Behind a spectacular effort from the defense, the Ohio State offense dominated the game and the…
Running Game Thrives On Windy Day
One look at the weather forecast was all Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and offensive coordinator Jim Bollman needed to see that the Buckeyes would have to run the ball to be effective against visiting Minnesota on Saturday. And run it they did. With temperatures in the 40s and wind gusts from 20 to 40 mph at various times, Ohio State turned to its run game. The results were devastating as the top-ranked Buckeyes churned out 266 of their 484 yards on the ground in a resounding 44-0 win over the visiting Golden Gophers. "Before the game, Coach Bolls (Bollman) was saying, we need to get control of the game with the offensive line and the way to do that was to run and keep Troy off his back, and I thought we did a pretty good job of that today," said center Doug Datish. "Hopefully in the coming weeks we'll get some good weather so we can throw the ball around a little bit. If we don't, we'll have to do it again." With the calendar moving to November, the potential is high that OSU will...
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