(…or, depending on your point of view, a major improvement)

Ohio State 17, Texas 7 (5:32 remaining, 3rd quarter)

It’s looking grim from Sec. 2, row 40. Anthony Gonzalez and Ted Ginn Jr. have carved up the Longhorns pass defense repeatedly, while Colt McCoy has been intercepted once — and it could’ve been 3 times. The twin rushing attack of Selmon Young and Jamal Charles has kept the chains moving for UT, but turnovers by McCoy and Pittman have been killers.

There’s also the small matter of the lady behind me who thinks it’s a shame I’m typing this entry instead of “watching the game”. I think it’s a shame she’s watching me. An even bigger shame she can’t afford mouthwash.

(UPDATE : OSU 24, Texas 7. There goes the 21 game winning streak. Gonzalez : 8 catches, 1 TD, 142 yards. Billy Pittman’s goal-line fumble in the 2nd quarter effectively led to Gonzalez’ subsequent score on a pass from Troy Smith — a nice 14 point swing for the Buckeyes. McCoy showed unusual poise towards the end of the first half, but the pass picked off by James Laurinaitis was absolutely giftwrapped.

I left my radio at home, so I have no idea if Craig Way bothered to mentioned that Laurinatis is the son of Road Warrior Animal. But he should’ve.)