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Running Game Thrives On Windy Day

Chris Wells

With winds gusting as high as 40 mph, Ohio State turned to its running game. That facet of the offense delivered a command performance with 266 yards in a 44-0 win over Minnesota. Antonio Pittman had 116 yards and two touchdowns, while Chris Wells chipped in 90 yards and a score.

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...

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