Saturday, September 11, 2010
Ohio State extends lead after FG block
By Adam Rittenberg
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Everything is clicking right now for Ohio State, even the special teams.
On a day when the Buckeyes allowed a punt return touchdown and a kickoff return touchdown in the same game for the first time in team history, they're finally cleaning things up in the all-important third phase. A blocked field-goal attempt by Devon Torrence negated a Miami drive, and Ohio State tacked on another Devin Barclay field goal.
Barclay has been a bright spot on special teams so far this year after entering camp with questions about his accuracy. He's 5-for-5 on field-goal attempts Saturday, tying a team record.
More good news for the Buckeyes, as star D-lineman Cameron Heyward is back on the field after a right leg problem.
Miami actually has looked good on offense this half, but the Canes have nothing to show for it. When Jacory Harris isn't throwing interceptions, his receivers are letting him down or his linemen are committing penalties. Just too many mistakes to beat the nation's No. 2 team on the road.
Ohio State leads 36-17 late in the third quarter.