Whether these were tweaks or simply the law of averages taking over, a couple of slight Ohio State adjustments indeed caused everything to fall apart quickly.
The Ohio State pass rush was occasionally productive, and the Hoosiers couldn't pretend to run the Football — backs Morgan Ellison , Mike Majette , and Cole Gest combined for 35 yards on 16 carries.
Thanks in part to drops, they still couldn't go long — Barrett threw four second-half passes farther than 11 yards downfield, and all four were incomplete — but they found space underneath.
Johnnie Dixon Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Coordinators Greg Schiano (defense) and Kevin Wilson (offense) got credit for massive halftime adjustments, and that was partially true.
The lack of deeper passing success is foreboding, but considering Ohio State is going to be able to out-talent virtually every team on the schedule, this might not catch up to the Buckeyes for a while.
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