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Buckeye Defense Getting Back To Its Roots Despite Offensive Struggles


Let’s take a look at their dominance in the early going.

Example 1: Entering Saturday, NIU’s Jordan Hare had thrown for 718 yards for six touchdowns and no turnovers on a 78.1 completion percentage. Hare threw two interceptions and was held to just 80 yards. That’s basically 1/11th of the yards he had against his previous competition.

Example 2: How about two weeks ago against USC-transfer Max Wittek? In his Rainbow Warrior debut against Colorado, the former Trojan threw for 262 yards with three touchdowns and a couple of picks.

Up against Ohio State? 7-for-24 with 67 yards and two interceptions. Sounds a little familiar to example one, doesn’t it?

And for further measure, Wittek followed that up going 17-for-24 with 272 yards and a couple of touchdowns in his next game. And yeah, it was against UC-Davis, but it still shows the dominance and impact the Buckeye secondary can have.

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A graduate of the University of Akron, Spencer Davies has amassed multiple years of experience as a freelance journalist, as well as sports talk radio. Currently, he contributes to the Akron Beacon Journal and as a part-time beat reporter for the Akron RubberDucks, a Cleveland Indians minor league affiliate. He also writes for Indians Baseball Insider on, and his works have been published on and FanSided.

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