Buckeyes Go For 2 in a Row
COLUMBUS, Ohio– After just one week of the college football season, two teams are remarkably heading in two totally opposite directions when they bang heads in Columbus.
When San Diego State enters the Horseshoe on Saturday afternoon, the Aztecs number one enemy will not be number five for the Scarlet and Grey; it will be themselves.
This after their embarrassing 40-19 home loss to, hardly a football factory, Eastern Illinois seven days ago.
On the other hand, in last week’s 40-20 win over MAC underdog Buffalo, Ohio State proved that the road to a potential national title is still paved through the arms and legs off their quarterback Braxton Miller.
The Heisman Trophy candidate electrified the 103,000-plus Ohio Stadium faithful, by throwing for a pair of first half touchdowns en route to his 15-22, 178 yard performance through the air.
Miller also moved well on the ground too.
He rushed for another 78 yards, which included a 41-yard back-breaker for the Bulls, early in the fourth quarter to allow the Buckeyes to put the game out of reach.
If Miller was ‘Batman’, Ohio State might have found their ‘Robin’ in the form of Jordan Hall.
The fifth year senior checked in with a career day.
He ran for 159 yards on 21 carries while hitting pay dirt twice.
Coming into the season, Hall was best known for being a high school teammate of former Buckeye under achiever Terrelle Pryor.
In the rich getting richer department, the Buckeyes will see the return of a couple top players in the Big Ten Conference.
Defensive back Bradley Roby and top sub running back Rod Smith will return to the field.
Both served one game suspensions last week after off the field team violations.
Plus, help is on the way from safety C.J. Barnett, who was held out of the lid-lifter because of an ankle injury.
Ohio State should also get a boost on their offensive line.
Center Corey Linsley should be full go, he was held to about 20 snaps because of off season foot surgery.
Kickoff is set for 3:30 from Ohio Stadium in Columbus. P.J. Zeigler will have complete highlights tonight on Fox 8 News at 6 p.m. & 10 p.m.