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    January 11, 2019 11:02 PM PST

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Urban Meyer seemed to be feeling pretty good about his team in the week leading up to Ohio States game against Nebraska. Adidas Superstar Soldes Pas Cher.Despite three previous weeks of tight games -- including a stinging loss -- spotty offense and a general lack of explosiveness, the Buckeyes coach exuded confidence.No, Ive been going to acting school, Meyer said. I was a mess.The Buckeyes expected another tight tussle with the ninth-ranked Huskers. Instead, they scored one of the most dominant victories in the storied history of the program.Curtis Samuel had 178 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns, including a 75-yard touchdown reception on Ohio States first play of the second half, and the sixth-ranked Buckeyes pounded Nebraska 62-3 on Saturday night.There was a sense of urgency about everything we did, defensive end Sam Hubbard said. If somebody made a mistake in practice we did that rep. It was just intense focus all week long.The Buckeyes (8-1, 5-1 Big Ten, CFP No. 6) scored more points than Ohio State ever has against a top-10 team and handed the Cornhuskers (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten, CFP No. 10) their most lopsided loss since 2004.I didnt see this one coming, Meyer said. It is a little relief to know that right now I saw some explosiveness that we kind of have been lacking in some positions.Damon Webb got it started with a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown on Nebraskas first drive of the game. J.T. Barrett led three long touchdown drives, including a 15-play, 85-yarder that ended with 1-yard jump TD pass to Samuel with 3 seconds left in the half.Everything was clicking. The run game. The pass game, Samuel said. Everything was going great tonight.The Cornhuskers were playing as a top-10 team in November for the first time since 2010, but proved to still be a long way from the elites in the Big Ten. Nebraska is still in the Big Ten West race, but a loss to Wisconsin last week means the Huskers will need help.That was real bad, and were all responsible for it, and Ohio State played really well, Nebraska coach Mike Riley said.Nebraska lost quarterback Tommy Armstrong to a scary head injury in the second quarter, when the senior slammed the side of his helmet on the turf after being knocked out of bounds. Armstrong was taken from the stadium in an ambulance, but returned to the sideline in sweats in the third quarter.Riley said it was too early to determine Armstrongs status for next week.Ryker Fyfe relieved Armstrong and finished 5 for 18 for 52 yards.THE TAKEAWAYNebraska: The Cornhuskers rode a fairly easy first-half schedule into the top 10 and gave their fans some hope that maybe they could be in the mix for a College Football Playoff spot down the stretch. Not happening. The loss was the Huskers most lopsided since a 70-10 beating by Texas Tech in 2004. Year Two under Riley for the Huskers represents a step forward, not a giant leap.The game came out of the blue to me, Riley said.Ohio State: Meyer has answered so many questions about getting the ball to Samuel more often over the last few weeks that he has been chuckling at them. Whether it was by design or not, Samuel had his best game since the opener against Bowling Green, getting 13 touches by the middle of the third quarter. By then no more were needed.Coach Meyer knows what hes doing, Samuel said. Hes going to get me the ball the number of times he feels the need to. I just need to take advantage of the opportunities get for myself.PICK-SIXESWebbs pick-six was Ohio States fifth of the season, setting a school record. In the third quarter, Malik Hooker added another one from 48 yards out.POLL IMPLICATIONSNebraska: The Huskers are likely to plummet when the new AP rankings come out Sunday and the playoff rankings are updated Tuesday.Ohio State: The Buckeyes were impressive enough to at least consider having them jump ahead of undefeated Washington in both the AP and playoff rankings.NEXTNebraska: The Cornhuskers return home to play Minnesota, which is tied atop the West standings with Nebraska and Wisconsin.Ohio State: The Buckeyes face Maryland in the first of two straight away from Ohio Stadium. Ohio States next home game is Nov. 26 against No. 2 Michigan.---More AP college football at and Ralph D. Russo at Adidas Superstar Pas Cher France . Just not the game. Kyle Palmieri scored two straight goals in the third period to rally the Anaheim Ducks past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Chaussure Adidas Superstar Pas Cher . With the first unit struggling of late and Amir Johnson - one of the teams iron men - hobbling on an injured right ankle, Patterson knew he could get the nod in a challenging matchup against one of the leagues up and coming players at his position. . The Oilers come in having lost five in a row (0-4-1) and 16 of their last 20 games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. DURHAM, N.C. -- Jayson Tatum isnt worried yet about expectations being too high for him as a freshman at Duke.Hes preparing to start his college career as one of the primary options for a Blue Devils team that appears likely to begin the season at No. 1 in the polls. Duke has once again brought in one of the nations best recruiting classes, led by the 6-foot-8 forward from St. Louis who could slide into the spot vacated by one-and-done player Brandon Ingram.Were really not looking that far ahead, Tatum said in an interview with The Associated Press. With this freshmen class, six guys have never played a college basketball game, so those expectations, were just looking at the process.This is a blueprint the Blue Devils have followed to a title recently, with freshmen Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones leading them to their fifth national championship in 2015. Now theyre hoping Tatum and fellow first-year players Harry Giles, Javin DeLaurier, Marques Bolden and Frank Jackson can do it again.The road to Arizona in April for the Final Four starts now, with that freshmen class getting acclimated to college and meshing with a solid group of returners led by third-team AP All-American Grayson Allen and sixth-year forward Amile Jefferson.Those guys have welcomed us with open arms, and theyre like our new big brothers, Tatum said. They have so much experience just being at Duke -- not just basketball, but the off-the-court things, how to get to classes and where to get food and just small things like that. Theyve been very welcoming with (me) and the rest of the freshman class. Our bond has gotten so much stronger and it will keep getting stronger through the rest of the summer.Tatum has some strong basketball bloodlines, but his family situation is atypical: His father coached against him throughout his high school career.Tatum aveeraged 29. Adidas Superstar Pas Cher. 5 points and nine rebounds -- scoring at least 40 points six times -- while leading Chaminade High to a Missouri state championship as a senior. The path to that title led through Christian Brothers College high school -- and coach Justin Tatum.Justin Tatum says Pops got the best of his son only once -- when he was a freshman.Its like me and him are Siamese twins, Justin Tatum said. I have to coach against him, to prepare and just to see the attention that it brings, seeing him on the opposite team for the first time, its tough. But to see him not back down because he was never taught to back down ... that gave me a special feeling, too, that my son is going to challenge anyone whos across from him.He says the sport was embedded in him from the jump because the elder Tatum was playing college ball at Saint Louis in 1998 when Jayson was born, and it was his mother who helped introduce the game to him. By the time Jayson was a fifth-grader, Justin could tell what he described as how special we noticed that he could be on the court.Justin Tatum says his sons recruiting experience was different from his because mine was probably a little more rugged ... I could potentially fit in a lot of peoples program.Jayson, meanwhile, was a consensus top-five recruit in the nation, and, accordingly, was targeted almost exclusively by the sports blue bloods -- Kansas, Duke and Kentucky. He committed to Duke last July, signed with the Blue Devils in the fall, arrived on campus over the summer and immediately began working on bonding with his new teammates.Weve just gotten so much closer over this short period of time since weve been here, Tatum said. I think it will take us a long way. Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Nike Basketball Jerseys Hockey Jerseys China Supply Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Sale Authentic College Jerseys MLB Jerseys China Stitched Soccer Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap Nike Jerseys ' ' '