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Nebraska didn’t have to make their 34-27 win over Ohio State as dramatic as it was, but then it probably wouldn’t have been as cathartic a victory. At some point, the Huskers figured out they were supposed to be beating the Buckeyes, and then took over.
Or maybe it was when Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller got hurt and didn’t return, because from when Joe Bauserman came in to the end of the game, it was all Nebraska. Bauserman went just 1-10 for 13 yards and an interception. Miller, however, had been something of a revelation, playing his best college game thus far. He was 5-8 passing for 95 yards and a touchdown and also had rushed 10 times for 91 yards when he was injured.
Ohio State kept running the ball after Miller was hurt, but it wasn’t nearly as effective for obvious reasons. Ohio State actually averaged 5.9 yards per rush on the night, but when it came time for Bauserman to lead them back to victory, it wasn’t happening and everyone in the stadium kne...
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The first Big Ten conference game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln was memorable for all the wrong reasons for the Ohio State football team. The Buckeyes blew a 21-point lead and lost freshman quarterback Braxton Miller to injury in a 34-27 loss to the Cornhuskers.
Ohio State gave up on the run when Braxton Miller got hurt Saturday, but if the freshman is healthy against Illinois, the Buckeyes think they've found an offense.
Not that they'd failed to brace themselves, but for a fan base that had been approaching the 2011 campaign with an escalating sense of doom since last December, Saturday night's 34-27, come-from-ahead loss at Nebraska was a significant point of no return. It's no longer "a rough start." Halfway through, this season is officially lost.
The six-year Big Ten...
Ohio State had a first down at its own 23 and a 27-6 lead with 7:54 left in its game in Nebraska's Big Ten home debut on Saturday night. Then everything spiraled out of control.
The 34-27 loss marked the biggest comeback victory ever for Nebraska - and one of the biggest collapses in the Buckeyes' 122 seasons.
Now they are left to pick up the pieces. It won't be easy...
Carlos Hyde is the offensive MVP so far this season for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
When Braxton Miller went down for Ohio State, the game changed. This might be the most obvious thing written this entire week, but quarterback Joe Bauserman came in and was unable to do, well, much of anything. Bauserman finished the game just 1 for 10 for 13 yards and Ohio State crumbled to give Nebraska [...]
Wow, that Nebraska game was an ugly loss. We looked so good in the first half and so bad in the second half. I understand how important a QB is, especially a starting QB having a good game, but losing him should cause the defense to completely fold, and yep in the second half the silver bullets were more like empty blanks. Now, it is on to Champaign to play Illinois, a game that...
Carlos Hyde's 67-yard run.
When Ohio State (3-3, 0-2) built a 27-6 lead over the favored, 14th ranked Cornhuskers, Buckeye fans across the nation watching could believe that they had finally turned it around and were ready to start competing. The Cornhuskers were on their heels for the majority of this game, at least, until true freshman Braxton Miller gained 3 yards on a...
Simply stated, we’re looking at 12 major unbeaten teams in the Top 25. Teams are bowl-eligible. The big boys will have to play each other…and already, that process has begun.
Here’s what I learned about college football this weekend:
1. Quarterbacks are beginning to emerge and make huge differences in games. Out west, Stanford’s Andrew Luck (above) is quietly enjoying...