2016 Ohio State Buckeyes Tickets
What can you say about Urban Meyer and what he’s done at Ohio State? The man only brought Buckeyes tickets to the pinnacle of college football. Since taking over four years ago, there isn’t a team in the country that has more to brag about. Try 5-4 as an overall record. This a team that has firm control over the Big Ten and the only thing left for Meyer and the Buckeyes is to go out and win a national championship.
The Buckeyes had a spectacular season in 2015, running out to 10-0 before running into a troubling loss to rival Michigan State, a narrow 17-14 loss that cost them a shot at the biggest prize of all. Still, Ohio State went on to conquer Michigan and ended with a convincing 44-28 win over #8 Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. Despite their success, Meyer and his team know they won’t be satisfied until they can add a CFP National Championship to their already impressive resume.
To get there, the Buckeyes will have to do some heavy lifting, replacing 16 starters from their squad. Having quarterback J.T. Barrett back will be a big help. Barrett can throw (45 touchdowns) and run (22 touchdowns), and poses the double threat college football coaches love to put on the field. He’ll have to establish rapport with a new group of receivers in 2016 to keep the passing game alive. Curtis Samuel is a pass catching threat out of the backfield and someone will have to emerge from a group that includes Noah Brown and possibly freshman Austin Mack. Even tougher will be replacing Ezekiel Elliot, who parlayed his performance at Ohio State into a draft slot with the Dallas Cowboys. Look for Mike Weber, another freshman, or Bri’onte Dunn to take over the lead back position. The Buckeyes are solid on defense with Raekwon McMillan returning as middle linebacker, and the defensive line should be fine with a good group of ends. One area of concern is in the secondary where Defensive Coordinator Greg Schiano will have to find capable replacements for three graduating players.
Buckeyes 2016 Schedule
Meyer and his crew will have home games against Bowling Green and Tulsa to get warmed up before facing a huge test in Oklahoma and the Sooners on the road. In fact, the road success will determine where Ohio State ends up in January as they also must face Wisconsin, Penn State, and Michigan State as travel games. The rest of the schedule is filled out with Rutgers, Indiana, Nebraska, Northwestern, and of course Michigan to end the season in Ohio Stadium.