Monday, November 20, 2017

Ohio vs. Utah State

Ohio's running game goes up against a solid Utah State defense in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Ohio offense vs. Utah State defense
• The Bobcats offense works out of the pistol formation. QB Tyler Tettleton is an above-average runner, and combined with RB Donte' Harden -- who flashes a quick short-area burst and adequate elusiveness -- they have been able to consistently gash defenses with zone-read runs. They will have to earn their yards in this game, though, against a tough Aggies front seven that has been solid against the run. Utah State's 3-4 front allows them to mix up looks and cause confusion, and while Ohio's offensive line has experience it has committed its share of mental errors this season. They will have to be sharp and locate their assignments pre-snap, and they must account for Ohio ILB Bobby Wagner, who possesses good range and above-average instincts as a run defender.