What's a McGloin? Bucks Ride Boom to Win

By Alex on November 13, 2010 at 6:47p
81 Comments

It looked like the Madison Masscare all over again and if you asked Ohio State fans at half time what they thought, you would think the world was ending. It certainly looked to be another "big game" flop thanks to the College Gameday Curse for the Buckeyes early on in Columbus, but Jim Tressel's team proved by the end of the night that they play their best football in November. 

After coming out and leading early with a 7 play 71 yard drive that lead to a field goal, Ohio State decided to lay down flat and make Penn State walk-on QB Matt McGloin look like the next coming of Peyton Manning throughout the first half, as the sophomore carved up the Buckeye secondary. Avoiding early defensive line pressure by the Bucks, McGloin connected on a 23-yard touchdown strike to Justin Brown to give PSU the 7-3 lead at the 4:10 mark in the first quarter, which lasted through the end of the period. The pass to Brown was the first time Penn State ever scored through the air in Columbus under Joe Paterno.

The rest of the half did not bode well for the Buckeyes as they punted on their next four posessions, while things could not have gone much better for the Nittany Lions. McGloin continued to pick apart the OSU defense with a 6-yard score to Derek Moye with 11:23 left in the second, capping an 11 play-82 yard drive, marking the first time the Lions ever scored two touchdowns in a game held in Ohio Stadium. McGloin's ability to continually hit open receivers on hooks, outs, and slants was deflating to a Buckeye defense that couldn't help their offense get back on the field.

With just under two minutes left in the half and an already solid 2-2 4th down conversion mark, Joe Paterno decided to try and put away the home team early on another 4th and 1 from the OSU 21-yard line instead of kicking a field goal. The Bucks defense decided to get stingy though, and stopped Evan Royster's attempt to stretch across the marker with 1:41 left in the 2nd quarter, but Terrelle Pryor and the offense couldn't take advantage and headed into the lockerrooms trailing 14-3.

Things were not looking good at this point and a combination of Penn State dominating the clock (18:34 to 11:26), McGloin's success through the air (13/18-141-2), OSU kicking themselves in the feet (4 penalties and 3 bad punts), and some conservative play calling from Jim Tressel left the Buckeyes in a tough bind. The good news was that it was halftime and Penn State missed on an opportunity to go up by 14 by not kicking a field goal late in the half, before the Bucks had a chance to regroup and make the proper adjustments as day turned to night.

Adjust is just what Jim Tressel and the staff did as the Bucks looked like a team possessed at the start of the third quarter. After forcing a PSU punt on the opening drive, the Bucks went on an 11 play-96 yard scoring drive that ended in a Boom Herron 5-yard run with 6:33 left in the 3rd quarter to cut the lead down to 14-10. While Herron finished the drive, it was a Saine 19-yard run and two Pryor passes for 20 yards that set up the closing play and gave the team a little more momentum.

A quick three-and-out was the goal of the defense on the next drive, but plans were derailed as Devon Torrence jumped in front of a McGloin pass and took the ball 34 yards to the house to give the Bucks the lead 17-10, their first since the opening drive of the game. It was a big play for Devon, as he got abused early by McGloin and the Penn State receivers throughout the first half.

The Bucks defense continued to step-up, forcing a three-and-out on the first drive of the 4th quarter, and just when it looked like the Bucks were marching down to score again (lead by some solid work by Herron), Pryor had another brain fart. The junior rolled out to his left to avoid pressure and threw a ball just a second too late to Dane Sanzenbacher in PSU territory. That split second mattered, and the pass was intercepted at the 1-yard line, but luckily no damage was done, as the Silver Bullets answered the match and forced another punt.

After getting the ball back, TP went for it all on a deep ball to DeVier Posey, but the ball was tipped up and appeared to be an incompletion. That is until Dane Sanzebacher just happened to be in the right place at the right time, catching the deflected pass and running into the end zone for what ended up to be a 58-yard score, making the score 24-14 with 9:58 left in the final quarter. Good teams need to get lucky sometimes, and I don't think anyone is going to complain about the ball bouncing the Bucks' way every once in a while.

In a deja vu moment, McGloin decided to stare down his receiver crossing and apparently didn't realize that Travis Howard comes from Florida, which means SPEED. The third year corner back jumped in front of the flopped pass and took it 30 yards to the end-zone ,giving the Buckeyes their second "Pick 6" of the game and a commanding 31-14 lead. You can only imagine the type of trash talk the Buckeye defenders were throwing back in the face of McGloin after he decided to chatter all week about how he though the OSU defense was overrated.

Putting the icing on the cake, the Buckeyes rode Dan Herron's career night down the field for one final 7 play-78 yard drive to cap the game off and leave the final margin at 38-14. Boom had a 47 yard run to set up the score, which happened to be a 3-yard pass from Pryor to Jake Stoneburner, who finally looked healthy for the first time since the Ohio game. It was Stoneburner's second score of the season and more importantly, it was the type of play Buckeye fans have been clamoring for when the team gets inside the 10-yard line.

Overall the team's first half was absolutely miserable, but they got back to what they do well and completely dominated Penn State in the second half. En route to outscoring the Nittany Lions 35-0 after the break, Dan Herron had a career high 190 yards rushing on 21 carries (9.0 ypc) to go with the a touchdown, further establishing himself as the go-to back in the Buckeye offense. Herron may not be the "homerun threat" that Beanie was, but he certainly gets the job done on a weekly basis and proved this afternoon he is capable of carrying the team on his back.

Pryor threw the ball just 13 times, completing 8 passes for 139 yards with 2 touchdowns against 1 interception. TP didn't really have the opportunity to get in a rhythym early, but looked solid overall in the second half going 4/5 for 81 yards and two scores. On the ground he was slowed a bit, but still spread out the defense rushing for 50 yards on 9 carries (5.6 avg). DeVier Posey lead all receivers with 3 cates for 63 yards, while the offensive line proved to be solid for most of the day.

With the win, the Buckeyes moved to 9-1 on the season and remain in a three-way tie with Wisconsin and Michigan State atop the Big Ten standings. The Bucks have two tough games remaining, as they travel to Iowa next week and come home to face Michigan the week after. Wisconsin travels to Ann Arbor next week and plays Northwestern at home the following week, while MSU has the easiest schedule, hosting Purdue and traveling to Penn State. The BCS Standings, the tie-breaker for a three-way tie, currently have an order of Wisconsin-OSU-MSU, so the Bucks will need to win and out and get some help from either the Wolverines or Wildcats to have a shot at the at large-birth, while winning out guarantees them a share of their 6th straight Big Ten Championship.

It will be interesting to see what happens the rest of the way, but one thing that is for sure is that the Bucks brought the "Boom" today in game one of a tough three game November slate.

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JakeBuckeye's picture

My question is if this game turns from "Ohio State choking against a good opponent" to "Ohio State whooping on a poor opponent" according to the negative nellies on here.

KCAlum's picture

I thought the QB's name was Holden Mcgroin.

cowboy's picture

I am still laughing, great comment

dirty6's picture

So, on that secondary....I am having probs remembering who the third injured player is. Corey(Pitt) brown, moeller, and who???

JakeBuckeye's picture

C.J. Barnett and Christian Bryant are injured. Donnie Evege is as well.

dirty6's picture

Ah right, and moeller is a lb not a db, right?

I really fear for rolling against a high powered qb, the shoestrings and chewing gum holding our secondary together doesn't look so bad against a first year walk on in his second start (except it does)...

What's the word on having cj back for a bowl game? No go? Same for Corey brown, right? And what about Bryant?

JakeBuckeye's picture

Well, Moeller's a DB actually.

C.J. Barnett is done and will look for a medical redshirt. Tyler Moeller is in the same situation. Bryant should be back for the bowl game, and I think Brown is done for the season. Evege is done for the season as well I believe.

Colin's picture

Evege was in uniform and pads tonight on the sideline....never on the field but he was there, hair flowing and all

dirty6's picture

jebus.

 

help dem.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I saw that too, but he was wearing a huge ass arm brace too. I'm thinking Tressel has him dressed for absoulute emergency.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

No question, the defense played poorly in the 1st half - largely because they were neutralized at the line of scrimmage.

That said, the 1st half McGloin showed good vision/decisionmaking and then threw accurate balls, on time. The ball doesn't care if the guy throwing it is a walk on third stringer. If/when PSU's offense plays like it did in the 1H, they would give lots of defenses problems.     

RoweTrain's picture

It's tough to be a first year walk-on when you're a sophmore former walk-on.

Denny's picture

Pretty awesome for the D to channel the ghost of Chris Gamble in the second half.

Taquitos.

blazers34's picture

reading BSD after a buckeye win is priceless (yes, that means that  Idont have shit to do tonight)

tomcollins's picture

Interesting stat for the game:

 

Ohio State gained 8.1 YPP on PSU.  That was more than anyone they faced.  The next closest was Alabama, who gained 7.1 YPP.

Penn State gained 4.2 YPP on tOSU.  That was the least they gained against anyone they have faced.  The next closest was Illinois, who allowed 4.5 YPP.

PASS THE SUGAR

KenK's picture

Interestingstats, thanks. And you saw what happened to Illinois on Saturday...

Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".

DarthSweaterVest's picture

This win was all the sweeter for wiping that obnoxious fake tough-guy glare off of McGloin's face and turning him into the sad panda. 

blazers34's picture

Its like karma crushed him.  love it.  ill bet herbie was giggling his ass off at commercial breaks

Julius Erving's picture

Absolutely.  The only bad thing about those pick 6's were that he didn't get decleated during the return.  What a douche that guy is.

nickma71's picture

Yep.  I don't recall seeing Beanie glaring at Northwesterns bench.

AJ's picture

im not trying to sound like a downer...as much as i loved the dane touchdown i cant credit that to pryor, it was thrown into double coverage and we just happened to have the most badass white boy  at WR....everytime pryor drops back and acts like a pocket passer i hold my breathe and pray its not thrown into triple coverage...am i the only one?

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

Colin's picture

I'm actually starting to trust his ability to not throw interceptions, one here and there is excusable in my opinion. The one's he throws now are just the result of waiting too long to throw and the ball gets there late. He seems to only rarely throw into double or triple coverage.

What upsets me most is when he doesn't see wide open receivers, like on a third down play in the first half where he had Dane wide open right behind the D line but Pryor didn't see him and ended up being sacked. He also checks down too early.

AJ's picture

i dunno...take away the lucky dane touchdown and the first pass to posey...and what do you have? i dunno i might be looking to hard into it

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

dirty6's picture

do folks really think the sanzo richochet td was a bad pass?  i'm unsure.  i thought it looked pretty basic, TP saw posey was behind the DB with post position and the safety was late getting back.  the safety juuuuust barely got there as the ball did, its not like posey was locked up in double coverage...amiright? or amidrinkingthekoolaid?

AJ's picture

i dunno i really dont care it was a touchdown...my point was had dane not been there it was a bad decision, 2 penn st defenders vs posey...not good odds we just got an awesome bounce resulting in an awesome touchdown...but i wouldnt count on jim drawing that one up again

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

RoweTrain's picture

The pass that he had intercepted was because Browning was too late on his pull assignment so Pryor has to plant and throw it later than he should have and the pass to DV was a nice throw, good coverage, great attempt to come down with it by Posey and an excellent bounce to Dane.

yrro's picture

It wasn't 2 defenders vs Posey. At the time of the throw one of those defenders was following Sanz on a post route. The ball got there before he did, just a slightly underthrown (but still decent) ball and a good play by the corner. There was very little chance of an interception except for off of a bad luck tip instead of a good one.

Now, adding 58 yards to his stat sheet and a touchdown is definitely some raw luck, but I'd definitely put it as a normal pass on his Hennechart, not as a stupid decision.

My biggest concern for Pryor as a passer is that against good opponents he over-thinks everything. I'm not sure why he wasn't look for sanzenbacher more, either. He *can* be good, but he has to be in the right level of confidence and rhythm for it. He had open receivers but he wasn't finding them.

Which... puts him at still above average for the big ten, but not the OMG awesome everyone hopes for out of him. I don't understand how it seems like there is no gradient between Heisman contender and suck. I'd say he's at least one of the three best quarterbacks in the Big Ten. He's got room to improve but on a day when your running back is putting out 190 yards on the ground you don't need a big day out of your quarterback.

buckeyedude's picture

From what I saw, Posey was double covered most of the game. TP kind of threw that up for grabs, and Dane just happened to be in the right spot to catch it. 

TP, you have to quit "locking in" on one receiver. I realize there were times in the first half where he didn't have a lot of time to throw the ball, but Dane was so wide open, most of the game.

 

 

buckeyedude's picture

No, AJ, you are NOT the only one. I'm glad we have Terrelle, and I really like watching him play, glad he's a Buckeye, yada, yada,  but I was practically screaming at the TV for him to throw the ball to Dane!

I hope it's not an "anti-white boy" thing that TP favors a double covered Posey over a wide open white boy. Sorry I played the race card. Actually, I didn't. AJ did.

 

 

btalbert25's picture

I hope you are using sarcasm, because if not you are ignorant.  Have you not watched this team all year?  If you actually did, you would see that Posey has not been TP's go to receiver all year long.  Dane has been the man all year, because Pryor keeps throwing him the ball.  Unless it's sarcasm I just can't figure out why on earth anyone would make a comment like that.

buckeyedude's picture

Chill BTalbert. Not calling TP a racist QB.

Dane is TP's "go-to" guy. Just not yesterday, for some reason.

 

 

btalbert25's picture

I just assumed by seeing "anti-whiteboy" that what you were implying.

AJ's picture

whoa whoa whoa i wasnt playing the race card....i never meant to make it look like pryor was being racist...that thought never crossed my mind...and im sorry for anyone who thought it did...i just threw in the badass white boy thing...because dane is well....white...that is all...no other reason...dont read into it

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

KCAlum's picture

Florida is down 29-7

dirty6's picture

question....

 

after all the hype about PSU never throwing a TD pass in the 'shoe in Big 10 play...

 

don't the two pick-sixes cancel out the two mgloin INTs?

RoweTrain's picture

Probably not since they are the same thing.

F O U R's picture

First off, the fans that boo'd at the end of the half are a disgrace.  Get bent, you spoiled suburbanite ding dongs.

Secondly, who cares what color Sanzenbacker is?

Finaly, no one should be surprised about anything.  For two years, this team has banked on athleticism and big plays.  This is who they are.  It usually works, unless they meet a woodchipper like Wisky that can control the ball and the clock.  We are like the Daryl Lamonica Raiders.
 

AJ's picture

who said i cared...you are so insightful

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

Colin's picture

If you weren't upset with how that first half ended...you are a disgrace. I was at the game and I didn't boo but I don't blame the fans who did.

Denny's picture

Does that mean you prefer urbanites or ruralites.

Taquitos.

Johnny Ginter's picture

re: booing

sanzo said after the game he probably wouldve booed too, and my personal opinion is that there are times when booing is warranted. the Bucks didn't play to their ability in the first half, the crowd knew it, and let the team know it. i don't have a huge problem with that.

also i think posey was getting interfered with on the TD pass, wouldn't have mattered if it was caught/intercepted or not

Irricoir's picture

If you are a fan of this team and weren't disappointed with the first half play and had confidence that they were going to turn it around, then I have a hard time believing anything else you would have to say. I did not forsee the turn around that took place. I am certainly glad it happened and we got the victory but that first half and the game against Wisconsin leaves me concerned about the rest of the season. I don't want our boys to play like that against LSU/TCU/BSU/Oregon/Bama. We will not win that game if we play like Tennessee. One half of football won't cut it and those are the games that will define our team this year and set the table for how we are remembered and help push our reputation further into the competitive mark. We got no respect from the nation and were highly responsible for the criticism the Bigten received even after winning the BigTen year in and year out. Those games are all that realy matters and if we can't play in those games at that level I'd rather save us from the indignity.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Not to toot my own horn, but... I did say this...

"We're going to win this game. I don't know why everyone is freaking out."

Johnny Ginter's picture

If you are a fan of this team and weren't disappointed with the first half play and had confidence that they were going to turn it around, then I have a hard time believing anything else you would have to say.

really? i was disappointed as anyone in the 1st half, but PSU was still pretty much one dimensional, even in the first half. Boom was running well, and though some of the playcalling was bad, i think we've seen this team perform much better than they did in the first half, so thinking they could raise their game isn't crazy.

let me give an example: against illinois in 2007, we had a similar 1st half, where we looked sluggish and the offense wasn't playing well. the thing is though, we were still easily in striking distance, but a killer INT in the 3rd quarter and the team not changing tempo at all showed me by the end of the 3rd that game was lost no matter what the score was. they coulda been down by 1 point and they werent going to win that game.

now looking at this game, it was obvious a different team came out of the tunnel in the 2nd half. had they come out flat, like in 2007, i'd have been right there with the haters. but the point is that not giving a team a chance to even make changes at halftime and calling for the heads of coaches and players when they are still 100% in the game and fighting is lame as hell.

what i'm saying is that if you're a fan of this team and have been following OSU football for longer than this season, i have a hard time taking you seriously if you honestly can't remember Tressel and company making halftime adjustments, or the offense playing better, or the defense stepping up, etc.

Irricoir's picture

Hey Johnny, I've followed OSU football for a while. You have no grounds to question my loyalty. I love the team but for Tressel to have never come back from a  defecit of 11+ to win the game I wasn't at all that confident. The fact that they did nothing right in the first half other than the pass to Posey and the fourth down stand did not inspire me or instill confidence. If you read my earlier post, let me help you: "I am not calling for the heads of the coaches or anything"  I didn't give up on the team, hence why I kept watching. I saw very little in the first half that instilled confidence.

So I applaud your effort to twist my words and try to turn me into the next IBall but that is not what I am. If a fan can't be real about his team but not down on them then that makes them a simple homer. Keep Trolling brother, but chose someone else to exercise your thrills on.

You sir, can kiss my ass. Feel free to edit as desired 11W.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

Johnny Ginter's picture

dude i wasn't referring specifically to you, only the comment you made that you have trouble taking someone seriously who was confident the team could turn it around. and i have no idea where you're getting the loyalty thing from.

my point was this, and only this: if someone has been following OSU and Jim Tressel for a while, and honestly cannot remember a time when they've made halftime adjustments and the team has come out better in the second half, it's hard for me to take what they say seriously (especially during the middle of a game). because they have done it many, many, many times.

again, not questioning you or your loyalty to the team, or anything about you specifically. just fans in general who freak out before halftime when the team is still in the game.

edit: and again, you (speficially you) really didn't see anything at all in the first half that inspired confidence? not us stuffing their run game? not boom running well? not us stopping them on 4th down and keeping it at a two score game? i have no problem with you criticizing the team, and there was plenty to get mad about in the first half. but c'mon dude, it doesn't take miss cleo to figure out that we could (and did) wear out their d-line by continuing to punish them with boom and that mcgloin wouldn't be able to continue his hot streak.

not questioning your loyalty at all here. if you weren't loyal you wouldn't care. just questioning your judgement a bit

Kansas City Buckeye's picture

Lets look into that ESPN biased stat line "never come back from an 11 point deficit".  How many times have the Buckeye's fallen behind by 11 points?  It annoys me when ESPN throws out stats like that inferring the Bucks are down by 11 all the time and never have the "moxie" to fight back.  

They conveinetly forget "Holy Buckey" the 2005 Michigan Game, etc.

Instead of talking about the fact that the Bucks rarely fall behind by 11 points because for the most part dominate, they throw out a meaningless stat like that.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Was anybody else a little pissed at Iowa today? That was supposed to be our BIG win. Now if we happen to win they are a four loss team.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I'd already given up on the darkhorse NCG run. On the other hand, if Ohio State wins out, no question in my mind they'll be in a BCS game.

An outright BT championship would be great, of course, but if that's not in the cards, I'd prefer to play a SEC team in the Sugar Bowl than TCU or Oregon in the Rose. Besides, we'd have to listen to non-stop whining from the cheeseheads if we jumped them in a 3-way Rose Bowl tiebreaker. Let them deal with the no-win situation against TCU.   

Johnny Ginter's picture

yeah, if we win out i think we are absolutely in the BCS. no way we're jumped by MSU in the standings

billjones's picture

Solid win for the Buckos.  One cannot argue that there is a method to Tressel's madness.  We could have easily folded.  Truthfully, I have no idea where this team ranks in comparison to others around the country.

Did ayone else see that we have more wins than any team other than Nebraska since Joepa began his head coaching career at Penn State?  Not to blow sunshine up anyone's behind, but that's impressive.  We are the models of consistency!  Discuss!

Jason Priestas's picture

Especially under Tressel, we are a model of excellent consistency.  It kind of sucks that we live in a (national) championship-or-bust world as Ohio State fans because things are amazingly good right now.

Johnny Ginter's picture

ah, so glad someone posted this. every OSU fan, TP supporter or not, needs to watch this video.

KenK's picture

Good link. A realistic, 1st person commentary.

Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".

Dean's picture

Very classy to keep bringing attention to Boom, who deserved more airtime than they gave him.

KenK's picture

Whoa!

Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".

buckeyedude's picture

Got to give it to my boy, Dane. Was wide open and getting overlooked all night by TP in favor of Posey and others that were double covered. Go figure. The Immaculate Reception  was his confirmation, and took the wind right out of the PSU football team. They werent the same team after that.

 

 

yrro's picture

I was wondering the whole game why we weren't getting the ball to Sanz. I was so happy for him when he got that tipped catch.

Dean's picture

The gesture the PSU DB made when he realized Sanzenbacher had made the catch was priceless -- his head went up and his hand went up to the sky, like, "REALLY??"

buckeyedude's picture

So now we're stuck rooting for DickRod and Mr. Shoelaceless Shoes against the Badgers? Can't do it. Life is cruel sometimes.

 

 

slippy's picture

Why is it so hard for you people to root for Michigan?

 

You do all remember '06 right? I would much rather beat an 11-0 UM team every year than a 6-5 team.  I understand it's a rivalry and the kids will get up for it either way, but there's no way in hell that an 18-22 year old kid will play the same against a team with a losing record than one that is undefeated.  Even if it's just a handful of plays at less than 100% it can change the game.

btalbert25's picture

I'd much rather see an 0-11 Michigan team.  If they happen to be undefeated and the Bucks beat them that's great, but I never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever want those bastards to win lol.

Johnny Ginter's picture

i never want them to be that bad, them being terrible recently has hurt the rivalry and almost led to them moving the game to the middle of the season. also it's a lot more fun for me to watch them crash and burn at the end of the season than at the beginning

tomcollins's picture

Don't root for Michigan.  Root against Wisconsin.

buckeyedude's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyfAD_l9R-Q

I know this is kind of off subject, but you HAVE to watch this YouTube video about the struggles that the fans of TTUN are dealing with.

ROFL!!!!!

 

 

BuckeyeChief's picture

Holy Sh*t that is funny! ROFLMAO!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

J.Mo's picture

BSD is full of shit

Why this moron hates Pryor:
"Think “Mike Vick” eye black."

 

How many PSU fans are Eagles fans? Probably a lot. Bet a lot them are Vick fans too.

 

This moron of the Fan bases.
"Let's not even Talk about fan bases. O$U has the worst when it comes to hospitality and demeanor. Why do you think PSU is always one of the best, we actually respect the other team and don’t shit talk after wins." 

 

Penn State 2007 was my worst road experience. Beaver Stadium in Happy Valley is the largest gathering of assholes on fall Saturdays.

Pam's picture

I just got home from Cols.  I flew from Philly with a plane full of PSU fans and we had a great time.  Two PSU fans sat next to us at the bar at Champs and we had a great time.  There were PSU fans sitting in our section and we had a great time.  I flew home with the same PSU fans I did on the trip to Cols. and we had a great time.  I even asked some of them how they are treated when they come to Cols., and not one said anything negative.  If it makes them feel better about the 35 unanswered pts., let them think we are a bunch of animals.  I am confident none of them have ever been in the 'Shoe.

J.Mo's picture

Now onto the game...

Has anyone heard of "Illegal wedge" on kick-off returns? I think the refs missed a lot of calls in Ohio State's favor like a big non-call of holding on PSU first TD drive. Also think there was a missed facemask on Boom in the second half. I was watching from the stands and it was pretty obvious to me. But they could call "Illegal wedge" against Ohio State.

I'm glad Torrence got that pick 6. They were throwing his way all the time in the first half and were picking on him. Chekwa had a great game - really shutdown his side of the field all game.

Johnny Ginter's picture

i've seen the illegal wedge called like maybe twice, ever, but honestly i have no idea what it even means. maybe you're not allowed to do a mighty ducks flying v? i dunno.

chek made one mistake, letting that dude get in front of him on the slant route for the TD, but other than that i totally agree, he played a terrific game.

dirty6's picture

Illegal wedge: inherited from last years NFL rule changes...3 or more players within 2yds of each other when the ball is live on a kick off. Supposedly a concussion-reducer.

http://texastech.scout.com/2/990955.html

buckeyedude's picture

How about the FRIGGIN OBVIOUS INTENTIONAL GROUNDING by Holden McGroin?!!!!!!!!! Unbelievable they didn't call that. The even had a "Zebras meeting" to discuss it, and the four officials said privately, in their officials huddle, "fuck it, it's too late to throw the flag now...don't want to piss JoPa off, ya know?"

 

 

DarthSweaterVest's picture

The Intentional Grounding and the Holding on the TD drive were the 2 most obvious missed calls.  McGroin was not only not outside the tackle box, he was inside the guard on that side!!  And Simon came tearing through on that third down, got lassoed around the neck and no flag.

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Dude. That totally sounded like me talking to some dipshit Wolverine fan at work talking about how DickRod doesn't need a defense when they score 50. I tried pointing out they haven't done it but once in Big Ten play so his point was clearly dillusional and invalid. And he said the same thing over and over. "HATER!" Did someone record our conversation and put it ongoing the web? LOL

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

buckeyedude's picture

That is the mentality of about 90% UM fans, sweatervester. Did you watch the whole video? My abdominals hurt me and will be sore tomorrow(and I work out often), I was laughing so hard!

 

 

nickma71's picture

Pryor playing bad in the first half was the problem in the first half. Poor choices on throws, and poor throws. He killed the drives. Unlike Iowa's final drive, where Iowa didn't want to catch the ball.