Ohio State entered tonight’s game against TCU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas as a sizable favorite, but so far, the No. 15 Horned Frogs are giving the No. 4 Buckeyes everything they can handle.It’s TCU 14, Ohio State 13 late in the first quarter.The Buckeyes have moved the ball fairly well on the Horned Frogs’ defense, but they’ve been stifled at the goal line multiple times, settling for field goals.Ohio State’s most-recent possession ended in controversy, though. It looks like the referees missed a pivotal pass interference call.OSU wide receiver Johnnie Dixon was adamant that the refs missed him being held. It seems like he was right.Johnnie Dixon was vocal about not getting a call on that 3rd down play. He might have been on to something. pic.twitter.com/yEj0cfaFuY— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 16, 2018Yeah, that probably should’ve been called. If it was, Ohio State would’ve had 1st and Goal from inside the 5-yard line.Regardless, Ohio State now trails by one point with a couple of minutes to go in the first half. The game is on ABC.
Monaco: Lewis Hamilton has hailed his mourning Mercedes team and says the performances of the car itself are ‘fantastic’ ahead of qualifying on Saturday for Sunday’s 77th Monaco Grand Prix. The defending five-time world champion and his Silver Arrows team-mate Valtteri Bottas were seven-tenths of a second clear of third-placed Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari after Thursday’s opening sessions. “I’m surprised,” he said. “I don’t know where all the time has come from — I don’t know if Max (Verstappen) maybe didn’t get in a time or what, but the performance we have here is fantastic. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun”We’re constantly improving this car and understanding it and understanding the tyre. I guess that’s why you’re seeing the performance advantage we have.” A similar performance in Saturday’s qualifying session would give the team a near-perfect opportunity to extend their triumphant season-opening run to six one-two finishes. On an overcast morning on the traditional rest day at the classic ‘blue riband’ event, celebrating the 90th anniversary of its inaugural run in 1929, the paddock was busy as teams prepared for possible mixed weather conditions for Saturday’s critical qualifying. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-upHamilton, a formidable street track racer, is aiming for a third Monaco win to boost his lead in the drivers’ championship in which he has 112 points, seven more than team-mate Bottas on 105. In the week of Niki Lauda’s death Merecedes want to honour the memory of their late non-executive chairman with a notable win. Hamilton, who withdrew from Wednesday’s pre-race news briefing because he felt too emotional to attend, stayed focussed on his driving after Thursday’s sessions. His team’s chief race engineer Andrew Shovlin added a note of caution when he warned of concerns about how long it was taking for their cars to warm up their soft tyres for qualifying laps. “Our number one concern is getting the soft tyre to work on the first lap,” he explained. “Our headline times were good, but it took us a lot of laps to get there and qualifying is so important at this track.” He added that the team’s reserve driver Esteban Ocon was working in a simulator to assist in finding a solution. “Monaco is unusual in that we have an extra day between the practice sessions so it gives us more time to look at data and understand the issues.” Hamilton added that, contrary to expectations, it was not always a pleasure to speed around Monte Carlo. He warned, too, that Sunday’s race is unlikely to be great entertainment because it is so difficult to overtake.