OSU junior tailback Antonio Pittman enjoyed one of his strongest performances as a Buckeye on…
Offensive Notebook: Buckeyes Struggle Early
Ohio State's offense sputtered through much of the first half against Cincinnati. But the Buckeyes turned it around in the second half and posted 444 yards of total offense (278 passing, 166 rushing) in the 37-7 win over the visiting Bearcats. Ohio State received a big performance from junior tailback Antonio Pittman, who had 16 carries for 155 yards and a touchdown. Pittman's 48-yard TD in the third quarter put the Buckeyes up 27-7 and was the proverbial nail in the coffin for UC. "I feel as if they called my number and I needed to step up and make some plays," Pittman said. "I thought our line did a great job and I was able to find some room and just run hard." Senior quarterback Troy Smith wasn't exactly sharp, but it must be nice to go 21 of 30 for 203 yards and two touchdowns and have everyone wonder what was wrong. "It was kind of frustrating from the jump," Smith said. "There were just things that we weren't doing. And as a football game goes, you are going to face...
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