Debriefing: UCF

By Jeff Beck on September 9, 2012 at 9:00a
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BOOM GOES THE BARNETT

Good morning and welcome to your Sunday debrief. It's everything you need to prove you're in the know. You know what they say: "Nothing in this world is free...except a Sunday debriefing."

WATER COOLER PREP (EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW…IN ONE PARAGRAPH)

This game started off strong. A three and out served up by the Buckeye D followed by an opening drive TD made it look like the early game troubles against Miami had been ironed out. Then, things started to look a little...week one. The Knights clawed back knotting it at 10-10 before Braxton Miller felt he had seen enough. Two rushing TDs and one passing score later, and the game was pretty much out of reach. That is, until UCF scored and then threatened to score again. Luckily an Orhian Johnson pick at the OSU 5 put the game on ice for good. In the end, the Bucks (Braxton) scored 4 TDs on their way to a 31-16 win and a 2-0 season start. Oh, while I've got you here...did I mention Carlos Hyde and Travis Howard ended the game in street clothes due to injury? GRRRREAT.

HEARD AT THE TAILGATE (THE TALK BEFORE THE GAME)  

Did you hear what George O'Leary said about the Shoe? Not loud? Yeah, maybe not against UCF. I'll admit the Knights are a little less cupcake than Miami, but UCF isn't exactly a team I'm gonna come out of my shoes over. With that said, I can't wait to see the D-line make a little more noise than they did last game.

HEARD AT THE AFTERPARTY (THE DEETS AT THE END OF THE GAME) 

I'm not really sure what I just watched. Roller coaster of emotions. Braxton Miller is disgusting (the good kind). The ballyhooed D-line is nowhere to be found. Carlos Hyde is out with an unknown ailment. Travis Howard suffers from the same disease. Is this team good enough to beat MSU or Wisconsin?

GIVE THAT MAN A BUCKEYE LEAF (PLAYER OF THE GAME)

I'm sorry, Braxton, but if you're going to keep breaking or tying records, I'm going to have to keep calling you the player of the game. Coming off a week where he broke the single game rushing record for an OSU QB, Miller became the first OSU signal caller since Art Schlichter to rush for 3 touchdowns.

The positive in this situation: Miller is a beast on the ground and this offense is tailored for him.

The negative: Miller is the offense right now. He's not Tim Tebow. If he has to consistently carry the ball 20+ times, Kenny Guiton is going to be your starting quarterback.

WEEKLY SNOT KNOCKER (BIGGEST HIT)

With about 10 minutes left in the second quarter, Braxton Miller dropped back in the pocket and then had to scramble for his life. That's when Buckeye center Corey Linsley decided to end one.

UCF defensive lineman Victor Gray was tailing Miller when Linsley determined it was time to remove him from the play, giving rise to the Linsley-Murder GIF.

DID YOU SEE THAT?! (PLAY OF THE GAMe)

It's tough to top Devin Smith's OMG DID YOU SEE THAT WTF!!!!!! moment from last week, but this'll do. On second and 8 from the UCF 12, Braxton Miller was flushed out of the pocket (a common theme in this one), eluded defenders (even one who got a paw on him), and floated a beaut over a UCF DB to find Jake Stoneburner in the back of the end zone. After the play, all of Buckeye Nation was able to say, "Oh yeah...Jake Stoneburner...remember him?" in unison.

 

 

WHEN YOU SANK INTO YOUR CHAIR (THE MOMENT BUCKEYE FOOTBALL DISGRACED YOUR FAMILY)

With 6 minutes to go in the second quarter tied 10-10, Braxton handed the ball off to Zach Boren, who was stuffed at the line and stripped of the ball. A senior captain being stripped by the University of Central Florida in a tie game. That happened. You hated it.

JIM TRESSEL'S LEAST FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE GAME

Urban Meyer goes for it on 4th and 1 at his own 47 yard line. Braxton Miller is stuffed.  Jim Tressel leans back in his lazy boy, takes a sip of O'Douls and sighs "told you so" to the sky.

WHAT YOU TEXTED YOUR FRIEND AT THE END OF EACH QUARTER

1st Quarter: Braxton is a stud; Howard Island is more...peninsula.

2nd Quarter: Braxton is the entire offense. What do you know about Carlos?

3rd Quarter: Does CJ Barnett know how to wrap on a tackle? Where is John Simon?

4th Quarter: We won. I don't feel great about it.

IT WAS OVER WHEN

Orhian Johnson (who had a game) intercepted the ball at the Ohio State five, killing UCF's chance of pulling within one score and causing George O'Leary to lie on his resume in shame.

BONUS TWEET

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Buckeyes125's picture

I texted that exact 4th quarter text right after the game...

Seth4Bucks's picture

Ha, that UCF OL in the first gif reminds me of a cat the way he tracks that bouncing football.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Loved that hit!!!  There were a few good slobber knockers during the game!  This team will only get better with each quarter. 
The Tressel line was hilarious!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Love your avatar.

The South will NOT rise again!

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I have been touched by His Noodly Appendages!!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

PharmBuck's picture

LOL look at Coombs jumping up and down in the bottom right hand corner of that GIF

"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."

flipbuckeye's picture

Hahaha that's hilarious. He ascends out of nowhere like, "TOASTY!"

cplunk's picture

Coombs is my fav coach. He's awesome.

Colin's picture

He is definitely enthusiastic but right now his actual coaching ability is something I am questioning.

Lon_Paul's picture

LMAO!  So awesome!

buckeyedude's picture

Coombs is the anti-tressel. I just hope he doesn't go all "O-Brien."

 
 

addman1405's picture

ADOLPHUS WASHINGTON IS A GROWN ASS MAN MIXED WITH KODIAK BEAR DNA

Lon_Paul's picture

"Howard Island is more...peninsula" LMFAO

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Travis Howard is our weakness IMO. Poor tackler, and he faceguards a lot. Drives me nuts.   Ohrian Johnson had a huge game. Was nice to see the senior make an impact.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

Colin's picture

If I had to pick I'd say Christian Bryant. He can hit, but that guy makes way too many mistakes. Out of position a lot, does a lot of stupid stuff (like taking that bad angle on the long run up the sideline). Reminds me of a smaller Taylor Mays from USC. I remember he had several mistakes that directly resulted in touchdowns last year against Wisconsin.

schooey's picture

#78 in that murder gif looks pretty useless. 

ODEEZ330's picture

i think barnett is the weak link in the 2ndary. howard has been very impressive thus far w/ improved tackling and good coverage i think ppl just remember him last yr. the big plays in the pass game seem to be on the safeties for the most part and the star vs miami.

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