A very frustrated Ohio State football team took the field Saturday, and took out the previous weekend’s loss to Wisconsin on a Purdue squad that simply stood no chance.
Most would think that the Buckeyes would be basking in the afterglow of a 49-0 whitewashing that featured 415 total yards and 42 points in the first half alone. The triggerman of the Buckeyes’ offense, however, was in not much of a mood for the here and now.
Instead, Terrelle Pryor decided to travel back in time and revisit the previous weekend.
“Not to take anything away from Wisconsin at all – I really don’t want it to come off like this – but they weren’t better than us,” the quarterback said according to the Columbus Dispatch as it came off just like that. “Everybody knows that if we play nine out of 10 times, we’d beat Wisconsin.”
While that may indeed be the case, I think what everybody now knows as a fact is this is exactly why the Buckeyes attempt to limit Pryor’s exposure to the media. Pryor is a supremely confident athlete, and rightly so; with this sour grapes rehash, though, he’s stepped into cocky, bush league territory.
Accept the loss and move on, young man.
Your team suffered a 13-point beatdown in a huge game with national title implications. Own it and learn from it. Whining about what you you think could’ve and should’ve and would’ve happened makes you look small, petty and still in need of the level of maturity that has eluded you for three years.
(Tip O’ the Cap: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)