77 points and puts up 763 yards of offense, the second most in school history for a single game, while limiting the opponent to scramble drill plays, it’s a good day at the office. And those types of performances don’t come without big games from a number of players. But some players are expected to play this way in a non-conference game against a non-Power 5 opponent. There are others who did not have those same expectations and still stepped up.

After going back and watching the film, Bucknuts looks at the Ohio State players who were surprised in the win against the Rockets.

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