The KSU offense didn't push our defense around but with a two TE set they effectively neutralized our strength (DL) with double teams at quality play locations. Without our penetration and free flying wheeling and dealing edge players their offense prevented any turnovers while maintaining maximum pass protection schemes. We didn't help our cause with missed tackles, poor angles, and a repeat non coverage against Jordy Nelson that helped get Ohio State's Gonzales draft status raised last year. While the defensive grades may seem high they don't include special teams play like kickoffs and punt coverage which would be a flat "F" across the board for selective members of both groups. Here are the grades:
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