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Offensive Consistency a Key Priority for Ohio State Entering Bye Week

The Buckeyes are a perfect 4-0 as they get ready to enjoy a much-needed week off, but what do they still have to work on before they return to the field?

It has only been a few hours since the No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes knocked off the No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in dramatic fashion in South Bend, Indiana. 

The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish with a walk-off touchdown from running back Chip Trayanum with one second left on the clock to keep their undefeated record intact.

Ohio State is off beginning on Monday as they celebrate their bye week, but there are still some things that need to be taken care of before the Scarlet and Gray take the field again against Maryland. The main priority after four weeks: consistency.

When coach Ryan Day first used that word, he was describing what he wanted to see from quarterbacks Kyle McCord and Devin Brown. However, that term seems to apply just as well to the rest of the offensive and defensive position groups.

For the most part, McCord (and Brown whenever he plays) have gotten progressively better the more game reps they have received. For example, the former, (Ohio State's starter), threw an interception against Indiana, but kept the football in the hands of his teammates since then, even against some strong Notre Dame defensive backs.

With the receivers, Marvin Harrison Jr. has had both hot and cold starts through the first four games. The lead Buckeye pass catcher did not record a reception until the second quarter against the Irish after scoring two touchdowns the weekend before against Western Kentucky.

The same can be said for the running backs, offensive line and other key positions, whom have had varying performances through the opening handful of weekends.

Ohio State will no doubt be strategic with how they use their bye week, with the results being put on full display in two weeks at home against the Maryland Terrapins.