It was a successful season opener for defending national champion Ohio State. After trailing 17-14 at halftime, the Buckeyes dominated the second half en route to taking a 42-24 victory at Virginia Tech. See our favorite USA TODAY Sports photos from the game below:
Braxton Miller looks like a natural at this whole wide receiver thing. [ MORE: Watch Braxton Miller’s first touchdown reception ] The Ohio State quarterback-turned-receiver and two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year made a highlight-reel diving grab (watch it!) for his first career reception and added an athletic go-ahead 54-yard touchdown reception (watch it!) to open the third quarter Monday night at Virginia Tech. Miller looked like a receiver on both catches, too, rotating his body to land on his back to protect the ball on the diving grab, and avoiding would-be tacklers on his race to the
The Illinois football team has been through a lot recently. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] Exactly one week before kickoff, head coach Tim Beckman was dismissed as part of an investigation into player mistreatment. One week later, on Friday night, the team sat through an extended weather delay before its season opener was postponed until Saturday afternoon. The Illini handled the run of distractions just fine, cruising to a 52-3 season-opening victory over Kent State. And, after the commanding victory, they celebrated with interim coach Bill Cubit, the former offensive coordinator, honoring
Cardale Jones started at quarterback for No. 1 Ohio State against Virginia Tech, and picked up right where he left off during his improbable three-game run to a national championship last season.
Reigning national champ and unanimous No. 1 Ohio State is taking on Virginia Tech in the final game of the opening week of the college football season.
Why mess with a good thing, right? [ MORE: Get Week 1 Big Ten scores & stats ] Defending national champion Ohio State will wear the Nike Mach Speed alternate uniform it wore vs. Alabama in the Sugar Bowl for its 2015 opener tonight at Virginia Tech. The Buckeyes rallied past the Crimson Tide the only other time they wore the uniform. They wore a home version of the alternate in the inaugural championship game vs. Oregon. Ohio State and Virginia Tech, the only team to beat the Buckeyes last season, close the Week 1 slate at 8 p.m. ET
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says he meant no disrespect to Virginia Tech when he blamed the Buckeyes' stunning home loss to the Hokies last season on his team's "lack of preparation." That doesn't figure to be a problem Monday night.
If it seems like we’ve been talking about the Ohio State at Virginia Tech game for nine months … it’s because we have. Now, it’s finally here, the much-anticipated Labor Day night clash between the Buckeyes and Hokies. Some think this will be Ohio State’s lone test until it welcomes Michigan State on Nov. 21. Beat the Hokies, and cruise to a 10-0 start with the Spartans on deck. We shall see. Would a loss ruin OSU’s playoff hopes? No. It didn’t last year, when Va Tech beat Ohio State. Here are five things to watch tonight: 1. Quarterback. Finally,
Happy Labor Day! In Monday's Big Ten Links, we look ahead to tonight's Ohio State-Virginia Tech game as well as a look back at the coverage coming off 13 football openers. What will Week 2 bring?
Jaideep Anand has a thing for fast cars. In fact, he’s been known to drive a Porsche on occasion. “I take it to the track as a hobby,” he said. Mind you, Anand’s “hobby” is more than a leisure activity. As a professor at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, Anand’s interest in fast cars — specifically those competing on the Formula One (F1) circuit — has fueled some intriguing observations about the nature of innovation within complex businesses. To determine the relationship between innovation and business success, Anand and fellow scholars used the practices of Formula One racing as