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Urban Meyer: Ohio State Has Spent Countless Hours Attempting To Fix This

Urban Meyer with his hands on his head.

Ohio State football has one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, in Dwayne Haskins, and elite running back in J.K. Dobbins, and highly-regarded offensive coaches like Urban Meyer and Ryan Day.

And yet, the Buckeyes just cannot put the ball in the end zone once they get inside the opponent's 20.

Per CFB Stats, the Buckeyes have scored on just 28-of-37 trips into the red zone this season. That mark of 75.68-percent is ranked 117th in the country. They scored touchdowns on 21 of those trips, which ranks 98th in percentage.

S&P+ shows that the issues get worse the closer that the Buckeyes get to the end zone. Ohio State is actually ranked 7th in the country in success rate between the 21-30 yard lines, but are 111th inside the 10, and 76th at the goal line.

Urban Meyer spoke about Ohio State football's red zone issues today.

During his weekly radio show, he said that his staff is spending countless hours on the issue.

The only Big Ten school converting at a worse clip in the red zone is Rutgers (125th nationally). Other Power Five schools below Ohio State include Texas, Pitt, Cal, Virginia, and Vanderbilt.

Luckily for the Buckeyes, they have a bye week to work things out.

Coming off of a rough 49-20 loss at Purdue, and Ohio State has the weekend off, before returning to action at Nebraska on Nov. 3.