Urban Meyer Reviews Michigan State Win, Praises Linebacker and Running Back Play

By November 12, 2018 (12:03 pm)Football
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Urban Meyer took his usual place at the podium Monday to put the Michigan State win to bed and preview Ohio State’s upcoming game against Maryland.

Ohio State’s champions on offense: Isaiah Prince, Demetrius Knox, Thayer Munford, J.K. Dobbins, Luke Farrell, Parris Campbell, Mike Weber and Terry McLaurin with Weber and McLaurin being named player of the game. On defense, Johnathon Cooper, Robert Landers, Tuf Borland, Malik Harrison, Pete Werner, Damon Arnette, Shaun Wade, Jordan Fuller, Brendon White and Dre’Mont Jones who was named player of the game. On special teams, Drue Chrisman and McLaurin were players of the game.

The Buckeyes dropped in the Associated Press poll after a 26-6 win over the Spartans, but still control their own destiny in the Big Ten. What follows are the main takeaways from Meyer’s appearance in front of the media.

Meyer Notes:

  • Said Weber played his best game of the season against Michigan State. Named Weber an offensive player of the game.
  • “I think his development has been very good to this point,” Meyer said of Dwayne Haskins. Added that the defenses OSU has seen have improved as the season has gone on.
  • “We’re not playing great at times, but our defense played the way they did and special teams the way they did…but we are not where I would like us to be,” Meyer said on the state of Ohio State through 10 games.
  • Said he believes Maryland is one of the most talented teams in the Big Ten. Cited the Terps win over Texas in the season opener.
  • “One of their best days,” Meyer said of the play of the linebackers.
  • Said Baron Browning is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is “probable” for the game against Maryland.
  • Said he has been impressed with the way J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber have run the ball the last two weeks. “Coach Alford has done a great job with them.”
  • Said he sees Ohio State’s offensive package with Tate Martell expanding as the season goes on.
  • When asked about Zach Smith’s Twitter outburst last night, Meyer said simply, “Move on.”