Joel Klatt: 'The best defense in America is in Columbus, Ohio'
Nobody can match Ohio State’s defense right now, at least that’s the case if you ask FOX college football analyst Joel Klatt. And he’s probably right.
On Saturday, the Buckeyes flexed their muscle again on both sides of the football, were especially impressive defensively. Ohio State limited Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor to just 52 yards on 20 carries, sacked Jack Coan five times and held the Badgers to just one touchdown in a 38-7 victory.
With five tackles for loss, four sacks and two forced fumbles, Chase Young even nudged his way into the Heisman conversation.
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After such a dominant performance against Wisconsin, Klatt celebrated the Ohio State defense, calling it the best in America.
“Folks, college football fans, the best defense in America is in Columbus, Ohio,” Klatt said after the game. “This defense is unbelievable. They’re great against the run. They’re unbelievable in the backend with NFL talent. Top 10 pick Jeff Okudah can cover in man, they play well in zone. [Jordan] Fuller as the free safety, plays an Earl Thomas style where you can’t get big plays.
“And then you get to the front seven, and that’s where this team excels. Because when you have to throw the ball, when they find their rhythm offensively, when they get a lead, when they get a two-score lead, it’s over. Because the best player in America is No. 2, the defensive end, Chase Young for Ohio State. Sorry, folks, I’ve seen a lot of film, I’ve seen a lot of games live, there’s a lot of great players, but there’s nobody that wrecks the game like Chase Young. This dude is Superman.”
Ohio State currently ranks first nationally in scoring defense (7.9 points per game), first in pass defense (132.8 yards per game), second in total defense (224.3 yards per game) and ninth in rush defense (91.5 yards per game).
Nobody has been able to do anything against the Buckeyes.
Below are Klatt’s comments on Ohio State, as posted by FOX on Twitter.
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