Expectations aren’t going away for Ryan Day and the Ohio State in 2022. After an explosive year in 2021, the Buckeyes’ are thought to have all the weapons necessary to replicate the type of success they enjoyed last season.

Ohio State returns starting quarterback CJ Stroud, top receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba and leading rusher TreVeyon Henderson. There were some major losses along the offensive line, but there’s plenty of time to address some of those concerns up front.

Heading into 2022, Pro Football Focus analyst Anthony Treash believes Ohio State has a chance to put together another impressive year offensively.

“They are going to have one of the most explosive offenses in college football next fall,” Treash said of the Buckeyes.

That’s become the standard in Columbus under Day. Last year, the Buckeyes had the highest-scoring team in the country, averaging 45.7 points per game. They also averaged more yards than any team in the nation, totaling more than 561 yards per contest.

Ohio State will have its hands full this season from a scheduling standpoint. The Buckeyes play Notre Dame in the season opener and will have cross-division games against Wisconsin and Iowa — both of which tend to have strong defensive squads.

In division play, the Buckeyes still have to face Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State.

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