Your Early Games Open Thread

By 11W Staff on October 13, 2012 at 11:30a
84 Comments
Barry Switzer enjoys a cold one in the locker room

 

Who says the Red River has run dry? Certainly not Barry Switzer, seen here cracking a beer just thinking about the shootout rivalry.

Time GAME TV INTERNET FAVORITE
12:00pm #18 Louisville at Pittsburgh ESPNU WatchESPN LOU (-3)
12:00pm #15 Texas at #14 Oklahoma ABC   OK (-3.5)
12:00pm #6 Kansas State at Iowa State FX   KSU (-6)
12:00pm Iowa at Michigan State ESPN WatchESPN IOWA (-7.5)
12:00pm Northwestern at Minnesota ESPN2 WatchESPN NU (-3.5)
12:00pm Wisconsin at Purdue BTN BTN2GO PUR (-1)
12:21pm Auburn at Ole Miss   WatchESPN MISS (-6)
12:30pm Duke at Virginia Tech   WatchESPN VT (-10)
2:30pm North Carolina at Miami (FL) ESPNU WatchESPN UNC (-7.5)

 

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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

this picture creeps me out something fierce lol

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Oyster's picture

That's an old picture of when somebody asked him about considering a salary cap.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Looks like Smeagol if he ever got his precious back.  Great pic.

BuckeyeVet's picture

Ok, 11W. I could have died happy to have never seen that picture.

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poop's picture

LOL Okie is running a train on Texas right now. Mack Brown's seat is glowing like molten lava.

Poison nuts's picture

Is there something worse than running a train?? Cuz DAMN! I've never seen that game so one sided...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

poop's picture

Seriously, if anyone wants to complain about the tackling at OSU, watch the OU/UT game and hold your head up high.

d.bradfordii's picture

No kidding, Okie is wiping Texas out.  I figured it would go like this after Texas let WVA beat them, I don't think WVA is all that either - great offense, no defense.  WVA willl play someone with a defense and they'll end up with a loss too.

DEB II

Texas Buckeye's picture

Agreed.  OSU may have their issues tackling, but at least they've shown the capability to stop someone.

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Michigan state can't spike a football

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Here's what Dantonio should have said to the sideline reporter at HT.

Ohiothomas1's picture

Texas getting whipped by Oklahoma. Have to think this only helps out OU's chances with Mitchell.

Buckeyejason's picture

THIS JUST IN! TEXAS SUCKS! 

BUCKEYES BABY!

dja.ohio's picture

The Longhorn Network is looking like a great idea right about now.
Jesse Palmer, "Texas is embarassing itself right now." - That just happened.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

2 things. Lol at m*ch state's crowd and I really am digging the hell out of Minnesota's matte helmet

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

cajunbuckeye's picture

Iowa State is playing big, is there a chance they pull it off?

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kr66osu's picture

Will Texas FINALLY fire Mack Brown now? My god how can they tolerate this crap, they're about to drop to 16-14 since Colt McCoy left, it's time for a change.

cajunbuckeye's picture

Please don't fire Mack. Texas would be a force to reckon with if he was gone.

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lljjgg's picture

Haha I was thinking the same thing! Could you imagine (not that it will happen obviously) someone like Urban or Saban recruiting Texas for UT? They would be close to unstoppable. You'd have the talent of Oklahoma (annual Top 5 based on primarily Texas-talent) and Texas combined--scary! Almost as frightening as that picture!

cajunbuckeye's picture

LLJJGG, I almost had a panic attack when the reality of that scenario hit me. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I'll probably have nightmares.

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kr66osu's picture

It's ridiculous! He recruits like a machine and this is the end product. He's the biggest talent killer in the league

VHX7's picture

All Oklahoma has to do is run to the right side of the line every down. Texas can't stop it at all.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Is it too late to schedule Oklahoma instead of Texas? 

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

VHX7's picture

Well to be fair, we do already have Oklahoma on the schedule somewhere.

UrbanCulture's picture

I've been watching the big ten games...and I would hate to be a fan of a non Ohio State big ten team...all these games are just so BORING...there are virtually no game changers or play makers on any big ten team besides OSU and sometimes scUM

kr66osu's picture

The rest of the Big Ten is stuck in the dark ages, it's embarrassing

Oyster's picture

And if there wasn't that  little misunderstanding about trinkets and tats, OSU would still have Lord Tressel, Supreme Leader of the Dark Ages.

d.bradfordii's picture

K State is giving Iowa State a chance, #6 isn't showing much.

DEB II

cajunbuckeye's picture

Bell rolls over 100 yds after 21 touchs.

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Ohio1St81's picture

The MSU-Iowa announcers just discussed how that game and its many miscommunications, blown coverages, and fundamental errors is exactly why the Big Ten doesn't get respect and doesn't win big games. I could not agree more, and I put much of the responsibility on coaches. Clock management issues, too many men on the field, and mental errors are for high school football, and until this conference, not just Ohio State, can correct those mistakes it will continue to get the minimal respect it deserves. 

lljjgg's picture

I see a lot of those errors in other conferences, as well. But I agree, we don't have a lot of quality coaches in the Conference these days.

To me it's more a factor of recruiting and talent-development, though. Outside of OSU and Mich (who are top 5 recruiting), there's only 1 other B1G team recruiting in the top 25 on most recruiting sites this year (PSU at #25). Compare that to 7 teams from the SEC with top 25 recruiting classes (4 in the top 10). The last few years have been bad, but not quite that bad. There just isn't a whole lot of talent in the B1G these days, and I don't see it getting better. We're being left behind.

 

kr66osu's picture

Michigan State having a close game with Iowa? Seriously? Seriously??
F*** the big ten

cajunbuckeye's picture

Big defensive stop by Iowa State. They're still alive. Down by 6

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jfunk's picture

Breaking News: Braxton Miller is not a quarterback!
 

Scotch: It may be too early to drink it, yes; but people it is never to early to think about it.

DarthSweaterVest's picture

Brian Griese just said he considers Braxton Miller a RB, not a QB, I'm pretty sure he should be saying that about Detard and not Braxton who already is a much better QB than Brian Griese ever was.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I heard that, too. In making such a clueless comment, Griese was only beclowning himself. Now, I don't consider Brian Griese a real color analyst; he's more like a drunk in bar masquerading as a color analyst.

Ohio1St81's picture

Beclown is my new favorite verb.

cajunbuckeye's picture

up vote for "beclowning". I must use that in a sentence.

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d.bradfordii's picture

I guess if you have a good enough running back, you don't need a quarterback, huh? I'm glad he's on our team regardless of what guys like Griese say!

DEB II

DarthSweaterVest's picture

Just ignorant that he would say that.  Braxton is only top 5 in Heisman talk right now. 

cajunbuckeye's picture

After Texas's performance today, should the NCAA allow their players to transfer without penalty? The beating continues 46-8

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kr66osu's picture

Iowa about to tie with MSU ugh

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Vandenberg just somersaulted onto his head. Wonder if it will have any effects.

kr66osu's picture

'they turn to a walk on transfer Fullback"
Just let that serve as an prime example of how bad the Big Ten is this year

poop's picture

About as bad as having the starting fullback play linebacker.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Depends. Having a Boren who plays FB also play LB is kind of awesome in the same way that it's awesome when a lumberjack volunteers to fight a forest fire.

poop's picture

Yea I agree and I wasn't trying to knock Boren. It just isn't an ideal situation.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

The last three players that I know of to be two-way players Marecic, Gamble and Eric Weddle have all been studs.  The only thing I worry about with Boren is speed, he is not the fastest guy in the world.

 
Run_Fido_Run's picture

I thought about that last night and decided that Boren is maybe 0.2 - 0.4 seconds faster in 40 than Storm Klein (my guess). Boren is basically about as fast as Iowa's starting RB, Weissman, maybe a bit faster. Not sure about his defensive angles, understanding of the defense, etc., but I'm comfortable with his straightline speed.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

No letdown, not a tough opponent, at home.  No excuses msu you just flat out stink.

 
DarthSweaterVest's picture

Just Sparty being Sparty

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Has Micah hyde been playing for Iowa for like eight years now?

Buckeyejason's picture

12...I think

BUCKEYES BABY!

cajunbuckeye's picture

Michigan State continues to beclown it's football program.

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

I don't know. Both Iowa and MSU are just pretty good, solid teams that have zero dynamic offensive players between the two of them.

cajunbuckeye's picture

Will you classify this game as an "overtime thriller" or two drunks punching it out in the parking lot?

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

The two drunks. And these two drunks agree to fight 19th century prize fighter style - toe the line, strapped together, no bobbing and weaving, no dancing, just slug away.

cajunbuckeye's picture

That is an exact description of this contest.

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dja.ohio's picture

OT in half-empty Spartan Stadium.

kr66osu's picture

Time for the most boring OT in the history of football

Run_Fido_Run's picture

They should change the OT rules for MSU and Iowa - start each series on the 8 yard line.

cajunbuckeye's picture

I think Ms U will really open it up here! Uh no.....Bell again.

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kr66osu's picture

Field goal, what a surprise

kr66osu's picture

Both teams are literally afraid to throw the ball
 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

3 and 6. Set up the FG

kr66osu's picture

Overtime, aka "who can make the most consecutive field goals?"

cajunbuckeye's picture

I think I just heard the MsU fans chanting "WE'RE ME-DI-O-CRE! WE'RE ME-DI-O-CRE!

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Iowa: call time out. Set up a two yard run to the middle of the field and kick the 40 yard FG.
[edit: okay, I was wrong, but if they'd gotten picked there, they should have what I was jokingly saying they would do]

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Since when did Jim Tressel get a gig calling plays at Iowa? XD

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I wonder if there's ever been a double OT game that went under the O/U?

dja.ohio's picture

Ferentz probably locked up another B1G COY award with the OT win.

kr66osu's picture

DAMMIT you beat me to it!

poop's picture

Yea nice move going to the SEC Mizzou. Looks like fun.

cajunbuckeye's picture

This MsU team will self destruct in five seconds.....

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BROSEPH's picture

Forecast for East Lansing is gloomy with a great chance of disappointment.

cajunbuckeye's picture

Uh oh, fumble. Notre Dame turns it over

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bukyze's picture

He actually looks like Al Bundy after scoring 4 touchdowns in one game.

d.bradfordii's picture

Texas Tech is giving West Virginia all they can handle.  This could be WVU's day to bite it.

DEB II

Ohio1St81's picture

That ND endzone fumble reminds me of Cam Heyward's endzone fumble recovery against Tate Forcier at Michigan in 2009. 
That's some lisp on the ND commentator, glad I don't have to listen to that every week. 

d.bradfordii's picture

ND's offense is as horrible as West Virginis'a defense!  Whether we can play in a bowl or not there is no way either of these teams should be ranked above the Buckeyes.  I'm hoping neither one makes it out alive today!

DEB II

VHX7's picture

West Virginia suddenly learning that you also have to play defense.

d.bradfordii's picture

Yep, they still have Oklahoma too! Yikes!

DEB II