By Matthew HagerBuckeyeSports.com
UAB came into its Sept. 22 game against Ohio State with some not-so-impressive defensive numbers.
The Blazers ranked near the bottom of teams in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in several team defensive categories. After its first two games, UAB on average allowed 44 points (120th nationally), 220.5 rushing yards (109th) and 256.5 passing yards per game. The latter two numbers equaled 477 yards per game, 104th among FBS teams in total defense.
So it wasnt unreasonable to expect an impressive performance by the Buckeyes offense. Unfortunately for OSU, that wasnt to be. Ohio State did enough to earn a 29-15 victory at Ohio Stadium, but inconsistency was again an issue.
We have our moments when weve shown how explosive our offense can be, but at the same time, weve got to execute better, sophomore tailback Rod Smith said. Some things dont go as we plan, but we have to execute. Thats the bottom line. We have to execute.
Head coach Urban Meyer was, as...