Ohio State Buckeyes v Wisconsin Badgers
Saturday, October 26, 2016
Camp Randall Stadium/Madison, WI
Score: Ohio State(30), Wisconsin (23)
Notable Prospects Entering the Contest
*NOTE* Given high amount of OSU prospects, only select players were focused on for the purpose of these notes.
Corey Clement, RB, Senior: Clement had the best game I have seen from him in a long day displaying terrific patience to allow blocks to develop and then attacked lanes with aggressive burst. He flashed speed that I didn’t think he had and his feel and timing for his runs was excellent. Ohio State entered the contest allowing just 97.8 yards per game on the ground and 2.7 yards per carry and Clement was able to rack up 164 yards on 25 carries. Stock: Up
Vince Biegel, LB, Senior: Did not play due to injury
TJ Watt, LB, Junior: Watt operated well within the system and was superb in maintaining his run fits and playing sound team defense. While he didn’t make much of an impact as a pass rusher, he held a secure edge and effectively used his length. He finished with 5 tackles and .5 tackles for loss. Stock: Same
Ohio State Offense
Curtis Samuel, RB, Junior: Samuel made contributions both as a runner and receiver while looking explosive and dangerous with the ball. It’s a wonder why he wasn’t feature more for the Buckeyes buts it clear he has physical upside. Samuel dropped a 30+ yard target that would have been a touchdown but otherwise was a reliable weapon picking up chunks of yards for OSU. I am eager to see more. Stock: Same
Pat Elflein, C, Senior: Elflein continues to impress me with his play strength and initial surge he generates in the ground game. A sound pass blocker, Elflein has a great anchor and sets the proper depth of the pocket. Stock: Up
Ohio State Defense
Raekwon McMillan, LB, Junior: McMillan turned in a disappointing performance with frequent misreads and getting stuck on blocks due to getting caught flowing to the wrong direction. He had at least one missed tackle and failed to produce the type of plays I would have expected from a player who is so highly regarded. Stock: Down
Malik Hooker, S, rSo: It’s obvious that Hooker is a plus athlete who can get to the ball in a hurry. He is fluid and explosive with quick footwork and tremendous skills at the catch point to disrupt passes. He demonstrates good physicality and willingness as a tackler. Stock: Same
Other Players that Flashed
Tony Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin, Junior: Fumagalli was the clear-cut best pass catching option for the Badgers offense and hauled in 7 passes for 84 yards. He had displayed soft hands and represented a reliable option for the freshman QB.
Jack Cichy, LB, Wisconsin, Junior: Cichy was all over the field producing 15 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack. While he isn’t a plus athlete, Cichy was physical and aggressive pursuing the football and was always around the ball.
Best Players on the Field
Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin
Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State