Posted October 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
Urban Meyer prefers the thunder. But that just sets up the lightning. No. 4 Ohio State runs on 60 percent of its plays. Sending the tailbacks up the middle or Braxton Miller around end serve as body blows to soften a defense for what might just happen if they start to lean too heavily toward the line to stop the ground attack. Then the Buckeyes throw deep. ''We couldn't do that last year. There were games I refused to call it because they were going to be covered and we couldn't throw it,'' Meyer said. ''This Saturday, we are going to try the same thing. That's a big part of who we are. So we would have more explosive pass plays. I don't know if I remember this many early in the season, ever.'' No fewer than 15 times, the Buckeyes have completed a touchdown pass that has covered at least 20 yards. Some were short passes turned into a big gain, but most reflect the Buckeyes' ability to throw deep passes more effectively this sea...
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