The Buckeyes started both Saturday games strong. The let downs came mostly in the second period.
When the second period becomes a concern, the long change has to be considered a suspect. But I can't really recall specific instances.
More likely the short turnaround between our Friday & Saturday games has something to do with it. It's tough to play 120+ minutes in less than 24 hours. And while I haven't done any systemic checking, I believe our typical schedule is something of an exception to the general pattern. Maybe the Visitors have a tendency to start slow on Saturdays, but gain strength as the game goes on?
Just thinking out loud...