ICYMI: BSB’s Full Nebraska Coverage

It’s been a busy week in the Ohio State world, but don’t fret. BSB has you covered for everything you may have missed in the last seven days, from Ryan Day’s weekly press conference to the game recap.


Ohio State head coach Ryan Day spoke with Paul Keels and Jim Lachey on 97.1 The Fan’s Ryan Day Radio Show on Thursday afternoon. He talked about the Buckeyes’ performance against Penn State and how they are preparing for Nebraska on Saturday at noon. It will be the first time Ohio State will play an afternoon road game against the Cornhuskers since they joined the Big Ten.
Chase joins the show to break down Nebraska, which absolutely cannot win a close game. If you’re interested in subscribing to Buckeye Sports Bulletin, give BSB a call at 614-486-2202 and say that the podcast sent you. Ask for four free issues if you’d like to give it a sample first.
There’s a common thread among all four of the games this season that have seen Ohio State challenged into the second half: competent quarterback play from the opposition. Minnesota, Oregon, Tulsa and Penn State all stretched the Buckeye defense and exploited its weakness in the middle of the field by leaning on competent quarterback play, be it from Tanner Morgan at Minnesota, Anthony Brown for the Ducks, Davis Brin with Tulsa or most recently, Sean Clifford, one of the Big Ten’s better passers for Penn State.
Chase Brown: Buckeyes Continue Woes For Nebraska. On the Buckeye Sports Bulletin podcast this week — one that so I am on every week — I predicted Ohio State would win this game by 14 points. After some time to think about my score, I’m sticking with my gut. Here’s why: Scott Frost is a good football coach. It’s hard to recruit the state of Nebraska, especially when it sits as a stand-alone outpost in the Big Ten West. For what he has, Frost has done a fine job.
Ohio State will take on Nebraska at Noon in Lincoln without star receiver Garrett Wilson for the first time this season, as the junior from Texas was listed among Ohio State’s 13-man availability report as unavailable for its matchup with the Cornhuskers. He’s the lone surprise on the board, joined by 12 players that were on the list a week ago – though Ohio State is expecting Harry Miller to return to the healthy ranks at some point. Interestingly, suspended quarterback Jack Miller III is not listed, though he did not travel with the team, and freshman QB Quinn Ewers will fill his space as Ohio State’s third quarterback if needed.
Chase Brown, BSB: Noah Ruggles should come to Ohio State’s next game wearing bright blue spandex, a red cape, and a big “S” across his chest. The graduate kicker replicated his perfect 4-for-4 performance from a week ago against the Cornhuskers on Saturday afternoon, converting from 26, 46, 35, and again from 46.
For the second game in a row, kicker Noah Ruggles bailed out Ohio State. The graduate transfer from North Carolina made all four field-goal goal tries, including a 46-yarder with 1:26 left to ice the win, 26-17 over host Nebraska on Saturday.