My Top Five Buckeye Highlights on YouTube

btalbert25's picture
October 23, 2012 at 11:12p

Last week's drive and the amazing comeback was awesome, and it's been a lot of fun comparing the drive to Holy Buckeye.  Just thinking back on Holy Buckeye and the emotions that came with that play, as well as the emotions Saturday led me to start thinking about other plays over the years that were amazing and got me fired up.  It's actually been a lot of fun going back and looking at YouTube videos, and remembering the high fives and hugs I've shared (sometimes with complete strangers) after these plays. So, the last day or two I've  come up with a top 5 list.  Here is my list and I'm curious to see what everyone else comes up with.  

5) Beanie Hurdling the Illinois defender. The game didn't mean much, Bucks were winning, but man oh man was that awesome.  Just in case everyone forgot it.

4) Teddy Ginn returning the opening kick off against Florida for a TD.  It all went down hill after that, but man when he returned that kick I was so pumped.  I thought the route was on from that point, and I'm not sure I've ever been so excited about a play.  Ultimately, I guess that play made what happened next extremely disappointing.

3) Will Allen's INT in the 2002 version of The Game.  I made the trip to Columbus that day with a friend.  We didn't have tickets, but we stood and watched from the Game Day set.  When Allen made that INT to seal the deal, I'll never forget the Roar that the whole city of Columbus made.  It was like 2 million people screaming at one time.  It was an amazing scene.

2) Clarett's strip.  What a key play, and probably a championship saver.  The duded always played with intensity and anger, this play emodied the effort and emotion he always gave on the field.  I will always remember that play.

1) HOLY BUCKEYE.  We've been talking about it a lot the last few days, but I just don't think one single play in a Buckeye game has ever pumped me up so much.  I was still living with my parents then, and I was in their living room cheering, screaming, and acting a fool.  My mom thought I may be having some sort of mental breakdown.  It was amazing and looking at it now still gets me jacked.  I love the view of the crowd afterward too, awesome play in Buckeye History.

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Rural Meyer's picture

Will Allen destroying Willis McGhee

Jason Priestas's picture

Good stuff. In case anyone is wondering, it's pretty easy to drop the video embeds directly in your blog posts or forum topics.

Here's a quick and dirty guide:

btalbert25's picture

Thanks for the info Jason, I was thinking that would of been much better, but wasn't sure how to do it.

M Man's picture

A crime against the larger internet was when ESPN's operatives took down the YouTube video of Malcolm Jenkins leading his fellow Buckeyes in Jump Around at Camp Randall, right before demolishing Wisconsin in the 4th quarter.  My all-time favorite Buckeye video.  And it is gone.  (Great announcing by Mike Patrick and Todd Blackledge, too.)

misterbulbous's picture

I have a framed, autographed picture of Beanie's jump.  So cool.

btalbert25's picture

I remember reading an article after the game where in the huddle afterward TP said something like, what's everyone some pumped about, and Beanie said you didn't see that? I just jumped over that dude.  I'm sure I'm not getting the whole story 100% correct, BUT it was a pretty neat insight to get a coversation out of the huddle after that amazing play.
I actually wanted to put it higher on the list, but the 3 plays from 2002 had to be the top 3, they preserved a national title/contributed to a national title.

PharmBuck's picture

Hey guys, let's all pile on our fastest (but definitely not biggest) offensive player 1 play into the NCG. Nothing bad can happen, right?

"You're pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got 9 guys who better go do it again," said Meyer. "Do it a little harder next time."

439LawDog's picture

I saw the Beanie Hurdle live in Champaign...even the Illini fans were impressed!

tommrkr's picture
Highlights from my very first game while a student at OSU.  1995 OSU v. ND.  Eddie George is the man.

btalbert25's picture

I actually was going to include plays from that Notre Dame game.  I loved watching Eddie, and it was awesome watching him steamroll the Irish.

osubuckeye4life's picture

I love watching highlights from past Buckeye games. Awesome stuff!

JLBNYC's picture

Gamble Int against PSU

OSU Tears Down Michigan Banner

Gonzo catch against Michigan

Keith Byars was fast enough to return kicks before he broke his foot

Teddy Ginn highlights

Katzenmoyer hit on Jones

Nice highlights from the 2000s

kevinfrenchfry's picture

if you want to show your kids how to tackle make them watch the big kat ruin corby jones for life

AC1972's picture

Those were the days...can you imagine what Urbz would've done with Ginn?  

osubuckeye4life's picture

"Gone...gone...gone no one is going to catch him". 
Ginn was an amazing buckeye!

kareemabduljacobb's picture


I miss the old days.  We need some players like my man Dumas.   I love the celebrating afterwards haha