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Sport Broken Records: Why Chris Olave will break the career receiving touchdowns record at Ohio State

02:55  24 july  2021
02:55  24 july  2021 Source:   sbnation.com

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Ohio State forces turnover, ties game. The Buckeyes were going to need turnovers to have a chance in this one, and they got one at a pivotal time in the second quarter while down a touchdown . Just as Kirk Herbstreit mentioned that Mac Jones had not faced much pressure yet, shorthanded Ohio State got home and forced a fumble when linebacker Baron Browning hit Jones and jarred the ball loose. Between the Big Ten championship game and national semifinal against Clemson, Sermon rushed for 524 yards – a consecutive-game record at Ohio State previously set by Ezekiel Elliott (476) in 2015.

The record -breaker was Barrett's third touchdown pass of the day, as he found junior tight end Marcus Baugh from 16 yards out to help put the Buckeyes on top 23-0 in the second quarter. Ohio State on BTN provided video of Barrett's historic pass After seizing the starting job as a freshman in 2014 and throwing for 34 touchdowns , he took a back seat to Cardale Jones for a large chunk of the 2015 campaign. Barrett is back at the controls with Jones now in the NFL, however, and he is enjoying another strong year with the Buckeyes positioned for another berth in the College Football Playoff.

This week at LGHL, we have taken a look through the record books at some of the most impressive marks in Ohio State history. Some records will stand the test of time, as the college football game has changed drastically through the years and is almost an entirely different sport than it was back in the day. However, some records are very attainable, and there are a few that could certainly be broken during the 2021 season if this team lives up to its lofty expectations.

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If you listened to this week’s Hangout in the Holy Land, you would have heard Josh and I wax poetic about Chris Olave. Now a senior, the star wideout is a veteran of 27 games played in his career with the Buckeyes, amassing nearly 1,800 receiving yards on 110 catches with 22 touchdowns. While the nation’s best returning wide receiver probably won’t quite reach the Ohio State career receiving yards record — set by Michael Jenkins’ 2,898 yards from 2000-03 — barring an 1,100 yard season (which, to be honest, isn’t entirely unrealistic), as you heard Josh and I discuss on the pod, the career touchdowns mark is very much in reach.

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He also owns Alabama's career records for receiving yards and receiving touchdowns . The Crimson Tide scored a touchdown on their first possession on Monday night. Ohtani hit his 32nd home run of the season on Wednesday, breaking the previous mark held by former World Series MVP Hideki Matsui.

Fresh off seven receptions for 130 yards and three touchdowns against Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl, Smith remained focused on Ohio State and the national championship game when asked about his plans for Tuesday's Heisman ceremony (7 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App). But even when taking into account his quarterback is a solid Heisman candidate, it's clear Smith should win the award. His play speaks for itself. Former Florida and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier can't help but buy stock in Smith, who shattered Chris Doering and Amari Cooper's SEC record for receiving touchdowns in a

The Ohio State record for career touchdown receptions is 34, set by David Boston from 1996-98. Chris Olave sits just 12 behind that mark, and has already had a 12-touchdown campaign back when the Buckeyes played their last full season of football in 2019. In fact, if it weren’t for the pandemic-shortened campaign in 2020, Olave would probably top the program record books across nearly every statistical category.

It is actually quite impressive to see what Olave was able to do despite the half-season last year. After racking up 840 yards and 12 scores over 13 games in 2019, he still managed to total 729 yards and seven touchdowns over only seven games in 2020. While Olave was a special talent right from the beginning, as we all remember his spectacular game against Michigan as a freshman wherein he hauled in two touchdowns and blocked a punt, we really saw him grow into a true superstar over these last two seasons.

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Not only did Smith re-write the receiving touchdowns record against the Wildcats, he passed DJ Hall and moved into second place in all-time receiving yards. He has 3,012 now, which only trails Cooper by 451. At this rate, he will surely break that, given Alabama can advance to the Thirty touchdowns after that epic grab against Georgia for a national title, it's time to start putting Smith near the top of greatest receivers in Alabama history conversation. "I don't think there is anyone who holds up the core values of the program and reinforces those core values to our younger players better than Smitty does

- Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith set multiple records and was named Offensive Most Valuable Player of Monday night's 52-24 win over Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T. His 215 receiving yards were the second most in a CFP or BCS game, and his three receiving touchdowns tied a BCS/CFP title game record set by Southern California's Steve Smith in 2005. DeVonta Smith's march into the record books began on Monday's opening drive, as a 15-yard reception broke the SEC record for career receiving yards previously

Olave is one of the smoothest receivers Ohio State has seen take the field since Michael Thomas. A spectacular route runner, the 6-foot-1 pass-catcher has a knack for getting open and creating separation from opposing defensive backs. On top of his crazy athleticism and football IQ, Olave also features one of the sturdiest set of hands on the team, making him a perfect go-to option for whoever starts at quarterback this season whenever they find themselves in trouble. He is also very adept at keeping plays alive, as we saw him continue to try and get open when Justin Fields was forced to scramble, resulting in a number of completions that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

At the very least this season, Ohio State is scheduled to play 12 games, with a 13th almost certainly on the table given the Buckeyes make the Big Ten title game/a postseason bowl. If Ohio State makes the College Football Playoff, which most people expect them to, it would give them a 14th game, and a trip to the National Championship would be a total of 15 games played. Obviously, if everything goes wrong and OSU somehow only plays 12 games, Olave would need to average one touchdown per game. If they play the max of 15, he would need to average just 0.8 touchdowns per game.

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Ohio State’s schedule this season does not start out in the simplest of ways, with a Thursday night trip to Minnesota to kick things off followed by a marquee matchup against Oregon in the home opener. However, they then begin a stretch of four games against Tulsa, Akron, Rutgers and Maryland before their off week. Obviously, matchups of that caliber provide the opportunity for multiple-touchdown games for Olave, a feat he has accomplished seven times during his stint in Columbus. If Olave is able to match his three two-touchdown games he had during the 2019 campaign, he would need to average just 0.67 TDs per game in the other nine regular season contests, or one TD every other game if they go all the way.

None of those sound like super difficult marks to accomplish, but he will have the added hurdle of playing next to another stud wide receiver in Garrett Wilson — bad for Olave’s record chase, but excellent for Ohio State. However, I think there is also a chance that we see the first-ever season in Buckeyes history with two 1,000-yard receivers on the same team between Olave and Wilson.

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During Olave’s best season in 2019, Justin Fields had a ton of receivers to throw the ball to. K.J. Hill, Binjimen Victor, Austin Mack and Jameson Williams were all legitimate options next to Olave and Wilson that saw a ton of playing time. While Ohio State’s wide receiver room is probably deeper than ever, none of those guys had really separated from the pack as much as Olave and Wilson have this season, so I would expect those two to get the lion’s share of targets in 2021 — especially as Ohio State looks to break in a new QB. Olave and Wilson combined for 78 of Fields’ 238 completions that season, or 33%. I would expect the duo to be much closer to 50% of this year’s quarterback’s total completions, if not more, so the opportunities will be aplenty.

If there is one position to have zero worries about heading into this upcoming season, wide receiver is definitely the one. The Buckeyes are loaded with talent thanks to the recruiting chops of Brian Hartline, and the two guys at the top of the depth chart in Olave and Wilson are looked at as two of the best wide receivers not only in Columbus, but in the college football world as a whole. Chris Olave will be WR1 for Ohio State this season, and as the most established guy in the room thus far, he will have a very good shot at cementing himself in the Buckeyes’ record book at season’s end.

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