College Football Film Room

Ohio State 38, Western Michigan 12

CFBFR Player of the Game: Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State
1. McMillan shines again

Who’s the best player on Ohio State’s defense?

That question is a lot tougher than you might think. Obviously Joey Bosa remains a beast, but Raekwon McMillan has been every bit as valuable this season.

McMillan made 16 tackles and added three quarterback pressures (including a sack) against Western Michigan. Over the past two weeks, McMillan has a team-high eight QB pressures.

2. Cardale Jones improving?

It wasn’t a great game for Jones, but this game alone wouldn’t raise any red flags.

Jones was 8-17 with two touchdowns and one interception when throwing 10 or more yards downfield—respectable numbers, but certainly not exciting.

He was just 2-6 under pressure, but we have yet to see a sample size in this area large enough to draw any conclusions.

So is Jones the answer? As Meyer has said, no one has locked up this job yet.

3. Zeke keeps chugging

Ezekiel Elliott need just 16 carries to top the 100 yard mark, and 94 of his 124 yards came before contact. Not exactly a difficult day for Elliott, which probably helps keep him fresh as the season wears on.

Passing
QB Tm Db Att Comp Comp% AY/Att Yds Pres TD Int Dp TA Sk Ht Hur
Cardale Jones 12
OSU
40
32
18
56.3%
15.3
279
10
2
1
1
2
1
4
2
J.T. Barrett 16
OSU
3
3
1
33.3%
11.7
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0

 

Rushing
RB
Tm
Att
Yds
Yds/Att
YAC
YAC/Att
1D
TD
MT
Stuff
Fm
Fm Lst
Ezekiel Elliott 15
OSU
16
124
7.8
30
1.9
6
1
4
1
0
0
Cardale Jones 12
OSU
8
50
6.3
23
2.9
3
0
4
1
0
0
Braxton Miller 1
OSU
4
11
2.8
2
0.5
0
0
0
2
1
0
Curtis Samuel 4
OSU
3
64
21.3
53
17.7
2
1
3
0
0
0
Bri’onte Dunn 25
OSU
1
2
2.0
0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
J.T. Barrett 16
OSU
1
-1
-1.0
0
0.0
0
0
0
1
0
0

 

Receiving
Receiver Tm Tgt Rec CTgt CRec AY/Tgt Yds Yds/Rec YAC MT Dp 1D TD
Michael Thomas 3
OSU
8
6
3
2
10.0
80
13.3
28
1
0
1
1
Braxton Miller 1
OSU
6
2
1
0
13.8
27
13.5
16
0
1
2
0
Jalin Marshall 17
OSU
5
2
4
1
31.2
48
24.0
5
0
0
1
1
Curtis Samuel 4
OSU
4
2
2
0
24.8
49
24.5
9
0
0
2
0
Corey Smith 84
OSU
3
2
3
2
21.0
25
12.5
0
0
0
1
0
Ezekiel Elliott 15
OSU
3
3
0
0
0.0
29
9.7
29
2
0
2
0
Dontre Wilson 2
OSU
2
1
0
0
7.0
14
14.0
4
0
0
1
0
James Clark 82
OSU
1
0
1
0
19.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Nick Vannett 81
OSU
1
1
0
0
5.0
16
16.0
11
0
0
1
0
Bri’onte Dunn 25
OSU
1
1
0
0
-5.0
0
0.0
5
1
0
0
0

 

Blocking
Player
Tm
Pos
Hur
Ht
Sk
PB Snaps
PB %
Pen
P. Yds
Pat Elflein 65
OSU
RG
0
0
0
41
100.0%
0
0
Chase Farris 57
OSU
RT
2
1
1
41
90.2%
1
5
Taylor Decker 68
OSU
LT
0
0
0
41
100.0%
0
0
Jacoby Boren 50
OSU
C
0
0
0
41
100.0%
0
0
Billy Price 54
OSU
LG
0
0
0
41
100.0%
0
0
Ezekiel Elliott 15
OSU
RB
0
1
0
9
88.9%
0
0
Nick Vannett 81
OSU
TE
0
0
0
8
100.0%
2
10
Marcus Baugh 85
OSU
TE
0
0
0
3
100.0%
0
0
Evan Lisle 75
OSU
RG
0
0
0
2
100.0%
0
0
Brady Taylor 79
OSU
C
0
0
0
2
100.0%
0
0
Demetrius Knox 78
OSU
LG
0
0
0
2
100.0%
0
0
Isaiah Prince 59
OSU
RT
0
0
0
2
100.0%
0
0
Jamarco Jones 74
OSU
LT
0
0
0
2
100.0%
0
0
Curtis Samuel 4
OSU
RB
0
0
0
1
100.0%
0
0

 

Pass Rush & Tackling
Defender
Tm
Tackle
MT
Stuff
Sack
Hit
Hurry
FF
FumR
BatPass
Raekwon McMillan 5
OSU
16
3
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
Joshua Perry 37
OSU
13
0
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
Joey Bosa 97
OSU
5
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
Eli Apple 13
OSU
5
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tyvis Powell 23
OSU
5
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tommy Schutt 90
OSU
4
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Sam Hubbard 6
OSU
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Vonn Bell 11
OSU
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Darron Lee 43
OSU
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
A. Washington 92
OSU
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Cam Burrows 16
OSU
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Chris Worley 35
OSU
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Gareon Conley 8
OSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tracy Sprinkle 93
OSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Bri’onte Dunn 25
OSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tyquan Lewis 59
OSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Terry McLaurin 83
OSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Craig Fada 38
OSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Marshon Lattimore 2
OSU
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0