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College Football Week 10 Recap

My week 10 predictions looked pretty good... or so I thought: 1. Florida State upsets top-ranked Clemson Clemson finally got over the hump and took down the reigning three-time ACC champions, Florida State.  As a result, they won the Atlantic division and clinched a berth in the conf...

Recruiting Recon: Illinois' Offense

THE LAND FROM WHICH THEY COME Urbana-Champaign looks nice, but I'll hold out for that assignment in Hawai'i. TEN FACTS AND LAWS ABOUT ILLINOIS ​ In Champaign it is illegal to pee in your neighbor's mouth. In 1893 Chicago opened ...

My College Football Week 11 Rankings

Oklahoma State and Alabama impressed with big wins over ranked opponents, and that is reflected in this week's rankings.  The Crimson Tide may not be as high in my rankings as they will likely be in the committee's, as I am giving the undefeated teams a bit more credit.  It certainly didn'...

The Series History: Ohio State/Illinois

Ohio State leads the overall series 67-30-4* and is 36-11* against the Illini in Champaign. *NCAA sanctions be damned. THE SERIES HISTORY CRIB NOTES Ohio State leads the overall series 67-30-4 and has outscored Illinois 2,162-1,247 (21-12). The Buckeyes ha...

Urban's Amazing OSU Winning Pct

Urban Meyer is Now 47-3 as an OSU coach.  That's an amazing 94% win percentage.   So, My question is, how many consecutive Urban losses are necessary before his winning percentage falls to the level of his predecessors? Another way of stating this... is how do the previous OSU coa...
08 Nov 2015
by ziplock007

The Ohio State Effect: Minnesota

Another week and another team gets its stats stuffed. MINNESOTA'S OFFENSIVE NUMBERS Minnesota entered the game with an offense that found its passing stride against That Team last week. Before playing Ohio State the Gophers averaged...

Ohio State of Mind: Minnesota

November is the month when contenders rise and others' hopes die. Will we rise to the challenge or will we crumble at the feet of our enemies?  This is when we learn who we are at our core.  We will be tested.  We will be pushed to our limit.  How we respond will define ou...

Ohio State On This Date: November 7th

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 November 7th. FIVE THINGS 11-7 This is the 19th time (9-8-1) Ohio State has played on 11-7. This is the 51st&nb...

College Football Week 10 Bold Predictions

1. Florida State upsets top-ranked Clemson The Tigers have avoided the letdown so far this year, but how will they fare with the pressure of a number-one ranking?  The Seminoles are still a contender in the ACC, despite their loss to Georgia Tech, and will be playing hard to keep any las...

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

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