Your Early Games Open Thread

By 11W Staff on November 10, 2012 at 11:00a
62 Comments

BELIEVE

On our deathbed, we'll regret not organizing busloads of Buckeye-turned-Hoosier backers for the trip to Bloomington today.

Bret Bielema's tears are going to taste so, so sweet.

Time GAME TV INTERNET FAVORITE
12:00 PM Arkansas at #12 South Carolina CBS   SCAR (-15½)
12:00 PM #11 Louisville at Syracuse ABC (Map) ESPN3 LOU (-3)
12:00 PM Army at #24 Rutgers ESPNU WatchESPN RUT (-18)
12:00 PM #25 Northwestern at Michigan ESPN WatchESPN UM (-13)
12:00 PM Wisconsin at Indiana ESPN2 WatchESPN WISC (-7)
12:00 PM Miami (FL) at Virginia ABC (Map) ESPN3 MIA (-2)
12:00 PM Purdue at Iowa BTN BTN2GO IOWA (-3½)
1:00 PM Kent State at Miami (OH)   ESPN3 KENT (-5)
1:30 PM Colorado at Arizona FOX   ARIZ (-31)
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Ohio1St81's picture

There has been a Buckeye flag in pretty much every Gameday shot, nice to see. 

bukyze's picture

What a fantastic idea !  How incredible would it be to see an extra 10,000 Buckeye fans decked out in their OSU gear at the game cheering on Indiana.  It would've been unprecedented to say the least.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Oh god... Beth Mowins... KILL ME NOW

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

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

TSUN sucks!

Class of 2010.

Menexenus's picture

I'm rooting for a Northwestern/Indiana B1G Championship Game!  Who's with me?

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Triv's picture

NW just ran all over Michigan with the spread running game in their first drive. I actually hope Denard plays against us. Gardner throws a better ball, and Denard is guaranteed a pick or two.

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Gardner is probably the best high school player I have seen in person, with that being said he has a lot of tools and can make pretty much any throw.  All denard can do is run, I don't believe he will start another game at Michigan.

 
rdubs's picture

Gardner apparently had OSU stuff on his wall growing up, but we never offered so...

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Wisconsin's defense looks really good, I hope it isn't a problem next week.

 
MilwaukeeBuck's picture

Agreed.  I couldn't stomach going into work a week from Monday if Biff pulls the victory next Saturday.  The delusional Badger fans would never shut up.  They still believe that they would have beaten Alabama with Russell Wilson last year.

O-H Kee Pa's picture

Considering we've already faced the "best" D in the BIG, Wisky isn't doing anything defensively (and offensively) that should concern us. We're the much better team. If we show up and play our game, we'll be coming home 11-0.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Well they have next to us the best run defense in the conference plus they are shutting down a spread team in Indiana that basically nobody has totally shut down.  They have some good linebackers, it will be about our defense shutting down Montee Ball.  I don't expect Braxton to have a career game though.

 
O-H Kee Pa's picture

Marcus Hartman said it best on Twitter: Indiana has done more to stop themselves today (not a surprise) than Wisconsin. We faced the "vaunted" Le'veon Bell when our D was much greener. Wisconsin was much better last season, and we were obviously much worse. It won't be easy, but I see next weekend playing out much like the PSU game (eg our athleticism just dominating what is in reality a decent BIG team).

DetroitBuckeye's picture

As long as we stop that Wisconsin running game we will be fine, if we don't I think we could be in trouble.  The only thing I necessarily worry about is how many points our offense can score on them as this is probably the best defense that have had during the bielema years.

 
O-H Kee Pa's picture

Don't get me wrong: I'm still nervous as hell for next week (I'm nervous for any game in Camp Randall, but this one even more so due to the implications). The script is always the same with Wisconsin as you mentioned above: stop their running game. Our D will be bolstered by Sabino coming back, and there's no real standout on their O-line compared to year's past. Big Hank, Simon, Williams, et al must be licking their chops at the thought of going up against a QB like Phillips. We'll bring it.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Oh we should win absolutely, I just find myself getting nervous when everybody expects a win against a quality opponent on the road.  Like you said though I am grasping at straws we will probably win.

 
MediBuck's picture

And I'm comforted by the fact that our D is built to stop the downhill run. There is not enough QB consistency in that gaggle from Camp Randall to threaten us seriously to the outside, where a hungry Bradley Roby will be lurking.

On O, I think it's going to be a different issue. This Wisconsin D is disciplined and will fight to take away the zone read early. Let's hope our recievers can step it up a notch next week--we should be able to take a page out of Nebraska's book to shut down the Badge.

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

Tim's picture

Perfect back shoulder throw on Northwestern's touchdown to tie Michigan at 14.

rdubs's picture

So this week I heard Mark May's list of Heisman candidates and it included Teddy Bridgewater but not Braxton, um yeah that is working out well today...  He is approaching Skip Bayless levels of trolling especially when it has anything to do with the Buckeyes.

poop's picture

Prince Tyson Gulley of Akron having a decent game for Syracuse. Forgot about him.

buck-I.8's picture

He dominated my high school until transferring out of the city. Nice to see him succeeding on the nation stage

Buckeyejason's picture

Lego Wildcats! Florida struggling with little sisters of the poor, LOL.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Michigan #1 pass defense in America? Didn't know that. I guess playing run favored offenses like Notre Dame, Bama, Sparty, Wisconsin and Nebraska help!

BUCKEYES BABY!

buck-I.8's picture

Look how horribly Michigan is handling the option. A counter play faked them out of their shoes. If they don't work on those reads The Game could get ugly for their D

Buckeyejason's picture

How was Michigan considered a "title contender" before the season started? 

BUCKEYES BABY!

DetroitBuckeye's picture

At this point I am a lot more worried about Whisky than Michigan.  If Michigan doesn't improve leaps and bounds we will kill them and I am a glass half empty kinda guy.

 
poop's picture

For no good reason: Percy Harvin disturbing Urb while he's thinking - does not go well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk-YE78Mn3k

rdubs's picture

Northwestern can't defend the pass at all which will probably open up the run down the stretch.  ttun is winning this one.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

It's not that they can't defend the pass, it's that they can't defend the pass when Gardner starts dancing all around the backfield for an hour like he's been doing most of the game.

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

rdubs's picture

So um can't defend pass....

kr66osu's picture

Meanwhile Florida is losing to UL Lafayette

poop's picture

Tuberville slapping an assistant during the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=w_xM1pCps0U Will they punish him like they did Leech?

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Venric Mark would be so fantastic in our offense.

 
rdubs's picture

see my B1G RB post in the forum, I couldn't agree more.  He looks great, everything we want Jordan Hall to be.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

If Gardner leads them on a drive to win the game, we will face him in two weeks.

 
O-H Kee Pa's picture

In terms of level of play between Wisky and scUm today, I will agree with you on this Detroit: I like what I'm seeing from scUM today.

dja.ohio's picture

Heading to MGoBlog to enjoy the pain.

rdubs's picture

haha, I like the reaction... although the trolls tend to show up on 11W at similar points of OSU games so....

rdubs's picture

I love Pat Fitzgerald, but WTF, your QB just got knocked into your bench...
http://gif.mocksession.com/2012/11/excited-pat-fitzgerald/

Tim's picture

Nice punt, Northwestern.  Jeez.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Nicely played Gardner, unbelievable.

 
EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Northwestern being Northwestern. Jesus, though, Mark made me believe there for a second.

poop's picture

Anyone surprised?

Bucks's picture

Doesn't matter what the outcome is of this game with scum and nw. The end result is still the same, bahahahahahahahhahaha

Ohio1St81's picture

I'm being as objective as I can, but the Michigan band is so freaking annoying. 

sloopy88's picture

They are the most annoying, with the asymmetrical uniforms and the baseball hats and the microphones and using lyres on game day.  They are tied for the most annoying with the people who rank "CRASH...CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH" as one of the best fight songs in the country intead of a song used to teach half notes to middle schoolers. 
Clearly I struggle with objectivity as well.  Growing up in the Cooper era means I have an instant, visceral conditioned response to that marching band.  I doubt this would displease them. 

sloopy88's picture

whoops, double post, sorry

DetroitBuckeye's picture

On the bright side, FLORIDA IS LOSING!!!!!!!!

 
Ohio1St81's picture

Yes, the 75% capacity crowd will be very disappointed if they don't pull it out. 

Tim's picture

Way to overthink 3rd and 1, Fitzgerald. Just get a yard and move the chains...

poop's picture

Demens looks like he's about 50 years old.

otrain2416's picture

can't believe scUM won I can't wait til we beat them down in columbus

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Florida blocked the punt, they will win.

 
otrain2416's picture

Really proud of the job Hazell has done at Kent State its a shame he probably won't be there past this year cuz they dont have good football teams very often

Alhan's picture

So I take it there's no chance for Indiana to make the B1G championship game now?

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

So what happened today was expected:

Indiana can't handle expectations.

Northwestern is possibly the most retarded(which is ironic) team in the BiG 10.

Florida pulls another win out of their butt.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Alhan's picture

On a happy note, Miami lost to Virginia :-)

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

nickma71's picture

Damn. For the stat heavy people, the Nerds did run wild against the front seven, picking up 253 yards on the ground. Too bad that defense is just so Nerdwestern. You Nerds let me down today.

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

I think Beilema ran the score up in an attempt to show the Badgers beat IU worse than OSU did. I'm sorry, unless the defense reverts back to the way it played vs. the Hoosiers I dont believe Wisconsin is 6 TDs better than the Buckeyes. No way.

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