His dedication to run meant for really stale games built on winning conservatively. You can watch an Ara's era game on ESPNC and it still has some suspense. The replays of 1960s and 70s OSU vs Michigan "classics" are stale and repetitious iterations of slow guys butting heads. Same 3 plays every time and a question of who tackled worse that day.
The only suspenseful parts are when Woody Hayes team falls behind near the end and has to throw. Suddenly it becomes clear that the OSU qb don't have a clue what to do, which is why their comeback fails.