Hoosiers Dominated On Saturday Night: They Lose to Ohio State, 33-14

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IOctober 4, 2009

It was a game of boys against men on Saturday night.

The Hoosiers, from the start of the game, were just dominated on both sides of the ball.

On offense, the Ohio State d-line stuffed the run, and forced IU QB Ben Chappell to make poor passes, which resulted in two interceptions and numerous three and outs. Chappell finished the game with 210 yards passing, two touchdowns and two interceptions on 20/34 passing.

And on defense, the OSU o-line was able to get an incredible push, and their running game was moving the chains.

Even more amazing was the play of OSU quarterback Terrell Pryor, who outran and out threw the Hoosier defense.

If the Hoosier front seven ever got into the backfield, Pryor was able to escape and run ten yards or more ahead.

And if the o16-line held for him, he would make an easy pass five to ten yards ahead of him, at which point the WR would make a move and run another few yards before eventually being tackled.

Indiana didn't have an answer for Pryor and his dual threat.

He finished the game with 16/27 passing for 159 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also ran 16 times for 63 yards and a touchdown.

From the opening kickoff, Ohio St. marched right down the field and hit a field goal to make it 3-0. After a quick three and out by the Hoosiers, the Buckeyes took the ball to the house with a Pryor five yard pass to OSU WR Duron Carter to make the score 10-0.

In the beginning of the second half, IU got back on the board with a nice drive led by Ben Chappell, who had a seven yard pass to WR Tandon Doss for a touchdown.

But this was the closest the Hoosiers would get, as bad penalties and missed tackles plagued them the whole night.

OSU would score three more unanswered touchdowns, and a safety to put the game well beyond reach. The Hoosiers scored a touchdown as time expired to finish the game on a positive note.

Indiana (3-2) will look to forget about this game, as they head to Charlottesville, Virginia to play the Cavaliers next weekend.

Next up for Ohio State (4-1) is home next Saturday vs the Wisconsin Badgers (5-0), who are showing the whole Big Ten that they can win tough games and have enough talent to surprise some people.