Ohio State’s defense was anything but basic on Saturday.
The Silver Bullets made their presence known in 45-24 win over Oklahoma, giving up just two touchdowns, scoring one of their own, while forcing two turnovers.
Last week, Oklahoma backup QB Austin Kendall called the Buckeyes unit “basic” and said he or starter Baker Mayfield would light it up.
Kendall hasn’t backtracked on that publicly, but coach Bob Stoops has, in a way.
Stoops calls Austin Kendall’s comments “ridiculous.” “I don’t know what he could’ve been watching to be honest with you.” #Sooners
— Ryan Aber (@ryaber) September 19, 2016
The freshman forced Stoops to make a team rule change, too.
Stoops said media won't be able to talk to some players because of Kendall's comments. Kendall made the comment on an OU produced show.
— John Shinn (@john_shinn) September 19, 2016
Through two games, Ohio State has only allowed two offensive touchdowns and has intercepted nine passes for four scores. It has cashed in 52 total points off turnovers, too.