Ohio State's basic defense didn't turn out to be so basic after all.
Leading up to Saturday night's contest between Ohio State and Oklahoma, Sooners backup quarterback Austin Kendall put his foot in his mouth live on camera, suggesting that the Buckeyes played a "basic defense" - and furthermore, that starter Baker Mayfield would "light up" OSU. Obviously, that didn't happen.
Mayfield finished 17-of-32 for 226 yards, two touchdowns and two picks - one of which was returned for a touchdown by the Buckeyes.
After the contest, Ohio State junior defensive end Jalyn Holmes had a bit of fun with the whole situation. In the video below, you can see Holmes parading around the field with a fan-made sign that reads "basic defense." He poses for a photo at the end of the clip, too.
We're sure that Kendall learned his lesson here - but if not, Holmes drove the point home a little harder.
Ohio State looks like a real national title contender - both on offense and defense.