Those words couldn’t be more true. Also, the fact being I was completely wrong in my assumption the Buckeyes would come out with a championship hangover. They first few series of the Buckeyes looked overpowering matched up against the Hokie’s. The Buckeyes were on their way to a complete blowout to take a 21-0 lead, when Ezekiel Elliot scampered for another TD to only be called back on a holding penalty. This seemed to be the momentum shifted the Hokie’s needed to allow their Texas Tech transfer QB Michael Brewer to gain some rhythum. Brewer eventually settled into a groove making plays on his feet and hitting the open WRs to move Va Tech down the field. The Hokie’s were successful enough to go into halftime with a 17-14 lead.
Even though my anticipation of the game seemed to hold true in the first half, something still didn’t seem right. I had a feeling the Buckeyes weren’t going to allow a repeat of last unfold. On cue, a combination of Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller making incredible plays allows Ohio St. to completely dominate the second half. Also, with the help of Hokie QB Michael Brewer injuring his shoulder in the first series of the second half. I don’t necessarily think the Hokie’s were going to win, but I do feel they could of answered and slowed momentum if Brewer never sustained the shoulder injury.
In the end, the Buckeyes running away with the game was not a surprise. Just figured, the suspensions and a championship hangover would slow their roll. Apparently not. Especially since Braxton Miller went HAM. Never would I have guess he would break out the way he did last night. I have a ton of respect for this kid and the way he’s handled himself. Going from Big 10 player of the year to injury sidelined to position change is just flat out impressive.
Stay tuned I have more on the way this week. Next up the NFL season opener preview. Later
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