Eastern Michigan Open Thread

By Jason Priestas on September 25, 2010 at 3:00p
146 Comments
Not that EMU
KICKOFF: 3:30PM ET
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The Eagles enter as perhaps the worst team (on paper at least) to visit Ohio Stadium in a long time (yes, that means we'd take '09 New Mexico State head-to-head).  This, naturally, presents an opportunity for the Buckeyes to put their feet on the neck of another opponent and flood the field with backups later in the game, building experience up for the long haul when it will be needed (and given the rate of injuries in the secondary, that may be sooner than later).

If nothing else, Ron English must be punished for spending a good chunk of his coaching career in Ann Arbor, and then when fired, moving on seven miles away for his next gig.  Talk about adventure!

Finally, repeat after me again: No injuries, no injuries, no injuries.

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RBuck's picture

I can hear it already in the pre-game coming up about t OSU scheduling this game.

56-0. 2nd and 3rd team O gets 1 TD each.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

general consensus based on Big Ten play today...66-3

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

osubucks10's picture

was nervous about betting the line today (44.5)

 

feelin a 48-3 win.. no score running up

tampa buckeye's picture

gave the 44 sweet sweet cover

flipbuckeye's picture

A kickoff 8 deep into the endzone?  My mind is blown.

Buckeye Ben in Tampa's picture

finally a nice kick-off!

onager's picture

Now that's the kind of KO I like to see.

Big Ten! Big Ten! Big Ten! 

poguemahone's picture

I don't think that was ever anything more than a jog for TP

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

NOOOOOOOOO...my internet isn't sponsored for espn3.com...any other feeds? not on channelsurfing.net either

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

iball's picture

How do you outrun an entire defense and look like your jogging the whole time?

Hogs 7- Bama 0

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

onager's picture

Rather see TD pass.

Big Ten! Big Ten! Big Ten! 

Buckeye Ben in Tampa's picture

uh... i'll take that any day!

iball's picture

"Rather see TD pass"

Id rather win the game.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

poguemahone's picture

2nd'd. People never stop complaining about this team.

Buckeye Ben in Tampa's picture

seriously! 98 yard TD pass! wait, why wasn't it 99?

iball's picture

ha

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

poguemahone's picture

It wasn't a 99-yarder because Tress just ISN'T AGGRESSIVE ENOUGH

Buckeye Ben in Tampa's picture

urban meyer would have downed it for a 1 yard loss, then threw it deep for 99!

iball's picture

Happy now?

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

High expectations = good

Nitpicking = bad

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

Heyward is an animal.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

flipbuckeye's picture

Kicking + kick coverage still looks awful.

iball's picture

Dirty ass EMU defense, that was the dirtiest Ive ever seen.

DeVontae Paine, one time OSU recruit, from Cleveland, in the game.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Buckeye Ben in Tampa's picture

wasn't someone from tennessee talking shit ion here the other day? getting ready for 2OT against UAB!

BuckeyeChief's picture

Here's my issue...Boom is okay; Saine is like Tiki Barber, needs space...can we see Berry or Hall?

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Bobcat04's picture

Would like to see a tad more success running the ball, other than that, no complaints at all. 

poguemahone's picture

I'd definitely be skeptical, but "worried" might be pushing it.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

any stream links?

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

poguemahone's picture

Purdue held us to 66 yards because we stopped trying to run altogether, yet no one ever mentions it

Bobcat04's picture

Tressel going for it?!?  It's officially the apocalypse.  He turned down a field goal.

poguemahone's picture

I think he's miffed about the running game.

Bobcat04's picture

Next two plays got what he wanted, so win.

BuckeyeChief's picture

You know, thinking about it, it's almost as if he said screw it, I have a point to prove this year, and we aren't playing down to the level of competition this year, and we are gonna break necks and go for broke this year.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

onager's picture

Stanford 10, ND 3

Big Ten! Big Ten! Big Ten! 

poguemahone's picture

If PSU and ND lose.... oh happy day

Nik's picture

came in a bit late, why is corey brown out there (the CB)?  Did someone get hurt, or is just spillover from the Howard and Torrence injuries from last week?  I thought Torrence was supposed to be back today

poguemahone's picture

Torrence and Chekwa are fine, just getting young guys reps as far as I can tell

Bobcat04's picture

Our pass defense is leaving a bit to be desired on this series...

Johnny Ginter's picture

lol the fans are singing "we dont give a damn for the whole state of michigan"

poguemahone's picture

So the defense has only given up 3 legit touchdowns on the season

Bobcat04's picture

Assuming (and hoping) for no more this game, comes to less than one a game.  We can win with that.

poguemahone's picture

Holy hell that was a sweet play 

flipbuckeye's picture

My boner just grew a boner after that play.

poguemahone's picture

These kick-offs give me a sad

Aside from the botched review on EMU's "TD", that's my only complaint so far

flipbuckeye's picture

Yes.  Tote #1 for the Hall and Berry show.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Helluva play TP!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

flipbuckeye's picture

Despite the fumble, great playmaking there.

poguemahone's picture

Jordan Hallways falling forward

poguemahone's picture

3 touchdowns for the Great Dane 

BuckeyeChief's picture

Anyone else think TP should stay sitting at halftime? I know, I know, Heisman and all, but what do you think?

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

poguemahone's picture

That's what I was hoping would happen last week, but it didn't, so I wouldn't count on it 

iball's picture

Bauserman getting loose.

No other school would sit their Heisman candidate, in favor of getting the back up playing time. That's why we're OSU.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

Wow, old Torrence is poopin the bed today.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

poguemahone's picture

Dom Clarke let that one get away from him 

flipbuckeye's picture

Okaaay... so much for -27 at the half.

iball's picture

Mr. No Complainig here:

I have a complaint. I hate inconsistency in the effort department. You won't always have great games, you can't control that. But, there are 2 things you can control, attitude and effort.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

poguemahone's picture

I hate having 700 injured cornerbacks 

BuckeyeChief's picture

Yup.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

KCAlum's picture

2 TD's for EMU?  CMON MAN!

Bobcat04's picture

Yeah, secondary has looked pretty shaky today.  EMU has had a few drops that should have been nice gains too.  Their worst game of the year.

poguemahone's picture

Actually, a few of EMU's bigger plays haven't been solely on the secondary. The middle of the field was left wide open, vacated by the LBs on two separate blitzes for two of EMU's first downs. EMU's long pass to the 25 was well-defended and a miracle catch.

You are right, though, it's probably their worst game so far, but that's compared to fairly sterling efforts in the first three games.

flipbuckeye's picture

In other news, Arkansas up on Bammer 17-7 at the half.

Wow @ Ingram.  As the clock ran out he almost took it to the house.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Saw that. It woulda been comical!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

flipbuckeye's picture

Yeah it was, my bad.

Johnny Ginter's picture

hmmm, things are kind of confused on the injury front, stoney hasnt been in there for a while (though he has been on the sidelines), and the DBs look completely out of sorts (dominic clarke?!?)

JakeBuckeye's picture

Secondary looking bad.

TP giving Dane back that missed touchdown last week against Ohio x3.

iball's picture

Sometimes I dream I'm the little Swedish boy, trying to plug the damn.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Johnny Ginter's picture

interesting TP fact: as of now, he has 39 TD passes, which currently makes him 5th on the OSU all time list behind hoying, germaine, smith, and schlichter. hoying is the leader with 57 and if TP stays for his senior year i think its a given that he'll pass that mark

iball's picture

Yea, before the season, I thought there was no chance he leaves early. Today, not so sure.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

BuckeyeChief's picture

Hell if he stays healthy he may do it this year...knock on wood!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

iball's picture

Welp, Bielimia and Rodriguez aren't shy of running up the score.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

BuckeyeChief's picture

Dan Zanzenbocher! LOL!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

iball's picture

Dane Touchdowncatcher.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

BuckeyeChief's picture

Switched to CBS for the end of the Alabama Arkansas half; Spencer Tillman obviously doesn't know his name.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Johnny Ginter's picture

stoneburner is not in pads but walking around, albeit a tad gimpy. might be something with his foot

flipbuckeye's picture

Johnny Knoxville catches his 4th TD.

Johnny Ginter's picture

COME WASH MY BACK

flipbuckeye's picture

Hey, let's not let them march down the field this time.

poguemahone's picture

Giving teams like Wisconsin and Iowa good film for their TEs

BuckeyeChief's picture

Anyone else find it crazy that EMU has been more sucessful on offense that the U?

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

are you kidding me?

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

flipbuckeye's picture

Wow.  Unacceptable.

Big Riz's picture

what the hell...

Bobcat04's picture

Good God.  My "area of concern" in this blowout has quickly turned from the running game to our secondary.  We're gonna be toast against anyone good.

Big Riz's picture

at least B-Rolle is trying

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

they are turning my manageable hangover into possible vomiting

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

flipbuckeye's picture

Pryor still in. Hmm...

Bobcat04's picture

I know this has been asked before, but did Chekwa get hurt?  I see why Pittsburgh Corey Brown has had trouble seeing the field...

poguemahone's picture

Yeah, I'm wondering about that too. I'm pretty sure I saw Chimdi out there earlier.

KCAlum's picture

Playing like shit now

BuckeyeChief's picture

Horse shit Bull Shit and Holy shit!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Bobcat04's picture

At least he didn't return it for a score...

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

thanks for keeping that in perspective..lol

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Bobcat04's picture

HE ATE ME!!!!!!!

Big Riz's picture

BIG HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK!!!

poguemahone's picture

I'm really not liking Pryor on the field deep into these blowouts

Bobcat04's picture

Really.  Offense has shown enough.  Defense needs the work.

flipbuckeye's picture

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!!!

poguemahone's picture

A touchdown passing, running, and catching. Awesome. Still leery about keeping him about there and all, but that was pretty sweet.

Bobcat04's picture

Can we pull Pryor now that we've got the Heisman Moment?

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick...dick..but siiiiiiiiiiiick

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

poguemahone's picture

Texas is down by three touchdowns at home to UCLA. 

Johnny Ginter's picture

chek is back in

poguemahone's picture

And came up gimpy :( 

flipbuckeye's picture

Evil Tressel says hi.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

jesus....fuckin kamakazi

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Johnny Ginter's picture

aaand here comes back "we dont give a damn for the whole state of michigan"

flipbuckeye's picture

Ok that was straight up dirty.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

hall is a fast bad dude

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

iball's picture

Can't believe how much hype Denard is getting. He's front page on MSN.com.

TP is so obviously the front runner. If 6 TD's in 3 qtr's doesn't prove that, than I don't know what does.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

Bam down 6 and punting in the 4th qtr.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

Ooops.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

poguemahone's picture

Tress has some money on us covering the spread 

flipbuckeye's picture

Hall with a TD pass and a TD catch.  Now let's get him to run it in.  Gotta be a record to have 2 players score passing/catching/rushing TDs in a single game.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

bama pick.....fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

poguemahone's picture

Berry and Hall both need to see a lot more time.

Bobcat04's picture

Berry needs to play more, FTW.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

great run...but he stepped out..lol

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

poguemahone's picture

I was wondering about that, but hey, that evens out the gift touchdown total 

iball's picture

Jamaal is Berry good.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

flipbuckeye's picture

SMH... Mallett just threw a pick and now Bama just punched it in, 24-20 with 3 min to go.

RedQueenRace's picture

PAC-10 is looking tough this year.  Stanford with a pic-6.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

KENNY G....

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

game...alabama...nother pick...stupid throw...

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

flipbuckeye's picture

Mallett throws ball, game, and Heisman away.

poguemahone's picture

We are up 66-20 and passing

absurd

flipbuckeye's picture

Reps for the 3rd stringers.

 

KENNY G MUSIC TO MY EARS!

DMC's picture

Even former Wolverines find a way to screw us.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

tp 4.0....? hahaha

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

poguemahone's picture

73 pointz 

 

rad

flipbuckeye's picture

Had to one up Wisky and Michigan with the scores.

poguemahone's picture

73 points

9 yards/play

647 yards of offense 

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Concerns:

 

1. kicking

2. secondary

3. Have Jeffrey give TP a haircut to get rid of his fresh prince do

 

 

 

oh...and F alabama...i don't like us being in the driver's seat anyway..too much pressure and bigger target in my opinion..

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

flipbuckeye's picture

Yeah, I'm cool with not being #1 and dealing with all that pressure for the rest of the season.

Also won't have to hear as much undeserved hype about Boise State.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

and my god did texas shit the bed or what...

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

BuckeyeChief's picture

Yeah, the only time #1 counts is on January 11th.

"If life gives you a Jeffery, rub the furry wall!"

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

tampa buckeye's picture

texas your fu*&in out 

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

haHAAAAAAAAAAAAA...yes..can't wait for tomorrow night

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine