Eric and Mali at the BBC welcome Michael at Our Honor Defend back for another postgame show. The three breakdown the entire 27-22 battle between the Ohio State Buckeyes and their in-state brethren to the north, the Toledo Rockets. In particular, they talk about the excellence in the secondary for both teams, all of the good things to take from the game, and why exactly we didn’t see Braxton Miller enter the game.
All this and more on this week’s Postgame Show!
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The Buckeyes faced off with the Toledo Rockets in Ohio Stadium on a day with drastically more beautiful weather than last week. Ohio State found themselves in a huge fight with Toledo that was tight until the end. The Buckeyes were finally able to secure the 27-22 victory when Toledo QB Terrance Owens threw an incomplete pass on fourth down in a desperate attempt to regain the lead. Joe Bauserman ended the game 16/30 for 189 yards and a touchdown, while Hyde rushed 20 times for 76 yards and 2 scores.
Of course, the unfortunate news coming into the game were the continued suspensions of Jordan Hall, Travis Howard, and Corey “Pittsburgh” Brown. The NCAA official report stated that their penalties warrented a two game penalty at least, so it will remain a question if they will get a chance to travel to Coral Gables next week. It was also learned early that Nathan Williams was forced to sit for the game as well, though not due to NCAA violations. It is believed that Williams had a minor injury that the coaching staff prefered to rest.
However, the news coming into the game wasn’t all bad. Jamaal Berry, who was forced to sit against Akron due to a hamstring injury, was back to return the first kickoff of the game. His 30 yard return was a thing of beauty and demonstrated his claims during the week that the hamstring was one-hundred percent. With the continued uncertainty due to the NCAA investigations, having Berry back was very important for the runningback depth of the team. Read More