Friday, September 16, 2011
Thus, college footall presents to us fans the "Ineligibowl." Both teams are amid scandal and both teams will be shorthanded. Ohio State will be without Mike Adams, DeVier Posey, Solomon Thomas, and Boom Herron. Miami will still be without star safety Ray Ray Armstrong. Both teams are lead by new head coaches out to prove themselves and both teams were held to high expectations coming into the season. As for Miami, an appearance in a BCS bowl may still be out of reach. As for Ohio State it is still too early to tell.
Can the Miami offensive line play with some passion? Do not allow yourselves to be pushed around like we saw at Maryland. The Ohio State defensive line isn't Maryland. These are the big boys. Play disciplined and play smart. Lamar Miller and Mike James will take care of the rest.
Ohio State's quarterback Joe Bauserman seemed a bit inconsistent last week versus Toledo however he has played mostly mistake-free. This will be his first true test. I honestly expected Braxton Miller to be starting quarterback by this time and I am not quite sure why he isn't. I think he will develop into a much better Terelle Pryor. With the return of Spence, Ojomo, and Forston look for Miami to put pressure on Bauserman early on. They should come out swinging, rattling the bux Q.B. Expect some pass rushing and blitzes.
If the Cane's can control the game, limit turnover's, and manage the clock, then there is no reason for us to not see a victory. Oh ya, how about a few less penalties as well. If we see the J12 of old it could be a long night. Go Cane's!
Posted by Matt at 8:37 PM