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Defense holds, offensive fizzles

By admin Published: January 8, 2007

Third quarter is over, the Buckeyes season will be soon it seems.

There are circumstances that can be presented, but this is shaping up to be the game that Troy Smith lost.

The Buckeyes have been outcoached and outhustled all night here in Arizona and there's almost no energy in the building right now.  The Florida fans are basking, the Ohio State fans are sitting on their hands.  Smith's legacy is being tarnished.

The defense came out in the third quarter and gave Ohio State a chance and they have not been able to take advantage.  Smith has made big mistakes, surely, but it is all the little ones and all the poor throws and poor decisions that have been the most shocking.  This is not the Troy who won the Heisman, but it isn't even the Troy who played as a sophomore.  As high-profile as he's been, he's going to take heat for this for a very, very, very long time.

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