Ohio State offensive on track to break Big Ten record

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How many times it is said that we don’t like something until it’s gone. Sometimes it’s hard to really understand how “right now” you have it.

Last year Buckeye fans knew that Justin Champs‘The rise to the NFL would mean a very different looking attack in 2021 (among all the other changes the team was going through).

Trey’s sermonThe historic race towards the end of the season will never be forgotten either. Sermon broke the Buckeyes’ all-time record in a rushed game to carry the team to the conference title. Then Fields posted perhaps the best individual performance in team history when he shredded Clemson in the Sugar Bowl.

There wasn’t necessarily a legitimate concern about the offensive side of things this year, especially after Chris Olave and Thayer Munford unexpectedly announced that they would return for another season. But every time you bring a new quarterback into the fold and aren’t sure exactly what the identity of a new offense will look like, there was at least some angst among fans.

If you can believe it … the current product (offensively) is reaching levels never seen before in Big Ten history.

In five games, the Buckeyes are averaging 555.6 yards per game. This is the best score from any of the 130 FBS teams in the country. Ohio State also leads the nation averaging 8.57 yards per game.

Back in 2018, the Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins guided the Scarlet and Gray to an all-time Big Ten record of 535.6 yards per game. He also broke the league record with 50 touchdown passes that season.

It is remarkable to think that this year’s offense is currently on the verge of reaching a higher level than last year. But after scoring six touchdowns and a field goal in the seven practices the team’s first offense faced against Rutgers, and after CJ Stroud Proved that his week off was apparently exactly what the doctor ordered, the Ohio State offense took another step forward.

The best news of all? The Buckeyes need to win and get some help if they are to advance to the college football playoffs this year, so the offense needs to continue to excel at an extremely high level if the team is to convince the committee that she belongs in a four-team playoff.

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