Ohio State vs. Youngstown
It’s been hard these past couple of days to think about an
MVP with waiting news on Chris Wells condition yet to come. However, we must
press on, so my game MVP goes to the special teams.
By Eric Geier
Ryan Pretorius went 4 for 4 on
field goal attempts. Many of his field goals came on stalled drives that simply
didn’t yield any touchdowns. Pretorious went 2/2 on field goals between 20 and
29 yards, 1/1 on kicks between 30 and 39 yards and lastly, a 51 yarder. Pretorious pretty much shut the book on any
doubts about his leg or any possibility of a kicker controversy with Aaron
Pettrey. However, Pettrey did come in during the fourth quarter to nail a
54-yarder, which was the fourth longest field goal in Ohio Stadium history.
Pettrey was also able to contribute on kick-offs, rarely giving the Penguins a
chance to return a kick. Even when Youngstown St. was
able to return a kick, the special teams players swooped in like a hawk picking
off its dinner.
The Buckeyes didn’t have to punt
the entire game. Enough said.