Published: Sun, October 06, 2019
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How Ohio State football’s Boom Ball joined the sideline turnover prop craze

How Ohio State football’s Boom Ball joined the sideline turnover prop craze

7-0 Buckeyes, seven minutes into the game.

Ohio State netted 16 yards on 16 plays in the first quarter, totaling 0 on the ground. As untracked as the Buckeyes looked at times in that first quarter, it says something that the end result was yet another comfortable victory. "We basically shell shocked ourselves and we had to move past it".

Ohio State has flown through the first five weeks, but its schedule was filled with teams that had trouble protecting the ball and defending against explosive plays. The Spartans are giving up just 15 points and 254.4 yards per game this year. 2-0 against 2-0 in conference, and a chance to take a leg up in the road to Indianapolis.

So, what's different from 2017?

With only a three-point lead to start the quarter, the Ohio State offense was able to come alive to balloon the lead to 17 points by halftime.

The Buckeyes have had little - if any - drop-off in their transition from Urban Meyer to first-year head coach Ryan Day. As a bonus, you can get the video and audio from Justin Fields at the start.

Day and his coaching staff found the answers to Michigan State's questions by making the necessary adjustments from the first quarter and then finally hitting on big plays they showed in the first quarter. After a while, the Buckeyes established an offensive rhythm. And the junior looks poised to continue his early season success Saturday night. MSU's offense isn't as bad as it was a year ago, but also has a questionable offensive line. And as a senior, he has become Fields' favorite target. But, that hasn't killed any confidence heading into Saturday's game.

"It was mostly whoever gets a turnover, they get the Boom Ball the next day", said Browning, who caused one takeaway when he tipped a pass intercepted by Jordan Fuller.


Now, we are not remotely surprised that Buckeyes fans took it to this level, but they should be ashamed of themselves.

How can you not be frustrated by MSU's offense?

Prior to the game, a group of Ohio State fans, with the 13 combined teeth and 84 IQ that they have, thought it would be amusing to bash MSU by hanging a classless sign taking a shot at the well-documented water crisis which has taken place in our great state.

The Buckeyes are faced off against the Spartans Saturday night in the Horseshoe at 7:30 p.m. for the "blackout game". But, a loss in Ohio Stadium could end any dreams of a conference title before it even starts.

There's still things to work on that maybe Ohio State got away with against other teams that couldn't bring the physicality the Spartans could, but there were also some things to be proud of.

"It's the reality", Bachie said. The No. 25 Spartans (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) finished with only 67 yards rushing.

"You have to wear them down".

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