Ohio State Parties Like it's 1899 on Penn State

By Kyle Rowland on October 26, 2013 at 11:34p
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Hyde turned in his 9th career 100-yard performance.

COLUMBUS – Foreboding skies blanketed Central Ohio Saturday afternoon, but as darkness descended upon Ohio Stadium the Buckeyes emerged from a week filled with BCS cacophony and made an emphatic statement.

Ohio State 14 28 14 7 63
Penn State 0 7 0 7 14

On the same day, No. 5 Missouri lost in double overtime and No. 7 Miami eked out a win over lowly Wake Forest, fourth-ranked Ohio State dominated from start to finish in a 63-14 win against overmatched Penn State. The margin of victory is the second-worst in school history for the Nittany Lions.

It’s the first time in the 126-year history of Penn State football that it’s given up 40-plus points in three consecutive games. Ohio State’s 63 points marked the first time Penn State has surrendered 50 in game since losing 51-30 to West Virginia in 1988 and the most since allowing 64 to Duquesne in 1899. 

Braxton Miller played like a Heisman front-runner, a maligned defense thumbed its nose at critics and the Buckeyes said loudly, “Look at us, voters!” Ohio State scored four touchdowns and forced two freshman mistakes from Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the game’s first 23 minutes en route to a 28-0 lead that swelled to 42-7 at halftime.

“I like where we’re at right now as a team,” head coach Urban Meyer said. “The most impressive part of the game to me was we caused turnovers and we hit the quarterback a little bit. We haven’t been doing that.”

In the most complete game of his career, Miller totaled 320 yards of offense – 252 passing and 68 rushing. He completed 18 of 24 passes for three touchdowns and zero interceptions, running for two additional scores.

“Yes, [this is the most confident I’ve been],” Miller said. “Through the year with Coach Meyer and the offense, learning every game, I just improve myself and show what I have.”

Carlos Hyde’s outing wasn’t far behind Miller’s in the “wow” category. He finished with 147 yards rushing and two touchdowns and didn’t play beyond the midway point of the third quarter.

Fireworks erupted from atop the scoreboard when the Buckeyes took the field prior to kickoff. Little did the 105,889 people in the stadium know it was a symbol for what was to come. Urban Meyer predicted a street fight, but it turned out to be a savage beating.

Ohio State’s quick-strike offense overwhelmed Penn State and forced them into submission before halftime. Miller delivered a virtuoso performance, and that was well before the first half ended. By that time, the Buckeyes led 42-7 and some blue-and-white-clad fans had already begun their five-hour drive back to State College. 

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Hackenberg wasn’t far behind. But he didn’t throw in the white towel. Instead, an injury to his throwing hand cut Hackenberg’s night short.

Ohio State racked up 414 yards of offense in the first half on its way to 686 for the game, the most ever allowed by Penn State. The sheer dominance drew comparisons to the Nittany Lions’ win over Ohio State by the same score in 1994. 

PASSING Cmp/Att Pct Yds TD Int Rat
Braxton Miller 18/24 75.0 252 3 0 204.5
Kenny Guiton 2/2 100.0 26 0 0 209.2
RUSHING Att Yds Avg Lng TD
Carlos Hyde 16 147 9.2 39 2
Jordan Hall 8 81 10.1 41 0
Braxton Miller 11 68 6.2 39 2
Cardale Jones 5 52 10.4 20 0
Kenny Guiton 3 23 7.7 11 2
Ezekiel Elliott 2 17 8.5 10 0
Dontre Wilson 1 12 12.0 12 0
Rod Smith 4 10 2.5 6 0
RECEIVING Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
Devin Smith 5 90 18.0 36 0
Corey Brown 4 67 16.8 25 1
Evan Spencer 4 37 9.3 20 0
Chris Fields 4 35 8.8 16 1
Dontre Wilson 2 35 17.5 26 1
Carlos Hyde 1 14 14.0 14 0

[Full Box Score]

“I take full responsibility for this loss,” Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien said. “We didn’t prepare them enough as a coaching staff and we did not play well enough. We have great kids and they never quit and we’ll put this one behind us, learn from it and get ready for Illinois.”

The Buckeyes led 28-0 when Penn State finally scored after an 11-play drive. There were rumblings that the Nittany Lions scored too soon, giving Ohio State more than four minutes to work with before halftime. It turns out those thoughts were justified after the Buckeyes scored not once but twice in just over three minutes.

Mr, Hype, Dontre Wilson who’s since become Mr. Invisible, made a timely appearance with a 49-yard kick return to put the Ohio State on the short side of the 50. Two plays later, Hyde rumbled 39 yards to paydirt.

The ensuing Penn State drive stalled and Miller went to work with 55 seconds left. He engineered a six-play, 84-yard drive that lasted 52 seconds, culminating with a 25-yard bullet that hit Philly Brown in stride in the end zone.

A quarter century ago, West Virginia ran a 50-yard draw play late in the first half to take a 41-8 halftime lead over Penn State. Mountaineers’ head coach Don Nehlen was asked about running the score up and gave a defensive response.

“In the first half?” he said. “You’ve got to be joking me. Holy criminy! We run a draw play for 50 yards, and I’ve gotta apologize?”

O’Brien was asked Saturday night about the score getting out of control and didn’t deliver much comment. Meyer said that wasn’t the goal.

“It helps [the national perception],” he said. “That was not certainly our mindset. Our mindset was to find a way to win this game against a very talented team that we have a lot of respect for that had a lot of momentum coming into this game.”

The Buckeyes scored on six of their first seven possessions using a wide array of weapons – long runs, deep passes, an up-tempo offense. It didn’t matter what Ohio State threw at the Nittany Lions, because they weren’t stopping it.

Miller completed all four passes on the opening drive, which ended with Hyde scoring from two yards out. It appeared that Penn State would answer with points, but Hackenberg got greedy on third down from the 12-yard line and was intercepted by Pittsburgh Brown. The Nittany Lions went down the field using three tight ends and powering through Ohio State’s defensive line. But it would be the only drive Penn State had consistent success moving the football.

The Buckeyes limited Penn State to 357 yards and 20 first downs.

“They’re a good football team. No doubt about it,” O'Brien said. “Ohio State has good speed, good athletes and coached better than us. Miller causes trouble when you let him get on the perimeter of the defense.”

In 2009, USC brought its true freshman, Matt Barkley, into the vaunted Horseshoe at night and came away with a victory. The thriller was capped off with a 14-play, 82-yard game-winning drive in the closing minutes that thrust Barkley into Trojan lore in just the second game of his career.

Hackenberg suffered a far different fate in his first trip to one of college football’s grand cathedrals: 12-of-23 passing, 112 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions and minus-21 rushing yards after four sacks.

If Ohio State wins this coming week at Purdue, the Buckeyes will be going for win No. 22 in a row at Illinois Nov. 16 to tie the school record for most consecutive victories.

Said Miller: “We’ve got to keep our foot on the pedal.”

 

[Photo: Kirk Irwin Photography]

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ATXbucknut's picture

Man, it was fun watching that.

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

Urban Meyer (trying not to laugh):  Penn State came out and played really hard...

Geraffi's picture

Twenty. And. O. 

45has2's picture

32 - OH!

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

kr66osu's picture

Any time you're up by enough points to put Cardale Jones in, you know it's a good day

D-Day0043's picture

Carlton dancing GIF... Automatic up vote!

igo43's picture

This is awesome!

"The minute I think I'm getting mellow, I'm retiring. Who ever heard of a mellow winner?" - WWH

bucksfan92's picture

The most shocking stat tonight... 0 Pick Sixes.  
Was really hoping to beat them worse than 63-14, but at least now when I see that score I won't remember the 1994 game, I'll remember this one :)

Jonnferrell's picture

The Black Shoe Smackdown--2013!

"I'm still hungry." --Brady Hoke

lsjSnail's picture

I see why smith was 3rd in line. Didn't look that great. Meyer is a boss. Fuck penn st. and their bitch ass fans.

Hovenaut's picture

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

cajunbuckeye's picture

Come on Penn State, it's only a game......

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

stittracer99's picture

Urban was definitely cold blooded on that fourth down challenge play. Sending a message to his team that they better not let up because he sure isn't going to. I love this damn team.

ih8rolltyde's picture

That challenge was my personal highlight, The team felt it.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

airbuckeye's picture

I loved that challenge because when the play happened i knew he did'nt make because he went sideways instead of trying to push forward. I was over on the PissU board just to get a look at what their fans were say. About 65 to 70% of them are saying Urban did'nt run up the score and that it was the fact PissU was just out matched. But the rest of them are calling Urban a douchbag for that challenge that spot LOL . I think it's funny as hell myself and i loved the look on O'Brien's face and that fly by hand shake said it all.

bigbill992001's picture

Urb had to challenge, that was a change of possession play.   If its 3rd down, maybe he dont challenge.

cinserious's picture

Meyer wasn't being cold blooded. The defense this year has been much maligned, and the Defensive coaching staff personally lit into their asses this week in practice. The message was received and the D stepped up big time against PSU. Urban was showing he had their backs and was proud of their effort on that play as well as on the night.

"Get him a body bag, Yeah!"

AndyVance's picture

That's a great point - sometimes you have to do something to show the guys that you believe in them, and that challenge let the defense know that he believed they got the stop. Even if we hadn't won the call, the master motivator would have made his point.

buckeyedude's picture

That was the right call. I didn't see anything "cold blooded" about it.  I'm glad Urban challenged it. I like the fact that we didn't take a knee going into the half. Urban kept the foot on the throttle.

 
 

Wilkins78's picture

Being off on a spot by a yard on a fourth down play is an egregious error to me.  I would have been upset if it hadn't been challenged.  

KLF Buckeye's picture

Really good to see Braxton "Two Guns" Miller back in full form. Can't wait for Pasadena, baby!

KLF Buckeye's picture

And on this night, I got my 100th helmet sticker.
Up votes all around!

MN Buckeye's picture

Good for you KLF! And welcome to voting rights.

Buckabroad's picture

Congratulations, KLF!

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

ih8rolltyde's picture

Congrats, +1 more for you

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

D-Day0043's picture

It ain't eazy bein' greezy....

buckeyemanda's picture

Hell yes! They're gonna have to rename "12-0" Lane, is it? Go Bucks!

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

For some reason this gif always creeps me out.

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

ih8rolltyde's picture

is it cuz he looks like a puppet? 

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

buckeyemanda's picture

It's the never-changing goofy expression Colbert has plastered on his face. And yet, it's also so wonderful, too...

WOLFofOHIO's picture

#OHIOSTATEHATEWEEK..Let that be the last time people make a ''Hate page'' on us.
but over all TEXTBOOK GAMEPLAY..pass defense was much better..still can improve a little bit but over all..Mission..i mean..slaughter accomplished.

there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

sbentz4's picture

14 points short of bullying status.

Seth4Bucks's picture

Nope, this game was definitely still well within bullying territory. Scoring 14 just means that they managed to flail around enough that it wasn't completely one-sided just mostly one-sided.

BuckeyeOfTheTiger's picture


but they were only mostly dead...
no, they were all dead.  that was a beating.

buckskin's picture

Braxton having fun and imitating Doc Holliday.  Love it.  Wilson got a nice TD.  Spence breaks out and plays the part of a 5-star recruit.  C. Grant shedding blocks and making solid tackles in the backfield.  V. Bell looked good in relief.
Great game Bucks.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Black Shoe Diaries is already accusing Urban of running up the score. 

William's picture

And kicking an onside kick. They're also upset about the challenge on 4th down, and apparently our O-line gets away with holding, when they fail to realize that every team's O-line gets away with holding. 

RedQueenRace's picture

There has been more whining over the years about officiating on BSD than any other blog I have seen.  There are level-headed people there but one has to wade through a lot of garbage to find them.

buckeyedude's picture

There has been more whining over the years about officiating on BSD than any other blog I have seen.

Evidently you haven't been on Mgoblog.

 
 

SonOfBuckeye's picture

The morbid, paranoid self-pity at BSD is in a class of its own.

William's picture

They're a bunch of butthurt hypocrites over there, it's hilarious. 

BuckeyeChief's picture

Yep. We are apparently a low class SEC team now. My question is, are we supposed to kneel down once we go up 21-0?
I would rather have a team run up the score than show mercy. Again, my rec-league girls soccer team is way overmatched in an advanced league. After we were down 11-0, the other team passed the ball around for 5 or so minutes, and the ref called it with 4 minutes to go. I was pretty pissed off the other team took it easy, and that they ended the game.
All I know, is crystal ball or not, the B1G better step it up. It won't get easier next year.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

William's picture

I mean last time I checked, these guys are scholarship athletes, if you don't want a team to score, then stop them. 

BuckeyeChief's picture

yessir. After I got my a$$ whupped today, I told my team the same thing. I don't care about the other team talking trash; you should've stopped them.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

brylee's picture

We have to get ready for the post season.  The only way we do that is by actually playing like you plan to win!  They only get to play 12 games a year...so they have to make them all count.  The onside kick, going for it on fourth; you certainly don't want to be inexperienced at those kinds of plays in the Rose and MCG!

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

hodge's picture

I always had a feeling that these guys were Penn State fans.

hodge's picture

Yeah, I'm sure that the entire commentariat over there was absolutely up in arms when they beat us by the identical score in '94.

igo43's picture

GOOD!!!! We can then say, "1994, anyone?"

"The minute I think I'm getting mellow, I'm retiring. Who ever heard of a mellow winner?" - WWH

buckguyfan1's picture

Damn Proud of These Buckeyes and Staff!

William's picture

Full on meltdown over at BSD. Great game by the Bucks. 

AndyVance's picture

I'd like to press it, sir. Let it ride.
The best thing about going 8-0 is the chance to go 9-0.

Fugelere's picture

Fuck 'em.  Go Bucks!!

BSTP DeCon's picture

I decided tonight that I will name one of my future children after Braxton. Hell of a game, Ohio State!

WOLFofOHIO's picture

Im trolling the penn state football page on facebook going #ohiostatehateweek just to put in 10 more
pounds of salt into the wound.

there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

Seth4Bucks's picture

Got this little stat off of ESPN

It was the most points surrendered by Penn State (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten) and its worst beating in 114 years . . .  Penn State hadn't given up so many points or been beaten so badly since losing 64-5 to the Duquesne Athletic Club on Nov. 25, 1899.

Buckabroad's picture

Thanks, SETH. Some more interesting trivia:
Tressel had 6 50-point games in his career at OSU. This win marks Meyer's 7th 50-point game in 1.5 seasons. Wow.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

It was the most points surrendered by Penn State (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten) and its worst beating in 114 years . . .  Penn State hadn't given up so many points or been beaten so badly since losing 64-5 to the Duquesne Athletic Club on Nov. 25, 1899.

Now we have a baseline which needs to be exceeded next year.

airbuckeye's picture

No it was 1889 when they lost to Leigh 106 to ZIP

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

Wonder what the recruits were thinking....

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987

ih8rolltyde's picture

Urban is building a Monster.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

buckeyedude's picture

Specifically, I wonder what Gesicki is thinking, now?

 
 

TraptnMI's picture

Mike is thinking he absolutely made the correct choice. There was not one attempted pass to any tightend the entire game! He chose a team that actually utilizes its tightends in the passing game. Ours apparently only block. They were open all night. Not good for recruiting. Baugh is all we need for a few years thank goodness.

" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

harleymanjax's picture

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

jack's picture

this is sweet revenge for a game 20 years ago in which jopa racked up 63 on us.
fvck PSU.
 
Go Bucks!!!

YtownBuck13's picture

If anyone wants another good laugh and not at BSD head over to MGoBlog and read all the reactions to tonights game. Pretty hilarious.

GoBucks10's picture

A lot of them scared to play us, and a lot criticizing Urban for the challenge on 4th down.

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Also, they're making fun of, and are pissed off at, Borges for saying that bubble screens were not the answer against PSU after watching Urbz/Herman slice and dice PSU's soft coverage schemes partly by a liberal deployment of quick outside WR screens.

GoBucks10's picture

As much as I enjoy us running the bubble screens and such, I really hate it when others do it against us, because our defense shits a brick and cannot defend them.

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

joel121270's picture

Wow, I am reading their blog over there and these people are truly delusional. Miller is inaccurate? I mean I am homer for Osu but man I am nothing like them idiots. Just another reason I hate that god forsaken state.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Well to be fair 89 of 126 is only around a 71% completion rate.

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

Living in Michigan, I talk to a lot of wolverine fans who are fed up with Hoke already.  Doesn't wear a headset in games, and keeps Borges around.  They are all getting nervous about facing us....which is pretty funny

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Ohio State's schedule strength might be ticking up just a bit.
Buffalo looks like one of the better MAC teams.
SD State is playing undefeated Fresno tough tonight (7-7 with 3 minutes to go in 1H and SD State at Fresno 37).
Cal will probably still get killed at Wash, but not terrible so far . . . down 7-17 on the road in the 1H.

Buckabroad's picture

A fantastic performance all around. Spence a killer off the edge, Miller was precision destruction, Hyde showed he can do more that just maul an entire defense, and Wilson showed signs of greatness (return and TD catch).
All-around awesome game!

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

buckeyepastor's picture

Yes, yes, YES !!!  My first thought when I saw the score was 63-14 was "1994"  
 

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Another record set tonight that's going to be hard to break: biggest win ever in a night game. Since we only ever play at night against so-called marquee opponents, it's going to be a while before we see another one decided by 49 points.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Urbz says more night games a-comin'

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

TexasBuck11's picture

We got a cat in August of 2012 and my wife named him Braxton....20-0 since. Just sayin'

Run_Fido_Run's picture

In that case, handle that pussy with care. 

TexasBuck11's picture

I'll make sure to take care of the cat too.

KLF Buckeye's picture

Now THAT is a cat I hope has 9 lives!

hodge's picture

Courtesy of the fine folks at BSD:

"Here's some more solace: Urban Meyer, the absolute slimeball who called for an onside kick at the end of the first half, ran up the score throughout the third quarter, and up 56-7 challenged a first down spot, aside from all the crap he pulled down in Gainesville, isn't our coach, and that might not have been the case if the NCAA hadn't swung its hammer of justice two summers ago.  Give me Bill O'Brien any day. Ride or die with his group of fighters. I just can't wait until we're back at full strength, BOB's at the helm, and it's our turn to return the favor."

Now compare this to the comment section when they learned that PSU was actively "recruiting" him in 2011.

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

PSU "back at full strength" would be like 2005, and they barely beat us that year (still pissed about that game, tonight helped lol), whereas the Bucks are getting exponentially better every month with Urban coaching.  I can honestly say that PSU won't challenge us for at least another 5-7 years.

GoBucks10's picture

I like the perpetual complaining about missed hold calls.  Of course, that means BSD must have missed the hold calls not called against their beloved PSU.

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

airbuckeye's picture

What about the missed call on Robertson last TD in the 4th which when the play was happening i did not see untill the replay. It happened when we was bottled up and stop and came back to the other side of the field . I clearly saw one of their O Linemen block one of our players in the back dead on the Numbers NO flag.

Alice in Aggieland's picture

From that BSD thread: "Good school, high quality of life, excellent facilities, etc…plus you are king and no one will mess with you."

Yup, and that is how the Sandusky cover up happened. Dumb idiot.

JozyMozy's picture

you forgot to add *drops mic*

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Yes, we "ran up the score throughout the third quarter" by scoring after recovering a fumble at the 30, and scoring again on a drive highlighted by our backup running back busting a 40-yard run and our backup quarterback carrying it into the end zone. Idiots.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

The rule should be that you can't call it running up the score if the winning team has 5 or more rushing TDs.  They couldn't buy a 3 and out tonight.  It's not OSU's fault that they suck.

hodge's picture

It's not scoring that signifies "running up the score," it's calling plays as if the outcome's still undetermined.  We played pretty conservatively, or played somewhat aggressively with backups.
If your first-teamers can't stop your opponent's second and third-teamers -- and you play in the Big Ten -- it's nobody's fault but your own.

igo43's picture

Yup, completely agree with this comment.

"The minute I think I'm getting mellow, I'm retiring. Who ever heard of a mellow winner?" - WWH

ih8rolltyde's picture

They had Robinson, Allen on the field (NFL, gone before 3rd RD) to get his yardage on our 2nd and 3rd teamers, and we RAN CARDALE JONES ab 8 times.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

dwcbuckeye's picture

Urban explained that was not an onside kick but poor execution when we tried to kick it down the middle

dja.ohio's picture

Urban lied to the reporter at halftime, ask anyone on BSD.

vitaminB's picture

What's the benefit of onside kicking with 5 seconds left?  It makes no sense.  Clearly it wasn't an onside kick.

PF_Flyers22's picture

Thank you for this. Thank you oh so much. I have plenty of Penn St. Alum friends that need to see this. 

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

TO JOHNNY:
So, it looks like you are going to need to post a Cold War Era (If We Get Nuked By the USSR/If the Buckeyes Lose a Game do A, B, and C ) style article every week.  So far when you do that the Buckeyes have only given up 2 TDs and have scored 9.  Also, Braxton Miller has looked more like Vince Young circa 2005, and Benchwarmer Jones gets double-digit snaps at QB.
I knew that article would be good luck!

Buckeyeholicwompa's picture

I love how we kicked Penn State's butt tonight in which I hope it sent a statement. As a testament to that statement, if we win out this season and hopefully go to the title game or a BCS bowl, we're going to be playing the toughest team we've played all year and a for sure top 10 team.
I have to admit I hate the fact it'll be the only top 10 team we play all season because I'd much rather play at least one top 10 team in our regular season before playing another top 10 team in the bowl game. Just think when we played #2 Texas in 06 and then later on #2 TTUN. Made our schedule much tougher and gave us something to brag about. 

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

But that UM game set us up for a humongous letdown in the next game against some team, can't remember who.  Think it was a bowl game.  But the point is, they played the Game of the Century, then had to do it again.  But I get your point.

Buckeyeholicwompa's picture

It was indeed a let down and a real breaker to cap off the 2006 season undefeated but before that last big game we did go 12-0 and finished a heck of a season. Not many teams can look back and say they played 3 #2 teams and lost to only one.

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

Absolutely.  Im just glad I picked the UM game to go to in person over the BCS game when my dad gave me the choice.  Unforgettable day/night at the Shoe.

Buckeyeholicwompa's picture

I'm 25 and I'll be honest when I say that I'd be surprised if we ever get a game with TTUN again like we did in 06. Mind the title game. That win we got against them to finish our regular season undefeated was a whole load of whip topping. The only thing missing was the cherry at the top and we didn't get that apparently.
That's a game I will never forget and makes for the ideal OSU vs. Michigan match up.

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

I was 16 for that 2006, and I remember it as well as I remember graduating high school/starting college/first love etc...

igo43's picture

What a great choice, that had to be amazing. It was the best football game I've ever seen and probably ever will see.

"The minute I think I'm getting mellow, I'm retiring. Who ever heard of a mellow winner?" - WWH

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

Before the game started we walked up to the top of the stadium to look down at the tailgaters, and I kid you not, it was a BLANKET of scarlet in every direction.  At least 300,000 people were in the Shoe's vicinity, I'm not even exaggerating.  
But the best part was we were able to score 50 yard line, 3rd row seats through a buddy of ours who is a season ticket holder.

hit_the_couch's picture

I think Coop also gave Joe Pa his worst loss ever when the 6-6 '99 team beat PSU 45-6.
 
I hope the rest of the season shapes up like the end of last year only better. I'm thinking that we'll have a date with MSU in another month or so.
 
*edit   It was '00 and an 8-4 tOSU team.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

BuckeyeChief's picture

Not digging Stanford that much, they look very pedestrian.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

hodge's picture

But they are pretty strong in the trenches.  After watching UCLA play Oregon pretty tight for three quarters tonight, I'm convinced that they're the only Pac 12 team capable of bringing them down.  
Granted, that's pretty much been the recipe to beat them over the last few years -- a la OSU, LSU, Auburn, and Stanford.

BuckeyeChief's picture

They are, and it is probably the difference in this game. fOSU is making a lot of mistakes.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

BuckeyeChief's picture

...and just like that...

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

KLF Buckeye's picture

Just read some of the whining over at BSD...wow. I hope that will never be us.
1) they apparently weren't listening when Meyer explained that the "onside kick" was a botched squib
2) This was not a case of running up the score. And if it is...1994. Meyer's job is to win games AND make his team better. We have a BCS bowl of some sort to get ready for and cannot afford to trot our guys out there to take a knee when your team fails to show up. PSU had 2 weeks to prepare and were woefully inadequate. If they are insulted because the score made them look bad...it is because they ARE bad. I would be mad at Urban if he didn't challenge the guys and expect effort in the second half.

KLF Buckeye's picture

3) The people on BSD talk funny and say strange, irrelevant things. 

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Centuries of inbreeding due to isolation will do that.
Seriously, look at any random photo containing a large number of PSU fans...there's  a lot of mongoloid in that gene pool.

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

Right?!? All of their threads are like our live threads during games.  Talking stats --> salsa recipe --> Hate Urban -->Recruits, etc...
It's complete anarchy over there.

igo43's picture

OK guys, I was able to keep tabs on the game as I was working at Buffalo Wild Wings tonight, but had no idea what the announcers were saying. I'm kind of curious how Todd Blackledge sounded...I'm assuming he was objective, as he usually is a good professional CA, but just wondering if he thought Meyer was running up the score?

"The minute I think I'm getting mellow, I'm retiring. Who ever heard of a mellow winner?" - WWH

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

He looked a little bummed when he was on camera for the post game bits, but during the game itself he stayed objective.

igo43's picture

Thanks!

"The minute I think I'm getting mellow, I'm retiring. Who ever heard of a mellow winner?" - WWH

southbay's picture

I thought he did, but I might have missed a few minutes here or there.  
BTW I'm going to take a good look at his "Taste of the Town" book, might be worth it.  He seems to be able to find a lot of the good restaurants.

BenArazi4's picture

 
 
Can't wait for recruits reactions

 
 
 

Buckeyeholicwompa's picture

What year was it that PSU fans were throwing snow balls and water bottles full of urine at our band in Sissy Valley?

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

2007
The band members who posted about it said 'water balloons'. What I actually saw were ziplock bags (rather than bottles or balloons).

Buckeyeholicwompa's picture

Disgusting and downright disrespectful. I'd be ashamed if our fans ever did something like that to an opposing teams band. I gotta say from the many games I've attended last year and this year. We've got some pretty classy, respectful fans attending our home games.
Now that's not to say I don't think Penn State sucks. They do and they sure as heck forgot they had a game tonight.
 

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

I swear that also happened in 2005.  The stadium was on the brink of a riot for 3 hours.  Troy Smith said it was the loudest stadium, Shoe included, that he had ever played in.  Their fans were acting like downright animals.  First ever White Out.
F them.
Our marquee games like that come against top-5 Mich and USC and Texas teams.  If Penn State ever got that much attention from our fanbase, that's a good sign that we have gone downhill.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

I swear that also happened in 2005.

Gah, you're absolutely correct. It was '05. Those years tend to run together for me (I was bouncing back and forth from Iraq).

buckeyedude's picture

If someone throws a balloon or Ziplock bag at me or my family filled with urine, someone's going to spend the night in jail, and someone else is going to spend the night in the hospital.
And for the record, it wouldn't be me in the hospital.

 
 

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

It's funny how Penn State is trying to force us to treat this game as a rivalry.  They have the entire country except for us convinced.  Even the NCAA video games have it labeled as a "Rivalry Game".  We have been playing them for like 20 years!

teddyballgame's picture

My reactions as the game went on...

USMC11917's picture

Gary Strydom back in the day if I am not mistaken.

buckeyedude's picture

I thought it was Scott Wilson. Maybe I'm going back too far. It's amazing the body that a syringe and anabolic steroids can build.

 
 

USMC11917's picture

True but it isn't magic. To get a body like that takes the most discipline one could imagine. Diet and regiment and commitment must be juiced as well.

Dougger's picture

this is one of the greatest gifs ive ever seen

I like football

Eph97's picture

The Tressel mentality of taking the foot off the pedal and letting teams back in are long over. Urban's never been a "nice" guy to the other team throughout his career. I liked challenging the spot; sent a strong message to the team to not F around even when up big and play hard on every play.

Sin City Buckeye's picture

I find it hilarious they are bitching about running up the score and whatnot but fail to mention that after the 3rd quarter when the backups are in, Allen Robinson stays in the whole freakin' game padding his stats against the 2nd and 3rd teamers. You would expect they'd try to save him from getting hurt in garbage time, but the stats must be important.

Is there a difference between Viper and Leo? "No, we just thought Viper sounded cooler."---Former Buckeye Coach Mike Vrabel

USMC11917's picture

Good point about our third team versus their first. Reeves strikes again tonight but other than that, very little to gripe about. Props to Luke btw! I owe him that.

vitaminB's picture

Bitches gonna bitch.

BuckeyeUte's picture

Does anyone know about the injuries during the game? Think I remember seeing Evan Spencer going down and Curtis Grant that I can remember...

gwalther's picture

*insert clever gif or meme for upvotes* *insert opinionated comment or personal experience for possible skim read and limited upvotes*

Class of 2008

JozyMozy's picture

you are WAY late if you're just now posting a zany gif for summa dat UPVOTE GOLD. Quick trigger finger next time, pls. 

gwalther's picture

Lol at myself there man. Clearly there'd been a little drinking before I threw that out there this morning. Lol. Still, that statement does more or less hold true.. Haha

Class of 2008

Bucks's picture

Easily the most complete game I've seen over the past two seasons. THAT was fun to watch ... and dangerous if you were playing a drinking game.

buckeyepastor's picture

Last night I saw the team that I believed OSU could be this year, for the first time.  I saw the secondary cover well and tackle well.  I saw the young defensive front create all sorts of chaos in the backfield.  I saw the linebackers flow well to the ball.  I saw our playmakers making plays and our great offensive line, well, they've been doing it all year along with Hyde.   That was special.  

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

Seattle Linga's picture

Yes it was very special. I think all of us expected this type of performance each and every week from the beginning of the season

lamplighter's picture

to hell with them, let them take their whiny act to the ACC so they can become FSU's homecoming game

icavalera's picture

Hello there. I'm a Penn State fan and I comment fairly regularly over at BSD (I hope you don't hold that against me). I'd like to think that some of the "unreasonable" comments you allude to over there are the result mostly of the frustration of being so thoroughly dominated in the game. But then again, I almost never participate in live game threads (they distract from the game), so I haven't seen any of them from last night.
I think the final result of the game is extremely disappointing, but it shouldn't have been all that unexpected. You guys have by far your best team since at least 2006, with probably the second best coach in CFB (next to Saban). We have good talent on offense, but probably our lowest level of overall defensive talent since 2003. Factor in a first-year DC with no prior major college experience at that position, and it was a recipe for disaster. I think some of us got too excited by the win over Michigan and thought that we could maybe at least play a tight game with OSU. Let me tell you something - Michigan is no OSU - at least not this year (and I still don't know what their OC was thinking with some of his play-calling).
I just wanted to give you some perspective from a Penn State fan (not that anyone asked for it). I do want to add that even though some of the comments above are dismissive of it, I really do believe that O'Brien will be able to recruit toe to toe with Urban in the coming years. Hopefully for us, it translates into wins sooner rather than later.
Anyway, good luck to you for the rest of the season, although I don't think you're really going to need it.

O-H I-O's picture

I was at the PSU/UM's game with my fellow Penn State buddy and tailgated with his generous family. It was a fantastic game and the atmosphere was nuts. I have to say that was the best game I've been to in person and I'm proud to say it. I always give the props when it's due and they surely deserved it.
Yes, Penn State is struggling with 61 scholarship players or so and that is already a tough challenge itself.  I was truly happy for their win over Michigan, despite their talent edge. It doesn't hurt when the opponent got an incompetent offensive coordinator.
Thought you should know that I appreciated your comment.  NCAA's decision to give Penn State their scholarships back sooner than later is great news.  They definitely overreached with this "near" death penalty.  Big Ten needs a strong Penn State team.  It gives Big Ten a better image and helps all Big Ten teams altogether since the media is very aggressive with criticism nowadays.
Hopefully, Bill O'Brien will stick around and lead the team for years to come.

"I don't motivate the players. I get them to motivate themselves. That's the only kind of motivation that's worth a damn." - Woody Hayes

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

You guys have by far your best team since at least 2006

I'm going to have to take exception with that statement. I wouldn't say that this year's team is 'by far' better than the 2007, 2010 or 2012 teams. Is it the best of the group? Possibly, but if so it's not a large gap.

icavalera's picture

From my non-OSU fan's perspective, it is. Obviously, you're much closer to the situation, so I'll take your word for it. Maybe I should have said "by far your best offense since 2006"?

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

You prompted me to look up the stats for the years discussed:
 
Passing
2006: 214.7 YPG, 65.0%
2007: 196.8 YPG, 63.8%
2010: 228.5 YPG, 65.3%
2012: 181.5 YPG, 57.9%
2013: 221.6 YPG, 70.0%
Rushing
2006: 169.8 YPG, 4.6 Avg
2007: 196.9 YPG, 4.6 Avg
2010: 220.1 YPG, 5.2 Avg
2012: 242.3 YPG, 5.2 Avg
2013: 295.7 YPG, 6.2 Avg
Total
2006: 384.5 YPG, 6.1 Avg
2007: 393.7 YPG, 5.8 Avg
2010: 448.6 YPG, 6.5 Avg
2012: 423.8 YPG, 6.1 Avg
2013: 517.3 YPG, 6.9 Avg
Scoring
2006: 34.6 (8th), 12.8 (5th)
2007: 31.4 (42nd), 12.8 (1st)
2010: 38.8 (10th), 14.3 (5th)
2012: 37.2 (21st), 22.8 (31st)
2013: 47.2 (5th), 19.1 (15th)
TDs per game
2006: P 2.4, R 1.9
2007: P 2.0, R 1.6
2010: P 2.3, R 2.1
2012: P 1.4, R 3.1
2013: P 3.0, R 3.1
Interestingly enough, the increased total yardage under Meyer coached teams has been entirely from rushing. Also while the 2006 & 2010 offenses were scoring roughly ten points less per game than 2013, they were also both in the top 10 nationally.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Stumbled upon this statement by Davis Jones over on PennLive:

Meyer was overheard by a friend of mine after Saturday night’s press conference murmuring, “That one was for Coop.” Clearly, he meant the 63-14 pile-driver OSU gave to PSU, neatly reciprocating the demolition of the same score Joe Paterno’s 1994 team applied to John Cooper’s Buckeyes in Beaver Stadium.

That brought a smile to my face.
 

Red Shirt Ensign's picture

The fact UFM even knew the significance of the game and score from 94 just shows you how much this guy bleeds Scarlet and gray!
I hope he stays along time and is able to groom a successor to continue the domination that will be meted out in that time!

"Statistics always remind me of a fellow who drowned in a river where the average depth was only three feet." - Coach Woody Hayes