Hyde Brings the Noise, Leads Ohio State to 60–35 Win in Champaign

By Kyle Rowland on November 16, 2013 at 3:50p
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Carlos Hyde set a career high with 246 yards on the ground Saturday.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – On a wind-swept afternoon under skies that were fifty shades of gray, Ohio State fashioned a blitzkrieg offense that bewildered a weary Illinois defense playing out yet another forgettable season. Despite the Silver Bullets sleepwalking through the final three quarters, the Buckeyes’ 60-35 win is memorable and historic.

Ohio State 21 14 9 16 60
Illinois 0 14 7 14 35

They’re now victors in 22 consecutive games, tying the program record set from 1967-69. The Big Ten record – 29 – is more than 100 years old, established by Fielding Yost’s point-a-minute Michigan squads from 1901-03. Illinois, meanwhile, has lost 20 straight Big Ten games and the Illibuck for a sixth consecutive year. 

It took three plays and 36 seconds for the discrepancy in talent to become evident. Braxton Miller kept the ball on a read-option, dashed untouched through the Fightless Illini defense and 70 yards later the Buckeyes led 7-0.

Most thought the 32-point spread wouldn’t be enough for four quarters. Early on, it looked like Ohio State would only need one half to equal Vegas’ projection. But an afternoon fit for style points evolved into a bizarro world appropriate for a windmill and clown’s mouth.

Illinois head coach Tim Beckman and offensive coordinator Bill Cubit engaged in tomfoolery on the sideline, nearly coming to blows, 30-mph wind gusts were the norm and the third-ranked Buckeyes’ undermanned defense was forced to use a walk-on linebacker. All of that couldn’t top a 28-0 Ohio State advantage dwindling to just 12 points in the fourth quarter until Carlos Hyde saved the Buckeyes with 51- and 55-yard touchdown runs. 

“In my head, I was just thinking, ‘Man, we could’ve done this the whole game,’” Hyde said. “That last run, I had energy and I feel like we could have that momentum the whole game. I try to provide juice for the offense. Being a leader, I want to get everyone going.”

There was cause for concern prior to kickoff as Ohio State was missing two starting linebackers and word surfaced that Hyde wouldn’t be starting. But those fears were put to ease quickly – at least temporarily. Then Jack Mewhort (hyperextended knee), whom Meyer referred to as the team’s top offensive player, and Joey Bosa (strained neck) suffered injuries.

PASSING Cmp/Att Pct Yds TD Int Rat
Braxton Miller 13/29 44.8 150 2 0 111.0
Kenny Guiton 0/1 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
RUSHING Att Yds Avg Lng TD
Carlos Hyde 24 246 10.2 55 4
Braxton Miller 16 184 11.5 70 1
Dontre Wilson 1 7 7.0 7 0
Kenny Guiton 1 4 4.0 4 0
RECEIVING Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
Corey Brown 7 49 7.0 12 1
Chris Fields 2 58 24.0 47 0
Carlos Hyde 2 26 13.0 18 1
Evan Spencer 1 7 7.0 7 0

[Full Box Score]

Curtis Grant missed the game with a sprained ankle, while Joshua Perry fell victim to Ohio’s first snowfall, slipping in Columbus and conking his head on the pavement. Hyde did not start due to a “class issue,” but played on the first series. It would materialize into a career day.

“I give all the credit to my offensive line and to my receivers,” Hyde said. “They did a great job. They made it easy for me today.”

Hyde rushed for a career-high 246 yards – third-most in school history – scored five touchdowns and averaged more than 10 yards per carry. Braxton Miller finished with 324 total yards and three touchdowns. The Buckeyes ran for 470 yards and averaged a program-record 10.5 yards per rush.

Hyde scored on an 18-yard swing pass midway through the first quarter before Bradley Roby returned an interception 63 yards for a touchdown. In its past three games, Ohio State has outscored the competition 63-0 in the opening quarter.

The Illini’s deficit grew to 28 points after the Buckeyes’ second three-play scoring drive of the day, culminating in an 11-yard touchdown pass to Philly Brown. But just as soon as some 15,000 Buckeye supporters in venerable Memorial Stadium got fat and happy, Illinois mounted a comeback that put a slight tremble into the scarlet-and-gray-clad masses. More than anything, though, it put doubt in voters’ minds how Ohio State stacks up against the nation’s elite.

Of all things, it was the punt unit that provided Illinois with its biggest spark. Cameron Johnston boomed a high arching 63-yard punt toward Glenville grad V’Angelo Bentley. Instead of pinning the opponent deep, Johnston outkicked his coverage. Bentley caught the ball at the Illinois 33 and cut straight up the field. A spin move allowed him to elude Armani Reeves and it was off to the races.

“Our special teams are a little bit of a mess right now,” head coach Urban Meyer said. “Some of the guys playing right now, quite frankly, haven’t played at all. As a result, we just have to coach better. I can’t wait to get back to work tomorrow.”

Recent weeks has given way to a newfound dominance for the Buckeye defense. Saturday was a detour in the blueprint. Injuries to Christian Bryant, Grant, Perry and Bosa seemed to catch up with an already short-staffed unit.

The Illini came into the game averaging 30 points and possessing the 23rd-ranked passing offense in America. They finished the day with 420 yards of offense, almost every single one of them from Scheelhaase. The four-year starter threw for 288 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and ran for an additional 46 yards and a score.

“I’m a big fan of No. 2,” Meyer said. “I told him after the game that I think he’s a great player. I thought he was hard to defend today. We were playing a quarterback that created plays.”

Perhaps the biggest sequence in the game came late in the third quarter. With Ohio State holding a 35-21 lead, Illinois was pined inside its own 10. On second down, Tommy Schutt made an athletic play, corralling Scheelhaase in the end zone and forcing him to throw the ball away. Scheelhaase’s helmet came off, which sent him to the sideline for a play. For Illinois, it was calamitous.

Roby enjoying the end of his pick-six.

First came a false start penalty making it 3rd-and-14, then backup Reilly O’Toole was sacked by Ryan Shazier in the end zone and fumbled. The only saving grace for the Illini was recovering the fumble so Ohio State didn’t get a touchdown. But the safety gave the visitors all the momentum and even caused heated exchange between Beckman and Cubit on the sideline. The two coaches could be seen being restrained by fellow coaches.

“I feel like that [play] was a big turning point,” Shazier said.

It took the Buckeyes four plays to score on the ensuing drive – a one-yard run by Hyde. In a similar move, though, Ohio State’s backup quarterback was thrust into the game after Miller was level by Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown. Miller returned on the next series.

Scheelhaase’s performance could have served as a metaphor with the gray skies hovering about the stadium, clouding the Buckeyes’ placement in the BCS. Alabama, Florida State, Baylor and one-loss Stanford continue to win with flair and eye-popping numbers.

“Let’s just coach and get better,” Meyer said. “We’re down to week 11. Let’s get our 11th win.”

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btalbert25's picture

If only Hyde hadn't got himself suspended early in the year, he could be a Heisman finalist.  Knocking on a 1000 yards with a couple games against weak assed D's ahead, he'd be looking pretty good. 

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Poison nuts's picture

So agreed. Against those first three opponents, he could have caused some serious damage. I believe he'll end up around 1200-1400 by the time the next three games are done - who knows, maybe more, but I think it's not an exaggeration to say that could have been 1700-1900 without the suspension. Definitely would have been in the Heisman race. Too bad, but the good news is he's doing a damn fine job with what he has to work with. I was watching today, & at the end just thought "that's one bad man right there."

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Buckabroad's picture

We were too confident and lost focus. Maybe it was a blessing in disguise. We got a wake-up call to stay focused before our last few games and still won handily.
The great news is Carlos Hyde who, once again, put us on his back when it got closer. 22-0 and now we need to key in on our last few opponents. Nothing is lost at this point. Concentrate, play hard and keep winning. This will work out fine for us.

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

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btalbert25's picture

I think it is definitely a lesson learned BUT how can a team that knows it must come out and blow the doors off anyone they play get overconfident?????  That's what bothers me more than anything, this team lost focus at a time where it really shouldn't have. 

throttlefinger's picture

Think everyone got overconfident not coming into the game but after 2.5 quarters...even the coaches. Clearly Hyde was getting his way. And the D's pressure was forcing INTs and sacks. They looked very focused most of the first half. I don't really by the overconfidence as a mindset before the game because of that. Win is a win. Praise to El Guapo...and secondary praise Johnston! He may be surprise All American.

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BeijingBucks's picture

I'm not so worried as all the doomsday preaches seem to be. This game just served as a reminder of how little depth with experience we have (our D was missing what 5 starters? I mean walk on lb?!?!)
i think it served well as some playing time for next years unit and since the Illinois were challenging it let brax and Hyde play the whole game and juice their stats.  Hyde... That is a man right there.
and was it me or did bosa have like 3-4 sacks in the first half?  I still don't see how scheelhs walked away from that bosa/roby sandwich.
On to the next one!

 

 

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

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CowCat's picture

How many rushing yards does El Guapo have now?

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

Urban Nation Army's picture

947

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

Seattle Linga's picture

Hopefully he can bust through some Indy line just like today and have another 2-3 long td runs. Shoot for 1,200

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Kevbo714's picture

I will take a "W" every time...

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

GoBucks10's picture

About 950 or so

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

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buckeyedude's picture

So El Guapo gets his 1000 yards next week vs. Indiana. He's going to run wild over the Hoosier run D.

 

 

Buckabroad's picture

Agreed. Should be a great opportunity for El Guapo. Really hope we control this game throughout and stay focused for the Game.

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

O-H I-O's picture

Great to see Hyde's last two carries for TDs...that was fantastic!
The whole team didn't play too sharp today, but a win is a win and we have to be happy with that, plain and simple. Congratulations to the team for tying the record with 22 straight victories.
On to the next one!

"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

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

F*CK Griese, and the asshat next to him. Go Buckeyes.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

oldbuckeyedave's picture

when the going got sluggish the announcers got stupid. I had the cure for that...the mute button

Dave

extemporary08's picture

I always watch games on mute

airbuckeye's picture

I never listen to the announcers to busy talking my wifes cousin through the whole game like always every year.. Plus he calls the play by play most of the time because most of the time i am a few seconds behind him LOL.

Seattle Linga's picture

AGENDA AGENDA AGENDA - kinda sux how we are forced to listen to that amateur announcing week in and week out

unknownmusketeer's picture

This is the one BIG advantage of B1G announcers: homers.

Poison nuts's picture

I was getting sick listening to them actually lobby...vigorously, for voters to knock them down. Even after the final 2 TD's they said "let's just hope the voters don't just look at the score." It got pretty pathetic for a few minutes there.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

buckeyedude's picture

Game ball to El Guapo. He gave OSU the style points that Brian Griese was hollering about incessantly in the fourth qtr.
I stand by my comment and vote that Hyde > Beanie and the best OSU RB since Eddie.
 

 

 

DaiTheFlu's picture

I absolutely agree. I've been a Buckeye since I was 10 years ago, which was coincidentally the year before Eddie's Heisman. Carlos Hyde is right behind Eddie, and would have had an opportunity to place himself alongside the great Buckeye RB's, if not for the "scandal" and coaching change two years ago.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

rdubs's picture
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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Keith - 39 carries, 274 yards, 7.0 ypc, 5 TD
Eddie - 36 carries, 314 yards, 8.7 ypc, 3 TD
Carlos - 24 carries, 246 yards, 10.3 ypc, 4 TD (+1 Rec)

BuckGnome's picture

Nice!  Upvote for you, sir!

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Jonnferrell's picture

I think that's maam.

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

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Jonnferrell's picture

lol sorry.  Please don't make me eat lutefisk as punishment.  

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

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

All similar backs with big bodies and top-end speed.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

buckeyedude's picture

I would love to see that poll question that was asked earlier in the season, asked again at the end of this season: Who's the better RB? Hyde or Beanie?

 

 

Jason Priestas's picture

Nice! Just stole that for all of the Twitter helmet stickers I can handle.

Ohio Guy in Jersey's picture

If OSU had run Hyde as much as I wanted, El Guapo would have had 300+.

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Buckeye_Ryan's picture

Dammit! Drinking bourbon caused me to fat finger and down vote. My mistake...

Born a Buckeye, raised a Buckeye, will die a Buckeye.

Haybucks's picture

Carlos Hyde and the OL are men! Some analyst think the two late scores shouldn't count, but I'm of the opposite opinion.  The Illini knew we were going to run to run out the clock and they knew Hyde was the runner AND they couldn't stop him!  

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. - Irish proverb

 

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buckeyedude's picture

 Some analyst think the two late scores shouldn't count, but I'm of the opposite opinion.

Brian Griese and The Man Who Wears Women's Underwear thinks that the two last TDs shouldn't count, because as Griese said, "Illinois had thrown in the towel by then."
F%$ing a-hole. Go eat a taco with your dad.

 

 

CowCat's picture

^This.

I wish there were still only 4 channels of television, so we wouldn't have to listen to these ignorant "analysts".

A bunch of parrots...

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

DannyBeane's picture

Even though we still have a stable of studs for rb, I for damn sure, am going to miss El Guapo dragging this team, kicking and screaming to victory! VIVA EL GUAPO!

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I'm not as exercised about the polls as some people, mostly because I don't think anything matters this late in a season other than winning and losing. I'm assuming the same people in the liveblog predicting us dropping were the same ones who predicted Stanford and Baylor would pass us last week too?
This was one of those games where we got the big early lead, then lost focus (I time it to that silly drive right before the punt return TD) and never fully got it back. There were some people hurt on defense, and things definitely went from mediocre to worse after Bosa was hurt, but at some point you can't use that as an excuse. We have a fifth-year senior backing up Christian Bryant, and have big name recruits two-deep at linebacker. Our depth needs to play better.
On offense, it seemed like we got complacent with both playcalling and execution because people assumed the game was won. There was too much passing, period; and the kinds of passes thrown were too low-percentage and too focused on those little sideline routes that Miller air-mailed all day (I don't know that he threw an intermediate-range pass over the middle the whole game). I also thought Meyer made a rare strategic error with the long field goal attempt, as our chances of picking up 1 yard there had to be higher than our chances of making that kick.
If we convert a first down there instead of missing a field goal, or if Miller doesn't fumble, we probably put the game away earlier than we did.
I look for a better game in the home finale.

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

gravey's picture

Hate, hate, hate ESPN.  Buffoons and Hacks. They literally spent most of the broadcast bashing the Bucks.  It's like Mark May has infected the entire ESPN staff.  They own the bully pulpit and are the king makers in this sport.  The Big Ten should consider going with a less hostile network in the future.

DannyBeane's picture

I agree every other comment was about Baylor or Stanford jumping us because the Illinois offense had a great day. WE STILL WON BY 30 POINTS YOU DICKS! 

3cent's picture

I have said that before. The B1G  should drop ESPN and get a deal with either fox network/fox sports channel or nbc network/nbc sports channel. Between one of those options and B1G network all games can been shown. Wonder how ESPN would feel about losing the terrible B1G when instead of broadcasting a noon OSU vs ILL game they have to show wake forest vs BC or something like that.

buckeyedude's picture

It's very possible that Hyde may have saved our #3 ranking.

 

 

ogama843's picture

While he did make  us look much better and helped us overcome our defensive deficiencies, our ranking was not in jeopardy despite what the asshats at ESPN were saying along with the eternal pessimists here. I would bet my life on it. IF WE CONTINUE TO WIN WE WILL REMAIN NUMBER THREE IN THE POLLS! STOP IT ALREADY!

Holy Buckeye!

WOLFofOHIO's picture

illinois KILLED us on those outside passes when we would cover and blitz. i think by this week we need to not let off on anyone and decimate..even if we are up by 50 against indiana. its no question, if we want to be a national title contender we need to suffocate on both offense and defense. ive noticed that with abberderis and wisky and iowa and NW that they expose the secondary, and if we dont correct it and soon..im not sure we will hang with iowa on steroids..aka stanford.

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

BuckGnome's picture

Our offense uneven and out of sink = 60 points
 
I'll take that.

rdubs's picture

Defense not playing well, 2 INTs (including pick 6), a safety, and about 10 sacks.

SPreston2001's picture

And also gave up 35pts to ILLINOIS..... You left that part out...

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

The defense gave up 28 pts. Special teams gave up 7.

SPreston2001's picture

Like 28pts is that much better lol. Its ILLINOIS!!! If ur satisfied with that kind of effort on D then by all means stick your chest out. I expect more from the silver bullets...

Squirrel Master's picture

i expected more from the silver bullets but guess what, half are backups, 75% are sophomores or younger and sheelhouse did his best Johnny Manziel performance. at least half of their big plays was sheelhouse extending the play and chucking to a 6'6'' Te who made some ridiculous catches.
i compare this game to Alabama's game against TAMU. "oh but manziel and Tamu are awesome". well sheelhouse played his ass off and still didnt rack up 600 plus yards and 45+ points. in fact, i havent seen this "awful" defense give up those stats yet, but everyones favorite has.
i also love how people forget a rivalry game as old as this, on the road and still score 60 playing ugly should be a bad thing. illinois brings it every time they play OSU. or do we forget 2002 and the years against juice williams.
 

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ogama843's picture

As bad as Illinois is, their offense is not their problem, it's their defense. They have a VERY GOOD quarterback. That said, our defense could have played MUCH better... But we did score 60 pts, and our quarterback had 180 YDS RUSHING AND A TOUCHDOWN, NOT TO MENTION CARLOS HYDE WITH ALMOST 250.... Stop the bashing, things are good!!! Rest easy Buckeyes!!! 22 in a row!!!! When you get upset about a somewhat lackluster defensive outing, take solace in the fact yu are not a TTUN fan....

Holy Buckeye!

Buckabroad's picture

When other teams have a poor performance, they lose. Just ask Stanford.

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

bedheadjc's picture

"sink"? We were out of disposals too...at least it looked like it...
 
synch baby, synch...
 
and I'll take it too.

cal3713's picture

Thanks for the amazingly high quality game analysis Griese.  

DaiTheFlu's picture

What else would you expect from a "Michigan Man"?

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

geoffrsc's picture

I would expect him to get sacked 5 times and throw 2 picks.

cal3713's picture

That is literally the name of my saved file.

Seattle Linga's picture

At the end of the day - We got the win - and we are still undefeated

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Baylor only beat a Kansas State team, that lost to North Dakota State, by 10. I don't want to hear s**t about how tOSU should be ranked lower after winning by 25.

Brady Hoke ate my comment

Alice in Aggieland's picture

I really don't see Baylor winning out, regardless of whether they jump us this week. 

buckeyedude's picture

Okie State is #12, and I hope they beat Baylor. Plus, Okie State is coached by Jeff Gundy! He's 40! And he's a MAN!

 

 

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

You mean Mike Gundy.

Brady Hoke ate my comment

buckeyedude's picture

Ooooops. Thanks, YouCan'tSpell. ;)

 

 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Lots of players were banged up and we lost focus, definitely contributing to the 35 pts. Not trying to take away credit from Illini offense, which put up 30-something points on Wisky too. Still not sure if we could hang with Bama though. Lets hope that Miss St gives Bama a run for their money today, and makes Bama look at least a little less dominating.

SPreston2001's picture

Ill take the win but this defense scares me!! I am not at all confident in the Def and these stupid undisciplined penalties have to stop!!

HYDEYOKIDS's picture

Our defense depth is a definite issue. Though I will be optimistic and put a lot of the defensive faults on Curtis Grant and Joshua Perry being out. I think a lot of the missed tackles and breakdowns were due to our linebacker play. If those two were in and Bosa doesn't get hurt a very different defense shows up.

buckeyedude's picture

Not to change the subject, but this MSU/Nebraska game is turning into a good one. And it's being called by Chris Spielman.

 

 

3cent's picture

Isn't it funny how we beat a terrible team by 25 and the media says that we should be jumped by Stanford who actually was beaten by a terrible team.

Whosisbrew's picture

Listening to the announcers at the end of this game was insufferable. I kept thinking "Guys, you have a game to call. This is a football game, not a lazy roundtable discussion about BCS bullcrap."
And between listening to those two clowns micro-analyze each play as if it were going to be the difference between being ranked No. 3 and No. 4 and listening to sourpuss Mark May prattle on like a mindless troll, I realized: It's far too late in the BCS' lifespan for me to be mad about this anymore. Getting mad about things such as this is equivalent to getting filled with righteous indignation while watching cable news networks. They want me to be angry, and I'm simply not going to be anymore.
The fact is, the team I root for has been victorious in 22 consecutive contests. Maybe cynical navel-gazing journalists don't see the value in that, but I do. It means everything to me as an Ohio State fan and it's been nothing but an absolute pleasure watching this team over the past two seasons. And ESPN can't keep me mad anymore just so that I'll watch games that I normally wouldn't care about. This team is simply too much fun to watch and I'm too proud to care.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: What's the punishment here? Having to watch grown men yell at each other on television and analyze a team via their own narrow criteria? Screw it. I hope Ohio State wins every game. Where they end up in the eyes of these clowns is irrelevant to me.

Powers's picture

Can we somehow pay Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge to call all of our games?

SilverState's picture

A little love from the WWL:

Lon_Paul's picture

Brian "irregardless" Griese. I'm dying right now hahahaha.

teddyballgame's picture

someone buy him a dictionary

bedheadjc's picture

 It is now an accepted word in the Merriam-Webster dictionary...

Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that “there is no such word.” There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead.

 
Though it sounds retarded....
EDIT: Cannot believe I just defended Griese....forgive me.

CALPOPPY's picture

I think you meant 'irretardless'.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

harleymanjax's picture

The bottom line is OSU needed to go out and blow Illinois away, they didn't do that. I was a good win and IF the BCS is fair it won't cost us...............but after today, if Baylor wins out they WILL jump us!
My thoughts on the game.........it is NEARLY impossible to win 22 in a row AND win every game with "style points". There was bound to be a game that just didn't make sense, thankfully there was never any real doubt about who would win but it wasn't "stylish" enough to help with the voters.
The ESPN narrative is just too strong to expect that todays game won't be held against us.

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

SilverState's picture

Paragraph 1: Dislike.
Paragraph 2: Meh.
Last Sentence: Dislike.
 
Sincerely,
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fanatibuck's picture

Why do people keep saying Baylor will jump us? Wake up people. Baylor does not play a conference champ game. We do. We will have played one more gam and most like vs a top ten team. HELLO!!

THE URBANATOR AND HIS BOYS' JOURNEY HAS JUST BEGUN; 26-0 IS COMING BABY!!

avail31678's picture

Baylor plays Texas the same day we play our conference championship game. They also play only ranked (or once ranked) teams the rest of the way. Its possible they jump us. HELLO!

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

Fun Fact:
Basketball Bucks:  52-35 over Marquette.
Football Bucks:  60-35 over Illinois.

4thandinches's picture

Our football team scored more than our basketball team, that's funny. And their defenses allowed the same. 

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

justanotherbuckeye22's picture

Hate  ESPN before halftime all they talked about  was  Tim Beckman if he  going get canned instead of  reporting the game.
may has  spent to much time on toilet, nothing but shit comes out of his  mouth.
 
http://collegespun.com/big-ten/ohio-state/video-lou-holtz-calls-out-mark...

WOLFofOHIO's picture

ill take scoring more points than the basketball team did anyday.

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

3cent's picture

Damn, MSU and Wisconsin would both be in the top 10 if it wasn't for terrible refs. 

cannuckeye's picture

1. QB gloves?  Braxton did not seem sharp today on his throws.
2. Special teams did not show up.  Punt return for TD; missed FG and PAT.  Penalties.  Yikes.
3. At halftime Lou Holtz told Mark May "You've never liked Ohio State." Gotta love the old goat.

mtgerken's picture

Is it just me or is Mark May still regretting that 72-0 loss? :) He seriously compared Ohio State to the SEC by drawing the comparison between TTUN and Alabama last year..... If that is not the worst analogy I have ever heard! Its funny how quick he is to degrade the 21-0 streak considering thats tough to do that in any sport! YOU GO LOU!!!!!!

"Because I couldn't go for three!"

 

mtgerken's picture

Remember when 300+ yards and 35 points was more then adequate for one game and not just a half of football!

"Because I couldn't go for three!"

 

TheBadOwl's picture

Or when 100 yards and 2 TD's was a good game for a running back? Now we have El Guapo doing that on two carries.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Squirrel Master's picture

some are really feeding into the naysayers. the defense looked rough, but i personally take into account the injuries and youth. the offense stalled but i think urban had to do some motivating. still curious about the lack of dontre or at least hall.
bama gives up 600+ and 45+ points and its because manziel was sooooo amazing. they didnt struggle, riiight! sheelhouse did a lot of manziel stuff. how many plays did he extend, and chuck to a big ass TE? quite often!
how many teams struggle and score 60? i havent seen it yet outside of today.
it was an ugly game but what many forget is, this is a rivalry that is so thick with tight games. this isnt Bama struggling with a team that just joined the conference last year. this isn't a home victory over an overrated Clemson who laid down(may, you wanted to talk about racking up points on a team that quit???). this is a rivalry that has the second oldest trophy in league history. this is a rivalry that had one of the most memorable plays in 2002. this is a rivalry that had juice williams look like manziel before manziel first whiped his ass by himself, the butler must have been off that day!
road games in november against a 100 year old rival is never a cake walk. to win ugly with 60 and 400+ rushing yards (AGAIN!!!!) is not something for me to hate on. illinois might have a bad record but they didnt lay down, they fought. they have talent, just bad play calling most of the time.
and up 28-0 tells me its was less of a struggle and more of lack in focus. you guys can say this team sucks and wouldnt compete against the elite, i say they are just as good. they just beat themselves with mostakes, not the opponent. i would be more concerned if they played really well and barely won!

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Oregon struggling against Utah, are they not playing Oregon football? Let's see how much criticism they get. And no Nebraska!! You're playing that other M*chigan team, you're not supposed to win this week.

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Lawver_5's picture

Did anybody else see Lou Holtz defending us against Mark May? Me and my roommates couldn't help but cheer him on, at least someone gave us some credit!

iantrevor's picture

I'm tired of being mad at Mark May. He's a buffoon with an obvious bias. He's the East German Olympic judge of ESPN.
I usually find Holtz obnoxious but today he made halftime enjoyable. Thanks, Lou.

milesdavis's picture

That was the best tOSU defensive performance I have ever seen.
We are talking about the basketball game right?
19 points in first half and 17 points in the second half in their house. Amazing!

RocknRollover's picture

Looks like Bosa will be back next week but has anyone heard about Perry or Grant's status for next week?

Seattle Linga's picture

Good to hear - Hope he can go at 100% and get some rest

zbd's picture

OSU gave up 35 points to Illinois? Where was the defense?

ogama843's picture

Some were banged up and on the sideline. Others were in Illinois' backfield sacking the quarterback and getting tackles for loss. 

Holy Buckeye!

mshaf's picture

It's still a win. Good job to the boys. Forget it and on to Indiana next week with a healthy team hopefully.

D-Day0043's picture

I guess we don't have to hear any more bull crap about Stanford jumping us.

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buckskin's picture

We are fortunate that the voters don't watch all the games and only look the scores (maybe they won't see the 35 after being blown away by the 60). 
Braxton had trouble throwing the ball today.  I know it was windy, but he he missed quite a bit on quick hitches and slants.  Hopefully, his completion percentage will be back up to 80% for the final 4 games, including the NC game.

Brutus's picture

I guess we'll see if they're only looking at scores.  Baylor's score (63-34) is not that dissimilar to ours.  TTech is a better team, albeit on a four game losing streak, and Baylor played at home.  All told, I really don't see what they did today as being any more impressive than what we did.  However, if they beat the other OSU next week, then I'm guessing they'll jump us, but we'll have an opportunity to jump them again.  Texas losing today will knock them from the rankings so we'll hopefully be playing a highly ranked MSU during the last week of the season, while Baylor is playing a meh Texas.