Many people will tell you Ohio State finally ended their winless bowl game record against SEC teams. They’re wrong. Ohio State did not beat the University of Arkansas in the 2011 Sugar Bowl last night. The NCAA did.
The five “should be suspended” players all had big games. Terrelle Pryor’s athleticism converted third down after third down and took the MVP Trophy; Posey and Herron each scored touchdowns; and Solomon Thomas intercepted Ryan Mallet’s pass with a minute to go to win the game. And each one of them should’ve been watching the game on TV from some tattoo parlor in Columbus. Now they’ll all likely head to the NFL with a Sugar Bowl win as the final chapter of their college careers, without so much as a slap on their Buckeye-tatted wrists.
I hate the NCAA. #FreeEnes
Terrelle Pryor – 14/25, 225 yds, 2 TDs, 15 carries, 115 yds
Daniel Herron – 24 carries, 87 yds, 1 TD
DeVier Posey – 3 rec, 87 yds, 1 TD
Mike Adams – Started at left-tackle
Solomon Thomas – Game-winning interception
** I’m not making excuses for Arkansas or the SEC. Ohio State was the better team last night. The Arkansas receivers were pathetic and the defense set the offense up for the perfect opportunity to win the game and they threw it away. I’m just pointing out that the NCAA got exactly what it wanted out of the irrational decision to let Pryor and his buddies play.