Buckeyes make mistakes but say they'll get better

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Associated Press

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 1 at 5:00 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer was not very happy with his fifth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes at halftime Saturday.

They trailed Navy 7-6, hadn't done much on offense and weren't really dominating on defense.

Then things turned around. Now the third-year Buckeyes coach says he's feeling better about his young team, which won 34-17 in their opener.

Up next is a big Saturday night game at Ohio Stadium against Virginia Tech.

The Buckeyes still have a lot of things to work on but showed signs, particularly in the second half, of having the makings of a good team. One bright spot was freshman QB J.T. Barrett, who did a fine job replacing Braxton Miller.

Now that so many youngsters have a game under their belts, Meyer says there are no more excuses.

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