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THE DAY THAT THE OOPS TURNED TO WHOOPS
Joe Marshall
September 22, 1980
No. 1-ranked Ohio State and leading Heisman Trophy candidate Art Schlichter fell behind Syracuse 21-3 early in the second quarter before rallying for a 31-21 win
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September 22, 1980

The Day That The Oops Turned To Whoops

No. 1-ranked Ohio State and leading Heisman Trophy candidate Art Schlichter fell behind Syracuse 21-3 early in the second quarter before rallying for a 31-21 win

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Time will tell if the margin produced by that last touchdown will be enough to keep the pollsters from downgrading Ohio State. No matter. The Buckeyes knew they had fallen short of expectations. "I'll tell you one thing," said a relieved Bruce, "our game plan didn't call for us to come from behind. I was anxious to see us in action, and I found out something." A wry smile flickered across his round face before he continued. "We probably should scrimmage for an hour before we play."

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