Ohio State 24   Texas 7
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Texas came into the game with the Nation's longest winning streak and aspirations of repeating as National Champions.  But Ohio State took charge early in the game and never looked back.  Defensively they performed better than the 2005 squad which sent several players to the NFL this past April.  This was one of the major hurdles the Buckeyes would need to overcome in order to have a great season, and they handed it like champions.  
Gregg Watson - Buckeye 50 Photographer
VS
September 9, 2006
A record crowd of 85,123 showed up in a sea of Orange for this prime time match-up of #1 vs #2
The Longhorns were pulling out all the stops in an effort to gain advantage, including honoring Texas great Earl Campbell
Texas tried to establish a running game but the young Buckeye defense prevailed, holding Jamaal Charles to 70 yards on 16 carries
Before the game Coach Brown brags about his Championship ring and Tressel reminds him he has five 
Marcus Freeman draws a line on McCoy and forces him to throw in incompletion
Antonio Pittman is brought down by two Texas defenders but he is already in the secondary
Ted Ginn Jr.  had a solid performance and was much more of a factor compared to the 2005 game
Sweed had the game winning catch in 2005 but was not able to do enough in 2006
Too Much Ginn in 2006!
Too Much Gonzo in 2006!
Too Much McConaughey!