Ohio State's Offensive Line Wants To Get Back On Track

After rushing for less than 4 yards per carry vs. Hawaii, Ohio State's offensive line wants to up that number when it gets back at it vs. Northern Illinois.

Ohio State's offensive line and offense in general didn't have a bad showing vs. Hawaii -- after all, the Buckeyes won 38-0.

But it's hard to argue the team wasn't its most efficient, not throwing for a touchdown for the first time in two years and rushing for less than 4 yards per carry.

Left tackle Taylor Decker spoke for the offensive line when he said that wasn't good enough for a team ranked No. 1 in the nation.

"We expect a high level of execution regardless of a short work week or a quick turn around from a Bear defense to an Odd defense," he said. "We just got to get better. That's all it is. I didn't necessarily expect it to be a finished product this early in the season. I did think we played a lot better against Virginia Tech than we did against Hawaii. You just got to improve. I think we are in a good situation where we are kind of unhappy with the way we played even though we did win 38-0. There are areas to improve  but at the end of the day, we got the win."

What did the Buckeyes enjoy most when it was moving the ball as the day went on vs. Hawaii? Feeding Ezekiel Elliott, it turns out.

"We game in with a game plan and it didn't work as well as we wanted it to," Decker said. "Go to what works. We like running tight zone right up the middle. Our tight zone works great against four-down defense, but we think it will work well against anything."

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