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    October 27, 2018 9:42 AM BST

    PHOENIX -- Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was critical of his starting receivers after the Buckeyes opener against Bowling Green. Mark Barron Jersey . Same thing with most of the offensive linemen and Ohio States kickoff coverage unit. The defensive backs did OK.This after Ohio State set a school record with 776 yards and won by 67 while scoring the schools most points in 86 years.The Buckeyes did what they were supposed to by rolling an overmatched opponent, but Meyer is one of those coaches who can find criticism in a crushing.It was good, not great, Meyer said.Blowouts are inevitable in the early portion of the college football season.Elite programs often have trouble finding opponents willing to play them and will pay up to $1 million to lure a lower-tier team for the chance to host another lucrative home game.The result is usually lopsided games like in the first weekend of the 2016 season: Ohio State 77-10 over Bowling Green; Miami 70-3 over Florida A&M; Michigan 66-3 over Hawaii; Illinois 52-3 against Murray State; Oklahoma State 61, Southeastern Louisiana 7.Coaches react to these blowouts in different ways.Some are seemingly never satisfied, always finding something critical to say in hopes of pushing their players to get better and avoid complacency. Others use the lopsided wins as confidence-building springboards toward the rest of the season.Most fall somewhere in between, offering praise for winning a game they were supposed to with a dash of you-can-do-better criticism.Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh took the pat-on-the-back route after the Wolverines blowout of Hawaii, offering effusive praise up and down the roster for their most lopsided victory since 1975.Seventh-ranked Michigan has another expected walkover this week against Central Florida, which didnt win a game last season, and Harbaugh is predictably taking the rah-rah approach again.Were building and attacking at the same time, he said. We have a tremendous opportunity and we want to make the most of it.Arizona State coach Todd Graham went on the offensive after his teams rout against Northern Arizona in its opener.Not toward his team. At the criticism that was hurled toward it.The Sun Devils beat the FCS Lumberjacks 44-13, but got off to a slow start, leading 10-3 at halftime, 13-6 until the final minute of the third quarter. At his news conference two days later, Graham took a discussion about his teams offense and pointed it toward the negative comments about the Sun Devils performance in an effort to defend his team.You know, it AMAZES me, he said. Were 1-0. We won 44-13. We gave up THIRTEEN points, so were going on to the next week. Thats kind of how I feel about that. I just dont get it.Oklahoma States coaching staff took the good-but-you-can-do-better route after the 22nd-ranked Cowboys blew out Southeastern Louisiana.The Cowboys turned it into a rout early, with the starters beginning to get rest by the second quarter, so the game ended with a score in the to-be-expected range. But there also were a few breakdowns, particularly on defense, mistakes the Cowboys will not be able to get away with against a stronger opponent.Theres an old adage that things are never as good as they seem and theyre never as bad as they seem, Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said. Between some missed tackles we had in the open field, some bad reads and some guys relaxing a couple of times, it was very close to getting those guys to realize how close we are to being very average, or how close we are to having a good defense.Miamis coaches followed Meyers suit -- after watching film on the Hurricanes blowout of Florida A&M.Miami scored 10 touchdowns and had a school-record 42 points in the second quarter, allowed 22 yards rushing and had two interceptions. Yet after looking at the film, Hurricanes defensive coordinator Manny Diaz said he was horrified.I think most of our guys, the more mature guys anyway, understand when they make a mistake, said coach Mark Richt after his first game at Miami. They know we can get better.This weeks schedule will include numerous other chances to get better against what should be overmatched opponents.Top-ranked Alabama plays Western Kentucky, No. 2 Clemson faces Troy, No. 8 Washington plays Lamar, No. 9 Georgia has Nicholls and No. 10 Wisconsin faces Akron, among other potentially-lopsided matchups.Even if those go as planned, expect a wide range of reactions from the winning coaches. Malcolm Brown Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Jamil Demby Jersey . -- Eastern Kentucky thrives off creating havoc for others. . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford. ALEXANDRIA, Egypt -- South Africas Mamelodi Sundowns won the African Champions League on Sunday by surviving waves of second-half attacks from Egypts Zamalek to hold on for a 3-1 aggregate victory in the two-leg final.Zamalek won the second leg in Alexandria, Egypt, 1-0 with Nigerian striker Stanley Ohawuchis long-range goal in the 64th minute. But Sundowns triumph was ultimately decided by their 3-0 win in the first leg at home a week ago.Sundowns, based in the capital Pretoria, is only the second South African team to win the continents top club title and the first in 21 years. The win also earned Sundowns a place at FIFAs Club World Cup in Japan in December.The second leg in the northern city of Alexandria was played in front of a big crowd, a rarity in Egypt after five years of political turmoil and violence that has sometimes spilled over onto the soccer field. The 86,000-seat Borg el-Arab Stadium, Egypts biggest, was full for the game, and there was a strong security presence. Riot police formed a line around the field in the closing minutes but, although flares were regularly let off by fans during the match, there was no sign of trouble inside the stadium.After an even first half, Sundowns went into defensive mode in the second 45 to protect their lead and the tactics worked despite some close shaves.In the last 10 minutes, Sundowns defender Asavela Mbekile made a crucial clearance when Zamaleks Bassin Morsi looked like scoring. Zamalek substtitute Emmanuel Mayuka had a header scrambled off the goal-line. Nickell Robey-Coleman Jersey. It could have been far tougher for Sundowns if Ohawuchi had taken an early opportunity. He burst onto a pass in the 12th and found himself clear on goal, but poked a shot wide of the post as Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango rushed out to close him down.Sundowns lost Onyango to a first-half injury but kept their cool in a fierce atmosphere, and Zamalek missed chances to pile the pressure on the visitors.Captain Ahmed Tawfik had a close-range shot saved at the near-post by substitute `keeper Wayne Sandilands in another clear chance for the Egyptians.Sundowns also had opportunities in the first half, the best a deflected shot by Khama Billiat that bounced off the top of the crossbar.After halftime it was all Zamalek as Sundowns backpedaled and chose to defend.Ohawuchis low drive slipped under Sandilands left hand and into the bottom corner to raise Zamaleks hopes -- and the volume at the Borg el-Arab -- with 25 minutes to go. The five-time African champions, who were last Champions League winners in 2002, couldnt beat the Sundowns defense again.The South African Premier Soccer League is often considered one of the strongest in Africa but Sundowns and Orlando Pirates, who won in 1995, are the only South African clubs to be crowned the continents best. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '