Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Sugar Bowl shaping up as shootout
By Brian Bennett
NEW ORLEANS -- A little more than five minutes into the Allstate Sugar Bowl, it looks like we could be in for a wild night.
Ohio State scored after a long run by Terrelle Pryor resulted in a fumble and recovery for a touchdown, while Arkansas answered on a pass to D.J. Williams that looked like a touchdown. But after he was ruled down, Ryan Mallett threw a 17-yard touchdown pass.
Arkansas could have scored on the very first play of the game, but Mallett and Adams just missed on a play-action deep strike. The Hogs looked nervous early, but on their second drive they found a lot of running room for Knile Davis, and that opened up the passing game.
On the flip side, Pryor was able to pick up two third downs on Ohio State's first possession, and Boom Herron was running over Arkansas defenders. Both defenses are at a disadvantage right now, and we could be looking at a high-scoring shootout.