Saturday, September 17, 2011
Buckeyes need a second-half rally
By Adam Rittenberg
They've reached halftime at Sun Life Stadium, as Ohio State is trying to claw out of a 14-0 hole.
Miami leads 17-6 at the break.
Ohio State-Miami: Despite a miserable start and a mostly anemic offense, Ohio State is still hanging around in this one. The Buckeyes have no passing attack as quarterbacks Joe Bauserman and Braxton Miller both are struggling, but running back Jordan Hall has provided a very nice spark in his first game back from suspension. The Buckeyes defense also seems to be buckling down a bit after surrendering two touchdown drives in the first 10 minutes. Jacory Harris has been Jacory Harris -- wildly inconsistent -- but Hurricanes tailback Lamar Miller (128 rush yards, 15 carries) is really making Ohio State pay. Still, it's hard to see Ohio State rallying with at least something from its quarterbacks, who have combined to complete just 1 of 10 pass attempts.