Upset Alert: No. 1 Ohio State trailing at halftime against Virginia Tech


The No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes are on upset alert with the defending national champions trailing by three at halftime.

It all started out so well for Ohio State who scored a touchdown on their first possession with starting quarterback Cardale Jones throwing a 24-yard touchdown to Curtis Samuel.

On their next possession, Ezekiel Elliott got his first carry of the season and took it 80 yards to the house to give Ohio State a 14-0 lead. Converted wide receiver Braxton Miller made a diving catch as his transition from quarterback looks to be going well.

However, then the second quarter and the Virginia Tech Hokies woke up and scored 17 unanswered points, including a touchdown with 15 seconds remaining in the second half off an Elliott fumbled punt gave them a 17-4 halftime lead.

Virginia Tech has 10 points off two Ohio State turnovers with Jones throwing an interception earlier in the that resulted in a 46-yard field goal.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said JT Barrett may get in the game in his comments on the ESPN broadcast as he walked to the locker room at halftime. Barrett set a Big Ten record with 45 combined touchdowns last year and his lone loss as the starter was against Virginia Tech last year.

Could we see Barrett start the second half and lead the Buckeyes to a comeback win and get some revenge and redemption in the process?

If he does, then Meyer will have a massive quarterback controversy on his hands.

Jones went 6-of-13 for 95 yards with one touchdown and one interception and eight carries (twice as many as Ezekiel Elliott) for 63 yards.

The first half felt like Meyer was trying to justify his starting of Jones by forgetting about Elliott who ran for more than 1,800 yards last year, including three straight games with more than 200 yards in the last three games of the year last season.

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