that 09 game is a great example of team not focused for 60 minutes
we take the opening KO and proceed right down the field and score to go up 7-0, Navy then goes right down the field and scores too, 7-7
we then right back down for 1st down on the Navy 11, Saine runs for 1 yard, TP throws an INC and then a false start (guess who?), then on 3rd and 13 TP completes an 8 yard pass to Saine for 8 kick the FG up 10-7,
OSU D then forces a 3 and out but on the PR we get called for a block in the back and instead of having the ball at our 20 we have at the 10
we go 3 and out and kick a short punt putting Navy at midfeld,,,they fumble we take it in for TD 17-7,
Navy get 1 FD then punts,,,the game is far from in hand but Tressel puts in Joe Bauserman, we do drive down to the Navy 14, but on 2nd and 10 we call a QB draw for Joe B and on 3rd down he throws the ball away!!! kick a FG up 20-7 half time
Navy goes 3 and out to start the 2nd half and is pinned deep in their own end, they punt we get the ball at the Navy 42
an run for 4 and its 2nd and 6, a false start and a dead bowl foul followed by a hold and though make it 2nd and 26 at our 42, a QB draw goes for 4 and then an INC pass kills good field position and we punt again downed at the Navy 1.
The D which much now think we have these guys figured out allows a 99 yard drive allowing them to convert a 3rd and 14 on a TD pass for 16 yards to end the drive 20-14 its a game again.
the offense wakes up a bit drives enough for 52 yd FG to make it 23-14.
The D wakes back up and gets a fumble, we drive it in for a TD to make it 29-14 but we botch the XP
we then get a INT, and get the ball at midfield, we are up by 15 have the ball at midfield drive for any score and the game is over
so we get down to the Navy 15 and on 4th and 2, Tressel breaks type and instead of kicking the chip shot FG goes for it we fail and instead of going up by 18, ie 3 scores and putting the game away, we are still only up 15 (2 scores) and now Navy is pumped
sure enough the D goes back to sleep and allows an 85 yard TD pass so now its 29-21.
now it is time for TP to go to sleep and throws a INT giving Navy the ball back in our end again, they drive for the score and finally Rolle saves it
OSU was a comedy of errors that day from the coaching decisions (Bauserman and 4th down), Special teams with a botched XP, to the QB not being careful with the ball late in the game with an INT, to the D giving up a long TD when you should be in prevent, to stupid penalties killing drives
even a reasonably clean game by OSU and we win in a walk over. we played inconsistent and sluggish all day and Tressel compounded it by playing Bauserman early to kill momentum and instead of making a wise coaching decision late to take a FG and go up by 3 scores he instead wanted to "make a statement" and failed as we often did with a Bollman line, this keeping Navy within striking distance.