Photo Gallery - OSU vs. Miami In Pictures
Ryan Hamby and A.J. Hawk
Ryan Hamby and A.J. Hawk

Posted Sep 4, 2005


From the opening kickoff, Ohio State dominated the game against the Miami Redhawks. Justin Zwick took advantage of the suspension to Troy Smith and executed a solid game while he was under center for the Buckeyes. Donte Whitner's intereception return for a touchdown highlighted the action on defense. Ted Ginn caught a 42-yard touchdown pass from Todd Boeckman, who was playing quarterback for the first time in three seasons. OSU now has the momentum in their favor heading into Texas week.


Photo Gallery - OSU vs. Miami In Pictures






Justin Zwick has his game face on early.



Ted Ginn is stepping out.



Thad Matta is giving this basketball recruit a tour on game day. Assistant coach Dan Peters is in the foreground.



Jeremy Mullins (left) is a member of the USAF and will be redeployed in Iran come October. He is stationed out of Oklahoma and the Miami game was his only chance to see the Buckeyes. His brother Jerrod is a senior at OSU this year. May God bless you Jeremy. His OSU pals in the military are regular viewers of the Bucknuts web site.



Ohio State historian Jack Park was on the pregame radio show on The Fan in front of St. John Arena.



What would an OSU game day be without TBDITL...



...or the cheerleaders.





The alumni cheerleaders were back.





Game time!













Zwick came out throwing. On the day he was 17 of 23 for 155 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.



Antonio Pittman was the game's leading rusher with 100 yards on 14 carries.



The veteran offensive line paved the way for 160 yards rushing and gave up only one sack.





Ginn couldn't break away on his first catch of the day that went for minus 6 yards. Ginn had 5 catches for 75 yards and 1 TD.



Santonio Holmes grabs this 20-yard pass for a touchdown. Holmes had 5 catches for 74 yards and 1 score.



The defense pitched a shutout until late in the game when the backups were on the field.





Brandon Murphy of Strongsville led Miami with 48 yards on 15 carries.



Ginn took a short pass and ran with it for a 25-yard gain on this play.



Bobby Carpenter played some at tight end on offense.



In all the offense netted 382 yards on the day.



Doug Datish started at left tackle and moved to center when Nick Mangold went out with an injury. Later Datish returned to tackle.



A.J. Hawk led the defense with 10 tackles and had a sack.



Donte Whitner almost pulls up on a pump fake on this play...



...but he follows through and gets the sack anyway. Whitner was only credited with 2 tackles but he seemed like he was all over the field making plays including a 26-yard interception return for a touchdown.



More Teddy being Teddy.



Roy Hall had 5 catches for 23 yards.



There's Teddy again being Teddy.



Quinn Pitcock is holding his own inside on this play. Pitcock had 4 tackles including 1 for a loss.



Anthony Schlegel had 5 tackles and Marcus Green had 3 on the day.



Pittman on the carry.



And another.



Zwick trying to keep his balance on this scramble.



Anthony Gonzalez had 5 catches for 39 yards and 1 run for 8 yards.



Schlegel credited with the sack on this play.



Carpenter played down at end on occasion. He was credited with 3 tackles on the day with 1 of them being a sack of the quarterback.



Pitcock pressures Josh Betts on this play. Betts was 24 of 44 passing for 250 yards and 1 interception.



Pittman on the carry.



Brandon Schnittker scores a touchdown on this 1-yard run. Schnittker had four carries in the game for 7 yards.



Maurice Wells gets his first collegiate carry on this play. Wells finished with 7 rushes for 10 yards.



Mike Kudla separates Betts from the football on this pile drive of a sack.



Nate Salley had 4 tackles and played aggressive defense.



Alex Boone saw his first collegiate action in the game.



Todd Boeckman threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Ginn and was 5 of 7 for 67 yards in the game.



Lawrence Wilson (#87) helps on the tackle on this play.



Marcus Freeman left the game in the first half with an injury.



Wells, of course, is sporting his trademark dreadlocks.



Oh come let's sing Ohio's praise...



Holmes is clearly experiencing rebounding thrill.



o-Hi.............!



The post-game press conference.



Hawk



Boeckman holding service.



Teddy still being Teddy one last time.



And finally Whitner talking about his memorable day.




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