It is safe to say Urban Meyer has mastered all of the formulas for winning football games. Whether it be an offensive explosion, a grind it out defensive showdown, or even as simple as winning the turnover battle, Urban Meyer coached teams have shown they can do it any way necessary. With the 2018 roster looking as loaded as its been since he made a move to Columbus; if the quarterback play is sound, the road to a 12-0 season seems likelier than ever.
However, with the recent scandal besetting Ohio State and more specifically Urban Meyer, it remains to be seen how this may affect the team’s performance on the field. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day has stepped up to fill the shoes of Meyer for the time being.
Replace and reload has been the Urban Meyer model everywhere he coaches, and that does not change with the 2018 Buckeyes. No matter who’s at quarterback it shouldn’t matter as the Buckeyes will boast one of the strongest rosters in the nation, including star power at both running back and wide receiver positions. Assuming Dwayne Haskins gets the nod at QB, the offense should not miss a beat and has the potential to be even better than the JT Barrett show. J.K Dobbins and Mike Weber will create one of the deadliest one-two punches at running back in all of college football, while receivers Binjimen Victor, Terry McLaurin, Austin Mack, and Johnnie Dixon all have NFL futures. Haskins will just need to be average to produce wins, and if he’s above average as expected, skies the limit in Columbus. As far as the schedule goes, matchups against TCU in Texas, Penn State in State College, and of course the season finale against their biggest rival in Michigan will be the most stringent tests, but Ohio State seems to poised for a perfect season, a Big Ten title, and a strong chance at a national title.
Record: Wins 12, Losses 0
Week 1: Ohio State 49, Oregon State 17 (W)
Week 2: Ohio State 45, Rutgers 20 (W)
Week 3: Ohio State 34, TCU 23 (W)
Week 4: Ohio State 38, Tulane 10 (W)
Week 5: Ohio State 35, Penn State 24 (W)
Week 6: Ohio State 49, Indiana 21 (W)
Week 7: Ohio State 35, Minnesota 10 (W)
Week 8: Ohio State 30, Purdue 14 (W)
Week 9: Bye
Week 10: Ohio State 28, Nebraska 17 (W)
Week 11: Ohio State 24, Michigan State 21 (W)
Week 12: Ohio State 42, Maryland 23 (W)
Week 13: Ohio State 20, Michigan 17 (W)