Originally Posted by BIGBADBLUE
Why does that bother you?
Do not talk about freebies as that is a terrible excuse. Choking under pressure is part of the game ...
It bother me because it's my team...reality or not. tOSU has shown most of the year that it would give up big plays and then buckle down...the 'bend but don't break' defense. I'm not a stat guy, but I'd guess we were good in takeaways and scoring defense, but I'm not sure about pass and run defense. I also wouldn't consider TSUN as an avg. offense when you have a Heisman candidate runner, a pretty talented receiving core, and a more protypical NFL QB.
I think I mentioned that the 'freebies' are part of the ways these games go. I don't think tOSU had any turnovers of that caliber the entire year and 2 of them come out in that game.
I guess we 'coulda/woulda' until next year's game.
Anyway BBB. It was an exciting game and I agree with you that next year should be the next meeting, even if for different reasons.