No team in the country has been passed on more than Ohio State through two weeks in the 2017 season.
The Buckeyes have allowed 806 passing yards through their first two games of the season, and the 403 passing yards per game allowed ranks 129th out of the 129 FBS teams in the country. Eleven Warriors first pointed out the eye-opening statistic.
Ohio State gave up 420 passing yards against Indiana in a season-opening win, granted it came on 68 attempts by the Hoosiers. Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield threw for 386 yards and 3 touchdowns on Saturday night against Ohio State, only needing 35 attempts (and 27 completions) to put up the big numbers.
The Buckeyes’ 7.8 yards per attempt allowed doesn’t rank quite as bad at 97th out of 129, and Ohio State has given up 60.5 rushing yards per game through the first two weeks. But the Buckeyes’ total defense is 107th in the country because of its struggles slowing down opponents through the air.
Ohio State’s passing defense numbers will look a lot better after next, however. The team’s next opponent, Army, has 17 passing yards and 2 completions in two games this season.