Ohio State fans had very little to celebrate Monday night.
By halftime of the BCS national championship game, many local OSU fans were not happy with the way their Buckeyes were playing, already down 24-10. The Buckeyes never regained their power and went on to lose the game to LSU, 38-24.
"They should've stuck with running the ball. They started out fast and then started to fizzle," said Scott Romick, who was watching the game at Cameo Pizza.
Sandusky City Commissioner Brett Fuqua, who watched the game at Big O's in Sandusky, said he was hoping for better luck after halftime.
"I'm a little disappointed, but we still got the second half," he said. "They need to call the same plays they did in the first half. Tressel's getting conservative."
Tony Bonner, also at Big O's, said he had been awake since 1 a.m. Monday but was fine going nearly 24 hours without sleep as long as he could see his Bucks play.
"I need to get to bed, but I got to see the game. I'm not tired right now, but tomorrow I think will be. I hope they do their thing," he said of the Buckeyes.
Bonner said a man-to-man defense rather than a zone in the first half would have helped OSU.
His friend James Daniels of Sandusky wasn't fazed by the less-than-impressive performance.
"I'm a Buckeye fan, and I root for the Bucks since the beginning of time -- once I knew what football was all about," he said.