Scientific Ranking of Ohio State’s Seven Touchdowns vs. Michigan State

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There were plenty of touchdowns scored by the Buckeyes against the Michigan State Spartans, seven of them to be exact. So since we live in a listicular world, we break them down, scientifically, of course.

And since this is my column, I reserve the right to change my judging criteria from week to week, heck, even from touchdown to touchdown. In some cases I will judge a piece by its importance in the grand scheme of the game, others by degree of difficulty, story, and sheer entertainment value.

If you disagree with my rankings (which my six-plus years here at LGHL tell me you absolutely will), feel free to share your list in the comments below.

Ok, now, without further ado, drum roll, please………


Seventh place: Touchdown #4
1 Meter Race TreVeyon Henderson

Trey, I love you man, and I’m so happy to see you back on the field and I’m looking forward to even more touchdowns from you for the rest of this season, but have you seen the scores on the roster today ? I’m giving you bonus points because I was happy to have you back in the game, but, beyond nearly perfect blocking, there’s not much to rack up points with here.

7th place: TreVeyon Henderson 1 meter race

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5.79 Henderson comes back and scores touchdowns, great blocking It’s a one yard TD against poor defense in which the RB was untouched.

Sixth place: Touchdown #2
Emeka Egbuka 69-Yard Receiving CJ Stroud

I have one word, and only one word about this touchdown: Nice!

6th Place: Emeka Egbuka 69-Yard Reception

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6.69 Nice road, nice throw, nice speed MSU had the passing defense ranked 115th in that game, and it showed

Fifth place: Touchdown #3
Julian Fleming 51 yard reception from CJ Stroud

A very nice catch and run by Fleming here. You can see he does a great job of creating separation with his defender once he breaks his route, and he shows some strength as he pushes through a potential tackler to get into the end zone. Stroud may have put the ball half a stride behind which would have been ideal for Fleming to catch it at full speed, but honestly it’s just nitpicking at this point.

5th place: 51-yard reception from Julian Fleming

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6.78 Good separation coming out of his break, nice strength to avoid late tackles The MSU defense was just outclassed

Fourth place: Touchdown #1
Marvin Harrison Jr. 19-yard reception from CJ Stroud

That’s a really nice take on Marv’s goal line, but when it comes to TDs that involved second-year phenom Mossing a defender, there’s an even better one coming later down the list, so he needs to take a step back. He does, however, get credit for fighting off defensive pass interference to win the ball and get the score.

4th place: Marvin Harrison Jr. 19-yard reception

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7.51 I moped it, I fought through DPI Better version to come

Third place: Touchdown #7
Gee Scott Jr. Receiving 2 yards from CJ Stroud

Look, if you’re not thrilled that Gee Scott Jr. is finally scoring his first college touchdown, then I don’t know what to tell you. He arrived as a highly touted wide receiver prospect and realized he was struggling to achieve a WR-like weight, so he decided to undertake the long and arduous process of turning into a tight end. .

I think he and his positional coach Kevin Wilson will tell you that his journey to becoming a fully trained TE isn’t over yet, but seeing him finally step into the end zone was special; you can also tell how excited his teammates were for him after the score.

Scott and Stroud’s ability to keep the game alive also deserved some extra points, so it’s not that high on sentimentality alone.

3rd place: Gee Scott Jr. 2-yard reception

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7.52 Great to see Gee get his first score, good game expansion by Stroud Too many guns for MSU to keep up with

Second Place: Touchdown #5
Marvin Harrison Jr. 28-yard reception from CJ Stroud

Not gonna lie, Herbie helps this one out because before Stroud even releases the ball, he sees what’s coming and lets out a “Uh oh.” I know people like to punch Kirk, but I really think he’s shown his scarlet, gray soul a little more this season. Whether it’s because his son is now on the team or this could be his last season calling Buckeye games, I have a feeling he works less hard to hide his inherent homeerism than he does. never done before, and honestly, I love it.

Plus, it’s a pretty impressive effort from Harrison to essentially beat four different Spartan defenders in the end zone.

2nd place: Marvin Harrison Jr. 28-yard reception

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7.92 Herbie’s pre-launch “Uh oh”, Marv just can’t be covered MSU looks like key cops on this piece

First place: Touchdown #6
Marvin Harrison Jr. 19-yard reception from CJ Stroud

I mean… do I really need to explain this one?

1st place: Marvin Harrison Jr. 19-yard reception

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9.26 How is this actually possible? Stroud delivering the ball without being able to intervene Underthroed by Stroud. Fowler’s completely confused call.
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