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Daily Bullets (Aug. 15): Most Viewed of the Week, Tylan Can Climb to Top-Three All-Time in Yards

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Three Thoughts

• This really surprised me – assuming we get a full season, Tylan Wallace has a solid shot at passing Justin Blackmon on the all-time OSU yardage list. Justin. Two-Biletnikoffs. Blackmon.


It’s doable, though, as Wallace has averaged 108.82 yards a game the past two seasons, so if he can shoot that average, he’ll pass Blackmon on this list. [PFB]

• Cowboy sophomore Aman Gupta will have shot at making the finals of the U.S. Amateur Championship depending on how today goes… and he almost didn’t get into the tournament.

Gupta, who got into the field last Friday when world No. 2 Ricky Castillo withdrew, continued to make the most of his opportunity, despite falling 2 down to Thorbjornsen after 10 holes. Gupta won four of the next seven holes, including a par on No. 17, to close out the No. 43 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking®. [USGA]

• Here’s a stat that Mike Boynton probably shared with Cade Cunningham – you don’t have to be coming from a top team in the NCAA tourney to be a top pick.

…(I)f we’re looking at trends, the last two players to win the Player of the Year award from outside the top four seeds were both the No. 1 pick in their draft. I think Cunningham will be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. [The Rebound]


Two Tweets

• Pretty impressive tweet here from Gundy’s son on his birthday:

• Tailgating will be a tough loss for Pokes fans and many others all over the country this fall.

One Question

• If you could pick one game for OSU to play this year… It’s OU, right?

Most Viewed of the Week

• No. 1: Report – “It’s inevitable that college football won’t be plaid in the fall”

• No. 2: Projected o-line starter Bryce Bray entering the transfer portal

• No. 3: Looking at OSU’s new football schedule

• No. 4: Trailer of OSU’s new documentary on ESPN+

• No. 5: OSU released new safety measures at BPS

Non-OSU Bullets

• This on US vs. Russia/China is a bit high brow but interesting

Found a new newsletter that had some brilliant, beautiful thoughts on what’s so great about college football, thought you might enjoy:

The magic of college football has never strictly correlated to the quality of play; if it were, the NFL would be there waiting for me. While professional football can show me the world’s best football players playing at the highest level of competition, it can feel stilted, almost surgical to someone steeped in the shopping-carts-in-a-windstorm madness of the college game. If I can’t see 100 kids trying and only marginally succeeding at staging a competition in a thick Toledo fog on a Tuesday night, what am I even here for?

The sheer breadth of college football, with a talent pool limited in duration by eligibility rules and in depth by its spread over hundreds of schools, allows for the mismatches and messiness that make the game a delight to watch; unpredictability as a factor of unreliable special teams play, of mortal players turned into gods by their place in a division too small for their talents, of 18-to-23-year-old kids being, well, 18-to-23-year-old kids. [Action Cookbook]

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