No Scrambles, No Sneaks, No Problem

By Johnny Ginter on October 9, 2010 at 3:20p
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Terrelle Pryor: passing quarterback. Yeah I said it. Our boy number 2 had a career day, going 24/30 and passing for 334 yards as he stayed in the pocket like there were man eating tigers parked outside of the offensive tackles. The defense, which stayed in nickel for most of the day, did an terrific job against a team with a number of passing threats, holding Ben Chappell to all of 106 yards passing and picking him off twice.

Some negatives though, as the running game is more or less nonexistant at this point. Saine seems to have been relegated to a pass catching role, but Boom had a hit or miss day himself despite averaging 5.7 yards a carry. A lot of the blame can be put on the offensive line, but the RBs are missing holes far too frequently.

Still, the good far outweighed the bad; TP's day, the defense looked good, and perhaps best of all, despite all the grief we give him, James "Jim" Tressel posted his 100th win as the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeye football team. We love you, coach (even when we say we don't).

Now let's rock out to some of Ohio's own as we gear up for WISCONSIN WEEK:

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andyr78's picture

What happened to Jordan Hall?  I heard all week, we are going to see him get more carries this week.  He only played one series that I remember.

TP played a great game.  Think I heard he completed 11 in a row at one point.

Johnny Ginter's picture

oh yeah, and penn state got completely dominated by illinois, which is just hilarious

Blake's picture

Not sure if you read the BSD pregame predictions, but they couldn't have been more hilarious. Penn State fans think waaaaaay too highly of the "talent" of that program right now. Only a few programs in the country just reload instead of rebuild. Penn State is not one of them...

flipbuckeye's picture

Our receivers were wide open.  Pryor gets credit for finding them and connecting but man Indiana's pass coverage is awful.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Matt Millen just called Michigan a wildcat offense. Millen has now won my heart.

On another note, Robinson ruins a good opening drive. You can't have Denard Robinson stuggle if you want the Michigan Denard Robinsons to win this one.

KCAlum's picture

The Cocks just popped a boner.errrrrr Scored a touchdown

JakeBuckeye's picture

This Alabama team is sooooooooooooooo not unbeatable. They're still the best team in college football, but they've been way overhyped over these past two weeks.

Johnny Ginter's picture

michigan is trying to keep denard alive by not having him run it a billion times but as a result they are now about as interesting (and effective) as purdue

flipbuckeye's picture

Due to the restrictions on Pryor's running today, this might be the first game in his entire career in which the following terms weren't used in the broadcast:

  • effortless running
  • long strides
  • gazelle
  • deceptive speed
JakeBuckeye's picture

All of the sudden 'Bama's young defense looks young.

741's picture

My take away from today's game: Michigan's DEF = bad.

I want to know if those who were in the "I'm scared to death of Denard" camp are still feeling that way now...

Buckeye in Athens's picture

Does anyone record the game/know of a torrent already? 

Johnny Ginter's picture

you should be able to watch a replay on espn3 if your provider gets it

Buckeye in Athens's picture

Yeah that's what I was hoping for, but so far it's not posted yet. 

RBuck's picture

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

O-H Kee Pa's picture

From 11W earlier this week: "Indiana will throw for 300 yards."

Dumbass says what?

JakeBuckeye's picture

Seeing Rich Rod react to that chop block call would be what I assume constipation looks similar to.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Robinson is choking huge time in the Red Zone. Can't throw picks down there. Way too Forcier like.

tomcollins's picture

Love this MSU - Michigan game

JakeBuckeye's picture

Maybe not as great, but The 'Ole Ball Coach's Gamecocks are just gutting it down Saban's throat so far.

Colin's picture

Michigan = the mother of all hyped-up failures

O-H Kee Pa's picture

Oh, don't worry. Even though the Denard related nightmares in Buckeye Nation might stop for a week, even if Michigan beat Sisters of the Poor U 80-0 next week, the Def Con 5 alarm would surely
be sounded again.

AJ's picture

i believe Tress and Co. will be ready for denard...

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -----------Woody Hayes

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Can't wait to hear the Denard-ism's by the Michigan faithful this week. Bwuhahahahaha.

Adolphus Washington is half grizzly bear and half dragon | Noah Spence kills quarterbacks, just to watch them die.

tomcollins's picture

Denard's performance against Ohio State will make Jafoury's performance look good.  5 INTs+.

Nappy's picture

Don't look now, but we may wake up with the #1 team in the country tomorrow.

Fan of bacon since 1981

Colin's picture

I honestly don't like that idea....way too much pressure

 

I don't mind the thought of not playing an SEC team in the championship though. Let's actually win one before we try to redeem ourselves with that winless streak

TLB's picture

Not to worry.  Voters will move Oregon ahead of us.

Nappy's picture

I don't see that much of a difference in pressure between 1 and 2. From here on out we would be getting every teams best shot regardless of what were ranked. I doubt Wisky is gonna be that much more amped since were ranked #1 compared to #2.

Fan of bacon since 1981

Colin's picture

It's not necessarily the pressure from the other Big Ten teams...it's everyone else. If most eyes weren't on us before, they all are now. People are too judgemental. Another tresselball victory and we will be "overrated."

Colin's picture

Rich Rod has officially accepted defeat

Buckeye in Athens's picture

Two things about this post I like -

1. 11W has gotten me into the Blacks Keys. I come here for the Bucks, I get new music. 

2. Kate Beaton and Hark a Vagrant is my favorite webcomic. 

Overall win.

Johnny Ginter's picture

beaming with pride irl over here

buckeye33's picture

All week we were told that Pryor was 100%. I guess for future, as most of us thought, you shouldn't believe what they are telling us.  It was obvious from the first snap, that Pryor was not able to or was going to run today.  Hopefully he'll be able to run, scramble by next Saturday.  BTW, kudos to the defense, especially Nathan Williams, he has become a force & a leader on a very good defense.

741's picture

An alternate point of view for your consideration: He didn't need to run...

Wide open receivers all over the field, and all day to stand in the pocket - why run?

Buckeye in Athens's picture

I'm not sure if it was so much that he couldn't run, but didn't want to run so that he could rest his leg. I'm sure his leg wasn't feeling 100%, but when you don't need to run, might as well rest it, right? 

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

I don't think the target on our back is any larger being #1 versus #2. Any way you slice it, every team in the Big 10 would be gunning for an upset. And I don't think it adds any more pressure on our players that they already felt.

Adolphus Washington is half grizzly bear and half dragon | Noah Spence kills quarterbacks, just to watch them die.