2018 ROSE BOWL GAME PRESENTED BY NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL: #6 Ohio State vs #9 Washington (Game Thread)

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    I dont think this will be a blow out like many expect. Washington isnt terrible on defense and Browning is good enough that he could pick apart Arnette and Sheffield
     
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    Just throw the ball downfield and let the yellow flags carry you to the endzone
     
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    Anyone who ever predicts an Ohio State blowout is forgetting about our defense. TTUN was an aberration.
     
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    Also, we weren’t good against Mochigan either. The d-line returned (and is still in good form, I think), but we still gave up 39 points to a team that decided to gameplan to our strengths
     
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    Washington only scored 30 twice against FBS competition. 35 against BYU and 42 against Oregon State. Ohio State scored less than 30 three times, all on road games.

    I think the Ohio State -4.5 is easy money.
     
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    I think it will be similar to Northwestern game except a wider spread and we'll pull away sooner. I would say we finish with a 20+ victory...of course the obvious exception is if a flurry of players skip the game.
     
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    Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer met with reporters on Sunday to talk about the Buckeyes’ Rose Bowl berth as well as answer questions about not making the playoffs. He also spoke a bit about winning back-to-back Big Ten Championships. Dre’Mont Jones and Dwayne Haskins also spoke with the media. Here are the highlights of everything said.

    + Great news they just received about the Rose Bowl. Can’t say he’s even been more proud of a group of guys than he is of this team this season.

    + It’s hard to get space against Northwestern’s defense, but Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson made it happen.


    + “Very proud of these guys. Back-to-back Big Ten Champs.

    + The team was happy after the game and they seem happy now. He will monitor how the team reacts to being left out of the playoffs. “That was a tough job, now” determining who should be fourth.

    + Terry McLaurin is the ring chairman and he has said he’s going to make the ring as big as he possibly can.

    + Asked if this season could be seen as a disappointment, he said he didn’t want to devalue what this team has accomplished winning a Big Ten Championship.

    + There will be transition in personnel after this year like always. “And there’s always that NFL stuff that happens.”

    + The Rose Bowl still matters to the players on this team like Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin. He’s not sure if it does to everyone on the team, such as the guys who are from Texas.

    + Meyer expects Gene Smith to share with him some of what went down with the committee.

    + Asked to weigh a great win against a bad loss, Meyer said he was taught by his father to never put your fate in somebody else’s hands. The thing you can’t do is stand up there in front of a microphone and criticize the committee. That devalues what this team has accomplished.

    + Meyer isn’t sure if something needs to change with the playoff selection process, but he has seen that some of the criteria that is listed is not what is being utilized in making decisions.

    + The postgame locker room was fantastic. They love going to Indy and they love getting rings.

    + Meyer was worried when he saw the Oklahoma score. “They beat a pretty good Texas team.”

    + Meyer has always dreamed of coaching in the Rose Bowl.

    + Dwayne Haskins should be in New York for the Heisman ceremony. “I’ll fly him in myself.”

    + Should the playoffs expand? Maybe the best of all of Meyer’s teams at OSU was the 2015 team. But you have to look at the model and how do you add games. Meyer has been against it in the past, but you have to look at it. There should be a more systematic way of schools setting their schedules and who they play.

    + Give Ryan Day his due, along with Kevin Wilson and the offensive staff. When you can’t run the ball, you are going to lose. “That will never change.” OSU reached a point where they could not run. When you don’t run with the quarterback, it is harder to keep defenses out of the box. Day has changed his viewpoint a bit on throwing the ball, but you still need balance and a quarterback who is wiling to take off for the first down.

    + Meyer doesn’t know enough about Georgia, but he was a little surprised to see them ranked ahead of Ohio State.

    + Meyer thought they were in last year but didn’t really think so this year. Once he saw Oklahoma win he thought it would be hard to jump them.

    + Needing a blowout crosses your mind, but Northwestern doesn’t really let you do that. Meyer was surprised to see they had thrown for 499 yards.

    + Asked how he views this season, he talked about a board on the wall by his office will the great OSU teams listed on it. Jim Tressel started it. Meyer added the 2012, 2014, and 2017 teams, and if they win the Rose Bowl he’ll add this team. They have overcome some major injuries.

    + Meyer has thoughts on Dwayne Haskins future but didn’t want to share them with the media before he shares them with Haskins.

    + Meyer has known Washington coach Chris Petersen forever. Back when he was an assistant at Boise State
     
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    Maybe Thank Hatline for creating space aswell. Our WR pur running better routes and technique than ever
     
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    Meyer on coaching in the Rose Bowl: "I've never coached in that game. Kirk Herbstreit and I talk about it all the time. I would be proud to be there."
     
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    Ohio State will be the higher-ranked team in the Rose Bowl, so they’ll wear scarlet jerseys against Washington. The Buckeyes’ sideline will also be on the west side of the stadium (press box), while the TBDBITL will play the national anthem.
     
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