Fans, media react as Maryland puts No. 2 Ohio State on upset alert at halftime
Week 12 is a wild week across college football, and No. 2 Ohio State is dealing with some chaos on the road against Maryland. At the break, the high-powered offense of the Buckeyes has been held in check with the Terrapins carrying a 13-10 lead into the break.
The big play for Maryland came on a short touchdown throw by Taulia Tagovailoa. That throw gave the Terps the lead inside 4 minutes to go before halftime, but the defense of Maryland has been the story.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 19, 2022
At halftime, CJ Stroud is completing just 9-of-18 passes. While he has thrown for 131 yards and a touchdown, the efficiency is not there right now.
A bigger issue for the Buckeyes is the ground game. Missing Miyan Williams and with TreVeyon Henderson appearing hobbled at certain points, Ohio State has just 28 yards rushing on 13 carries at halftime. That will need to improve in the second half if Ohio State hopes to remain undefeated.
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Needless to say, fans and media are weighing on the first-half performance of the Terps and Buckeyes. With a firm grip on a College Football Playoff appearance, a loss could be devastating for Ohio State’s chances.
Taulia Tagovailoa at the half vs Ohio State:
🐢 180 Yards
🐢 1 TD
🐢 Maryland Leads 13-10 pic.twitter.com/Aa9Y1Z6LHv
— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 19, 2022
Halftime: Ohio State trails Maryland 13-10.
Buckeyes look out of sorts on both sides of the ball. Too many penalties, not disruptive enough on defense and no offensive rhythm.
— Cameron Teague (@cj_teague) November 19, 2022
Ohio State has 7 penalties for 62 yards
They need to tighten up on that
— Carrie Lynn (@OSUFAN4U2NV) November 19, 2022
Looks like Ohio State got caught looking ahead to Michigan. How embarrassing. Can not relate. pic.twitter.com/Ef5uGhvFTQ
— Scott Bell (@sbell021) November 19, 2022
Ohio State's gonna need its third second-half comeback of the season to stay undefeated. Only a three-point deficit, but the Buckeyes have not looked great by any means.
Run game averaging 2.2 ypc and OSU gave up 180 yards and a TD on 16-18 passing for Tagovailoa.
— Griffin Strom (@GriffinStrom3) November 19, 2022
Ohio State fans chortling about Illinois-Michigan and then finding themselves in a situation against Maryland pic.twitter.com/ulgraCAkIn
— Jason Kirk https://linktr.ee/jasonkirk (@thejasonkirk) November 19, 2022
Ohio State is probably going to win this game by 14, but this kind of feel to a game has been far too present all year for the amount of talent it has on its roster.
— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) November 19, 2022
Ohio State was out-gained by Maryland 211-159 in the first half.
— Chase Brown (@chaseabrown__) November 19, 2022
This is Ohio State…your talent is better than the opposition in 90% of games. Day has underperformed as head coach. Sorry not sorry. #Buckeyes
— Critically Honest #D4L (@JohnMatye) November 19, 2022