Ryan Day’s staff used lessons from Ohio State’s previous three weeks to reinvigorate the Buckeye run game in Ohio State’s 56-14 win over Indiana. Drawing on what had been working, Day featured inside runs—principally inside zone cab (the tight end blocks the backside defensive end) and inside split zone—from shotgun and the pistol.
For example, the Buckeyes’ first rushing touchdown came off inside split zone. Dallan Hayden successfully bounced outside, taking advantage of Indiana’s split high safety look on second and 11.
According to Joel Klatt, Day called 27 inside zone, duo, or gap runs compared to 13 outside zone…
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Sorry but I just can’t remotely understand why CJ would hand the ball off on some of those plays you illustrated, It’s painfully obvious he has a wide open field to run and after watching the plays numerous times he had ample opportunity to see he had nothing but green in front of him on the 3rd and 2 and the 4th down could have been made with little effort and a slide if he so chose to do that.
He’s got to be more play savvy situational awareness when these critical plays are called. Don’t take the hits, just take what’s being handed to you on a polished silver platter. :-)
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