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Urban Meyer Updates: Ohio State Set To Work On Passing Game 'Extremely Hard'

Following a 38-17 win over Indiana, Urban Meyer's list of champions was shorter than usual as he met with the media Monday to recap the Indiana game and look ahead to Wisconsin.

After the Ohio State offense struggled to throw the ball against Indiana, Urban Meyer met with the media Monday morning to put the game against the Hoosiers to bed and preview the upcoming top-10 matchup against Wisconsin. 

  • On defense, Michael Hill, Jalyn Holmes, Sam Hubbard, Dre'Mont Jones, Nick Bosa, Marshon Lattimore, Gareon Conley and Denzel Ward were named champions. Defensive player of the game was Tyquan Lewis. Offensively, only two Buckeyes earned champion status, both of which were linemen. Pat Elflein and Jamarco Jones earned the honors. Parris Campbell earned special teams player of the week after his big kick return against the Hoosiers. 
  • Meyer said the passing game "is going to be worked on extremely hard," during the week leading up to the Wisconsin game. 
  • Meyer said the Badgers are "typical Wisconsin" this season. He calls the Badgers one of the best coached teams in the country. Added in their size on the offensive line is impressive. 
  • Meyer said Holmes' versatility to play inside and out has made him a weapon on the defensive line. 
  • Meyer said Ezekiel Elliott's mother texted him after Elliott's big day for the Cowboys on Sunday. Elliott leads the NFL in rushing. 
  • Meyer said missing the deep ball was the biggest concern in the passing game, but also receivers ran bad routes at times. 
  • He said the defensive line is "walking around here like they are the king of the hill," after playing so well against Indiana. 
  • Meyer said the Ohio State offense "can't lean on (J.T. Barrett) too much," in the run game.
  • Meyer said that back-to-back night games and teams coming off of bye weeks before playing them is something he is aware of, but not concerned about. 

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