For the second straight year, the Ohio State Buckeye football team made
it to the national championship, only to be defeated by a team from the SEC.
The game started out with a bang when on the fourth play from scrimmage Chris
“Beanie” Wells ran 65 yards for a touchdown, giving the buckeyes
a 7-0 lead. On LSU’s first drive they showed jitters, losing 20 yards
and having to punt. The Buckeyes then drove down to the 8-yard line and kicked
a field goal.
After that it was all Tigers, dominating the rest of the game on both sides of the ball. LSU scored on its next five drives, putting up 31 unanswered points. The Tiger’s defense showed their speed and power, shutting down the Buckeye’s offense for all of the second and most of the third quarters.
The Bucks then scored late in the third on a 5-yard pass from Todd Boeckman to Chagrin Fall’s graduate Brian Robiskie, making the score 31-17. But by then it was too late. The Tigers put another touchdown on the board late in the fourth. The Buckeyes responded with a useless touchdown with a 1:13 remaining in the game, making the final score of the game 24-38.
“Beanie” Wells was the brightest point of the game for the Buckeyes, ending with 146 yards on 20 carries. But after him not much good came from this game. The Buckeyes hope to rebound next year and hopefully win that elusive 8th title.