Zipped Up

By 11W Staff on September 3, 2011 at 3:29p
49 Comments

Luke Fickell is now 1-0 as a head football coach. The Buckeyes are 1-0 to start the 2011 season. The pain of the off-season still lingers a bit, but today sure made things feel a lot better.

Football is back in Columbus, people, and the Buckeyes are on a mission. Playing without Jim Tressel for the first time in over a decade, Ohio State took care of business in The Horseshoe, dismantling the Akron Zips 42-0. The defense was dominant, registering 5 sacks and an interception while notching the season's first shutout. 

This season should definitely be a fun ride. Time to get ready for Toledo, but in the meantime, we party on. O-H

 

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ih8rolltyde's picture

Shutout! Awesome, awesome, awesome. Great start Bucks, keep it up

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

ih8rolltyde's picture

Brady Hoke is a fat piece of shit.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

flipbuckeye's picture

How sweet was Evan Spencer's one-handed catch?

Northbrook's picture

Very sweet. Nice to see a frosh rise up.

tampa buckeye's picture

That was the best catch I've seen at any level in a long time.  

Buckeyejason's picture

It was AWESOME flipbuckeye!! Congrats to Luke on his 1st of many wins in Columbus. Love the way the freshman looked today, a lot of future studs on this squad.

Hoke is a fat piece of dung, you are correct.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Joe Beale's picture

WMU marching into Michigan territory. 3 first downs already.

Joe Beale's picture

Make that 4. 1st and goal at the UM 8.

Buckeyejason's picture

Same ole Michigan D from what I see so far.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Michigan 1 yard away from 7-0 to their little sisters. Gotþa love it!

BUCKEYES BABY!

JakeBuckeye's picture

Rooting for every Big Ten team except Michigan today. And against every SEC team except maybe Georgia (I'm torn on that game.)

JakeBuckeye's picture

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Hi Brady Hoke.

Buckeyejason's picture

But I thought Michigan is back?

BUCKEYES BABY!

Joe Beale's picture

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. GERGMattison.

Buckeyejason's picture

Its because Shoelace isn't on offense!!!11111

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Velcro and Taylor Martinez will be out before you know it, with all their designed runs.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Joe Beale's picture

Much hyped ND defense already down 7-0 to USF.  

Powers's picture

99 yard fumble return

Joe Beale's picture

Wow...those are back-breakers typically.

Buckeyejason's picture

Notre Dame already down 7-0 to S.Florida

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Where's the pro style offense that tSUN is supposed to have

BUCKEYES BABY!

Joe Beale's picture

USF field goal good, up 10-0.

741's picture

Just back from the Shoe. Initial thoughts: some very nice surprises in the form of freshmen making impact plays (DE's 50 and 90 in particular). WR's played better than most expected I'm sure. O-line had complete control today (as should be expected). Carlos Hyde got better as the game progressed. Smith did not. Baus is boss, but Miller will get better every week and keep challenging him for minutes and possibly the starting role. Lastly, walk on senior Nate Ebner had a career day.

Colin's picture

Nate Ebner was actually given a full scholarship...it was announced just a couple days ago.

Joe Beale's picture

UM ties it up to start the 2nd quarter. Might not see much punting today.

Joe Beale's picture

Nebraska just hit a 50-yard FG to go up 10-0 over Chat.

Buckeyejason's picture

ND is turrible

BUCKEYES BABY!

SilverBullets's picture

The more things change, the more they stay the same

tampa buckeye's picture

I hate ND but they are killing themselves with turnovers.

Buckeyejason's picture

Mich D might be worst than last year

BUCKEYES BABY!

SilverBullets's picture

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Joe Beale's picture

They really dodged a bullet there. WMU receiver drops a potential TD pass, then they missed the FG.

Buckeyejason's picture

Wow really Irish, 13-0? Already

BUCKEYES BABY!

ih8rolltyde's picture

I know some of you may think this blasphemy, but did anyone else think Bauserman looked a bit like Krenzle today? Good reads, nothing forced, good accurate throws and timely running? I know I'm getting way ahead of myself, but that's the Buckeye I found myself thinking of....

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

buckeyedude's picture

I was thinking the same thing IH8. Great minds think alike.

 

 

Buckeyejason's picture

I wouldn't go that far, Krenzel is a legend. Baus is playing safe vs mid majors

BUCKEYES BABY!

tampa buckeye's picture

Krenzel never played that good vs anyone.  He could make a play when you needed one.

SilverBullets's picture

Anyone get a Freshman count of who played today?  Mighty impressive...

LadyBuck's picture

I was too dazzled by Evan Spencer's one handed catch to remember any other freshman outside of Braxton Miller (since he threw the pass).

Buckeyejason's picture

Miller, Smith, Huerman, Underwood, Bobek, Spencer, Bennet, Hale, Shazier. Doran and Curtis Grant. That's all I remember.

BUCKEYES BABY!

tampa buckeye's picture

Shazier needs to see the field the kid is a beast. 

ih8rolltyde's picture

I said looked a lil bit. By no means do I think Bauserman is near the player, leader, and winner that Craig Krenzel was.

But, he was a lil reminiscent of the style of play and skill set. Much is yet to be seen, but I was pleasantly surprised with what I saw today.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

JakeBuckeye's picture

ESPN already prescheduled (stupid move) to go to Michigan for gameday for UM vs. Notre Dame next week. ND looks awful and Michigan looks very "meh." Great job ESPN. Not that I would watch regardless of where you went.

Bucksfan's picture

It costs a lot of money to land GameDay...something like 25,000 dollars.  I say bleed them dry.

Buckeyejason's picture

Have we ever had such a freshman impact in an opener like we did today? Verlon with 3 grabs, Devon Smith with 3 rec and a TD. Braxton's performance, Spencers catch. Ty Williams had a catch. Bennet and Baldwin with sacks.
I know he's not a freshman, but Ebner is a boss! Going to be our special teams MVP this year no doubt

BUCKEYES BABY!

OHIOinME's picture

Number 34 on special teams, I believe it is Nate Ebner, had an awesome day on special Teams. 

741's picture

He also came in at the STAR position on defense and registered a sack for a 13 yard loss.