7:59: Minutes before game time, I find out my TV won't play ABC HD and the regular ABC is a complete shame to technology. Where am I going to go??!!
8:02: After frantically running around my dorm hall, I find an empty community room on the second floor with a nice TV and didn't even miss the opening kickoff. Hopefully, no one comes in here... this could get ugly.
8:04: The atmosphere in Lincoln looks awesome! Imagine if both teams were good!
8:09: Jesse Palmer predicts a good game from the Nebraska defense. Is the sky blue Palmer?
8:10: Don't worry this is the last of six commercial breaks before the kickoff.
8:12: Nebraska wins the toss and elects to defer. They just can't wait to see our predictable offense.
8:13: Kickoff is a touchback, and there goes our chance of scoring.
8:14: Delay of game on the first play. I guess a week just wasn't enough to get that first play call through.
8:15: Draw play for four yards.
8:16: Completed pass!! Good for a first down! I feel like I haven't seen that in five years.
8:17: No gain run from Jordan Hall on first down.
8:18: Completed pass No. 2!! Miller to Boren for 11 yards.
8:19: Tough run by Hall to make it 2nd-and-1.
8:20: Lead play up the middle for OSU's third first down! This is certainly a season high!
8:21: Miller cautiously runs for a yard. Not sure why he was so hesitant?
8:22: Miller runs for an 11-yard gain and another forst down. This offense is moving the ball, and I don't know what to do with myself?
8:23: Miller rolls out and ends up running about 30 yards sideways for a total gain of three yards.
8:24: Illegal Procedure turns 3rd-and-2 into 3rd-and-7. Possible drive killer.
8:25: Miller throws incomplete, intended for Stoneburner. Miller looks far more confident this week though.
8:26: Forty-one-yard field goal attempt is good and OSU is on the board! 3-0 OSU.
8:28: Abdullah takes the kick and gives his team excellent field position. This guy could be a game changer.
8:29: Toss to the left and a facemask is called on CB Travis Howard. Penalties have been killing us all year!
8:30: Loss of three on a run to the left.
8:31: 3rd-and-9 on OSU's 33-yard line. Defense gets a big stop! Nebraska is going to attempt a 50-yard field goal. The kick is good. 3-3.
8:32: When will this team stop shooting themselves in the foot?
8:34: Since Nebraska got their first score the fans in Lincoln release a ton of balloons and proudly kill 100 birds...
8:35: Draw play up the middle for five yards. I'm really liking these draw plays as long as we can throw the ball a little.
8:36: Miller looks so much more comfortable in the passing game and then shows off his speed with a nice first-down run.
8:37: Hall to the left for three yards.
8:38: OSU lines up in an interesting formation, and Miller's pass should've been picked off! Freshman mistake right there. Timeout Buckeyes. 3rd-and-7.
8:39: Love Miller's release, but why has he struggled throwing a tight spiral so much?
8:41: Miller scrambles for a big gain! 24 yards and a first down!
8:43: Something like a screen pass to Stoneburner for a touchdown!! We do have a screen play in our playbook after all!! Watching my Buckeyes score a TD felt indescribable. I don't know what to say? 10-3 OSU.
8:47: Nebraska does their best impression of Ohio State with a clipping penalty on their return and a 1-yard lead play on first down.
8:49: First down Nebraska on a short pass to Burkhead who turns it into a respectable gain.
8:53: Reverse to the right by Nebraska for 14 yards and another first down.
8:54: Pass to the left sideline complete to make it 3rd-and-1.
8:55: Run up the middle for no gain on third down but it looks like Nebraska is going to go for it.
8:56: Nebraska lines in the Wildcat and gets stuffed! Huge stop for the Silver Bullets!
8:57: Wouldn't you know it, OSU starts off their drive with another false start.
8:59: Hyde off tackle to the right, and he breaks a 63-yard touchdown run!! Great block from Fragel on the edge! Where has this offense been?? 17-3 OSU.
9:01: Ohio State has more yards in the first quarter-and-a-half of this game than they did all of last week.
9:03: OSU defense looks solid on the first two plays but gives up a first down on 3rd-and-5.
9:04: Quick pass to the left for two yards. Nice open-field tackling.
9:05: Martinez is sacked by Hankins for a one-yard loss!
9:06: Ten-yard pass from Martinez for a big first down.
9:07: Hankins is all over the field with another tackle for a loss.
9:08: Bennett sacks Martinez on 3rd-and-10 to force a punt! Defensive line is looking great!
9:09: Maher pins OSU inside the 10 with a nice punt.
9:10: Hall up the middle for a gain of four yards.
9:11: Hall carries to the left to make it 3rd-and-1.
9:12: Hall up the middle for no gain. OSU will punt. Hey I remember this offense!
9:15: Burkhead stuffed for no gain.
9:16: Martinez keeps it on the option to make it 3rd-and-4.
9:17: Martinez throws short for a moderate gain and a first down.
9:18: Martinez connects to Cooper for a big gain.
9:19: Option to the right and Martinez is stopped by Storm Klein. Klein seems a little shaken up.
9:20: Martinez rifles the ball to the back middle of the end zone, and Orhian Johnson breaks it up. Nice play by Johnson! Nebraska will attempt a field goal.
9:21: Thirty-four-yard field goal attempt is good. 17-6 OSU.
9:24: Hyde to the left for five yards.
9:25: Draw play to Hyde for a gain of two yards.
9:26: Miller fumbles the snap on third down and jumps on it. Oh no! Did I dream the offense's success??
9:27: Great kick from Buchanan!
9:28: Terrible throw by Martinez and it goes straight to Orhian Johnson for an interception! Is it just me or does it look like the ball ways 100 lbs when Martinez throws it? He looks like he's shot putting it.
9:29: Miller keeps it and completely break's some dude's ankles on an impressive run that gets OSU into field goal range.
9:31: Basil nails the 35-yard field goal, and OSU goes into the half up 20-6.
9:32: Pelini seemed quite upset in his halftime interview and I don't blame him. If Nebraska was ever going to beat the Buckeyes you would think it'd be this year.
9:33: Well its halftime and I'm extremely pleased! For one, OSU is playing exceptional, and secondly, I can finally go use the restroom in my dorm while my roommate holds my spot in the community room.