Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Arkansas getting bullied by Buckeyes' line
By Brian Bennett
NEW ORLEANS -- Bobby Petrino said Monday that Ohio State was as physical a team as his Arkansas Razorbacks have seen all year long. That's saying something, considering the rugged SEC schedule the Hogs played.
But to Petrino's chagrin, he has been proven right. Ohio State's offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage while taking a 14-7 lead into the second quarter. The Razorbacks finally got a stop after pinning the Buckeyes on their own 1 with a great punt. But before that, Ohio State was averaging 9.3 yards per rush.
The line, and quarterback Terrelle Pryor's ability to keep plays alive with his mobility is causing severe problems for Arkansas' defense, which looks outmatched at the point of attack.