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College Football Week 9 Recap

A dearth of major upsets spelled trouble for my spooky week 9 predictions: 1. Double, double toil and trouble; Mountaineers win and burst Frogs' bubble TCU's defense decided to show up this week, as the Horned Frogs won 40 - 10, thereby breaking the pattern of close games won by the r...

My College Football Week 10 Rankings

Here is my first attempt at a top 25 for the year. I will continue to update these each week around the same time the committee announces their rankings.  This week they come in after the committee's list, but in the future I'll try to get mine out before they release theirs. The pl...

Recruiting Recon: Minnesota's Offense

THE LAND FROM WHICH THEY COME The University of Minnesota is located in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. I've been to Minneapolis. It's a nice place, but I'd rather go to Hawai'i. TEN FACTS ABOUT MINNESOTA ​ The original name of St. Pau...

Whom Will the CFP Select? Here Are the Facts.

Here is an objective look at the criteria the CFP committee will use to select the playoff teams, and the facts they will have readily available to make those decisions. (Before Halloween, a short, 2-sentence forum post by HenryJonesJr asked the question, "What rank is OSU on Tuesday ...
02 Nov 2015
by SilverHaven

B1G Recruiting Update: 11-2-2015

15 RECRUITS IN 8 WEEKS In the two months since a B1G Recruiting Update was provided 15 players committed to new teams in the B1G. Wisconsin picked up four new recruits which included DT Garrett Rand (.937). Rand was the highest rated commit of the 15 to join the B1...

The Series History: Ohio State/Minnesota

Ohio State leads the overall series 44-7 and is 22-3 against the Gophers in Columbus. THE SERIES HISTORY CRIB NOTES The Buckeyes have won nine straight in the series and 24 of the last 25 games. Ohio State has won 19 of the last 20 games playe...
02 Nov 2015
by Matt Gutridge

Frank Beamer and His Amazing Tenure

Frank Beamer spent 29 years at one school at one job.  Not too impressive until you realize the job was head coach.  It got me thinking, where's the next Frank Beamer in big time (FBS) CFB. According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_NCAA_Division_I_FBS_footbal...
01 Nov 2015
by ziplock007

College Football Week 9 Bold Predictions

1. Double, double toil and trouble; Mountaineers win and burst Frogs' bubble West Virginia is winless in conference play so far, after dropping three straight contests.  But recent games between these two programs have been close, with the road team getting the win every time since both ...

Explaining Iowa

Iowa vs. Iowa State, The Battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy, is one of the few nationally relevant rivalries involving a Big Ten team. This is pretty surprising considering that the Cyclones are normally terrible. Since 1978, their last season under Earle Bruce, the Cyclones have only 8 winning seasons. ...
29 Oct 2015
by LTWilliams

College Football Week 8 Recap

Another week, another set of mostly wrong bold predictions. 1. Five or more ranked teams lose to unranked opponents There were a couple of big upsets Saturday night, but it was not enough to salvage this prediction.  Two top-ten, undefeated teams went down, as Georgia Tech upset Flor...

Senior Night Reflections

My last blog talked about a great deal of adversity facing our team last week.  Splits resulted in the team because of this adversity, even myself coming to harsh words with another teammate in the course of our Thursday practice.  Our best player was out.  Three of our five original ...
28 Oct 2015
by UniotoTank55

The Ohio State Effect: Rutgers

Another week and another team gets its stats stuffed. RUTGERS' OFFENSIVE NUMBERS Rutgers entered the game with an offense that was well balanced and could score. Before playing Ohio State the Scarlet Knights averaged 34.3 point...

Ohio State On This Date: October 24th

Ohio State On This Date is a weekly in-depth look at Ohio State's record on the date of each game day. Today we delve into the Buckeyes' performance on October 24th. FIVE THINGS 10-24 This is the 17th time (10-6) Ohio State has played on 10-24. Ohio State is...
24 Oct 2015
by Matt Gutridge

Ohio State of Mind: at Rutgers

Rule the night. When we get to Piscataway, we will make our presence known.  We will roar and they will know the Buckeyes have arrived.  We live in prime-time because it's our time.  The nation will be watching and most people will be waiting for us to fail.  They will be ...

Tailgate Fare Weeks 5-8

Week Five: Turkey Cheddar Kabobs INGREDIENTS 1 pound deli-smoked turkey, cut into 1” cubes 1 8-oz. package Cheddar cheese cubes 1 pint grape tomatoes 1 16-oz. jar dill gherkin pickles 30 4” wooden skewers Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce DIRECTIONS Thread 1 each of first 4 ingredient...
23 Oct 2015
by BUCKEYE3M

College Football Week 8 Bold Predictions

Week 7 went poorly (in terms of my bold predictions).  Let's see if my luck can turn around in week 8.   1. Five or more ranked teams lose to unranked opponents There wasn't much chaos in week 7, so why not week 8?  There's only one game on the schedule featuring a match...

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