4 Things that Defined Ohio State-Bama
Blake Sims’ INT in the red zone late in the second half
- Sims had his tight end OPEN and yet he threw a flat pass (pictured above), which was easily picked off and killed a potential TD drive that could’ve turned into a razor-thin Bama lead.
Absence of the run game
- With only TJ Yeldon to carry the ball consistently, with backup Henry not completely healthy, Kiffin stuck with the passing game and didn’t use a lot of time on the clock.
- That hurt Bama’s defense, which was tired of having to chase Ohio State around the field.
- This also let Ohio State dictate the pace of the game.
Bama’s BAD 3rd down conversion rate
- Bama went 2-for-13 in the game, when Ohio State went 10-for-18!
- You don’t win games with stats like those.
Cardale Jones’ precise TD throw to Devin Smith to the front corner of the end zone
- He showed why he went to OSU and how good he really is.
- Jones threw it to where his receiver Devin Smith could be the only one to get it. WOW!
- Side note: I’m loving this potential QB controversy in the brewing with THREE starting quarterbacks for the Buckeyes!