Thoughts following Ohio State’s win over Western Kentucky

It was quite the explosion of big plays for Ohio State Football in its home win against Western Kentucky, trouncing the visitors to a score of 63-10.

The most complete win for the Buckeyes came at a very good time, considering that the level of competition makes a massive jump next weekend when they travel to South Bend to take on a top ten Notre Dame Fighting Irish squad.

It happens every Sunday after a Buckeye football contest, plenty of thoughts continue to stick out as we continue to celebrate the win before moving on to next week. Here are some of those thoughts following Ohio State’s win over the Hilltoppers.

The big play defense is back


The Ohio State defense defeated Western Kentucky themselves, 14-10 on Saturday, and it was great to see. Tyleik Williams jumped on a fumble in the end zone and Jermaine Mathews Jr. had a “pick-six.” If the Buckeye defense is putting up points, this team is going to be hard to beat. Let’s continue with that, and get my thoughts on each level’s performance.

Lack of sacks


Even though the defense didn’t get to Western Kentucky quarterback Austin Reed much, it still made a big impact. It was great to see Mitchell Melton get a sack and two tackles-for-loss, and Tyleik Williams had one as well on his huge day — seven total tackles too for him. Jack Sawyer was involved in plenty of plays, while J.T. Tuimoloau’s pressure’s helped Reed make some poor throwing decisions. The younger plays got plenty of reps in the second half when the game was in hand. Even without racking up a big sack number, this group had a great game.

Linebackers were elite


Steele Chambers was all over. He had a tackle for loss, tipped a pass, picked one off, and totaled eight tackles on the day. It was a massive game from him, while his partner, Tommy Eichenberg, led the team with…

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