OSU, BGSU crush opponents; Michigan falls to Iowa

11/24/2013
BLADE STAFF
Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde (34) runs the ball against Indiana  during the second quarter of a football game Saturday.
Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde (34) runs the ball against Indiana during the second quarter of a football game Saturday.

Leaders of the pack

Snow was falling and Braxton Miller was flying.

Ohio State's quarterback twice somersaulted over the pylon in the corner of the end zone Saturday, one time with flair to punctuate a 37-yard burst that went according to plan, the other time landing smack on his head on a play that did not.

The second dive in the Buckeyes’ 42-14 beatdown of Indiana came off a reverse called "Jazzy," which had Miller lined up at receiver and the backup they call Kenny G — or Kenny Guiton — at quarterback. READ MORE. 

GALLERY: Ohio State tops Indiana

 

Iowa defensive back Desmond King, left, breaks up a pass intended for Michigan wide receiver Jeremy Gallon during the second half , Saturday.
Iowa defensive back Desmond King, left, breaks up a pass intended for Michigan wide receiver Jeremy Gallon during the second half , Saturday.

Gardner’s fumble a costly error

Devin Gardner appeared to be in a state of shock.

The quarterback’s voice was listless, and he cast his eyes downward. The confidence he had at the start of the season all but vanished in the wake of the Michigan football team’s 24-21 loss Saturday at Iowa, and in the wake of a play that could have likely changed the game in favor of the Wolverines.

On second-and-11 from the Iowa 39-yard line and UM down by three points, Gardner ran for eight yards and attempted to stretch the drive and the play a few more yards. As he ran to his left and towards the Michigan sideline, Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens met the quarterback, reached in, and stripped him of the ball. READ MORE.

 

BGSU quarterback Matt Johnson is chased by EMU's Donald Coleman.
BGSU quarterback Matt Johnson is chased by EMU's Donald Coleman.

Falcons run over Eastern Michigan

The Bowling Green State University football team felt its game against Eastern Michigan Saturday was a potential “trap” game.

The Falcons didn’t need to win at Rynearson Stadium to keep their Mid-American Conference East Division title hopes alive, and BG already is bowl-eligible.

“This was a tricky game,” Bowling Green coach Dave Clawson said. “Obviously we have a big game at Buffalo Friday, so I was hoping our guys would show up and play hard and be excited to play.” READ MORE.

GALLERY: BGSU crushes Eastern Michigan