Ohio State Football

Falcons grounded, 35-7

10.08.06 | Comment?

In what amounted to a scrimmage, the Bucks handled Bowling Green. The only surprise to me was that Pittman didn’t get his 100 yards (65) and that we didn’t see a play in special teams or defense put points on the board. Figures that this is the first game in ages the Bucks didn’t cover the spread simply because it was referenced all over the place. The injuries were also concerning with David Patterson, Kirk Barton, and Troy Smith all leaving the game at one time or another. Information from the team leads us to believe that none of the injuries are serious.

Next up, a “cornered dog” game with the Michigan State Spartans. It’s on the road, I always worry more about road games than home games against a team with talent who’s season has gone from promising to disaster in 3 weeks. If the team doesn’t go up there with the right focus and attitude, it will be more difficult than it should be to pull out the W. Sparty is a “cornered dog” in that it needs a win in the worst way and has absolutely nothing to lose. And who could forget 1998 when they upset OSU 28-24 costing a shot at the national championship. Hate to see a replay of that next Saturday…..

On the national scene yesterday, it was a busy and unpredictable slate. Georgia, Oregon, Wake Forest, and Auburn all fell from the ranks of the unbeaten. Wake Forest at least made a game of it into the 4th quarter. The others were blowouts. Makes me wonder about all that “SEC is the toughest conference” talk heard every year (Georgia, Auburn, and LSU’s performances that is.) Love to see Cal get a crack at Tennessee now……USC looks very ordinary and came within a mismanaged clock sequence of getting beaten at home, by Washington. If I had to guess about the national championship game today, I’d say the winners of the WVU/Louisville and OSU/Michigan game will be playing.

Back to non-sports topics for the next few entries.

Ohio State’s 2006 record: 6-0 Next up: @Michigan State 10/14
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