USC TROJANS BEAT THE BUCKEYES
I was there. Waiting all off-season for this game. THE USC TROJANS hosting the Ohio State Buckeyes. #1 v. #5. Will Beanie Wells play (no)? Will that inexperienced USC offensive line be able to contain the Buckeyes defense? Was Mark Sanchez’ stellar play in week 1 just a fluke? Only one way to find out.
7:00 a.m. PST, College Gameday with Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreet. The fans were there, Trojans, Buckeyes, you name it. We even got some Gators and Cougars. Go figure. The atmosphere was electric. Smack talking all over the place. It was evident that it was going to be a rough night for the fans of one of these two teams. Everyone was waiting for 9:00 a.m. to come around, ready to hear Corso’s pick. What costume was he gonna pull out of his secret bag? Then, as if he could foresee the future, Corso spoke:
Trojans to win!!! See, that’s him in the middle in the Trojans battle gear. From then, it was all down hill for the Buckeyes and their fans. By noon, even the Ohio State Buckeyes’ mascot Brutus was seen attempting suicide. Poor Brute, he never stood a chance. 5:00 p.m., gametime. No Beanie Wells, no chance in hell. Ohio State drives, puts up a field goal, leads 3-0, and… well, that’s it for their highlight reel. SC quarterback Mark Sanchez, 4 tds and 1 pick. RB Joe McKnight, 12 rushes fro 105 yds. Oh yeah, that SC defense, only 30 yards of offense for the Buckeyes in the second half. Thanks for coming. See you next year at the Shoe…
Play of the game, a pick and 48 yards td return by lineback Ray Maualuga to put them up 21-3. They don’t call him “Sting Rey” for nothing. And trust me, this one’s gonna sting Ohio State for at least one year.