Illibuck Renews Columbus Condo Lease

By Jason Priestas on November 3, 2012 at 6:54p

We knew Illinois was a bad football team coming in.

Today, the Buckeyes did to them what you do to bad teams, rolling to a 52-22 victory in front of sellout crowd in the Horseshoe. Ohio State jumped out to a 31-6 halftime lead, thanks to a 24-point second quarter, before the teams traded fumbles, scores and awkward play in a listless second half.

Carlos Hyde paced the attack on the ground with 18 rushes for 138 yards and three touchdowns. That's 12 scores (11 on the ground) in his last five games if you're keeping track at home.

Braxton Miller took the 4th quarter off, but not before racking up 298 yards of offense—226 through the air to go with 72 on the ground—including three scores.

Defensively, Ryan Shazier was his typical beastmode self, finishing with 14 stops.



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MediBuck's picture

If Kenny G converts that red zone opportunity for a TD, final would be 59-14. My prediction this game was 61-13. Thanks for liosing me a beautiful 11W dry goods t-shirt, Kenny G.

P.S.: Don't worry, I still love you for Purdue!

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

LadyBuck's picture

Best part? The chance to go 11-0.
Meanwhile, IU is leading Iowa in the 3rdquarter and Oregon is playing a real team.

GoBucks713's picture

This damned wedding blew it like Ernie calling Ms. Vaughn. Although, I think this will be the first OSU game ill watch already drunk. 

-The Aristocrats!

NCBuck1's picture

Real teams have defense.  Sorry LadyBuck!
Cheers 713!  Bottoms up!

LadyBuck's picture

Then you just struck out the Pac-12 as a whole. I'm watching this game and it's just high flying offense with little regard to D.

NCBuck1's picture

Agree100%.  Its sickening

LadyBuck's picture

Granted, that was a pretty interception Oregon had.

biggy84's picture

Braxton looked really good throwing the ball today. If he can continue to make those intermediate throws with accuracy, watch out football world. Great win! 

CowCat's picture

In past years I would have tuned out by the middle of the 3rd quarter, but this team is just too fun to watch.
1) Braxton = Tecmo Beast
2) Ryan D**n Shazier
3) Mr. Hyde
4) Bri'onte Dunn, Dunn and Dunn.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

741's picture

Damn you, Notre Dame.

SilverBulletNYC's picture

I just hope this game doesnt put Rod Smith in the dog house.

The South will NOT rise again!

osubuckeye4life's picture

^Me too! Rod was doing so well too!
10-0 and on to the next one....

CincyCaliBuck's picture

^^^Agreed! It seemed like he did himself with that fumble. I thought he was gonna get the reps Dunn got at the end of the game. I think Rod Smith has "IT" but needs to put a serious emphasis on ball security. You only get so many opportunities, he has to make the most if them! With the depth we have & will continue have while he's @ tOSU... These turnovers will leave him on the bench. I really like the kid! I sure hope he gets it under control the rest of this year, & definitely into what will be his (RS) Junior season next year.

Abe Froman's picture

Ugh, bloody Mary's at 9:30 am while the daughter is at princess ballerina makes for a long day.  Oh well, Billy and Sue Ann always entertain!  

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

rdubs's picture

I think Urban's a little more forgiving on fumbles because he likes play makers and Smith has shown himself to be one.  You know he'll spend the next two weeks in fumble drills, but they like having him out there, especially with Hyde too.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Even with that fumble Rod had a great game today. Thankfully, I had just parked my car at my house or I would have probably wrecked when I heard Keels say "Miller throwing long to ROD SMITH!!!!"


Just elated nobody got hurt. Rest up next week, get Sabino back and be 100% for the final two. 12-0 is within reach. Never thought I'd see myself type that, not until 2013 or 2014 anyway.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

yrro's picture

Any news on Fragel?

southbymidwest's picture

According to Brandon Castel, Warriner said in the post game conference that Fragel was just momentarily stunned, and that he'll be OK. Phew. Really would not want anyone on the O-line to be injured at this point, they have come so far.

BuckGnome's picture

Best news of the day.

LadyBuck's picture

To make the day even sweeter, Oregon is leading USC, and Brasky won against MSU.

D-Day0043's picture

Finally a nice comfortable win. My heart needed the break. ;-)

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741's picture

WTF, Les Miles?

buckeye76BHop's picture

Moving on to Camp Randall after a well deserved week off.  
Over or under OSU scores at least 40?...I wonder if those accusations of Urban cheating at recruiting will come back to haunt Brett "cry baby" Bielema...???  I'm going with the over on that bet;-)

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987