Urban Era Opens in Style

By Chris Lauderback on September 1, 2012 at 3:35p
114 Comments

Shaking a slow start, Urban Meyer's troops unleashed the wood early in the 2nd quarter and never looked back in a 56-10 pasting of the Miami RedHawks

Seven different Buckeyes found the endzone including Devin Smith via the sickest catch you'll see this year. Zach Boren scored his first TD since 2009, Bri'onte Dunn recorded his first as a Buckeye and Braxton went off for 205 and 2TD through the air with another 161 and a TD on the ground. 

When the gun sounded, the Buckeyes racked up a total yardage advantage of 538-312 and won the turnover battle 3-0. 

Good times, once again, in Columbus. 

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schooey's picture

Miami will not win the MAC. UCF will be interesting, some serious work to do in one short week. 

Steve Earle Bruce Springsteen's picture

Lots of hate in the liveblog, but I love the way this team looked for those last three quarters. The secondary stepped up and got the job done after that first quarter. I'm not worried about the DL because Miami is the exact type of offense that minimizes DL. Urban called their offense a "talent neutralizer" on his radio show, like Navy's triple option. I don't think he didn't expect some of what he saw today. Hyde is a perfect runner for this offense. The receivers made the type of grabs they have to for this team to win a whole lot of games.
Nothing but praise for this team, outside of needing to wake up at the start of the game, not after.  All in all, they looked far better than I expected coming out of the gate. 

The North remembers.

schooey's picture

Great tag line. 

Buckeyejason's picture

congrats to Urban on his first win as a Buckeye head coach. Slow and ugly first quarter..as expected, or at leas i expected. Alot of things to improve on..ill take 1-0 though.

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RBuck's picture

Best stat of the day: Zero false starts.

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flipbuckeye's picture

Could've sworn Fragel had one...

RBuck's picture

Must 've missed it.

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Crimson's picture

Yeah he had one.  My first rhought was, "Oh god, it's the Shugarts curse!"  Seemed like the line performed fairly well though.

OSU2002Grad's picture

Not very impressed with Braxton throwing the ball or the pass rush in the first half. If those two areas don't improve, we'll be lucky to win 9 games.

Buckeyejason's picture

alot of areas for improvement
Braxtons passing:
Pass rush:
coverage:
i was impressed with our 3 wideouts, spencer, brown, and smith. They'll be the best in the BIG TEN next year.

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O-H Kee Pa's picture

Since this is 11W, I'm not entirely sure why I'm surprised there's hate/bitching. Yes, our secondary was out of position a lot. Yes, the pass rush, considering our all world talent, wasn't a huge factor. But, if you're honestly disappointed/frustrated with today's performance, then please inform UFM how we can drop 50 spots on a weekly basis and regularly go undefeated (because OBVIOUSLY those are the only palatable outcomes for many of our brethren wearing scarlet and gray, Coke bottle thick glasses). As you mentioned above, there are merely areas for improvement, not areas that should induce panic. Shockingly, the other 119 FBS teams also need to improve.

Buckeyejason's picture

What did I say to get you all excited?

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O-H Kee Pa's picture

Sorry; wasn't directed towards you. Just a general comment in that I agree with you that we just need to improve, and by and large, we should be friggin ecstatic about our performance (all things considering).

Buckeyejason's picture

I'm happy we won, obviously positives and negatives..Like nfl preseason I don't take much from these cup cake out of conference games. 

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Whosisbrew's picture

Seriously. Guy just pointed out areas for improvement. Everybody just calm the heck down. Of course we're all giddy about a 56-10 win, but it's ok to point out where the team can improve.

O-H Kee Pa's picture

Again, wasn't disagreeing with BuckeyeJason. I agree with him that we need to improve. My comment wasn't specifically directed towards him at all (just a general comment).

schooey's picture

I think the panic was honest because I real team would have put up 21 on us in that quarter. Even Miami should have had 14 or 17. 

buckz4evr's picture

I agree.  I can't count the times I said that we were so lucky.  Once OSU got the cobwebs and emotions under control, we were great.  I'm just so thankful the mistakes came on a less than great team.  Kudos to Miami's quarterback, though.  He certainly looks like the real deal.  My comments don't make me a Buckeye hater.  I think Meyer would say the same.

Whosisbrew's picture

Did they say anything about Braxton's condition in the press conference?
 

William's picture

From the South stands it looked like he was cramping. Dude needs to be hydrating and taking in more electrolytes 2-3 days before games.. It was really humid today, so that would certainly explain cramping. A Miami player went down with cramps too.

unknownmusketeer's picture

He needs to take Coach Mick's Gatorade chugging contests more seriously.

Poison nuts's picture

Cramps for sure - no big deal. I thought Guiton played well & don't have too many worries about him having to come in if Braxton has to come out...

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tunehtraef's picture

I think it was exactly what I expected, minus some more defensive pressure. Thought they'd start slow, but I was happy they DIDN'T TURN THE BALL OVER! (Probably should have on the lucky bounce under the Miami defender and Miller falling back on it!) The offense had flashes of greatness and will gel together in the next few weeks!
I think it gives the coaching staff a great place to work for improvement in all areas...

DAVE's picture

Not impressed with our o line. Also, wished we got a sack or two. 
 
However, congrats to the team on an impressive win. Let's keep it up!
 
O-H

William's picture

Our O-line definitely needs work, but we had 294 yards rushing in our first game. You can't complain that much. I'm more worried about our secondary, even if Dysert and Harwell are damn good players.

cbusbuckeye's picture

Same, the zone was driving me crazy!

rdubs's picture

I believe we got at least two sacks... Noah Spence had one and Adolphus had one.  Those are the only ones I remember.

BuckGuy003's picture

I believe simon had one? He grabbed the collar and pulled him down. Could be mistaken

Jeremy91's picture

He got rid of it right before Simon drove him into the ground. That was when Howard got his first INT I believe?

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UpNorthBuckeye's picture

The QB threw it away before Simon brought him down on that play
^ What he said ha

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Crimson's picture

Yeah, I believe I saw two.  I was hoping for more sacks myself, but there was a lot of pressure with two sacks coming late.  I have to hand it to that QB though.  He's a future pro when he can get the ball out that quick.  He would have done more damage if he had better receivers.

PharmBuck's picture

Miami threw quick passes all game...perfect defense against a good dline. Football 101

"You're pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got 9 guys who better go do it again," said Meyer. "Do it a little harder next time."

Buckeyejason's picture

Is it me or is Evan Spencer all yoked now? Dude put in work this off season. 
Did Michael Thomas have a catch?

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Jeremy91's picture

Did Thomas even play?

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Crimson's picture

I saw Thomas on the field, but I don't think he was thrown at once.  I hope they give him some time during the nonconference games to see what he can do.  Spring was magic.

UpNorthBuckeye's picture

I thought he was targeted once but it was thrown behind him

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Crimson's picture

I was looking for him, but I didn't see anything.  Must have missed it.

Buckeyejason's picture

I knew it was crazy talk that he would be a #2 or 3 reciever after the spring game. Rod Smith must be pissed.

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scottynoshotty's picture

I was beyond livid at the end of that first quarter..I'm still not sure how a 4 win Mac team put up that solid of a quarter against us. And I was stunned at what followed in the next 3 quarters..at the end of the first 8 wins was looking iffy.. But after the last 3 12 looks very possible..they put up 56 pts in THREE quarters..I'm still not sure what to think..just that I never want to see that first quarter team again..and to win against good teams we will need more pressure on the qb..the one thing I watched all game was the d line and even when they took their time getting the pass off..Miamis o line did more than a good job buying him time on most occasions..can only imagine the success BIG o lines will have

Well i like college and i like football...and im gunna keep doin em both cause they make me feel good!!!

schooey's picture

I hear ya man. All I can assume is that the pressure of first game, first game for Urban, the press hype, the fan hype, the new offense, the pressure, and Miami being a MAC team with nothing to lose... maybe Braxton and crew did not get enough sleep. Urban looked tired to me too. Pressure and nerves, I pray that is all is was. The confusion in the secondary really really scared me but it was so bad that I can only assume it was a freak occurance. 
UCF will be much more telling. 

Buckeyejason's picture

You can't take anything from these games..won't determine 12-0 or 8-4 IMO.

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DAVE's picture

Absolutely. The season doesn't really start until Michigan St. 

hodge's picture

Man, thank god that the Airraid hasn't taken over the B1G...
Luckily, the Buckeyes will be able to bring more pressure against the rest of our schedule, though I think part of our problem was only rushing three in the first half.  It's also worthmentioning that I think that a lot of the dropped passes had to do with the OSU d-line making Dysert throw earlier than he wanted to.  Granted, there's still a lot of room to improve for the secondary, but I really can't complain about much here--Bucks looked damn good.  I just love that I can now count on an exciting second half in the early season!

Crimson's picture

Yeah, we had pressure most of the day, but I'll split credit between our D-line and their bad receivers.  Dysert looked really good.

baddogmaine's picture

Buckeyes won their first game of 2011 42-0. In other words it is risky to take too much from pasting an overmatched MAC oppenent. Sure, there was a lot to like. There was also that dreadful first quarter. There was the inability to push the Miami line back one yard at the end of the first half, and Hyde's failure  to punish a weak foe. There was the porous pass defense, and the inability to get a decent but not big time QB out of a comfort zone until the burden of carrying the entire offense finally got to Dysert.
So, OK, the nerves are behind us. From here on there are no excuses. The games will be progressively harder, leading to  game five against a very good Spartan side. Love a 56 point oitburst today, but I bet Meyer is even more concerned about the problems than I am.
 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I'm not especially worried.
Hyde showed flashes - overall, he looked good. You can tell they're trying to ration his carries because they don't want to overwork him in the first game against Miami OH. And he probably won't get much more than 20 carries in most games. He just needs to be ready to fire out of the blocks when he gets his first carry three series into a game, etc. He can't expect to get 8 carries in the 1Q just to get into a rythym. It's not that kind of offense. I'm confident that he'll learn to create his own rythym.
Several of Miami's big plays in the passing game were on correctable errors in the Buckeye secondary. Otherwise, the secondary played well for the most part against a QB who was making plays. And there's not really any way to get pressure on the QB when they run that stuff. You try to get a push, anyway, to keep them honest, but the DL can't get to the QB in 2.2 seconds. 
The only issues I had were the early breakdowns in the secondary and the early disjointedness on offense - both characteristic of first games of the season and easily correctable. Otherwise, they kicked Miami's asses.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I was always a staunch JT supporter, but here's one cool difference with Urbz in charge: under Tress, when the team had a bad first quarter like that, you could be pretty sure it would be an ugly game overall. The JT Buckeyes would have ground out a 23-10 victory today. Now, it's false to say JT didn't have big blowouts because he most certainly did - but you could see the ugly games developing in slow motion, with little hope that it would suddenly turn into a party. 
Under Urbz, the Buckeyes might be losing 0-10 midway through the 2Q and all the haters will get excited. Fifteen minutes later, those same haters will be flipping channels and see that Ohio State is now up 28-10 and they'll go, "WTF?!?"
That's what happened to me (a Gators hater) when Urbz coached Florida.
With the shoe on the other foot, this is a welcome change indeed.  

schooey's picture

Yes, exactly that about how the game would have proceeded under Tressel. My own knee-jerk reaction was to go to Dave, Dave, Dave. Urban stuck with is game plan, I believe. 

scottynoshotty's picture

Can't argue with the fact there isn't much you can take from this game..was surprised we didn't get much pressure tho..I think what happens against ucf and cal will tell a lot more..sound beatings of those 2 and I think we can all get pretty excited 

Well i like college and i like football...and im gunna keep doin em both cause they make me feel good!!!

Crimson's picture

I think we had a lot of pressure, but Dysert just got rid of it very quickly.  I don't blame our line a lot for that, but I did expect to see more sacks before the game started.

schooey's picture

Yes, he got rid of the ball too quickly for much pressure to build. But my fear is that other teams, especially UCF can do that and actually catch the ball, faster receivers etc. That is what concerns me. How will the Bucks adapt to that? The secondary will have to improve GREATLY. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Well, it makes it very difficult to sack the QB, but it has drawbacks, too. Miami rushed for -1 yard. Their QB was making great plays and they still only scored 1 TD.
I cannot ever recall Ohio State ever losing to this style of offense (with maybe the exception of the Fiesta bowl loss to Texas in 2008/09, if that qualifies as a similar offensive approach). And every time the Buckeyes beat one of these offenses, the fans complain that they gave up 300 yards passing and got 0-2 sacks. Well, how do you think the opposing fans feel? 

baddogmaine's picture

I don't care about the opposing fans. And OSU expected that Miami would not run the ball - they finished dead last in Div 1 rushing last year and had given no indication that they were changing their philosophy. And even knowing they were going to throw almost every down we struggled, giving up far too many big plays. It had better be correctible, because Miami showed a well-coached team with a more balanced offense and better receivers  how to play the Buckeyes.
I don't recall a Buckeye team going 6-7 until they did. The past, with a different set of coaches, is irrelevent. What matters is how we play this year, and while the Buckeye point total is nice and the margin of victory nice there are reasons for concern.
B1G not representing well. MSU squeaked. WIS really squeaked. IA really really squeaked. PSU lost. Here's hoping the team in the televised late game does worst of all! (I'm in the campo that thinks that making AACC 0-12 is infinitely better than making them 11-1.)

Crimson's picture

Agreed that the secondary needs to improve.  They didn't know what they were doing in the 1st quarter especially, and Howard in particular needs to step up as a defender and tackler.  However, I think about half of the yards Dysert got were in the 1st quarter before the coaches yelled at them.  I also don't think many QBs will get it out as quickly and effectively as Dysert did.  Overall, I'm not too concerned with the secondary stepping up, but better competition will tell how much they need to make up.

schooey's picture

Yeah, both good points. 

dbit's picture

Anyone else notice the 2 deep guys protecting the punter were Simon and Boren?  Urban is serious about the punt...
Maybe this is crazy with Simon/Shazier/etc, but I think Bradley Roby may be the best player on our defense.  He did so much for us today.
@Fido - That's all I could think of.... how we scored relatively quick.  And at the end of the half, with Tressel we would've ran out the clock to go into the half with the lead, but Urban pressed and we nearly put another score on the board.

Crimson's picture

Agreed on Roby.  I posted something about him in the poll.

Nick's picture

Can't tell much about the dline from this game. They rushed 3 pretty much the whole time and Miami was running and throwing 3-4 yard routes so even the Giants dline would have trouble gettings sacks against a game plan like that. 

Buckeyejason's picture

Some "expert" analysis from Bucknuts:
 
Heater3834 posts
Well, the big day finally arrived. After all the pain and suffering of the last year and a half, the new era Ohio State football under Urban Meyer finally took place on the field against a real opponent. And what a day it was!
Jim Bollman's offense is officially exorcised ... thank the good Lord for that. Sure, the 1st quarter was a nice tribute to the long time OC with its 3-and-outs and stalled drives, but after the opening stanza, Ohio State brought the heat.
There were no major injuries that I saw or heard. That is key in these warm-up games. You have to get through the non-conference schedule as unscathed as possible. The Braxton Miller cramp scare had me worried for a moment.
I am not convinced that we can win a game with Braxton Miller's arm yet, but I am definitely feeling better about his mechanics. He was a mechanical mess last season but for the most part was much better. There was a quick dump where he threw incomplete off the wrong foot, but that is forgiven. He also had a completely under thrown duck at the end of the first half -- it was ugly.
For the most part, Miller made smart and quick decisions on the field. He was a leader and he protected the ball. He did have a very risky intentional grounding (fumble?) that wasn't wise.
Opening up in the second half with an electric 65-yard TD run, Miller showed picture-perfect execution on the option. It was a play that other teams will watch in game prep and hope it doesn't happen to them.
The defense looked horrible to start. If it wasn't for dropped passes all day, the game would be much, much closer in the end. I will never understand soft coverage when you clearly have better athletes. And Ohio State has better athletes; better, stronger, faster. When you have the advantage, take it to them. Fickell's "re-debut" at the DC was horrid in the first half in regards to the passing game. This is NOT a team that Ohio State should surrender 300+ yards to.
And Miami knew it. In the first half, Zac Dysert threw a Herculean 34 times (53 in all). He completed 19 of them...but he had at least 6 drops from his receivers (including one for a would-be TD and another for a would-be 1st down).
In short, the defensive backfield worries me. I don't care about how many returning starters there are. They aren't good enough at this point -- either in scheme or in execution ... or both! With the breakdown in communication, I thought I was watching Jamario O'Neal out there. Egad.
While I am on the Fickell piece of it, what was with sending 3 men all day. There is this cool thing now, it's called a "blitz" where you can send more than just three people in. This is meant to increase pressure on the quarterback. Seriously Luke, read up on it, please. Notice in the 3rd quarter when Sabino came in, it was a sack (intentional grounding, actually). Pressure works.
It can be difficult to measure exactly what you have when you are playing a team like Miami in the opener of the new Meyer era. You have to look at the bottom line of "did Ohio State impose their will upon the opponent. With the exception of the first half (and TD in the 3rd qtr) in the passing defense, the answer is "yes".
Carlos Hyde showed some on the field, but when you have :03 left in the half at the 1-yard line, well you HAVE to get in the end zone. That's not just on Hyde though...the hogmollies on the line need to line up helmet-to-helmet and dominate. They did not and the result may be felt later in the season when Meyer -- faced with a 4th and 1 -- elects to punt rather than go for it. It could be the difference between a win and a loss.
On the plus side for Hyde, he did a very nice job of (usually) not going down on first contact. In fact, he was hit a couple of times on his second TD scamper. It's great to see.
Let me talk about that play at the end of the half here. That illustrates exactly how the Urban Meyer era will be a shift from the Jim Tressel regime. Tressel would have kicked the FG. He wouldn't have thought twice about it. I don't think Meyer gave a second thought to his completely opposite decision. There's a new sheriff in town and his rules are 180 degrees from the last one.
Nathan Williams: it was GREAT to see him out there and rattling cages. He will be a huge asset this season for the Buckeyes. Don't do anything crazy here and overplay him.
Philly Brown played his arse off out there today. After so many teases in the past, he might have put it all together now. Let me give props to the entire receiver corps. After the worst unit stats last year since the days that Woody stalked the sidelines, they came out and displayed a realization of their collective potential.
Devin Smith's one-handed TD catch was one of the most amazing catches I have ever seen, by the way. Simply outstanding.
And how about Meyer getting Boren a couple of carries and a TD. That is a good will move that will go a long way to establishing himself as a fair coach that rewards hard work. "Bust your arse and good things will come your way under Urban Meyer."
Kenny Guiton: Good to see him on the field. The best thing I can say about him? "He's no Joe Bauserman."
Casual observation here...anyone else think The Pontiff has put on about 5 or 10 pounds?
The absence of JB Shugarts is already felt by Ohio State...only one false start committed.
Who is hot? Miller, Hyde, John Simon (who I should have mentioned more in this post), Ben Buchanan, Travis Howard (with two TDs), D. Smith, Brown
Who is not? The safeties, R. Smith (5th RB to get a carry), Luke Fickell's pass defense scheme.
Final thought? A good first game.for Ohio State. They worked on things they needed to and smoothed out the offense a little. Also, as a fan it was really cool to get into the 50s. Remember -- get wins, work on your weaknesses (pass D), and don't get hurt in the non-conference schedule.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Crimson's picture

You need to go yell at this person.  Praise Howard?  He blew coverage a lot and missed tackles.  One of the picks was all Simon, and I'm not sure about the other.  How about Roby?  Roby was a beast!

D-Day0043's picture

The momentum of this game could have very easily swung into Miami's favor. They had quite a few drops. Our success is going to be predicated on the ability to throw vertically. As soon as we were able to, the whole complexion of the game changed. Good teams will capitalize. We very easily could have been down big and had we been playing a good team we probably would have lost. Miami didn't have the depth to compete for four quarters. This team has a whole lot of work to do if we are going to compete with the big boys. The defense better get squared away quickly or it is going to be a long year. Miami had over 300 yards passing and had they not had all of those drops, they wold have probably had over 400. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Miami got outrushed -1 yard to 294 yards. They were never going to win the game. Not unless Oho State obliged by playing the entire game like they did in the 1Q. But if they played the entire game like they did in the 2, 3, 4th Qs, Ohio State drops 70 on 'em.

schooey's picture

Miami appears to have no running game. So that entire side of our D remains to be seen. Shazier was relatively untested. 

Poison nuts's picture

Shazier did smash a dude though...It was a thing of beauty.

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schooey's picture

yeah, pretty scary to think about. 

Buckeyes125's picture

Just wait until we get Hall back.

D-Day0043's picture

I would have liked to see Philly carry the ball a couple times and perhaps a few screens. I am sure more will be installed as the season progresses. Hopefully we will get all of the kinks ironed out before we take the show on the road to MSU.

Crimson's picture

Agreed on MSU being important.  Looking forward to beeing how they perform against UCF as well.

UpNorthBuckeye's picture

Anyone have any idea what UCFs offense is like?

"Love my State, hate the football"

D-Day0043's picture

Not quite sure what their offense is like. I didn't watch them, but they beat Akron 56-14.

William's picture

We probably won't face a better quarterback than Dysert all year...

Buckeyejason's picture

True but Robsinson and Martinez can beat us with their legs like last year..along with some arm punts.

BUCKEYES BABY!

schooey's picture

Nevada is beating Cal. 
Also, who is better? Bowling Green or Maimi 

Buckeyejason's picture

Jessica Mendoza..yes please!

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Buckeyejason's picture

LOL @ Iowa

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Sgt. Elias's picture

And Wisky is up by only 12 on an FBS team. We have so many glass half-full fans. It always amaze me. Do things need work: yes. Could you step up your game Tuesday at work: yes. The fact is this is one game, it is too small a sample size for anyone to make a meaningful prediction. I saw an offense that improved each quarter. I saw a defense that flew around, got INTs, and yes communication needs  polished with that unit. LB corps was largely untested. We won 56-10. 56....10.  Against a team with an NFL QB and WR. Some of you need to stop and smell the roses. Enjoy this. If we see regression as the season progresses then by all means criticize. It just doesn't warrant it after 1 game. /sorryforsoapbox 
 
*Whisky just scores, point remains the same: have fun and enjoy the ride.

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

schooey's picture

Yes, good point, I suppose Dysert is that good. 

schooey's picture

If it is even remotely close Fichigan is going to use the excuse that they don't have Toussaint (Great name, leader of the Haitian revolution that defeated Napaleon) all season. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Wouldn't it be deliciously ironic if Florida lost to Bowling Green on the same day as Urbz Ohio State debut?

schooey's picture

I'm praying for that. And for BC to beat Maimi (FL). Those are the two I'm watching now. 
Two very good games. 

schooey's picture

Maybe Florida is over ranked?
 

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

How AWESOME was it to have a coach that didn't take the foot off the throttle after getting 14 points ahead!  The stadium was hot and sticky but it was absolutely worth it!!!  What a great game to watch and I am giddy about what the future looks like!
NOT to mention the Bobcats knocking off PSU - going to be a very very very long year for that team!

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Bucksfan's picture

Uh oh.  Wiscy's space ship may have just crash landed.  NIU only down 5.

Sgt. Elias's picture

Crazy right? Even if Whisky wins they're gonna feel dazed and brewed. Screw the conference, I always gotta root for the little guy. FLA is sh_tting the bed a bit too. 56-10 keeps looking better. 

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

Bucksfan's picture

I would hate to be near Bielema when he takes off that pulloer he's wearing.  Seriously, who wears a pullover when it's 75 degrees?  Particularly when you're the fat stooge?  Gotta be sweatin' under there with how this games going.
Looks like Wiscy is going to survive.
56-10 was spectacular.
 

Sgt. Elias's picture

He probably sweats cheese-curds and bad lager. Whiskey with a wake-up. Good thing they have Ball.

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

schooey's picture

I would rather see Whiskey win than Florida and/or Miami (FL) win, but it looks like both FL and Miami (FL)  both have a good chance to win now. 

Buckeyejason's picture

The big Ten looks horrid once again...

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UpNorthBuckeye's picture

Yes...yes it does

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Sgt. Elias's picture

Did not expect the poo version of whiskey, but again first game. Receving corps is a bit weak, not sold on their o-line or their D.  Too bad we're in the time-out box this year.
 I still can't tell if UM is going to get curb-stomped or not. I have zero gut feeling on that one. I do know Saban is a cyborg who will turn your offense into chum given enough time. Logic dictates Bammer wins, but who knows. 

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

schooey's picture

I hope Fich wins but I would bet curb-stomped, especially without toussaint and the other guy was valuable as well. And Hoke is fat. And you know Toussaint will probably be in some ridiculous street cloths storming the sidelines like, "You know if I were in there...." And those teams never win. 

Bucksfan's picture

I wouldn't say "horrid" ...yet.  First of all, Boise State has been a dominating force for 5 years.  They played Michigan State as tough as they've played anyone over that span, and MSU getting the win was actually a big deal.  No one has been able to do that, so any win is a good win there.  Purdue, Ohio State, and Nebraska got blowout wins.  Northwestern showed a lot of character in their win over 'Cuse (no defense, but...).  Minny, Iowa and Wisconsin struggled, but they didn't lose (remember those years when Minnesota would lose to FCS teams, and Wiscy needed Cal Poly to miss 3FGs and 2 XPs to win?).
Penn State is in the corner with the dunce hat on.
We'll see if Michigan is the poser that many think they are.  If they play the defending champs tough and lose by less than a TD, I would say the Big Ten is actually a step or two ahead of where they were a year or two ago.

schooey's picture

Absolutely, actually I thought the guy who said that was being sarcastic. Like, "Oh everyone is freaking out because Whiskey is sucking". Everybody can see the B10 is off to a very nice start. 

Bucksfan's picture

You never know around here...lots of negativity sometimes.

btalbert25's picture

I think the B1G is going to be pretty horrible myself.  Wisconsin lost a lot of talent and coaches too.  Neither Boise State or MSU looked good last night.  Maybe they won't be Big East kind of bad, but I wouldn't be shocked if the conference is pretty bad yet again. 

btalbert25's picture

I have changed course a bit on the Michigan game though, I think they have a chance.  It could be that after I had to listen to some toothless moron at a bar last night say Bama will win by 90, then proceed to call Michigan a bunch of fags(his term not mine) I would like to see Michigan pull it off to ruin that A-hole's weekend.  
 

D-Day0043's picture

Roll Taaad! Dem Yankee boys don't know what to do wiff dat footbawl.

schooey's picture

I think the B1G will be significantly better than last year. PSU hurts but OSU being good again will make the others better too. 
A&M has a real good chance beat FL next week. 

Buckeyejason's picture

Taj Boyd and that Clemson offense look EXPLOSIVE!!

BUCKEYES BABY!

scottynoshotty's picture

@ Jason..Clemsons defense looks explosive..in a bad way 

Well i like college and i like football...and im gunna keep doin em both cause they make me feel good!!!

Buckeyejason's picture

Implosive 

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Look at Boyd's numbers last season and yet he wasnt up for the heisman. 

BUCKEYES BABY!

scottynoshotty's picture

It could always be worse..we could have Clemsons secondary..that's a glass half empty

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Buckeyejason's picture

I think we do. Our secondary looked like shit.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Crimson's picture

I think you're going overboard.  If you limit that to the 1st quarter, then I won't argue.  The rest of the game, they played infinitely better, and they played decent on an absolute level.

scottynoshotty's picture

True..can't remember the last time we gave up 70 tho

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scottynoshotty's picture

And Clemson doesn't have bradley roby 

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Buckeyejason's picture

Me neither. Roby is a man! That's for sure. 

BUCKEYES BABY!

schooey's picture

Roby hit that tightend today, twice his size. He did not do much damage but neither did the guy twice his size. 

Buckeyejason's picture

Roby is fearless!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Poison nuts's picture

He will be a magician this year. Yes we had some issues to work out - but Roby was one very bright spot in the game. He was pretty flawless today for sure...

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