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OSU blasts Northwestern 54-10

11.11.06 | Comment?

As indicated in my preview of this game, I didn’t think this one would be close. Alas, it was not. Northwestern was game and showed some heart, particularly executing the short passing game well. However, the Wildcats couldn’t overcome 5 turnovers or the focus the Bucks brought to bear. This game was over with 3:09 left in the first quarter. There was some question as to what the tight game against Illinois last week meant. I say it was a welcome wakeup call.

Quick hits for this week:

  • Last week’s game clearly got the OSU’s attention
  • The defense was a little sloppy on screen and swing plays
  • Turnovers, 1 int for Troy Smith and 1 fumble for Antonio Pittman – these turnovers need to stop
  • 2 missed PATs – that’s 4 missed PATs on the year
  • Defensive adjustments in the second half were very effective, shutting out the Wildcats and holding them to 63 total yards in the second half
  • Beanie Wells needs to touch the ball more, 11-99 yards and a TD
  • Troy Smith improved his stats in his quest for the Heisman

We can now talk about Michigan…..who looked very good in a 34-3 win over Indiana on the road. More on that later. Go Bucks!

7 days to OSU/Michigan
Ohio State’s 2006 record: 11-0 Next up: Michigan 11/18
Tune: All I Wanna Do by Sheryl Crow
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