Ohio State 20, Northern Illinois 13

CFBFR Player of the Game: Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State
Three things to know…
1. J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones were terrible

The two Ohio State quarterbacks were 7-16 with three interceptions on passes thrown five or more yards downfield.

And while this doesn’t show up in our stats, many of the incompletions were the result of poorly placed balls which forced the receivers to attempt awkward catches.

Based on this showing, you would think Ohio State had a quarterback controversy for completely opposite reasons than their preseason battle.

2. Conley and Apple have been dominant

Cornerbacks Eli Apple and Gareon Conley look like one of the better duos Ohio State has put on the field in some time.

NIU was 1-7 for seven yards when targeting the pair in coverage on Saturday. And Apple added an interception on a play in which he wasn’t even the primary DB in coverage.

On the season, opponents are 4-16 when targeting Conley, and 0-4 when targeting Apple.

3. Raekwon McMillan takes on a new role

Middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan was used a pass-rusher more than usual on Saturday, collecting one hit and four hurries.

McMillan had not recorded a single QB-pressure through Ohio State’s first two games.

Passing
QB Tm Db Att Comp Comp% AY/Att Yds Pres TD Int Dp TA Sk Ht Hur
Cardale Jones 12
OSU
9
9
4
44.4%
7.0
36
4
0
2
0
2
0
0
4
J.T. Barrett 16
OSU
18
16
8
50.0%
9.3
90
2
1
1
1
0
0
1
1

 

Rushing
RB
Tm
Att
Yds
Yds/Att
YAC
YAC/Att
1D
TD
MT
Stuff
Fm
Fm Lst
Ezekiel Elliott 15
OSU
24
104
4.3
18
0.8
6
0
1
3
1
1
Braxton Miller 1
OSU
4
7
1.8
2
0.5
0
0
1
2
2
0
Curtis Samuel 4
OSU
4
26
6.5
4
1.0
1
0
0
0
1
1
J.T. Barrett 16
OSU
3
18
6.0
1
0.3
1
0
0
0
0
0
Cardale Jones 12
OSU
2
11
5.5
4
2.0
0
0
2
0
0
0
Jalin Marshall 17
OSU
1
3
3.0
0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Dontre Wilson 2
OSU
1
1
1.0
1
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
0

 

Receiving
Receiver Tm Tgt Rec CTgt CRec AY/Tgt Yds Yds/Rec YAC MT Dp 1D TD
Nick Vannett 81
OSU
6
4
0
0
5.5
16
4.0
1
0
1
0
0
Michael Thomas 3
OSU
4
3
2
1
13.8
60
20.0
14
1
0
2
1
Jalin Marshall 17
OSU
3
0
1
0
17.0
0
#DIV/0!
0
0
0
0
0
Corey Smith 84
OSU
3
1
1
0
8.0
7
7.0
2
0
0
0
0
Dontre Wilson 2
OSU
2
2
0
0
0.5
19
9.5
18
0
0
1
0
Ezekiel Elliott 15
OSU
2
1
0
0
-3.0
8
8.0
13
0
0
1
0
Braxton Miller 1
OSU
2
1
1
1
18.5
0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
Curtis Samuel 4
OSU
1
1
0
0
16.0
16
16.0
0
0
0
1
0

 

Blocking
Player
Tm
Pos
Hur
Ht
Sk
PB Snaps
PB %
Pen
P. Yds
Pat Elflein 65
OSU
RG
0
0
0
27
100.0%
1
5
Chase Farris 57
OSU
RT
0
1
0
27
96.3%
0
0
Taylor Decker 68
OSU
LT
1
0
0
27
96.3%
0
0
Jacoby Boren 50
OSU
C
0
0
0
27
100.0%
0
0
Billy Price 54
OSU
LG
0
0
0
27
100.0%
1
10
Ezekiel Elliott 15
OSU
RB
0
0
0
14
100.0%
0
0
Nick Vannett 81
OSU
TE
0
0
0
3
100.0%
0
0
Marcus Baugh 85
OSU
TE
0
0
0
1
100.0%
0
0

 

Pass Rush & Tackling
Defender
Tm
Tackle
MT
Stuff
Sack
Hit
Hurry
FF
FumR
BatPass
Joshua Perry 37
OSU
9
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
Raekwon McMillan 5
OSU
8
0
0
0
1
4
0
0
0
Vonn Bell 11
OSU
7
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tyquan Lewis 59
OSU
5
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Joey Bosa 97
OSU
4
0
2
0
3
2
0
0
0
A. Washington 92
OSU
4
1
0
1
2
2
0
0
0
Tommy Schutt 90
OSU
3
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
Eli Apple 13
OSU
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tyvis Powell 23
OSU
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sam Hubbard 6
OSU
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
Darron Lee 43
OSU
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Michael Hill 77
OSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Joel Hale 51
OSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

 

Coverage
Defender
Tm
Tgt
Comp
ContTgt
ContCat
PD
Int
TD
Air Yds/Tgt
Yds
1D
PI
Gareon Conley 8
OSU
6
1
2
0
1
0
0
19.3
7
0
0
Tyvis Powell 23
OSU
4
2
2
1
1
0
0
9.3
13
1
0
Cam Burrows 16
OSU
3
1
1
0
1
0
0
13.3
15
1
0
Darron Lee 43
OSU
3
2
1
0
0
1
0
5.0
22
1
0
Vonn Bell 11
OSU
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
13.5
0
0
0
Eli Apple 13
OSU
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
42.0
0
0
0
Joshua Perry 37
OSU
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
6.0
0
0
0

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