Ohio State Style Points the Pants Off The Nation In Primetime

“This escalated quickly.”

That was a text I got from Jeremiah after Ohio State went up 28-0. When I started writing up this instant reaction I started recapping each drive, thinking I’d only have a couple scoring drives to reference for each half but then Ohio State’s offense exploded for six scores in the first half and the rout was on.

Quickly, indeed.

It looked like it might be a dog fight at first, with Penn State driving down into the red zone after Ohio State’s first score. But Corey Brown’s interception in the end zone turned things around for the Buckeye Defense and they stiffened up for the rest of the half.

After Penn State finally found the endzone with a couple minutes in the first half, you’d think that a 35-7 half-time would be enough to run the clock out, but Urban Meyer knows that life was too short to not go for broke. Miller found Brown in the endzone and Ohio State went in to half-time up 42-7.

Lost in the offensive juggernaut was that the defense played its most complete game in a while. Bradley Roby probably availed himself the most this night, taking part in the defense’s stymying of the Penn State Robinson didn’t have a catch until the second half and really didn’t do any damage until late in the fourth quarter against the defensive fourth-stringers and a couple equipment managers.

So with this victory, Penn State’s 63-14 thrashing of Ohio State has been atoned with a 63-14 Ohio State thrashing of their own. A 686 yard offensive thrashing.

And because one of my favorite past times the Sunday after an OSU victory over Penn State is to go read comment threads from Penn State fans on Penn State blogs, I’ll just leave this here:



  1. The tweeter is full of fail. Both Kerry Collins (QB) and Ki-Jana Carter (RB) played deep into the second half in 1994. OTOH, OSU’s Eddie George went out early with an injury.

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