The Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-0 heading in to their bye week, a much needed and hard earned bye week.
As the season began 6 weeks ago, who would have predicted that the defensive line would arguably be the best part about Ohio State’s team? A unit that had less than 5 combined starts prior to the 2013 campaign.
The starting unit is held up by Sophomores Adolphus Washington, and Noah Spence, and Juniors Joel Hale and Michael Bennett. The unit has been impressive so far this season. The most impressive feat they accomplished was holding Wisconsin’s dual headed monster of James White and Melvin Gordon to only 104 yards on the ground.
But the most impressive thing about the defensive line that continues to surprise?
Freshman stand out Joey Bosa.
The Freshman has made an impact on the field this year by recording 4 solo tackles, two of those happened to be sacks.
Now that may not sound like a lot, but don’t let stats fool you. Bosa is the kind of player that isn’t necessarily a stat sheet stuffer, but he is a wrecking ball of a defensive lineman. Bosa has made a huge impact on the scene in Columbus in only his first 6 games as a college athlete.
“Joey is the most physically ready Freshman I’ve seen.” Michael Bennett chimed in about Bosa.
If you have watched any Ohio State games this season you can tell that #97 is working his way up the ladder, and has already become a force to be reckoned with.
Joey Bosa is an extremely hard working freshman who has had the knack of coming up with big time plays, in big time games.
On the final drive of the Wisconsin game, Bosa sacked Joel Stave to kill some time off the clock. And in a hostile environment at Ryan Field against Northwestern he did the same.
On the final play of the game Bosa recorded his first career touchdown. In the box score it didn’t matter, as Ohio State had already won the game. To a defensive lineman, I’m sure it was special.
Bosa has asserted himself as a perfect suitor to start at defensive end for the Buckeyes, and his future is very bright.