Phil Steele Likes OSU

October 26, 2012 at 1:34p    by Alex    
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Doc's picture

Here's to hoping he's right!

"Say my name."

O-H Kee Pa's picture

Pundits love to heap praise on PSU whenever they're playing well (especially their annually all-world LBs, sarcasm). However, Boren could be a Butkus finalist by going up against the likes of UVa, Navy, and Temple. The best player in this game (Brax) is on our side, and if our O-line and back seven don't commit too many derps, Steele's prediction might be right on.
 

bassplayer7770's picture

This is pretty close to my 35-24 prediction, so I approve.

Kurt's picture

Yup, pretty close to my call of 32-18...though I haven't even been in the right zip code when picking scores this year...

bassplayer7770's picture

Pssst...I haven't either...

buckeyechad's picture

sounds like you're both due to be right then

Grayskullsession's picture

Take a look at the level of competition PSU has faced so far. This prediction looks about right.

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

beserkr29's picture

I was at the Penn State-Illinois game.  Penn State's a solid team fundamentally, but at no point was there a huge "wow" moment.  They grind in the hurry up, which is not what you'd expect.  Like others said, Penn State is a ball control team in the passing game, with the run game used only to make sure the D is honest.  It was the most boring 28 point victory I've ever witnessed.  No real huge plays, no wizardry, just solid football.  Illinois couldn't keep up, but then again Illinois is awful.  I think Ross's assertion that the Buckeyes win by two TDs is achievable, but OSU will HAVE to jump out early.  Happy Valley is not a place to dawdle.

hail2victors9's picture

Very accurate assessment.  They are definitely pesky, and, as others have mentioned before, more times than not, you're going to stop them 4 times to get them off the field because they have no kicking game.

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

ohhiyo's picture

The football god has spoken.(as in phil steele)

Grayskullsession's picture

The Prophecy must be fulfilled!!!!!

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Hoping Steele's right about the Buckeyes winning and TSUN getting smacked down by the Cornhuskers.

bodast67's picture

Penn State will not go for it on 4th down on their side of the 50 against the Buckeyes. They will not take a chance of giving it to Braxton and Hyde(& others) on a short field.

 

 

 

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BrewstersMillions's picture

That's a really important angle. There are a lot of things that PSU has done in their nice little winning streak that they just can't do against OSU. They absolutley have to make Miller got 70 plus yards each drive. They give him half a field more than 2 or 3 times and this game is over before it starts. OSU is going to kick this team's ass.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Phil Steele also likes Virginia Tech every    single    year.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

Poison nuts's picture

Can't win em all - at least he's right about the Buckeyes.

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

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Just like every Virginian... I'm seriously tired of hearing the phrase "BeamerBall" which is just a "glorified" version of Tresselball. This year, it's turned into WalrusBall.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

31-20 is too close for my liking. I would welcome 5 weeks of Ohio State curb stomping the remainder of it's schedule. My heart doesn't like nearly busting through its chest every game. Buckeyes winning 49-17 would be great.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.