OSU beats Troy
My stream of
consciousness during the game.
By Bill Smith
1 OSU 1st possession 40 yl – nice drive but OL
was not protecting very well.
The TD pass
went to a TE. I wasn't sure we still
knew we had one.
pass a little high but it scored and that's what counts.
this was one of the best drives we have seen this year.
1 Troy DL not getting much
pressure at all. On an out pattern, Wilson tipped the ball.
2 OSU 45 yl
It’s only a screen pass if there is a
screen. That was a swing pass against a
picture of the Troy D.
we made contact too far down field.
continues the drive.
screen played well by Hines & Jenkins
plays off block and makes a nice open field tackle
getting to second line on run blocks and O push at point of attack
missed a wide open Robo down the middle
game taking advantage of zone.
by Laurinaitis and good pressure by Gibson
on 3rd. Pressure better.
OSU 7 Troy 3
4 OSU 38yl
in reverse. It helps to block the
outside. Cordle missed the block on the
missed open receiver but it is not reasonable to expect him to come into the
game cold and hit a medium pass.
to avoid outside pressure (again) and got the pass complete but Robo had
stepped out of bounds. Must have more
awareness than that. Another 3 and OUT
for the Bucks.
4 Troy 25
on 4 yd completion
down Great play on the pick pocket by Coleman.
5 OSU Troy
NO PUSH on
Hartline puts ball at the O 49
worked better than the first one.
continued to look down field despite the pressure and threw a great 39 y TD to
a wide open Hartline!
indicated the progress that Pryor has made.
The fact that he looked to pass and not to run on 3rd and
long is a great sign. OSU 14 Troy 3
down Q draw we tackled too far down field.
1 great pressure both inside and outside.
out on the bubble screen and got the first.
Worthington took care of
Out pass on
2nd 10 we missed tackles.
GREAT tackle prevented the 1st down.
Chekwa was right there too.
6 OSU 30yl
on 1st caused by failure of RT to block rusher.
run fails to move ball but Troy
helped and it wasn't much of a grab. We
just are not getting any push or contain on our run blocking.
8 penalty again due to lack concentration.
We have to do better.
sweep for 4
crossing pattern laid open the 2 deep for a completion to mid field.
45 yard TD
pass. The field was littered with missed
tackles. 80 yard drive in 1:45. Very efficient series. OSU 14 Troy
7 OSU 20 yl 1:49 left
The QB draw
works better if the line can get open field blocks.
option run by Pryor
Pryor holds the ball as long as he can and only then checks down to TE in flat.
after TO? Not a great call.
decision and worse pass blocking against a 4 man rush yielded the sack 17 yards
put the ball down into the end zone but it was intercepted.
stats—we allowed 146 yards passing. That
will not work against Big 10 teams.
7 15 yl
right up the gut for 1st at OSU 37.
Their blockers are getting to the second level.
The pace of
the Trojans was getting to the Buck D.
by Coleman. Saved the Bucks---you know.
8 OSU 7yl
a couple of nice runs. The blocking on the
line getting better but we still are not getting the 2nd level. 1st down on the face mask.
option to wide side had bad spacing. The
RB was too close to the QB.
Troy gets the 1st
contain and gets 5 yards.
Even in a
blitz no effective pressure 1st at the 36
are out of gas.
breaks 2 tackles and gets to the 50.
Run up the
gut is working as they are pulling off side linemen and getting into the hole
to make the block.
motion penalty saved the Bucks. 4th
and 7 at the 50.
9 OSU 20 yl The Bucks need a long and painful drive on the
ground for a TD.
8 after we pull the guard and get the block on a LB!
drive stalls and forces a punt.
the D play of the year an int in the end zone.
got a 3 and out. Well done. Troy
was still 3-9 in 3rd down conversions.
10 OSU Troy
Run on 1st
down is stuffed.
Pryor 38 yd
TD pass hung up but was right on target.
Robo got it for a TD!
OSU 21 Troy 10
Hampton's QB draw was
wide open. There was not an OSU
D-lineman in the same area code.
the pass attempt. He got off the block
and got the sack.
Worthington pulls the RB
down for another loss. 3 and out after
an OSU TD is outstanding.
the 1st OSU freshman QB to throw for 3 TD's in a game since
11 OSU AT 32
for 9. Amazing how the passing game
opens up the run.
the 1st down just. Again,
very little movement created by the O-line.
comes out to get the lb but misses.
Herron gets 5.
shows a great deal of awareness by faking out tackler behind a blocker then
getting past the tackle.
stares down the TE and almost causes a turnover.
very little on 2nd . OSU 2 OF
8 3rd downs converted.
the reverse is stopped for a loss. OSU 2
of 9 on 3rd downs.
Lane does a
great job of getting down to catch the punt dead at the 4.
second only to Pryor as the MVP of the game.
That is not a good thing.
down pass caught at 9. The Bucks are not
keeping contain. Had they done that, it
would have been a sack and safety.
Bucks get a
break as the play design of Troy
had the QB rolling right to throw.
Inc. 3 AND OUT followed by a 17
12 OSU Troy
great calm by drifting out of the pocket despite a DL chasing him and
completing the pass.
run, its 3rd and 1. Pryor
sneaks for the 1st
TD pass, the 4th by Pryor makes the score 28-10. New OSU Freshman record.
12 Troy 18
pressure and forced an incompletion.
put in their reserves on D. The 2nd
D is playing a little too loose as OSU gives up a 1st down on a pass
on the move to the 30. Only a hold
penalty stops the Trojans.
13 OSU 25
comes in at QB with the 2nd O.
Herron gets 94 yards in 20 carries.
Bill Smith is a
former coach of several semi-pro teams and has scouted talent. He is a senior writer for http://BrutusReport.com. He has
also published several novels on http://ebooks-library.com/index.cfm and edits http://fryingpanpolitics.blog.com