OSU/Northwestern – Not-even-close-to-live update

Talk about making a statement. Ohio State came into Ryan Field and, from the kick-off to the final whistle, absolutely dominated the Northwestern Wildcats. Starting with the Laurinaitis caused-fumble-that-wasn’t to the Boeckman QB draw for the final touchdown, it was all Buckeyes.

This game was a HUGE statement by the Buckeye D. With five take-aways, the defense came out and man-handled the Wildcat offense. Couple that with a huge game from Troy Smith and Ohio State reminded the nation why they’re ranked #1.

Everyone that played looked solid. Pittman got his thousand yards for the season, Beanie Wells almost broke a hundred and dispelled any doubts that he was in the doghouse, Mo’ Wells played solid clean up time, picking up 50 total yards himself. Brian Hartline is a jack-of-all trades, one week blowing things up on the special teams, this week catching three passes for two touchdowns. And what more can be said about the way Troy Smith played? Passing 12 for 19, 4 TDs and running at will. Ohio State’s offense definitely shook off last week’s poor performance to score seven touchdowns on their way to the showdown next week.

Thankfully, Michigan did not have a letdown against Indiana, setting up the game of the century.

So yeah, there’s this game next week in The Horseshoe. You might have heard of it — Ohio State versus Michigan. You might want to tune in. (You’ll also want to tune in to Men of the Scarlet and Gray, as we’ll be serving up the Michigan smack all week).


  1. Love the site guys; I don’t usually post comments, but I just wanted to say that I appreciate the effort you guys put in to bring us the “semi-live” updates and your personal insight. I wasn’t feeling too upbeat about the win today until after I read your piece – it was good for the offense to click on all cyclinders, I just hope our defense can cause turnovers next week and we don’t give Michigan anything easy. I know it is going to be touh sledding against the Michigan D, but if anyone can perform well it’s Troy, he will be the key to the game, period. He plays well and we don’t give them anything easy, we win.

    GO BUCKS!!!

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