Ohio State is not receiving any positive vibes from the outside world, and Joel Klatt is the next to offer criticism.
As if Ohio State’s loss to Oregon at home wasn’t sickening enough for Buckeyes fans, they now have to deal with the criticism from Joel Klatt. The former college quarterback turned analyst wasn’t shy when offering a scathing bite of criticism regarding the upset defeat. Referencing the poor tackling in the run game combined with a lack of adjustment, Klatt didn’t mince words.
The reality is, while the score may have been 35-28, it’s misleading. Ohio State was outmatched on its home turf by a team that didn’t even have its best player (Kayvon Thibodeaux) and was playing with a mindset of revenge for the 2015 College Football National Championship where Ohio State defeated Oregon 42-20, due in large part to, ironically, a strong running game headlined by Ezekiel Elliot.
It doesn’t take Joel Klatt’s words to know what happened; the Ohio State Buckeyes were simply outmatched
If Ohio State fans aren’t interested in hearing what Klatt has to say, so be it. That still doesn’t change what happened on the scoreboard. The stats say it all. Oregon ran the ball extremely well and made plays through the air when given the opportunity.
The Buckeyes can still recover from this and make a run later in the year, making this game look like an afterthought. For now, though, they were the No. 3 team in the nation, and with this defeat, that ranking will change.