Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer Accuses Michigan State Lineman of Eye-Poking

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IOctober 1, 2012

Head coach Urban Meyer announced on Monday that Ohio State has sent a video to the Big Ten that displays Michigan State offensive lineman Jack Allen poking Buckeyes defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins in the eye in Saturday's game, according to Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press.

Allen apparently poked Hankins in the eye in the bottom of the pile during Ohio State's 17-16 victory in East Lansing.

Interestingly enough, the complaint comes after Michigan State claimed Meyer and the Buckeyes edited the game film they were required to send to the Spartans before Saturday's game. Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi said that the pre-snap motions and shifts were not included in the game tape, per the Detroit Free Press.

Looks like we have ourselves a good ol' fashioned Big Ten catfight, folks.

Saturday's clash was a big game for both teams, and apparently, Ohio State and Michigan State aren't done fighting. 

While Meyer's No. 12 Buckeyes have gone 5-0 to start the season, Michigan State has gone 3-2 behind a lackluster offense (20.0 points per game, 112th in the nation). When running back Le'Veon Bell struggled against Ohio State (17 rushes, 45 yards), quarterback Andrew Maxwell wasn't able to do enough against the Buckeyes' pass defense to earn the victory.

Michigan State has allowed just 12.8 points per game this season, but has gone 3-2 because its offense continues to struggle. The Spartans have lost to two ranked teams (Ohio State and Notre Dame) since defeating Boise State in Week 1.

The Buckeyes, on the other hand, have scored 33.6 points per game behind sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller while allowing 17.0 points per contest.


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