Ohio State vs Arkansas Sugar Bowl 2011 Result

Posted by puguh on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Bowl: Sugar
Teams: Ohio State (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-2)
Toasting Town: New Orleans
Vintage: 1935
Alternate Name: Maintain the Status Quo Bowl
Baldwin Level: Billy

What to trust? You can look at the paper strength. Ohio State may have the best all-around defense in the country, combating a one-dimensional offense. You can look at the history. Ohio State is 0-9 against the SEC in bowl games, 0-3 under Tressel. The two losses in BCS bowls were by double digits.

Improper Benefits: Terrelle Pryor and four others were suspended five games next season for selling autographs and memorabilia. Pryor may face some further difficulty if the NCAA looks into his car rental habits, but with every step, he’s exposing how nebulous and ineffectual NCAA rules really are. You were once the most sought after recruit in the country. I’m sure the NFL scouts will find that really impressive.

Win One For The Big Ten? An Ohio State win might save some face for the conference, but not much. This really has been a disappointing year. The only good thing about last weekend was that it deflected attention from the “Legends and Leaders” debacle. For the school itself, however, it would get rid of some negative energy, and get people to stop spouting that SEC stat.

For Arkansas to Win: The Razorbacks must pressure and confuse Terrelle Pryor without losing contain on him. The “Truth” was far less effective passing against imposing defensive lines. Their offensive line needs to have a huge day, protecting Mallett and establishing the run against a physical offensive line.

For Ohio State to Win: They should play their normal Tressel-ball. Establish the running game with Herron against a weak Arkansas run defense, play solid defense, limit mistakes and make a play or two on special teams.

Prediction: I like Ohio State. I think the Buckeyes would lose to a loaded SEC team. I don’t think Arkansas is that team. They aren’t well placed to exploit the Buckeyes’ weakness against the run. Buckeyes win, assuming the five guys play.

Ohio St leads Arkansas at halftime of Sugar Bowl

The NCAA's decision to delay suspensions for Terrelle Pryor, Dan Herron and DeVier Posey played a major role in No. 6 Ohio State jumping out to a 28-10 halftime lead over eighth-ranked Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night.

Pryor passed for 203 yards and two touchdowns, including a 43-yarder to Posey late in the second quarter, and Herron rushed for a score from 9 yards out.

Pryor, Herron and Posey were among five players — along with All-Big Ten offensive tackle Mike Adams and backup defensive end Solomon Thomas — who violated NCAA rules by selling memorabilia and getting discounts on tattoos.

They will serve five-game suspensions next season if they return to the Buckeyes as they've pledged to do instead of entering the NFL draft. However, they were permitted to play in the Sugar Bowl.

Ohio State (11-1) was trying to snap an 0-9 record against Southeastern Conference teams in bowl games and gain some respect for the Big Ten after a dismal performance on New Year's Day, when the league went 0-5 — including three losses to SEC schools.

Dane Sanzenbacher caught Pryor's first scoring strike, making a diving, 15-yard catch in the second quarter.

Sanzenbacher also opened the scoring when he recovered a fumble for a touchdown after Pryor lost the ball on the Arkansas 3 during a weaving, tackle-shedding, 34-yard scramble. Two Arkansas players collided as they tried to recover and the ball squirted into the end zone.

Arkansas quickly struck back after Ohio State's attempted surprise onside kick was recovered by the Razorbacks at their own 49. Soon after, Ryan Mallett hit D.J. Williams over the middle for an 18-yard gain to the 17, where Williams appeared to fall flat on top of linebacker Ross Homan before rising to his feet without being ruled down and scampering the rest of the way for a touchdown.

After the play was reviewed, officials ruled Williams' wrist touched the turf, drawing boos from Arkansas fans who had just gleefully completed their "Woo Pig Sooey!" chant.

One play later, though, Mallett went straight for the end zone, where Joe Adams hauled in the scoring pass just before stumbling out of bounds.

Arkansas (10-2), playing in its first BCS bowl, dropped two passes on its opening possession, including a deep throw to Adams that might have gone for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.

Mallett also was under heavy pressure for much of the half. He was sacked three times and hit often as he threw.

Only after Posey's TD made it 28-7 did the Razorbacks begin to find their rhythm on offense again. Mallet was able to drive Arkansas 83 yards in less than 2 minutes to the Ohio State 3. By then, however, only a few seconds remained, so Arkansas settled for Zach Hocker's 20-yard field goal.

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