It really isn’t that close. Chris Wells has over 100 yards on 10 carries. Ohio State has self-destructed a few times in Michigan State territory. Yeah, that was pass interference, but let’s face it, the previous play was an obvious fumble by Ringer. I figure the two cancel each other out. Mo Wells looks terrible to me. If Chris Wells had his carries he would have another 30 yards at least. Here’s hoping Chris gets some work in the second half. I was thinking he hasn’t been asked to carry the ball 25 or 30 times yet this year. With the schedule we have coming up, he may need to.
ALCS game one, not pretty. C.C. had all kinds of control problems while Josh Beckett had a decent night giving up only 2 runs on 4 hits with 7 strikeouts. Sebathia only worked 4 and a third giving up 8 runs on 7 hits and 5 walks. So the Indians trail the Sox 1 game to none. Bottom line: it is one game in a long series, the Tribe has looked pretty good so far in the playoffs so I am not that worried. Continue reading
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It was supposed to be the best offense the Buckeyes have seen this season. Purdue came into the game ranked first in the Big Ten in total offense, and passing offense. It was also the first ranked opponent Ohio State has played this year. I’d say the Buckeyes passed this test. The defense pitched a shut-out with the exception of a garbage time TD in the last minute by the Boilermakers. Purdue put the ball in the air 60 times, completing only half of those. The outstanding player of the game wasn’t Lauriniatis for a change. Marcus Freeman roamed the field making tackle after tackle. Not that James had a bad game, but Freeman really stepped up and made some nice plays. Anderson Russell had 2 sacks and played tight coverage as well. Continue reading
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It was the kind of thing you hate to see happen in a blowout win. RB Chris Wells went limping to the sideline during the Buckeyes first possession of the second half, leading 45-7. He did not return to the game, but Tressel’s report after the game was that Chris could have returned to the game, but wasn’t needed. Whew.
As for the game, it was over long before Wells limped off the field. The Buckeyes came out of the tunnel and absolutely dismantled the under-powered Wildcats. In all fairness to Northwestern, their best player, Ohio native and star running back Tyrell Sutton was a pre-game scratch. The rest of the offense was a scratch too, they just didn’t know it. The Ohio State defense knocked them into next week. Already up 7-0 on touchdown pass from Boeckman to Robiskie, James Lauriniatis made his presence known with a sack on third and eight. The offense would score again in three plays on yet another TD pass to Robiskie. Continue reading
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