Discussion in 'Overdrive' started by The Richuation, Dec 28, 2010.
Bearcats fail to bring the Battle of Ohio back to CincinnatiCincinnati started Flat and that killed them the entire game. Legeaux throwing the ball to the wrong team for the entire first quarter, it wasn't until the second half and due to a Legeaux/Kay combo that the Bearcats QBs would produce. Bringing the game within 14 points twice and recovering an onside kick late helped the game look respectable as the Bearcats refused to quit.The cats get beat in Columbus but Sophomroe Munchie Legaux used it as a learning experience and Senior Brandon Kay used it to show the NFL Scouts that he can play at the next level as he came in the 4th and was able to produce points.The Bearcats ground game was non-existant especially after Munchies 4 - first quarter picks put them in a deep hole they would never recover from.
Kay came in and outplayed Legaux for sure. Legaux played solid in the 2nd half though.
The defense came up huge in the first half, and despite giving up 35 points, played a solid game. MLB Storm Klein had 3 interceptions to lead the defense. Offensively the Buckeyes pounded away at the Bearcat defense, rushing for 209 yards. Jamal Berry led the team with 174 yards and 2 TDs, while Carlos Hyde took a share of the carries, rushing for 50 yards and 2 TDs of his own. QB Talib Wyatt was very efficient, and is continuing to build on a solid start to the year. The Buckeyes were able to hold off a late charge by the Bearcats to seal a win in their first real challenge of the season.
No. 5 LSU opened Southeastern Conference play on the right foot after notching a 38-10 victory over Mississippi State at home Saturday.
The Tigers continue to rely on their impressive run game as redshirt freshman quarterback Billy Coles continues to adjust to the pace of the game. Coles completed just 33 percent of his passes and threw two interceptions against an aggressive Mississippi State defense that had the young quarterback rushing throws all game.
Coles' struggles began early as he threw an interception on the Tigers' second offensive play, which the Bulldogs followed with a field goal to jump out to an early 3-0 lead. LSU would capitalize on two Mississippi State turnovers in the half, a fumbled punt and an interception by senior safety Karnell Hatcher, to take a 10-3 lead into halftime.
LSU never looked back in the second half, scoring on four of their five second half possessions.
The Tigers followed the lead of junior running back Michael Ford who continued his impressive season with a 232 yard, 2 touchdown performance against the Bulldogs. Ford's 168 yard per game rushing average and four touchdowns in LSU's first three games may begin to garner some Heisman consideration.
When asked if he's worried about his team becoming one-dimensional on offense, LSU head coach Hunt0716 expressed no concerns.
"Coles' confidence will come with experience," he said. "But if we have to be one-dimensional behind a great back like Michael Ford, I'll take that every day."
LSU will now host the South Carolina Gamecocks as they hope to continue their fast start against another SEC foe.
Fun and Games
After a 2nd blowout win over an overmatched oppenent, Michigan is under preparations for the season. Starting next week against West Virginia of two Top 10 teams. However in this game, Michigan rolled up over 300 yards rushing with Denard Robinson and Fitzgerald Tousaint leading the charge.
Next Week @ West Virgina
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