All-world cornerback Jordan Poyer didn't play. Starting RB Storm Woods played just the first series and former starting QB Sean Mannion held a clipboard and watched Cody Vaz ably direct the OSU offense. The result... a slow, somewhat disjointed first half followed by a dominant second half and a convincing win. While the scoreboard showed that OSU won by only ten points, the game wasn't that close for most of the second half.
Big plays on offense
Defense bottles up a very mobile QB
Ground game does the job
Win the turnover battle
Cause for Concern:
O-Line gives up too many sacks
Slow (could have been disastrous) start