Crimson Tide quarterback Mac Jones went 36-for-46 through the air and threw for 464 lawns and three touchdowns. Heisman winner DeVontae Smith captured 12 passes for 215 lawns and three goals, with the majority of those stats being available in the first half.
It wasnt a quite sight for the Buckeyes and previous secondary coach for the Buckeyes turned defensive organizer Kerry Coombs. But it showed a glaring requirement for improvement, and that is precisely what Sevyn Banks and the Buckeyes will be aiming to do this season.
Banks will be the function cornerback for this team, taking the location of names like Jeffery Okudah, Marshon Lattimore and Denzel Ward. For this secondary to prosper, it will be a complete unit effort, but it will all start with him and how he safeguards the opposing groups best receiver.
Ohio State is going to be keeping any tricks from anybody headed into the 2021-2022 college football season.
They are going to be truly excellent. Again.
As with every power football program, it isnt very often that you return a veteran group. Most years are invested attempting and refilling to establish the next NFL stars while trying to win champions.
That will hold true for the Buckeyes this season. Theyll replace essential players to their championship game run last season at both quarterback and running back. They will likewise replace a ton of crucial gamers on defense, as they just see 5 returning beginners from last season.
Who will be the gamers that have to step up for the Buckeyes to continue their run of supremacy in the Big Ten and win their fifth-straight Big Ten title?
Ohio State looks to see essential defensive gamers improve after a below-average season on that side of the ball last year.
3. Sevyn Banks
Sevyn Banks will be the next man up for an Ohio State secondary that relatively puts a player into the NFL every year.
Shaun Wade might not have had his best season last year for the Buckeyes, however he is off to the NFL and it is Bankss rely on take the reigns of a secondary that underperformed last season.
Last year, Ohio State quit approximately 303.6 passing backyards per video game, positioning them at No. 122 of 130 FBS teams in the country. It wasnt a quite season for the secondary and that displayed in their final video game of the season versus Alabama for the national championship.
Its going to need these 3 gamers to have breakout seasons if Ohio State football is going to repeat as Big Ten champs and make the College Football Playoff.
Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Sevyn Banks (7) picks up the fumble and returns it for the touchdown throughout the third quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio Arena. Compulsory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports