Illinois Open Thread

By 11W Staff on October 2, 2010 at 11:00a
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It's been three years since the Illini knocked off the 10-0 Buckeyes with the mother of all gut-wrenching drives.  Ohio State has largely taken care of business since that painful evening, outscoring Illinois 60-20 in the two games since, but laying the wood to the Fighting Zookers again would only help erase the awful memory of Juice, Mendenhall, Benn & Co. dancing on the 50.

The dullness of Memorial Stadium tends to bring out boring play from the Buckeyes, but if this squad can overcome that obstacle, this one won't be close. And a certain freshman quarterback will get a fitting introduction to Big Ten play.

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Nik's picture

anyone know where i can watch this online?  i don't have BTN, and i don't see it on atdhe.net

gravey's picture

Find yourself the local alumni club TV viewing location...you don't have to be an alum though.  If you're at work, then just sneak out....the boss could not possibly mind.

Go Bucks!

flipbuckeye's picture

Ugh, looks like another student radio game.

Joe Beale's picture

My next door neighbor is mowing his lawn.  The poor soul, he's going to miss the game!

flipbuckeye's picture

There's a stream on JTV. I don't see it staying up very long though.

Nik's picture

yeah, BTN checks JTV like crazy, i've never had it last very long on there

flipbuckeye's picture

And there it goes.  Oh well.  Off to www.ohiostatesports.net

EDIT: check that, back up. For now.

Nik's picture

gone again...

Roger's picture

I work every saturday, so I have my wife put her laptop in front of the TV and do a video chat on gmail so I can watch the game. 

Works great!

Nik's picture

woohoo! atdhe just added it :)

Tim's picture

Good first series.

flipbuckeye's picture

Moeller whiffs it big time.

Tim's picture

That was so ugly.  How did that work at all?

Tim's picture

Ok, time to wake up and remember that they're Illinois.

Roger's picture

Bad angles, bad tackling, and biting on every play fake so far. 

Get it together silver bullets!

iball's picture

WERE LOSING 7 TO NOTHING!! FIRE TRESSEL!

“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

Now we love you again.

“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

Tim's picture

Niiiice run.  He's a gazelle.

iball's picture

PRYORGHINI!!! AYYY!

“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

Hey let's kick this one in this time.

Joe Beale's picture

Mr. announcer, can you please explain the penalty?  eh, I guess it doesn't matter.  EP is good.

flipbuckeye's picture

ESPN Gamecast says offsides.

Nik's picture

student radio said defensive holding

flipbuckeye's picture

Another stream here: http://www.watch-sports.com/pro/ncaa-football-streams/328-storytime

Gotta register but they do have a stream.

iball's picture

Pass D shaky.

“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

Tim's picture

Tackling has been iffy so far.  Good thing the turf monster got LeShoure on that one Homan missed.

741's picture

What's the word on Moeller's apparent injury?

iball's picture

come on big kick

“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

Joe Beale's picture

Still having trouble running when everyone knows we're going to run.  Need to get tougher.

iball's picture

Concern about o-line, +1

“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

Buch take the fall dude

“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

Joe Beale's picture

My man Jermale Hines missed the tackle there.  Nuts.

BTwrestle04's picture

Our defense is clearly still asleep. Missing tackles left and right. This is ugly early.

iball's picture

I do believe Ill is showing some new wrinkles in the gameplan, but that won't last long.

“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

Luke's picture

Moeller's done for the game, maybe far beyond. Reports have him out of his pads holding his arm funny.

Nik's picture

missed the first couple drives, what happened to him?

Luke's picture

Pulled himself after being in on a tackle and was immediately favoring his arm.

741's picture

That sucks. Hard to tell (on TV) so far but Bryant seems to be doing OK at star.

Tim's picture

Was that FG into the wind?  Looked good the whole way, glad it missed.

Roger's picture

Not sure we are running against bad numbers.

poguemahone's picture

Herron has been hospitalized with Lydell Ross disease

Poe McKnoe's picture

LOL he's just trying to climb the mountain in front of him.

poguemahone's picture

Stutter-step, stutter-step, *blocker*, mmm sweet turf

Joe Beale's picture

Time for the defense to get a turnover.

Poe McKnoe's picture

How do we get manhandled all over the place when we play Illinois?

Tim's picture

Hankins' impact is always noticeable when he's in there.  He didn't even have a direct hit, and Scheelhaase still went flying at the end of that play.

iball's picture

Any Hankins jerseys on sale. Feeling man crush coming on.

“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

which is odd 

because he's fat

iball's picture

Champaign is a tough venue for OSU for some reason.

“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

Poe McKnoe's picture

Saine and Herron are VERY unimpressive.

flipbuckeye's picture

At some point the coaches have to realize that Boom and Zoom aren't getting the job done.  Their good runs tend to be due to large holes opened up that any college-level RB can get through.  Put Hall or Berry in there and they can create more space with their athleticism.

Joe Beale's picture

Now THAT was a power run.

iball's picture

Alright, now Im complaining. Its pretty freaking obvious its time to let Berry and Hall a chance.

@SAM, apparently Ross-itis is contageos.

“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

Joe Beale's picture

Pryor had no chance there.  Nice blocking.

Tim's picture

Posey's missed a couple of catches he could have had today.  It looked like he didn't go after the one on the sideline earlier with both hands, and that last one over the middle was a pretty good throw.

Poe McKnoe's picture

Haha special teams does something great and screws it up with a penalty.  Then Illinois calls a TO on 4th and 18.

Joe Beale's picture

Suggestions for a new drinking game:

1. Run up the middle for less than 3 yards.

2. Special teams mishap of some sort.

3. Missed tackle.

Any thoughts?

Poe McKnoe's picture

Why do you hate my liver?

Joe Beale's picture

If you chose #2, go ahead and take your first drink after that touchback.

Roger's picture

Should have had that fricking punt.

poguemahone's picture

Starting to think the only way we're getting more points this half is off of defensive turnovers. 

Joe Beale's picture

Also drink on any queso dip or chili commercials.

741's picture

I miss the original Ro-tel/Velveeta commercial. I too want to run into a beauty salon and have a nice looking lady nuke me up some emergency queso dip.

Tim's picture

Thank you, Christian Bryant.

Poe McKnoe's picture

We don't pressure the punt and we don't give any protection for Hall.  Is everyone just standing around?

BTwrestle04's picture

GOD DAMNIT... Fucking INT

Tim's picture

There was so much traffic over there, wtf Pryor!?

Tim's picture

And that was intended for Taurian Washington!  They have to know that October is the month farthest from April, so there's no way he would have caught it!

JakeBuckeye's picture

Nothing good ever comes out of throwing to that man.

Poe McKnoe's picture

Does Ohio State have any plays designed to gain yards?

Joe Beale's picture

They haven't stopped Pryor's running yet.  The only man who can keep him under 200 yards rushing today is Jim Tressel.

poguemahone's picture

Damn, dude. Prescient.

Poe McKnoe's picture

There's some more Pryor running for big yards.

poguemahone's picture

WHO'S READY FOR SOME 2-MINUTE OFFENSE?

Tim's picture

Have to come back out throwing, try to score before the half.  Get Pryor's confidence back up.

Poe McKnoe's picture

1 INT on the year and they are putting on a defensive clinic. LOL Chris Martin gives me headaches.

flipbuckeye's picture

Yeah this guy's been an Illini lean all game.  Really annoying.

BTwrestle04's picture

OMG, thank god that wasn't on us...

BTwrestle04's picture

I just want to see Pryor lower his shoulder and truck somebody just one time.... Seriously.

flipbuckeye's picture

Man, take off there Pryor...

Poe McKnoe's picture

Terrelle Pryor averaging 43.5 yards per rush lol minus sacks :-(

Joe Beale's picture

Plenty of time; no panic please.

Poe McKnoe's picture

Our two minuts offense is too fast!

Tim's picture

Lucky Pryor didn't fumble with the way he was holding the ball.

poguemahone's picture

Yeah, that was scary

Joe Beale's picture

Need a time out now.  dang.

BTwrestle04's picture

Dane Sanzenbacher for Heisman

poguemahone's picture

yay 

good times

Sign Tressel to a 17-year extension

JakeBuckeye's picture

Phew. Glad TP can get his confidence back up now.

I think we all no how fast it goes downhill when he loses his confidence...

buckeyejonross's picture

great fucking avatar

"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

Joe Beale's picture

Excellent catch!

flipbuckeye's picture

D needs to stay focused till those 45 seconds are off the clock.  I feel like Illinois always squeezes a score in on us before every halftime.

poguemahone's picture

They did it in '08, IIRC.

Tim's picture

Sanzenbacher is carrying the receivers right now.  Posey's been invisible, and not having Stoneburner really seems to hurt.

flipbuckeye's picture

Yeah I don't see Posey leaving for the NFL after this year.  He needs to build up that resume.  Overshadowed by Dane and hasn't been clicking with Pryor as much as everyone thought he would.

poguemahone's picture

Posey might get sticker shock when he learns he's a 2nd-rounder in this year's crop of WRs, and that's being optimistic

Tim's picture

Yeah, I agree about him coming back for his senior year.  Maybe he's just seeing tougher coverage, but I thought he'd be a lot more consistent this year.

poguemahone's picture

Cool: Marcus Freeman on the sidelines.

Poe McKnoe's picture

Christian Bryant is killin' dudes.

BTwrestle04's picture

Considering how poorly we played, I'll take this score going into the half.

poguemahone's picture

The defense largely stoned them after that first touchdown drive; the field goal came off the pick, and the missed field goal came off the crappy punt by Buchanan. So I'm not too worried there.

poguemahone's picture

If I'm reading my notes right, Illinois racked up 87 total yards on its next five possessions after the opening 55-yard touchdown drive, for an average of a little more than 17 per drive.

RBuck's picture

D is stepping up. O-line has to start blowing up off the line.

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

Keith's picture

Our RBs cannot run the ball.

The spread punt formation just flat out sucks for us.  Another wart showed with this formation when  a team is compressed in the endzone.  Buchanan's follow through was into the shield.  I mean, the formation is just idiotic.

Tim's picture

Yeah, it seems like there is no advantage to that punt formation.  Any time there's pressure, it seems like it almost gets through.

Buck Futter's picture

Somebody should count how many times the announcer says "what kind of speed do ya got" or "he's got a chance"

 

Those are the only things he can think of to say when someone breaks one

Buck Futter's picture

They finally called a holding penalty on Heyward.

Roger's picture

I love how the announcers have yet to mention how disparate the kick/punt lengths are from quarter to quarter. 

It's obviously because of the heavy wind.

flipbuckeye's picture

That was a hell of a punt.  Tressel must be green with envy.

Tim's picture

Nooooooooooooooooooooo!

poguemahone's picture

Plz just be a cramp.

Tim's picture

C'mon, let's end this charade of Bauserman being the backup and put Guiton in.

Tim's picture

Creative play, who would've thought we'd run on Bauserman's first play?

TLB's picture

We are officially done.

TLB's picture

We are officially done.

741's picture

Gotta be a hammy pull.

poguemahone's picture

That's either a cramp, or a similar injury to the one Denard Robinson had last week for Michigan: simply banging the knee on the turf. Either way, I don't think it's serious.

poguemahone's picture

Dear God, enough of Saine and Herron.

flipbuckeye's picture

Our best passer, rusher, and playmaker out in one play.  Guess we have to rely on our D to score.

Poe McKnoe's picture

Is Saine averaging a yard a carry?

JakeBuckeye's picture

Now we have an ineffective QB, two ineffective RB's that will get all of the playing time, and two effective RB's that won't get any playing time.

Please, just shoot me. This is going to be to terrible to watch.

Poe McKnoe's picture

I'm on a ledge, someone talk me off of it.

Roger's picture

Our power run game is really, really bad. Our line needs to step up big time.

TLB's picture

I think he tore something.  Caught those cleats in the turf.

TLB's picture

He could also be a little scared because it was same knee he had surgery on.

Tim's picture

Yeahhhhhhhhhhh Jermale Hines!  Too bad he couldn't have gotten it into FG range though, now Bauserman will have to do something...

BTwrestle04's picture

This is crisis mode. Seriously.

Poe McKnoe's picture

Brandon Saine for a yard. Again.

BTwrestle04's picture

WHAT THE F*** IS HE DOING?!

poguemahone's picture

If we lose, I won't be able to watch CFB for the rest of the day

Joe Beale's picture

All that time and he throws a pick?  Come on, Joe!  Earn your scholarship!

Tim's picture

Damn it, Bauserman!!!!  WTF.

Roger's picture

FRICKIN Bauserman.

Really need Guiton in.

BTwrestle04's picture

Put fucking Guiton in, seriously. Or get Braxton Miller up there early. WTF.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Is there any chance Braxton Miller will be enrolling soon? Like in within the next few minutes?

Oh God.

flipbuckeye's picture

LOLzerman.  Please GTFO.

Poe McKnoe's picture

This is like Purdue Harbor and Illinois 2008 wrapped up in one game.

Joe Beale's picture

FYI, we kicked Illinois' rear-end in 2008.

Blake's picture

Why do we not play Guiton? seriously....what in God's name is bauserman doing for anyone out there..

poguemahone's picture

I hate to be Mr. Backup QB right now, but Guiton is a reasonable facsimile of Pryor, and QB runs have been the only thing that has worked consistently for us today.

Joe Beale's picture

I'm really glad their receivers stink.

741's picture

Guiton is at least a threat with his feet.

flipbuckeye's picture

Wind must be pushing those punts behind Hall.  Another one where he had to almost fall back to catch it.

BTwrestle04's picture

I'm in the fetal position right now anticipating Bauserman going back in on this possession. FML.

Joe Beale's picture

lol...it's not that bad.  If he fails again, Tress will put Guiton in the game.  Either that or TP is coming back.

Roger's picture

Bauserman had excellent protection, got happy feet, rolled out, calmly threw a pick.

This is not a quality backup we're watching.

poguemahone's picture

You know, I'd like to think we're good enough to beat Illinois and Indiana without Pryor, but I'm not sure we are with Bauserman

poguemahone's picture

The Return of the King?

TLB's picture

put him in and let run the boot

Sean N's picture

At least Guiton has the chance to be Willie Beamon.  Bauserman is just that chump extra who comes in and sucks it up between Dennis Quaid and Jamie Foxx.

poguemahone's picture

I dunno, Bauserman seems to be steamin'

TLB's picture

steamin' turd

Poe McKnoe's picture

LOL Steamin Willie Beamen

Poe McKnoe's picture

Good our offense has come out of the locker room.

flipbuckeye's picture

Anyone else feel that our D has a better chance of scoring and the O with Bauserman has a better chance of giving up a score?

Wait...  PRYOR BACK, THANK GOD.

741's picture

Boom > Zoom.

Buck Futter's picture

Pryor's leg is hurt not his arm. LET HIM THROW

BTwrestle04's picture

This play calling is atrocious.

poguemahone's picture

Really don't want to take a risk with Pryor, do we?

flipbuckeye's picture

3 straight runs... why?

Poe McKnoe's picture

3rd and 13 draw.

We're draining the clock.

pbland's picture

In no way, shape or form should Joe Bauserman ever control the ball under center. Horrible.

poguemahone's picture

That might be the worst call since Todd Boeckman option on 3rd-and-22 against USC.

BTwrestle04's picture

Completely forgot about that. Might be the worst play call in the history of Ohio State football.

741's picture

Ouch. Sad but possibly true.

BTwrestle04's picture

I've reached the tipping point with our RBs. They blow. Time for some Hall & Berry. Or Hyde. Or Rod smith. Or Anyone that's not #1 or #3.

Tim's picture

Gotta win this game before we play it this safe with Pryor, need at least one TD.

Poe McKnoe's picture

Jimmy T sees we're up by 4.  That's enough for him.

flipbuckeye's picture

They are definitely playing it safe.  Illinois hasn't been able to do anything on offense, so they are content with killing time.  Here we thought Tressel turned a corner with this offense, but once conference play starts it's back to Tresselball.

Buck Futter's picture

Well it's Big Ten play now...

flipbuckeye's picture

Nasty Nate, always in the backfield.

741's picture

Just when I was about to post "C'mon Coach - it's not time to put this game on the back of the DEF" Nate Williams comes up with a big sack.

Buck Futter's picture

My love to Brandon Saine is no more...Boom is the guy

Poe McKnoe's picture

Bleeding the life out of this game.

Buck Futter's picture

hurry up offense then let the time run out before the snap?

Powers's picture

i like that... just get to the 4th

Kansas City Buckeye's picture

Ive been referring to Saine as a Ken-Yon Rambo clone for the last two years.

BTwrestle04's picture

I like Saine.... in the slot. As a RB, yawwwwwnnnnnnnnn.

Joe Beale's picture

Saine haters: please remember he scored our first TD today and had a big TD grab against Miami.  Not to mention that 50-yarder against Oregon, which was after he scored our first TD of that game.

poguemahone's picture

I don't think people are hating on his receiving ability.

Kansas City Buckeye's picture

Saines has his moments, just like Ken-Yon did.

andyr78's picture

Saine needs to be moved to a WR spot.  He cannot break any tackles.  Herron showed a little bit of talent today in the backfield.  But his average today was not very good still.  Why wouldn't Tressel put in Hall at all?  I mean they were obviously trying to run the ball in the 2nd half.

TLB's picture

We need to find one RB and stick with him.

flipbuckeye's picture

Preferably one of the guys beyond the 2 deep. 

Way to juke 'em Saine.

Blake's picture

I'll be glad with a win but good lord, this team will get a lot of questions about legitimacy after this game. Tresselball in full force right now.

poguemahone's picture

Jebus, Saine. Just move forward.

Poe McKnoe's picture

And they go back to Saine? WTF?

TLB's picture

Play calling is not good.

flipbuckeye's picture

They teased us with a high scoring and trigger happy offense... now back to Tresselball, and back to hearing the media criticize the Buckeyes week in and week out for final scores under 30, beating unranked teams by only 6-10 points.

I know it's just one game and that we should be used to this, but come on, it's Illinois...

Tim's picture

Best throw of the game, let him throw.

flipbuckeye's picture

WOW, look what happens when we pass...

BTwrestle04's picture

I'm 24 and already getting grey hair. I thought it was hereditary from my mom. It's not. Tresselball is giving it to me, clearly.

flipbuckeye's picture

Go for it.  Who am I kidding?

Joe Beale's picture

It's a high-percentage play when you've only got 1 yard to go.

Poe McKnoe's picture

Don't run it with Mo Wells!

Joe Beale's picture

Don't make me spit my drink.

mightymatt's picture

Is it just me, or does it seem like we're respecting Illinois too much?   Open up the playbook!  This might have worked will Beanie (god I miss Wells right now), but we've got an incredibly dynamic QB that we're handcuffing to mediocre RBs.

poguemahone's picture

If we hand it off to Saine, or really anyone, after a five step drop, I'm going to shoot myself

flipbuckeye's picture

Hey Sanka... you dead, mon?

Poe McKnoe's picture

And they didn't get it. Fail.

Poe McKnoe's picture

My fail. guess they did.

TLB's picture

Really?  Over the left side?

741's picture

QB sneak goddammit.

Tim's picture

Why can't we just use the QB sneak?

Buck Futter's picture

WOWWWWW....lucked out there

741's picture

Gift from God.

poguemahone's picture

Damn it. Challenge.

Poe McKnoe's picture

Good luck with that Zook.

Powers's picture

hike the fucking ball!!!

flipbuckeye's picture

Gotta snap the ball there.  We got a generous spot... and it could very well get turned over.

Tim's picture

I don't think we got it, but how can they overturn it?  There's no way to get indisputable proof that he was short when the call was that he got it.

Joe Beale's picture

Hard to see video evidence when there's about 500 guys in the pile.

BTwrestle04's picture

No way they overturn this. Indisputable evidence cannot be seen.

iball's picture

He was short

“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

If there wasn't a pile of bodies right at the 1st down marker, we'd probably have lost that challenge. I don't think he got it.

iball's picture

Is it me or does TP seem a bit testy with JT?

“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

I'd be too.  Awful playcalling.  He's a peacock, you gotta let him fly!

poguemahone's picture

I can't blame him. I understand JT's strategy, but I think Pryor wants to show his team that he isn't hurt.

Joe Beale's picture

This is an Illini-soul-crushing drive.

flipbuckeye's picture

I think this is crushing the soul of everyone involved.

iball's picture

why do you run DIRECTLY into the first blocker?
 

“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

TLB's picture

Doesn't matter who it is, we just can't run.

Abuck10's picture

If you are going to run use Pryor.

Poe McKnoe's picture

Do our RB's expect there to be holes and they just aren't there? They are running into the backs of the blockers.

PS, I'm going to shake my head if we don't get a TD.

iball's picture

Roll Pryor the frick out!!!

“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

BTwrestle04's picture

WORST PLAY CALLING EVER. SERIOUSLY. GET UP BY 2 SCORES THEN APPLY TRESSELBALL. 1 BROKEN PLAY COULD DECIDE THIS GAME!

Blake's picture

the fact we are winning is the only reason this game couldn't possibly suck any more.

Joe Beale's picture

I guess it's hate Herron time now?  lol...we need some blocking.  I could gain yardage behind Wisconsin's line, but Jim Brown in his prime would have trouble running behind ours.

iball's picture

really? Because Im  seeing huge holes to the left and right of the first blocker, RB's can make cuts. Saine can't.

“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

HE'S A PEACOCK, LET HIM FLY.  ARGH.

iball's picture

Ole boy on BTN is hitting the nail on the head.

“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

BTwrestle04's picture

For the first time ever.

Joe Beale's picture

For once, Chris Martin has a point.

Abuck10's picture

Fragel=Beanpole

iball's picture

Fragel = Big Bird in pads

“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

Joe Beale's picture

He looks like a pale Rickey Dudley with curls.

Roger's picture

Come on T. Peacock...BYAAAAH!

poguemahone's picture

Damn. Nice kick by Basil, though I think he has the wind.

iball's picture

This what happens when you hand Mr Rogers the keys to a Lamborghini

“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

Couldn't have said it any better.

flipbuckeye's picture

Mmm. Need moar Charissa.

BTwrestle04's picture

59 yards and milked 7:52 off the clock. Tresselball in full force, for those of you living under a rock.

iball's picture

Yea and left 7 minutes on the clock

“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

Joe Beale's picture

Illinois is showing us what good blocking is on this drive.

Joe Beale's picture

whoops...they were..until that play.  Nice D.

iball's picture

Remember Illinois rules: A player can toss the ball into the EZ from 5 yards out for a TD.

“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

TLB's picture

all around bad game

741's picture

Out of bounds?

BTwrestle04's picture

Oh, for fucks sake....

blazers34's picture

this is pretty sad.  piss poor performance for a vetran team with national title aspirations

Joe Beale's picture

OJ really screwed that one up.

flipbuckeye's picture

Clutch tackle by Nathan Williams...

iball's picture

Nate Williams = bright spot

“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

I think we might run on first down this drive.

“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

Joe Beale's picture

Really going out on a limb.  lol

BTwrestle04's picture

Milk this m-f'ing clock Tress....

Joe Beale's picture

Gutless call by Zooker.  He's channeling Chip Kelly.

741's picture

Guess the next offensive play: I've got hand off to Boom up the middle... What've you got?

Buck Futter's picture

i say there is about a 10000% chance of that happening

Tim's picture

Play action out-and-up to Posey for 6.

Powers's picture

one tipped ball and we are losing this game

flipbuckeye's picture

Great time for my stream to crap out.

Nik's picture

mine's sitll working on that site you sent me, try refreshing the page, or going back to the mainpage and bringing it back up

iball's picture

aint missin much

“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

Kansas City Buckeye's picture

They should just let Herron be qb and Saine can tackle him.  That way we cut out the middle man, the illinois defense.

BTwrestle04's picture

JUST GET 1 MORE YARD, PLEASE. PRETTY PLEASE.

BTwrestle04's picture

Penalties keeping us in this game. Totally unacceptable.

flipbuckeye's picture

Thank god.  Bailed out of a 3rd and short fail.

iball's picture

Thank you Illin for being equally as terrible and handing us this 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

iball's picture

Thank you Illin for being equally as terrible and handing us this 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

iball's picture

I think JT broke out the "shame on me" playbook.

“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

Joe Beale's picture

Another big defensive penalty.  Cut to an office on campus, where Illinois trustees are starting to fill out Zook's buy-out paperwork.

Blake's picture

i'm sure the talking heads won't be all over us for this lowsy performance or anything....

TLB's picture

Will Tress Score here?

TLB's picture

Yes he will.

741's picture

Illini handing us this one on a platter.

Joe Beale's picture

Ha...another facemask.  That should have been our drinking game.

BTwrestle04's picture

Where has this blocking/running been all fucking game? Seriously....

Buck Futter's picture

BOOM HERRON IS MY HERO!

iball's picture

Howz RB workin out for ya Justin Green?

“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

Joe Beale's picture

A little salt in the wounds?  I like it.

Tim's picture

Nice running by Herron, and some good blocking finally too.

flipbuckeye's picture

Illinois fans cheering on BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO(M). 

poguemahone's picture

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-urns

BTwrestle04's picture

Well, at least this score looks a lot better to the voters that aren't watching this game.

Powers's picture

SURVIVE AND ADVANCE BOYS

hangonskokie's picture

Wow, Illinois just got Tressel-Balled, hard.

 

Joe Beale's picture

With no vaseline.

iball's picture

Can we stop with the Boom and Zoom? I mean we quit the LIC stuff and he's done FAR more to earn a nick name than those 2.

“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

Hey no one has mentioned the good ST play 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

TLB's picture

Better.  Still had that extra point blocked, but nullified by penalty.

Buck Futter's picture

If Woody Hayes came back to life today and watch this game...he would think nothing has changed

741's picture

Wow. Can Illinois commit any more penalties?

flipbuckeye's picture

LMAO @ Zook pulling his guy off of one of ours.  "STFU dude we lost"

BTwrestle04's picture

Thank God that this game is over. It's in the books and that's all that matters.

741's picture

Does the sideline reporter actually do anything during these broadcasts? How could we not have some sense of the nature of Moeller's injury?

Buck Futter's picture

They probly didn't even notice he was hurt because Bryant was doing a good job.

Roger's picture

Haha, classic Ohio St. game. 24-13, controlled the clock when they needed to.

Good win for this team!

Buck Futter's picture

The broadcasting team doesn't seem to think so.

mightymatt's picture

I'm not sure we keep our #2 ranking after this.  Seemed like the coach QB relationship might have been strained a little this game too.  All in all, didn't feel like a good Saturday for us.  

741's picture

I disagree. We will give up some points to Boise State, but will still be solidly #2 (assuming 'Bama does not lose to the Gators).

iball's picture

we're not losing our ranking. Back to reality please.

“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

Northbrook's picture

I didn't look, was the phrase "sphincter ball" used anywhere in this thread? I'm guessing it was.

TLB's picture

LOL.  Seantrel just got steamrolled.

iball's picture

saw that, ah 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

Big D's picture

Good to get out of there with a win.  Got the run game going a little at the end.  Between TP's quad and the wind, I don't have a problem with buttoning it up like they did in 2nd half.  Let's hope we can get TP and Moeller healthy for next week.

flipbuckeye's picture

The one game that Mark May has every right to rip into Ohio State and he doesn't.  I feel weird.

dr green's picture

He sort of ripped into us. He thinks Oregon should jump over us in the rankings.

Roger's picture

Chris Martin is a real moron. I love how he kept talking about the Illini having success "on both sides of the ball". 

Yes! 13 points! Success!