September 21, 2007

Final walk-through: Northwestern

QUARTERBACK

What to expect: Starter Todd Boeckman is coming off a very bi-polar performance against Washington. After looking nervous and erratic in the first half of his first career road start, Boeckman settled in against the Huskies in the second half after his 68-yard touchdown pass to Brian Robiskie. That play was more impressive when considering it only happened because Boeckman recognized that the Washington corners were in press coverage and checked to a fly route. In three games Boeckman has made three "firsts." He made the first start of his career in the opener against Youngstown State, the first start against a Division I-A opponent in week two against Akron and his the first road start of his career in week three at Washington. Now Boeckman makes his first start in a Big Ten game and then hopefully he will be done with the "firsts" for a while. If the Buckeyes get up big look for both Rob Schoenhoft and Antonio Henton to get some limited time in the second half.


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