College Football Film Room

Ohio State 34, Indiana 27

CFBFR Player of the Game: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
1. Elliott saves the day… with some help

Obviously Ezekiel Elliott had a monster day, racking up 273 yards on the ground. But how about a little love for his offensive line, which has taken a lot of heat this season?

243 of Elliott’s yards came prior to contact. While Elliot’s elusiveness certainly generates some missed tackles without contact, that number is simply not attainable without a dominant performance from his blockers.

2. Raekwon McMillan continues to dominate

As good as Joey Bosa is, it’s not a forgone conclusion that he’s the best defender in Ohio State’s front seven.

McMillan racked up 15 tackles, giving him 31 over the past two games combined.

3. Is Cardale hitting his stride?

The key to Cardale Jones’ 2014 success was his deep passing ability—something which has been missing this season.

Jones was 8-12 for 189 yards when throwing 10 or more yards down the field against Indiana.

The Hoosiers have one of the weaker secondaries in the nation, so this performance doesn’t mean Jones is back, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Passing
QB Tm Db Att Comp Comp% AY/Att Yds Pres TD Int Dp TA Sk Ht Hur
Cardale Jones 12
OSU
29
25
16
64.0%
10.2
253
7
1
1
3
1
3
4
5

 

Rushing
RB
Tm
Att
Yds
Yds/Att
YAC
YAC/Att
1D
TD
MT
Stuff
Fm
Fm Lst
Ezekiel Elliott 15
OSU
23
273
11.9
30
1.3
4
3
5
4
0
0
Cardale Jones 12
OSU
5
-3
-0.6
5
1.0
0
0
3
3
0
0
Braxton Miller 1
OSU
2
5
2.5
2
1.0
1
0
1
1
0
0
Jalin Marshall 17
OSU
1
0
0.0
0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Curtis Samuel 4
OSU
1
4
4.0
3
3.0
0
0
0
0
0
0

 

Receiving
Receiver Tm Tgt Rec CTgt CRec AY/Tgt Yds Yds/Rec YAC MT Dp 1D TD
Jalin Marshall 17
OSU
6
5
0
0
10.3
102
20.4
47
1
1
3
0
Michael Thomas 3
OSU
6
4
0
0
13.8
61
15.3
0
0
0
2
1
Nick Vannett 81
OSU
4
2
4
2
17.8
33
16.5
5
0
0
2
0
Dontre Wilson 2
OSU
4
2
0
0
3.5
23
11.5
30
0
1
1
0
Ezekiel Elliott 15
OSU
2
2
0
0
-3.5
12
6.0
19
0
0
0
0
Corey Smith 84
OSU
1
1
0
0
22.0
22
22.0
0
0
0
1
0
Curtis Samuel 4
OSU
1
0
1
0
12.0
0
0
0
1
0
0

 

Blocking
Player
Tm
Pos
Hur
Ht
Sk
PB Snaps
PB %
Pen
P. Yds
Pat Elflein 65
OSU
RG
1
0
0
28
96.4%
0
0
Chase Farris 57
OSU
RT
0
0
0
28
100.0%
0
0
Taylor Decker 68
OSU
LT
0
1
1
28
92.9%
0
0
Jacoby Boren 50
OSU
C
1
0
0
28
96.4%
0
0
Billy Price 54
OSU
LG
0
0
0
28
100.0%
0
0
Ezekiel Elliott 15
OSU
RB
0
0
0
10
100.0%
0
0
Nick Vannett 81
OSU
TE
0
0
0
5
100.0%
0
0
Marcus Baugh 85
OSU
TE
0
0
0
4
100.0%
1
5

 

Pass Rush & Tackling
Defender
Tm
Tackle
MT
Stuff
Sack
Hit
Hurry
FF
FumR
BatPass
Raekwon McMillan 5
OSU
15
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tyquan Lewis 59
OSU
8
0
3
1
0
2
0
0
0
Joshua Perry 37
OSU
8
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
A. Washington 92
OSU
7
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
Tyvis Powell 23
OSU
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Vonn Bell 11
OSU
6
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Joey Bosa 97
OSU
5
1
4
0
3
4
0
0
0
Darron Lee 43
OSU
5
2
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
Tommy Schutt 90
OSU
4
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Cam Williams 55
OSU
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Erick Smith 1
OSU
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Marshon Lattimore 2
OSU
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Gareon Conley 8
OSU
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sam Hubbard 6
OSU
2
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
Joel Hale 51
OSU
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Joe Burger 48
OSU
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Bri’onte Dunn 25
OSU
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Donovan Munger 52
OSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Eli Apple 13
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
Tyvis Powell 23
OSU
7
4
2
1
1
0
0
14.4
73
2
0
Vonn Bell 11
OSU
7
1
1
0
2
0
0
9.6
3
0
0
Eli Apple 13
OSU
5
0
4
0
2
0
0
12.8
14
1
2
Gareon Conley 8
OSU
3
1
1
1
0
0
0
14.7
28
1
0
Darron Lee 43
OSU
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
3.0
13
1
0
Marshon Lattimore 2
OSU
2
1
1
1
0
0
0
14.5
15
1
0
Cam Williams 55
OSU
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
23.0
0
0
0
Joshua Perry 37
OSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
6.0
0
0
0