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Game Thread Game Three: Ohio State 27, San Diego State 6 (final)

Discussion in '2005 Football Season Capsule' started by Clarity, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Eric Haw looked impressive in the little bit he played. Good to see the kid get a few reps. Maybe he'll earn some more playing time. I love his size.
     
  2. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    The likelihood of anyone other than Smith starting next week is smaller than having a hurricane hit the shores of Lake Erie -- you can bank on that..
     
  3. RMosack

    RMosack Newbie

    Then IMO, the likelihood of winning is not as high as this Buckeye fan would like it to be. <!-- / message --><!-- sig -->
     
  4. scarletngrey11

    scarletngrey11 All right, all right, all right.

    Dammit, why did Zwick have to play so well in the fourth quarter???

    Quarterback controversies are never, NEVER, good for the team.
     
  5. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    Guys......he through about 10 out routes, that were about 3 yards a piece. Get serious.

    The one pass he did throw down field was 30 yards over everyone's head.
     
  6. scarletngrey11

    scarletngrey11 All right, all right, all right.

    He had a better day throwing the ball than Smith. The wide reciever was covered in the end zone, and he was throwing the ball away... maybe you would rather him make a bad decision and get picked off????
     
  7. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Couple things about today.I just don't get it. Another day were Ginn only touches the ball FIVE TIMES. Why not put the kid at tailback 2-5 plays a game jus for a different look? Atleast we'd be able to get him the ball right from the get go. Smith still looks a bit nervous out there when he's throwing the ball (for sure he'll settle down with time). Our recievers are dropping the ball way too much. I counted 5 drops. I'm still in shock at our incapability to capilatlize on mistakes!!! we get outstanding feild position due to our special team just about everytime we make a stand on defense (which is often) but it just looks like our offense has no rythme. Our offensive line did a horrible job run blocking today, but over all decent on pass pro.

    What can be said about our defense? They have ZERO running game. Besides their 80 yard touchdown pass to start the game I think they get minimal offense at best. If not for our defense I don't know where we'd be.

    Couple of things I wanna ask you guys though after watch'n this game. Do you guys think we need an offensive coordinator? I'll be the first to say we do. Theres no reason with the talent we have over there on offense why we can't score 50+ on this team. The play calling was predicatable and at times just hard to watch IMO. Also Ted Ginn gets the ball maybe 3-5 times? how can our heisman canidate give this offense a spark when they put him in horrible position to make plays? do something! Maybe put him at QB for a play, put him at Tailback and run a sweep or swing pass from there. You have to get Teddy the ball.
     
  8. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    If I was throwing 3 yard out-routes, I would look better also.

    There is no point in continuing this argument. I dont really care who is QB. The only "problem" I see.......is the same problem that has been there for years. Need an OC.
     
  9. scarletngrey11

    scarletngrey11 All right, all right, all right.

    I believe that SDSU had had over 400 yards offense in both of their first games. SDSU has a good offense. Our defense played great.
     
  10. RMosack

    RMosack Newbie

    Unfortunately, Smith didn't look too good even doing that.
     
  11. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    Were you watching the same game I was?
     
  12. RMosack

    RMosack Newbie

    I live in SD and I can tell you that SDSU is not good - especially on D this year. Troy missed open receivers all freaking day. How many, with good protection and nobody in his face, did he throw into the turf?

    Please, put down the koolaid, it was a bad QB performance against a bad team.
     
  13. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    You sound like most of the other JZ homers I have been listening to all year. Troy did not play that bad at all. Most of those "misses" were drops by receivers.

    I will say it again, until our pass routes and such change, neither QB is gonna look very good. How many times did we throw down field today? Twice I think. Both of them complete for nice gains. Then we just stop and go back to the same shit.
     
  14. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I guess I wasn't and I am not a so called JZ "homer" just a frustrated OSU fan....:(

    I would have to disagree there to an extent, the wide receivers had a few drops but.....several passes were poorly thrown and he had numerous bad reads on several plays, missing wide open receivers. His reads were bad and his timing is off.

    I would not grade his performance today has good at all.
     
  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=yspsctnhdln>(9) Ohio St. 27, San Diego St. 6</TD></TR><TR><TD height=7><SPACER height="1" type="block" width="1"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>Preview - Box Score - Recap </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>By RUSTY MILLER, AP Sports Writer
    September 17, 2005

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Santonio Holmes' punt returns set up Troy Smith's two first-half touchdown runs to help No. 9 Ohio State shake off its Texas hangover with a 27-6 win over San Diego State on Saturday.

    The Buckeyes (2-1), who lost 25-22 to No. 2 Texas last week before a record home crowd, took a while to find their bearings -- trailing 6-0 just 11 seconds into the game. They moved in fits and starts on offense throughout the entire game.
    But spurred on by a relentless defense and mistakes by the Aztecs (0-3) they were never seriously challenged.

    San Diego State's offense never advanced past the Ohio State 46 after the game's opening play and finished with just three first downs -- the fewest in school history.


    On the last play of the third quarter, the Aztecs muffed an option pitch on first down at their own 1. Anthony Schlegel's recovery set up Brandon Schnittker's TD dive on the next play for a 24-6 lead.

    San Diego State shocked the Buckeyes on the first play from scrimmage when Kevin O'Connell tossed a quick sideline pass to Brett Swain, who turned the corner at right end behind a block by Robert Ortiz and raced untouched for the 80-yard touchdown.

    A crowd of 104,533 was silenced.

    Ohio State's offense floundered on its first two possessions, each of which resulted in punts. But special teams picked up the slack.

    Holmes returned a punt 35 yards and a late hit gave the Buckeyes a first down at the Aztecs 20. Three plays later, Smith burst through a truck-sized hole at right tackle for a 14-yard TD. Josh Huston's kick gave the Buckeyes a 7-6 lead.

    Ohio State then drove from its own 24 to a first down at the San Diego State 1, but Schnittker fumbled at the goal line with the Aztecs Donny Baker recovering.

    The Aztecs, who had given the Buckeyes good games twice in the last four years, failed to get a first down for the third possession in a row and punted to Holmes again, his 13-yard return putting Ohio State in business at the Aztecs 32.

    Smith carried on four of the seven plays leading to his 1-yard keeper for the score and a 14-6 lead at the half.

    After the second-half kickoff, Huston's 25-yard field goal capped an Ohio State drive which died at the 7.

    Ted Ginn Jr.'s 26-yard punt return helped the Buckeyes maintain field position late in the third quarter. That possession ended in a punt but a holding call on the return pinned the Aztecs on their own 1. On first down, O'Connell's option pitch to the right was behind Lynell Hamilton and Schlegel pounced on it to set up the easy touchdown by Schnittker.

    San Diego State totaled 417 yards in a 41-29 loss to Air Force last week and 402 yards the week before while falling 44-21 to UCLA. But the Aztecs, after getting 80 yards on their first play, mustered just 99 on the next 40 plays.

    Smith, making his first start since running for 145 and passing for 241 yards to lead an upset of Michigan last year, completed 14-of-26 passes for 149 yards with one interception, and also led the Buckeyes in rushing with 87 yards on 14 carries.

    He was suspended for taking $500 from a booster and missed the Buckeyes' bowl game and the opener against Miami (Ohio), then came off the bench in the loss to Texas.
    Justin Zwick, the starter against the Longhorns, played only the final series and hit on 9-of-10 passes for 47 yards.
    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
     

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