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Texas beats Ohio State!

September 11, 2005 at 12:09 AM
Vince Young runs against Ohio State

Texas just beat the Ohio State Buckeyes 25 to 22, I live blogged the entire game over at Bevo Sports.

Huge road victory for the Horns over the number four team in the country. The Horns had to fight through some mistakes and didn't play their best game, but with the game on the line in the fourth quarter Vince Young and the defense stepped up.

First the good. We just beat the #4 team in the country on the road in front of a record crowd. Vince Young was his spectacular self for most of the game, he started the game running like a mad man and when the Buckeyes’ defense adjusted in an attempt to contain him he threw with confidence and precision. He was able to make most every throw, short, medium range, and deep as well. One big, dumb mistake, but overall a spectacular game for Vince that should set him up as the Heisman frontrunner for the time being.

Second, we have an actual receiving corps! Billy Pittman showed up and had the biggest game of his life. He was able to get open and came down with everything thrown his way. Made every single catch and did something with the ball after the catch as well. Big time game for Billy. Limas Sweed also might have finally had the switch turn on for him. Limas has always been a remarkably talented wide receiver who dropped way too many balls and often played like his head wasn’t in the game. His spectacular catch on a tough ball with two guys all over him won the game for the Horns.

Jamaal Charles didn’t rush for a ton of yards, but he looked like a heck of an all around football player. Good job on blitz pick up and he had six big time catches for seventy yards. He and VY look very comfortable together and Mack wasn’t afraid to put Charles in there in the big situations. Charles deserves to be this team’s starting running back.

The defense performed big in a big time game. I’m super excited about Gene Chizik and this defense. The Ohio State offense is versatile and dangerous, and the Horns stepped up to the challenge. A ton of different looks from the front 7. Guys blitzing, defensive tackles dropping into pass coverage, pre-snap shifts by the line, everything he did seemed to be the right move at the time. The offense turned the ball over and the special teams gave up tons of yards, but each time the defense held. Great game all-around and Kelson and Robison combined for a huge play when it mattered. Very exciting.

David Pino looks like a serviceable kicker, he hit every field goal and extra point tonight. He’s not going to knock in a bunch of fifty yarders, but as long as he’s solid from 40 yards on in I think that department will be okay.

Now for the biggest negative… our kickoff coverage is going to make me shoot someone.

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1 Alex Baker said...

ohio state beat themselves. at least chances to win the game. take away the safety because osu wouldnt have been scrambling to try to win the game at their own endzone at the end of the game if they had been successful on any of these three things. ryan hamby-dropped touchdown catch. josh huston, field goal wide right. missed safety on a stupid play that texas made on a kickoff return by taking it out of the endzone. it sickens me because i was there watching it and going crazy for the buckeyes. texas didnt win, ohio state lost and beat themselves. i cant wait until september ninth.

Posted on January 20, 2006 at 02:10 PM

2 alex baker said...

by the way in the second sentence i meant to put *three* in there.

Posted on January 20, 2006 at 02:11 PM

3 Brian said...

You're an idiot. You list all of Ohio State's mistakes and then claim that you "beat yourselves." Ummmm... Texas turned the ball over 3 times to only once by OSU and had 130 more total yards. Texas clearly won the game despite their own mistakes. It was an evenly played game where the better team won on the road. Get over it.

Posted on January 20, 2006 at 03:15 PM

4 Spicoli said...

OK I knew Texas would beat Ohio State in a close one, because they are truely the best team in the NCAA. Also I knew they would beat USC this year, becase USC lost like all their defenders in the 05 NFL draft most of which turned out to be bust. AND I DON'T EVEN LIKE TEXAS!!!!!!!!

Posted on July 08, 2006 at 06:02 PM