Near Miss: How a Fourth-Quarter Misstep Affects Ohio State and Other Bits

Posted by Tim Bielik on September-8-2009 Add Comments

With about six minutes left in Saturday's game in Ohio Stadium, Ohio State failed to convert a fourth-and-two inside the Navy red zone. Ten seconds later, a 29-14 game became 29-21.

It was a shocking meltdown that ended in LB Brian Rolle's two-point conversion return to make the final score 31-27 Buckeyes.

The stunned Buckeye faithful now have lost all faith that their team can beat the mighty Trojans this Saturday. Even the oddsmakers agree, making Ohio State an underdog in their own stadium, something that rarely ever happens.

And after a sudden collapse by a young Buckeye defense, who could blame the fans for thinking as such?

The pollsters agree with the sentiment, putting a Penn State team that beat a mid...

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