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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ohio State - Maryland Preview and Depth Chart









Ohio State Depth Chart for Maryland



  •  Redshirt sophomore Kyle Trout and redshirt junior Evan Lisle remain as co-backups at right guard in place of Demetrius Knox, who is out with a broken foot.
  •  Joe Burger remains in place of Justin Hilliard at backup WILL linebacker, who is out for the season with a torn biceps. Ohio State still lists Jerome Baker and Dante Booker as a co-starters at that position, though Baker held the starting spot even since Booker went down with his injury in the season opener.
  •  Booker missed Ohio State's wins against Tulsa, Oklahoma, Rutgers and Indiana with a sprained MCL. He dressed and warmed up before the game at Penn State, Northwestern and last week against Nebraska but did not play.
  •  Baker remains Chris Worley's backup at SAM linebacker.
  •  Sam Hubbard and Jalyn Holmes remain co-starters at defensive end opposite of Tyquan Lewis.
  •  Marshon Lattimore remains a co-starter at one cornerback spot with Denzel Ward despite being second on the team with three interceptions.
  •  Ohio State still lists nine starting positions with an "OR."
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT 74JAMARCO JONES6-5310JR DE 6SAM HUBBARD6-5266SO
  75EVAN LISLE6-6308JR OR 11JALYN HOLMES6-5274JR
OR 63KEVIN WOIDKE6-6295SO   97NICK BOSA6-4265FR
LG 73MICHAEL JORDAN6-7310FR DT 93DRE'MONT JONES6-3280FR
  69MATTHEW BURRELL6-4305FR OR 53DAVON HAMILTON6-4297FR
C 65PAT ELFLEIN6-3300GS DT 77MICHAEL HILL6-3305JR
  79BRADY TAYLOR6-5300SO   67ROBERT LANDERS6-1285FR
RG 54BILLY PRICE6-3315JR DE 59TYQUAN LEWIS6-4266JR
  75EVAN LISLE6-6308JR   13RASHOD BERRY6-4252FR
OR 71KYLE TROUT6-6310SO   18JONATHON COOPER6-3248FR
RT 57ISAIAH PRINCE6-7310SO SLB 35CHRIS WORLEY6-2228JR
  76BRANDEN BOWEN6-7315FR   17JEROME BAKER6-1225SO
TE 85MARCUS BAUGH6-5255JR MLB 5RAEKWON McMILLAN6-2243JR
  88A.J. ALEXANDER6-2254FR   38CRAIG FADA6-1225SR
WR 80NOAH BROWN6-2218SO WLB 33DANTE BOOKER6-2236JR
  21PARRIS CAMPBELL6-1208SO OR 17JEROME BAKER6-1225SO
OR 11AUSTIN MACK6-2215FR   48JOE BURGER6-2230SR
QB 16J.T. BARRETT6-2225JR CB 2MARSHON LATTIMORE6-0192SO
  10JOE BURROW6-3218FR OR 12DENZEL WARD5-10185SO
RB 25MIKE WEBER5-10212FR        
OR 4CURTIS SAMUEL5-11197JR SAF 24MALIK HOOKER6-2205SO
  2DONTRE WILSON5-10195SR   34ERICK SMITH6-0203JR
H-B 4CURTIS SAMUEL5-11197JR SAF 7DAMON WEBB5-10195JR
OR 2DONTRE WILSON5-10195SR   4JORDAN FULLER6-2205FR
WR 5COREY SMITH6-1190GS CB 8GAREON CONLEY6-0195JR
OR 1JOHNNIE DIXON5-11198SO   3DAMON ARNETTE6-0195FR
OR 14K.J. HILL6-0200FR       
WR 83TERRY MCLAURIN6-0204SO        
OR 82JAMES CLARK5-10186JR        
  9BINJIMEN VICTOR6-4185FR        
SPECIAL TEAMS
K 92TYLER DURBIN6-3201SR H 95CAMERON JOHNSTON5-11198GS
  96SEAN NEURNBERGER6-1227JR   44AARON MAWHIRTER6-2220SR
P 95CAMERON JOHNSTON5-11198GS PR 17CURTIS SAMUEL5-11197JR
  91DRUE CHRISMAN6-3200FR OR 14K.J. HILL6-0200FR
KO 92TYLER DURBIN6-3201SR        
               
LS 49LIAM MCCULLOUGH6-2228FR KR 2DONTRE WILSON5-10195SR
  44AARON MAWHIRTER6-2220SR OR 21PARRIS CAMPBELL6-1208SO



OHIO STATES MIKE WEBBER


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Ohio State's Mike Weber, right, has gained much of his yardage this season after contact.
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Ohio State running back Mike Weber got the handoff and was hit at the line of scrimmage by Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey.
It was third-and-2 Saturday and the Buckeyes were starting their second drive, trying to build on a 14-3 lead. Instead, for an instant it looked like they’d have to punt.
But Weber spun away from the linebacker and lunged forward, fighting a tackle by 295-pound lineman Carlos Davis. He got the first down and the Buckeyes went on to score. The 62-3 rout was on.
It wasn’t a flashy play, but it was the kind that Weber is increasingly making.
“Everything goes out the drain to get the first down,” he said. “That’s what goes through my mind.”
It’s not easy to succeed Ezekiel Elliott as Ohio State’s tailback, and the Buckeyes don’t want it to be.
Asked if felt the need to reassure Weber at season’s start that he didn’t have to be just like Elliott, coach Urban Meyer said it was the contrary.
“Try to be Zeke,” he said. “The thing we try to do around here is (meet standards). Go be Vonn Bell. Go be (Joey) Bosa. Go do what that position is supposed to do.”
Weber, a redshirt freshman from Detroit, said he was taken aback at first by Meyer’s immediate expectations.
“I was like, ‘Dang, man. You don’t want me to be myself?’ ” he said. “He does it for a reason. He’s done it for a long time. I’m pretty sure he knows what he’s doing. I just listen to him and take on everything he tells me.”
Weber is clearly developing. Heading into a game Saturday at Maryland, he has gained 842 yards, averaging 6.0 per carry. According to CFB Film Room, Weber had gained 37 percent of his yardage after contact entering the Nebraska game. Elliott gained 35 percent of his yards that way in 2015.
Weber hasn’t shown Elliott’s breakaway ability yet, but he’s getting there. He had a 23-yard touchdown run and also a 24-yarder against Nebraska.
There’s more to being an Ohio State tailback than just carrying the ball, and Weber has made rapid progress as an all-around player.
“I’m very pleased with Mike,” Meyer said. “He’s also blocking very well — not quite to the level of Zeke, but quite solid.”
The last few weeks, Weber has played despite an AC shoulder sprain. He is non-contact during practice.
“I’m in a lot of pain, but I’ve been with the training staff 24/7 getting rehab and ice,” Weber said. “I feel good right now.”
Weber was expected to be Elliott’s backup last year, but he redshirted after injuring a knee during training camp. There also were questions about his maturity.
Weber was, right guard Billy Price said, “as every 18-year-old is, as I was as an 18-year-old.”
That’s not good enough. This summer during weight lifting, Weber was paired with center Pat Elflein to make sure he understood the expectations on him.
“Playing running back for the Ohio State University, there’s a lot of accountability go into it,” Price said. “I’m watching him grow up and I’m very, very proud of him.”



A look at what Ohio State can expect from Maryland.

After a beautiful performance from Ohio State on Saturday night against #10 Nebraska, it’s time for the Buckeyes to move on. Next victim: The Maryland Terrapins.
The Terps have actually looked really good at times. First year head coach D.J. Durkin has done a really good job at getting this team in the right direction. After missing out on a bowl last year – the 2016 Terrapins are now 1 win away from becoming Bowl Eligible.
And luckily for them, they play Rutgers the last week of the season. Currently sitting at 5-4, Maryland is coming off of a beatdown to Michigan. The Terps lost 59-3.
The Terps are the first of 2 games that the Buckeyes play against ‘UM.’ I think it’s safe to say that the University of Maryland isn’t quite as big of a deal as the Team up North.
Maryland is led by the 23rd best rushing attack in the nation. Sophomore RB Ty Johnson leads the team in rushing yards with 635 and averages 9.2 yards per carry.

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The running game is opened up by senior QB Perry Hills. Hills has the 2nd best passer efficiency rating in the Big Ten. Unfortunately for Maryland – Hills, a Pittsburgh, PA native – is questionable for Saturday’s game. He was taken out of the game vs the Wolverines due to an undisclosed injury.
The Buckeyes should be able to run all over the Terps. Maryland’s run defense is absolutely horrendous. Last week vs Michigan – they gave up 273 yards on the ground, so look for Weber, Samuel and even DeMario McCall to have big games.
The passing defense isn’t great either. Maryland gave up almost 400 yards passing to that team up north. JT Barrett can feast on this defense.
So the offense is decent, and the defense is awful. Ohio State should not have much trouble here.
I expect the Buckeyes to dominate from the beginning on both sides of the ball – and really take care of this Maryland team.

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