Oddsmakers still think Ohio State has good chance to win it all

Sep 12, 2017, 01:21
Oddsmakers still think Ohio State has good chance to win it all

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo was a star in Saturday's huge 31-16 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes.

After his interview by the TV crew on the field, Mayfield ran to the corner of the stadium where his buddies were celebrating with OU fans. "On behalf of our student-athletes, athletics staff and fans, I promise the Knights will do everything we can to assist in recovery efforts". "We believe in ourselves and that's all that matters". No, but this is college football.

This result was equally surprising and perhaps more impressive.

"It's definitely probably one that's been circled on each person's and each team's schedule", Oklahoma junior offensive tackle Orlando Brown told reporters.

The go-ahead drive covered 92 yards in four plays and took only 1:40.

"It was emotional", Riley said later. The offensive line has to play better because Barrett is not getting the protection he once received when he was lighting up Big Ten defenses in 2014. A case in point is that J.T. Barrett carried the ball more against Oklahoma than either J.K. Dobbins or Mike Weber, which was a critique from previous seasons.

For Ohio State, J.T. Barrett didn't have his finest day.

Mayfield was able to find other receivers, like newcomer Jeff Badet (five catches, 82 yards) and CeeDee Lamb (five catches, 61 yards). The Sooners took the lead for good near the end of the third quarter, and Mayfield poured it on in the fourth.

Prior to the season, some called the Ohio State Buckeyes overrated due to their No. 2 ranking.

The teams went into halftime tied 3-3, and OU could have led comfortably if not for its own miscues. But all of those goals are still alive for Barrett and Ohio State despite the loss to Oklahoma. Riley, Mayfield and everybody else in that locker room knew it. Mayfield was the best player on the field, and that was clear from the offset.

David Sills V was absolutely explosive in the Mountaineers' 56-20 victory over East Carolina, erupting for 153 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.

If not for early miscues, it could have been even worse. Again, this is two games in.

SEATTLE - Dante Pettis weaved his way 67 yards for the seventh punt return touchdown of his career, Jake Browning threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns, and Washington rolled past Montana.

University of Missouri sophomore running back Damarea Crockett (Little Rock Christian) was having a nice game Saturday night during the Tigers' SEC matchup with SC in Columbia, Mo., until he jogged off Faurot Field with an injury in the third quarter.

Needless to say, Louisiana Tech Coach Skip Holtz didn't have any plays in mind to score from his team's 7.

A big win over Oklahoma helped put the Buckeyes in the playoffs previous year.

Don't hit the panic button yet, but it appears the effects of Ohio State's early entry exodus are showing on the field.

As the frustration mounted, Barrett made throws he normally wouldn't, including a telegraphed pass that got picked off, setting up a gift touchdown that completed a 28-3 run by the Sooners. He twice took home the honor in 2015, his first season at OU, winning on November 16 and September 21.

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