In a surprising defeat this past Saturday, then No. 2 Ohio State fell to the then No. 5 Sooners of Oklahoma. Ohio State's offensive coordinator, Kevin Wilson, is putting himself in a tough spot after the loss.
Near the end of the third quarter, the score was close, as the Buckeyes led 13-10. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield had other ideas, as he led his team to touchdown drives on three straight possessions.
"I was awful Saturday." - Kevin Wilson.— Andrew Lind (@AndrewMLind) September 13, 2017
Obviously disappointed in his play calling, Wilson is taking it to heart that it's his responsibility Ohio State lost the game. It's a combination of both the play calling and the effort his players put into each down, but the coach has spoken to what he believes happened in this one.
With the loss, the Buckeyes have dropped in the Associated Press Poll to No. 8, and they will host Army in their next game on Saturday. Wilson hopes to get things back on the right track.
Every time we've asked Kevin Wilson a question that is critical of the offense, he said "I didn't give our guys a chance." Owning up to it.— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) September 13, 2017
Since Mayfield and Oklahoma kept on scoring in the latter stages of the game, Wilson felt that he didn't give quarterback J.T. Barrett and the Buckeye offense a chance to climb back into it.
Sometimes things don't always go the right way, but this team is used to winning and they will do whatever it takes to be one of the best in college football the rest of the way.