COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When it was over, Florida A&M coach Earl Holmes didn’t want anyone feeling sorry for his team.
”We don’t want a pity party,” the Rattlers coach said.
None requested, none offered.
Sterling backup Kenny Guiton tossed a school-record six touchdown passes – all in the first half – as No. 4 Ohio State used an early Rattlers mistake to roll to a 76-0 victory on Saturday.
FAMU, which picked up the sport in 1899, had never lost by so many points. It was also the most lopsided Ohio State win since an 85-7 victory over Drake in 1935.
Holmes, who once played in the Buckeye state for the Cleveland Browns, refused to say that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer had run up the score despite the Buckeyes throwing 23 passes in the first quarter and Guiton flipping a touchdown pass with 5 seconds left in the half to make it 55-0.
”I don’t have a problem with that,” Holmes said. ”I don’t expect the coach to kneel. You play the game. You play for 60 minutes.”
The game pitted a team with national-title aspirations and a Football Championship Subdivision member receiving a $900,000 guarantee.
At least it was decided relatively quickly. The Buckeyes (4-0) were up 21-0 in the opening 6 minutes and never looked back. Guiton, who completed 24 of 34 passes for 215 yards, tossed four TD passes in the first quarter.
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