Coming into tonight's game all we were hearing about was how healthy LSU was and their speed. So far, speed isnt looking like it's a factor whatsoever, but sheer overall talent and poise is.
In the first few minutes of tonights game the Ohio State Buckeyes seemed prime and ready. They opened the game up within the first 1:30 with a BCS record 65 yard touchdown run from Sophomore Chris Wells. After a very jittery and ugly opening possession by the Tigers that led to a punt, the Buckeyes came back on the field and on 1st down hit WR Brandon Saine for 44 yards. Eventually a FG was made to make it a 10-0 ballgame. At this point, LSU looked like they couldnt stop anything that was being thrown at them are filled with butterflies on the offensive side of the ball.
Then, after a FG to make it 10-3, the Tigers began to roll. Matt Flynn and company began to disect the Ohio State #1 ranked defense to the tune of 24 unanswered points and over 215 yards. The 24 points given up were the most this season for the Buckeyes and as the 2nd half approaches LSU gets the ball first and if they can score this game is going to quickly start to look like last years BCS National Championship.
OSU must continue to run the ball with effectiveness but need Boeckman to start balancing things out. 6/13 for 111 yards and an interception is not going to cut it. All LSU needs to do is continue what they've done offensively. Continue mixing it up with inbalanced formations and hard nosed running.
2nd Half on the way soon...