Awesome? Naw, Son: Week 6

By Patrick Vint on October 8, 2018 at 10:00 am
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AWESOME

Great, Now They're Throwing It Too

Ohio State was among the conference's leaders in every passing stat entering Saturday's game against Indiana.  After Dwayne Haskins's Saturday, the Buckeyes hold every passing ranking outright.  Haskins threw for a bonkers 455 yards on 33/44 completions, completing six touchdowns in the process, as OSU methodically pulled away from the Hoosiers.  He capped the day with a perfectly-thrown 30-yard strike to Binjimen Victor.

Ohio State now leads the conference in total offense, passing offense, pass efficiency, and first downs.  Haskins is the conference leader in passing yards per game, pass efficiency, and total offense despite running for a very un-OSU-like 43 total yards so far.  It's as traditional as an Ohio State offense has looked in years, and it's still a stone cold killer.

They're Still Not Throwing It

Meanwhile, Wisconsin Wisconsin'd all over anti-Wisconsin, scoring 41 on Nebraska's vaunted Blackshirts by running it damn near 50 times for 370 yards.  Jonathan Taylor went over 200 yards on the ground.  Getting 88 in one play doesn't hurt:

It's hard to beat Wisconsin.  It's really hard to beat Wisconsin when Alex Hornibrook only has to throw 24 times to get more than 40 points.

Locks Step

Michigan State's Felton Davis III has some magnificent hair.  It flows from the back of his helmet like a spoiler, or a hair cape that may allow him to take flight.  And when you're playing wide receiver, and every part of your wardrobe could be grabbed by a would-be tackler in pursuit, having three feet of hair out the back of your helmet is truly putting fashion over function.

Fortunately, Davis didn't have much trouble with Northwestern defenders grabbing his hair, scoring back-to-back Sparty touchdowns on a 55-yard reverse and an expertly-executed fade route in the third quarter of Michigan State's game against Northwestern.

Davis led the Spartans in rushing and receiving Saturday.  Unfortunately for Davis, Sparty didn't score again after that catch, and Northwestern did, twice.

NAW, SON

Illinois played Rutgers

Rutgers quarterback Artur Sitkowski threw a horrendous, what-were-you-thinking interception on the first play of Saturday's epic clash against Illinois.  Sitkowski threw another horrendous, what-were-you-thinking interception on the last play of Saturday's epic clash against Illinois.  In the middle, he threw a third interception.

Rutgers lost to Illinois by 21 points.  Illinois, which is coached by Ernest Hemingway.  Illinois, which lost to Penn State by 39 the previous week.  There are no amount of televisions in New York City worth this.

 

 

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