Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ohio State at Miami

Ohio State and Miami will both be shorthanded when they meet in Week 3.

Ohio State offense vs. Miami defense
• The Buckeyes were not crisp on offense last week against Toledo, with senior QB Joe Bauserman showing sloppy footwork and spotty accuracy and flat-out missing receivers at times. Ohio State needs more production and big plays from its quarterback this week, so it will be interesting to see whether head coach Luke Fickell turns to freshman Braxton Miller if Bauserman struggles again. What Miller lacks in experience he makes up for with athleticism, and his physical skills make more of the playbook available to offensive coordinator Jim Bollman. It could benefit Bollman to get Miller on the perimeter and allow him to make plays with his arm and legs against a fast, athletic Miami defense.