Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers: Three Big Takeaways

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers: Three Big Takeaways

Jordan Klimack
3 years ago
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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers: Three Big Takeaways

Chris Olave is the Best Wide Receiver in the Country

It wasn’t the tap dancing down the sideline or the insane 29.3 yards per catch average.

It was the poise and grace that Chris Olave displayed in the first game of his Senior year with the Buckeyes.

Olave was targeted six times and brought in four catches - and two touchdowns. 

At times, he made it look easy. 

His 61-yard touchdown sealed the fate of the Gophers - putting the Buckeyes up by two scores. 

According to Pro Football Focus, Chris Olave is the second best Wide Receiver prospect heading into the 2022 NFL Draft. 

Who could be ranked higher than Chris Olave? 

You guessed it. 

Garrett Wilson. 

Thursday night, however, made one thing clear - Chris Olave is by far the best Wide Receiver in College football. 

TreyVeon Henderson Needs a Bigger Role in the Offense

Four running backs had multiple carries against Minnesota.

Miyan Williams led the way with 9 carries. Master Teague and Marcus Crowley both had 6 carries. TreyVeon Henderson had just two carries.

Henderson showed his explosiveness in the passing game when he caught a screen pass from C.J. Stroud and took it 70 yards to the house.

The Buckeyes have a dominant offensive line and can benefit from sticking to the run game early in games. You could drive a semi truck through some of the holes created by the offensive line on Thursday night.

Imagine the damage TreyVeon Henderson could do with the speed he contains. It may be early and he’s just a Freshman but I’d like to see Henderson get the Master Teague carries going forward.

We Need to Practice Patience 

I love Buckeye fans. They demand greatness. But greatness takes time. 

We are all victims of the present. Give C.J Stroud time.

That was his first start in a College football game in front of an arena of fans that were deprived of Gopher football for a year. Sure, it was a rough start. But Stroud settled in and threw 4 touchdown passes in the second half. 

Stroud will be fine. 

The Buckeyes will be fine.

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