Friday, January 02, 2009

The Rose Bowl was a blowout again. Ho-hum. Instead of playoff talk, I'd like someone to start talking about the fact that USC gets to play at home every Rose Bowl. And I'd also like someone to point out from the media that 1. OSU's "blowout" loss to LSU last year was closer than most realize and 2. LSU also played in New Orleans last year. Can we host the Sugar Bowl in the Horseshoe next year?

The Big Ten is down, but people are railing on them like their the MAC or something. Man I hope OSU pulls it off against Texas. Watch all the top high draft picks come from the Big Ten and them tell me they are slow.

I saw a good idea on my friend Paul's blog. He did a 2008 year in review and then a 2009 look-ahead. I plan on doing that as well, should make for some good intraspection. So stay tuned...

3 comments:

Zach O said...

Gonna have to tell you that a 14 point loss against LSU with the last 7 points coming in garbage time counts as a "blowout loss." OSU was never in that game!

Same as last night. The Big Ten does suck--and I'm a PSU fan! The Big Ten doesn't have a single team worthy of the top ten--not one--and the bowl record thus far is pretty pathetic. The Big Ten will be blacklisted from the National Championship until it wins a BCS game. And no one will be surprised when Texas beats OSU 41-21. You heard it here!

Remember, I'm rooting for the Big Ten here!

Bart Shadle said...

Hey man, thanks for reading!

From cfn.scout.com

2008 BCS Championship
LSU 38 ... Ohio State 24
Ohio State jumped out to a 10-0 lead on a 65-yard Chris Wells touchdown run and a 25-yard Ryan Pretorius field goal, and then it was all LSU with 31 straight points helped by three Matt Flynn touchdown passes and a one-yard Jacob Hester plunge for a score. The Buckeyes had their chances, but got a field goal blocked by Ricky Jean-Francois, dropped a touchdown pass, got sacked by Ali Highsmith on a key fourth down, and lost momentum on a roughing the punter penalty, to go along with other missed opportunities. Even so, they pulled within 14 going into the fourth quarter on a five-yard Brian Robiskie touchdown catch, but LSU held on time and again before finally putting things well out of reach with a TE Richard Dickson's second touchdown catch of the game. OSU outgained LSU 353 yards to 326.
Offensive Player of the Game: LSU QB Matt Flynn completed 19 of 27 passes for 174 yards and four touchdowns win an interception
Defensive Player of the Game: LSU DT Ricky Jean-Francois made six tackles, half a sack, 1.5 tackles for loss, and blocked a field goal
Stat Leaders: LSU - Passing: Matt Flynn, 19-27, 174 yds, 4 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Jacob Hester, 21-86, 1 TD. Receiving: Early Doucet, 7-51, 1 TD
Ohio State - Passing: Todd Boeckman, 15-26, 208 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Chris Wells, 20-146, 1 TD. Receiving: Brian Hartline, 6-75, 1 TD
Thoughts & Notes ... 5 Thoughts on the BCS Championship | BCS Championship Stream of Consciousness Quarter By Quarter Game Notes ... The key to the game was third down conversions. LSU was 11 of 18 getting just about every third and short opportunity, while Ohio State converted three of 13 chances. ... The Buckeyes played a slightly better game than history will give them credit for. All anyone will remember is another national title loss to an SEC team, but they had several chances to turn the game around on both sides of the ball and didn't come through. ... LSU was known as the team that commits penalties, but it only committed four for 36 yards while OSU committed seven for 83 yards including five key personal fouls. ... OSU LB James Laurinaitis made 18 tackles.

it was closer than the score. And with a 10-0 lead I'm pretty sure we were in the game.

And OSU will win, you watch. Granted I wouldn't put anything significant on it. Actually I'm crossing my fingers, but hey, they'll win. Maybe if I say it enough it'll be true?

Chris Smith said...

I agree completey about the home field thing. I was just talking to a friend about that. Put a game in the Columbus, Buffalo or New York and let's see if any of those warm weather teams win.