After leading the team in receptions and hauling in four touchdown passes in his first two games, tight end Jake Stoneburner has become the forgotten man in the Ohio State offense.
Stoneburner had two targets in the game against Miami and didn't have many more against Colorado. It would seem logical that he would keep getting the ball considering the rookie starting at quarterback.
However, a focus on the running game—as well as a few dropped passes by Stoneburner—have limited his chances to make plays.
It may have been telling that back-up tight end Reid Fragel caught two passes against Colorado.
Fragel is the better blocker so he may be getting more playing time because of the rookie quarterback. It remains to be seen how the Buckeyes will use Stoneburner in the rest of this season's games, but for now he seems to have been placed on the back burner, so to speak.