In fact, he wasn’t happy about anything. “Much compliments and respect to our opponent, like we always have against IN”, the veteran coach, IN his sixth season with the Buckeyes, said. “But what it does is it sparks something more for us to come out next week”.
“The bottom line is that for 2 1/2 quarters, we went toe-to-toe with them”, Allen said.
IN did find another touchdown in the third quarter, regaining the 21-20 lead with an 85-yard aerial barrage from Lagow & Co.
While we await those highly anticipated games, take a look at some of #2 Ohio State’s highlights from last night’s win over Indiana. This upset was just not meant to be, but it does not mean that great things can not come from it. Whether it’s high school to the National Football League, they talk about that.
Instead, backup DT Jashon Cornell produced a sack-strip deep in IN territory early in the fourth quarter, after the D had already defended almost 80 plays. You can’t let that 20 minutes of halftime (cause you) to lose your edge. It is the return of Ohio State Buckeyes football.
The better part of J.T. Barrett’s passing yardage, by far, came from hitting speedsters on short tosses over the middle and then watching them house TDs.
“He’s way better than he was before”, IU head coach Tom Allen said.
“I don’t know if it is a good thing to start with”, Kiffin said, laughing. “That’s exactly the situation we find ourselves in”. It’s been kind of hectic, but I just have to focus on what’s important and try and get the first win for this team. On September 9, Ohio State will host Oklahoma in what figures to be a matchup of Top 10 teams. Receiver Simmi Cobbs Jr. had a career-high 11 catches for 149 yards and one TD.
“This was a good experience for him”, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.
“Having classes has been a little bit of a downer, we’re not used to Thursday games but you can definitely tell the excitement’s in the air”, student Nick Heydinger said. Do that, and take care of business with your other games and all of a sudden 7-5 could be 8-4. I hate to see one of our position members go down.
“I don’t know exactly what happened”, Scales said. Plus, IU missed graduated RB Devine Redding.
Originally, this game was to be played Saturday – but got moved to Friday night to accommodate television, with the expectation that the start of the Kiffin Era at FAU will draw some eyeballs.
At one point in the third quarter, the Hoosiers held a 21-20 lead.
Indiana: The biggest problem was rushing, where the Hoosiers had 27 carries for 17 yards.
IN redshirt senior quarterback Richard Lagow made Cobbs a priority from the onset. The Hoosiers have an offense that will test people this season, and the duo of Lagow and Cobbs is going to be fun to watch.
Corso once cracked that the first time the Hoosiers got ahead of the Buckeyes he ran across the field, posed next to Ohio State coach Woody Hayes and asked the assembled cameramen to snap photographic proof.
The Hoosiers aren’t quite sure whether they’ll be facing Wilson’s offense or Meyer’s offense.