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2009 WK1 Ohio St. 20 Alabama 23

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by jfosh, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. jfosh

    jfosh Super

    Feb 10, 2009
    2009 WK1 Ohio St. 20 Alabama 23

    Tuscalosa- Ohio St 20 Alabama 23

    As expected week 1 was ugly. The weather was ugly and so was the game. As the rain poured so did the mistakes for Alabama. The Tide were hit with a clipping and holding call on their first two drives. The defense kept the game close. With Bama trailing by 6 with 1:30 to go in the first half they posted their first points. About a minute later CBJavier Arenas picked off a pass and headed for the end zone but was tackled with 1 second left. Alabama added their second field goal and entered the half tied.

    (HB) Mark Ingram opened the second half with a 71 yard run for Alabama’s firs touchdown of 2009. The Bucks cut the lead to 4 when they added their 3 field goal of the game. Alabama added another TD to go up 20-9. From there the Tide just tried to hold on. In closing moments of the game with the score 23-12 Terrelle Pryor connected on a 71 yard bomb and after the 2pt conversion the Bucks were only 3 down. Bama fans held their breath on the on-side kick but exhaled after a error free recovery. (Fr.) Star Jackson took a knee and Bama is 1-0.

    Starting QB Greg McElroy was benched after throwing 2 picks in the 1st half and was replaced by Jackson. Jackson threw 2 picks of his own and was unable to claim ownership of the QB position. Ingram left the game bruised and battered after carrying the ball 37 times for 212 yards. Defensively Alabama was tough only breaking down on the 71 yard pass at the end of the game. Ohio St. was only 1-13 on 3rd downs. Mlb Rolando McClain tackled everything that moved and ended the game with 15. 5 of those for a loss and 2 sacks. Arenas added another pick in the second half for his second.

    Final note where was Julio Jones? Jones failed to make the stat sheet. Both QB’s are in the dog house and maybe the guy that can get Jones involved will win the job permanently.

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