Ohio State’s 17-14 loss to Michigan State today snapped the Buckeyes’ 22-game win streak. The Buckeyes’ offense could not get much going in the cold and rain at Ohio Stadium, and afterwards, many fans were questioning the play-calling. Even Urban Meyer seemed unhappy with it.
After the game, OSU running back Ezekiel Elliott left no doubt of his feelings regarding the decisions of co-OC’s Tim Beck and Ed Warinner. He blasted the play-calling, and expressed discontent with only receiving 11 carries.
Zeke Elliott just ripped the OSU play calling. No ifs ands or buts.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) November 22, 2015
Elliott said he was disappointed with play calling. “We weren’t put in the right situations to win this game.”
— Tim Moody (@TimLMoody) November 22, 2015
Elliott: “I deserve more than 11 carries. I really do. I can’t speak for the playcaller. I don’t know what was going on.”
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 22, 2015
Does Elliott have a point? Perhaps, but this isn’t a great look for him. It’s in the heat of the moment, but showing some restraint would probably have served him better.