Oklahoma vs. Ohio State 9/9/17

ESPN College GameDay returning to Louisville

ESPN College GameDay returning to Louisville

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield clearly recalls the blowout in Norman when Ohio State came to town a year ago. The Sooners shut down the Buckeyes on offense and held the nation's No. 2 team in check. The Sooners used a Parnell Motley interception and the ferocious play of their defense to expand their lead.

OU returns home September 16 against Tulane for a 5 p.m. kickoff. It was a big win for the fifth-ranked Sooners, who beat a second-ranked Buckeyes team with big expectations. This will be easier said than done. That's the question that Urban Meyer and his offensive coaching staff will need to look deep into in the next couple of weeks and figure out before OSU's title hopes evaporate in a sea of incompletions and defenses daring the Buckeyes to beat them with the pass.

The team with the better quarterback won. That tied the game at 10.

Against the vaunted Ohio State blitz, Mayfield then fought off the pressure and threw a bullet to freshman CeeDee Lamb for a 17-yard gain.

Freshman J.K. Dobbins went off in his collegiate debut last week, rushing for 181 yards on 29 carries. Mayfield's name is firmly implanted in the Heisman Trophy race.

Ohio State's offense also started slowly at IN but picked up steam behind the running of true freshman J.K. Dobbins, who gained 181 yards IN his college debut, and J.T. Barrett's 304 passing yards and three touchdowns.

Jones shook off his first interception since the middle of last season to pass for 305 yards and two touchdowns and rush for a career-high 108 yards and two scores.

They also sacked Barrett three times in 38 pass attempts. The tall task of replacing Deshaun Watson has fallen to junior Kelly Bryant, who will have solid receivers Deon Cain and Hunter Renfrow at his disposal. Jackson's completion percentage in two games is at 65%, up from 56% in 2016, and through two games he is averaging 505 yards of total offense. He displayed maturity and moxie, patience and play-making ability. Meyer said Weber could have played in the opener against in, but his presence wasn't required as Dobbins staged his coming-out party by rushing for 182 yards on 29 carries.

The good news for Ohio State's inexperienced defensive backs is that he won't throw 65 times like Indiana's Richard Lagow did when he passed for 410 yards last week in a 49-21 OSU win.

"I told them, we'll be disappointed if this is the highlight of our season", Riley said. He had a receiver open down the field, and the mighty Ohio State defensive line was closing in. He's backed up by fellow junior Kerryon Johnson, who racked up 895 yards on 4.9 yards per carry. Trey Sermon rushed for 51 yards in seven runs.

Ohio State's only points in the opening half came on a 24-yard field goal by Nuernberger with 11:11 remaining in the second quarter.

Yes, the Buckeyes overwhelmed IN, 49-21, IN the opener.

The last time the Demon Deacons won a conference road game by more than 20 points: the 30-0 win over Florida State in 2006. The Sooner defense buckled down and shut out the Miners for the final four and a half quarters. Those games will determine whether Ohio State can hit the big play - and perhaps restore that big-game reputation.

At this point, a Division III school could defend this offense.

Shortly after giving up a field goal, they drove 92 yards on four plays to take the first lead of the game.

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