The Michigan State Win in GIFs

Jason Priestas's picture
September 30, 2012 at 5:11a

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Urban Meyer improved to 11-0 all-time in conference openers with Ohio State's 17-16 win over Michigan State in East Lansing. The Buckeyes didn't play a perfect game, but the win was an important win. Michigan State was thought to be the most complete team in the Big Ten and winning on the road is never easy. The Spartans also featured the league's top running back, but Le'Veon Bell was held to a meager 45 yards on 17 carries – just 2.6 yards per carry.

Now, Ohio State finds itself in a position to be favored in every remaining game on the schedule.

Here is your day in GIFs.


Lee Corso kicks things off by drawing the ire of Spartan fans with his pick.


Carlos Hyde gets a little too eager to pop a punt returner... and earns a penalty for it.


No worries, Carlos. Your coach feeds off this intensity.


Braxton Miller connects on a beautiful throw and catch with Devin Smith to take the lead for good.


"He's a special player."



Next up: A homecoming tilt with Nebraska following the Eat Too, Brutus 2012. High stakes.

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d5k's picture

Bad call on the Hyde hit.  In real time it looked like he hit high but he hit him square in the chest and there was no fair catch.  AFAIK there's no halo rule on non-fair catches and they called unnec. roughness.

AC1972's picture

Exactly why urban was so fired up. I thought he was going to take out an official and demonstrate what an illegal hit looks like. 

dan_isaacs's picture

In real time it looked legit.  The replay shows he got neck/chin.  It was the right call.  A lot of fair catches after that, though.  ;)

Dan Isaacs

wside buck's picture

The Michigan State player was hold the ball right under his chin. I don't think there is anything wrong with trying to knock the ball out of his hands.

rickyu22's picture

Thats true! The ball was right under his chin! Totally a legal hit!

Poison nuts's picture

I don't know about that D5K...I thought it was a good hit at first but after watching the slo mo I thought was high. Didn't think it was malicious though just happened to catch him too high.

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

Run_Fido_Run's picture

On the other hand, Hyde was hitting the returner where the ball was - right up under his chin. Hyde was trying to knock the ball loose. I kinda feel like if the returner doesn't want to get hit in the Adam's Apple, don't put the ball there. 
So, as long as a hit on the returner was fair game (no fair catch, etc.), then the hit should have been fine, too, unless the rule says a player cannot even inadvertantly make contact above the shoulder pads.

Poison nuts's picture

That's valid, & I thought he went at the ball too, but I think the rule is you can't hit the head...having re-watched it quite a bit, I still think it was a good call, but like the guy above said - not a lot of return attempts after that!

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

439LawDog's picture

Was that Hyde or Jamaal Marcus?

cajunbuckeye's picture

Look at Simon egging on Urban." You take the little guy Coach and I'll swing the other one like a ball bat."

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

ODEEZ330's picture

brutus has a special place in corsos heart. first head peice he ever put on 15 yrs ago.

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SEC BUCKEYE's picture

He loves that big ole buckeye head lol

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Dougger's picture

i missed the first half due to my grandmas birthday. and if none of you think thats a legit excuse i dont care. 
the reason i saw that is because i missed hydes boomtown on that returner. That was awesome. wish i had seen it in real time that fires me up.
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Nick's picture

I could see penalty if he hit that high with the helmet or his shoulders but he used his hands and pushed him

BME_Buckeye's picture

O my, Meyer looked pretty pissed!

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


Seabass1974's picture

When May and Corso picked the Bucks to win I thought it was game over for us.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

buckeyefanatic's picture

Ditto.  I tweeted that I was only hopefully optimitstic but after the headgear pick - I figured it was the kiss of death.
I had a lot DMs and replies that was like NO WAY DUDE WE GOT THIS!  

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Enzo's picture

Need the one of Nate Williams chest bumping Ubran and showing ripping open his chest.

GoBucks713's picture

Too bad I was camping and didn't get to watch this. My dicklord roomie decided to delete the game from the DVR too.

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Urban John Simon Meyer's picture

Aww, love the hug gif.