Another day, another Buckeye in line to potentially win a national award. This time it’s senior kicker Blake Haubeil, who was named Wednesday to the Lou Groza Award Watch List.
Now that the 2020 NFL Draft has come and gone, draft experts still have to feed the beast, and ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr. has done that today by releasing his initial top 25 prospects for the 2021 NFL Draft, as well as his initial position rankings. You probably won’t be surprised to find out that the Buckeyes populate both lists. Quarterback Justin Fields is…
Just last year, for instance, Michigan was the betting favorite and came into the contest with the best statistical defense in the nation. That is, until Urban Meyer looked like Red Beaulieu with a stolen playbook. Jim Harbaugh and Don Brown (collective Coach Kleins in this Waterboy comparison) had no answer for a Buckeye team that put up 62 points and won by 23.
Let me just say that Mountain Time is pretty excellent for old timers like myself when it comes to night football games. They wrap up right around my senior citizen bedtime and that makes me happy. On the other hand, when you’re meeting a good friend in Colorado and have a few local beverages the night before, a noon game (now all of the sudden a 10 am kickoff) makes for a rough showing.
And like that, the Buckeye victory train keeps on rolling. Even with their big brains, the Wildcats of Northwestern had no answers for Ohio State last Saturday Friday night. The Buckeyes scored more and gave up less than I projected, making me feel like a Negative Nelly for yet another week, despite picking them to win by nearly five touchdowns.
Blake Haubeil absolutely crushed the ball. It soared high and cleared the crossbar easily. It likely would have been good from 60 or more.