Buckeyes: Good, Bad Or Somewhere In Between?

Buckeyes: Good, Bad Or Somewhere In Between?

Ohio State's first three games have seen highs, lows and a little bit of everything in between. We take a look at what we have learned so far along with the regular weekly features: OSU-UAB Tidbits, This Week In College Football History, news and notes from Around The Country and the Fearless Forecast featuring a big Upset Special.

Winston Churchill famously once described Russia as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."

The legendary British statesman might just as well have been talking about the 2012 Ohio State football team.

What are we to make of this enigmatic team after three games?

On one hand, it features one of the most electrifying players in college football. On the other, its defense displays an almost maddening penchant for giving up big plays. Offensively, the team has strung together three consecutive games in which it has gained 400 total yards or more for the first time since 2010. But defensively, the Buckeyes gave up more yards to California than the unit had surrendered to any single opponent since October 2005.

Is Ohio State a good team, a bad team or somewhere in between?

For the answer, let's examine what we've learned these first three weeks.

Read the rest by clicking on this link: Rea's Say Blog: Sept. 21.

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