Winners and Losers from Buckeyes' Loss vs. Nebraska
2011 has not been kind to the Buckeyes.
Ohio State (3-3, 0-2 Big Ten) leaves Week 6 with a demoralizing 34-27 loss to Nebraska. At one point, the Buckeyes led 27-6 in the middle of the third quarter.
The win was Nebraska's first Big Ten triumph, and also the biggest comeback in school history.
As the smoke clears, who were some of Ohio State's winners and losers in this devastating defeat?
All will be revealed in the following slides.
Winner: Carlos Hyde
Running back Carlos Hyde had a breakout game.
The sophomore had 13 rushes for 104 yards and two touchdowns.
His first score came as he bolted for a 63-yard run. Hyde ran past the right tackle and out-raced Nebraska defenders the final 50 yards.
Hyde gave Ohio State a 27-6 lead in the third quarter with a one-yard scamper.
Loser: Braxton Miller
Freshman quarterback Braxton Miller played exceptionally well against the Huskers.
The bad news is he suffered an ankle injury that prevented him from finishing the game.
Miller got tangled up in a quarterback keeper and his ankle got caught. There is no telling how severe the injury is.
Before Miller got hurt, he had 186 total yards and a passing touchdown.
Winner: Jake Stoneburner
Junior tight end Jake Stoneburner has been struggling.
After gaining four touchdowns the first two games, Stoneburner had only two catches for eight yards the next two games. He also did not play against Colorado.
He caught a Braxton Miller screen pass and ran 32 yards out for the touchdown.
That catch was the longest of Stoneburner's career.
Loser: Joe Bauserman
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Senior quarterback Joe Bauserman began the season strong. However, he has been horrible in his last three games, and again showed why he was benched for Braxton Miller.
Filling in for Miller in the third quarter, Bauserman could not get anything going.
No. 14 was 1-for-10 for 13 yards and a pick.
The interception was to Nebraska sophomore cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste as Bauserman tried to hit sophomore wide receiver Corey Brown. This was Jean-Baptiste's first appearance at cornerback.
Winner: Orhian Johnson
Junior defensive back Orhian Johnson had his first pick of his career.
As the second quarter was ending, Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez threw the ball deep.
Johnson nabbed it and returned it seven yards for the Buckeyes. The pick eventually led to a field goal.
Loser: Christian Bryant
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Sophomore safety Christian Bryant had a nightmarish game.
Bryant gave up six points when Martinez found sophomore wide receiver Quincy Enunwa for a 36-yard tally.
That was not even the worst of it.
No. 2 gave up the game-tying and winning scores to Nebraska junior running back Rex Burkhead.
Burkhead juked Bryant for a 30-yard touchdown. In the fourth, he again made Bryant miss for a 17-yard score.