We Shocked the World

By Jason Priestas on January 3, 2013 at 4:32p
Video celebrating the greatest moment of your life, 10 years ago today. (vimeo.com)

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Buckeye2005's picture

Gives me chills. 

Menexenus's picture

That was fun!  Thanks to JT and the entire 2002 championship team for the thrill ride of a lifetime!

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Bucks43201's picture

Love it. Eat it Rick Reilly! I vaguely remember him writing some kind of garbage about how we didn't belong in the game and they may as well not even play it because it was going to be such a blowout, something along those lines. Then, in an attempt to save face, after OSU won - he wrote some more garbage in S.I. - giving no credit to OSU, or it's Defense, but focused on the official making the overtime call, and basically said we didn't really win. What an AH.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Dr. House's picture

god everything about this brought me back to that night watching that game in my parents house screaming at the tv. sitting in stunned silence at that pass interference play. then the celebration when the game was finally over. to say the least this video is now bookmarked.
it is amazing how far Miami has fallen since this game, in a way it's sad.
a healthy miami like a healthy ohio state is nothing but good for college football.

BrewstersMillions's picture

That game sent two programs in totally opposite directions. Miami hung around for a little bit in the years since, but it was clear the king was dead. OSU went on a run matched only by USC in the next 5-7 years after that game. Really something.

Jason Priestas's picture

Yep. It was essentially the other shoe from the 1999 Kickoff Classic which signaled the return of Miami and was the start of the end for John Cooper.

BrewstersMillions's picture

58 Future NFL players were on the sidelines\in the game that magical night. I think there have been more since but I do believe that was, at the time, the largest accumulation of future NFL talent in college football history.

Dr. House's picture

holy crap that is sickening. i guess the real question is how many of those players actually made an impact in the league.

yrro's picture

I rewatch it regularly. It amazes me every time just how much the announcers were rooting against us.

Hoody Wayes's picture

Brilliant: before and behind the lens.

LABuckeye's picture

Gave me goosebumps, and flashbacks to watching that game with friends in Columbus. One of those evenings I will never forget. 

jestertcf's picture

Sean Taylor, Kellen Winslow Jr, Willis McGahee, D.J. Williams, Andre Johnson, Jonathon Vilma.
I think I am forgetting a few, but that roster is full of all pro's. If they played 10 times, Miami may win 9 of those games. As they say, that is why they play the game.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

Bucksfan's picture

If it's not in your top-3 college football games ever played, then there's the door.

Dr. House's picture

my top 3
1) Boise-ou. the brass balls Chris Petersen had at the end of that game still amazes me
2) this game
3) Texas-USC
honorable mention:
Scum-Appalachian State
all those games had me glued to my TV which is more than i can say about the past few years bowl games outside of whatever OSU played in

lhardeman's picture

I was stationed on my first ship watching the game with about 4 other Ohioans and we were going beserk.  I had never had some many up and downs watching a game.  There were some crybaby Miami fans there and they couldn't believe their precious U was getting it handed to them.  They kept talking about the refs losing the game for them.  I didn't even point out the fact that the bad out of bounds call against Jenkins, I simply said, "Y'all still had a chance to do something about it, but you didn't so stop crying."  As a side note I was almost jumped by some Miami fans in Panama after we beat them a few seasons ago.  GO BUCKS!

God, Country, Ship, Shipmate, Self.

Lincoln's picture

Best night ever, the only thing that would of made it better is if 11w existed.

Ian Cuevas's picture

Ten years went by so fast. Hard to believe we haven't won another one since then, but the 2002-2003 one was so special it takes away most, if not all, the pain away from being denied another the past couple of years.

harleymanjax's picture


"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Jason Priestas's picture

You can't argue with science.

jasonskaggs's picture

Brings tears to my eyes!!! 

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

I can't watch that without shedding a small tear. It's amazing how much more significant that game becomes as each day passes. 
Here's to 14-0 next season!

The Ohio State University Class of 2001

BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering

captain obvious's picture

I still have the unwashed Doss jersey I wore very game that year with grease stains from the Popeyes chicken I ate during every game.
"It's only weird if it doesn't work"

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

BuckeyeChief's picture

HA! I wore my Bellasari jersey (I ordered a Doss, ended up with that one) every game that season, including the Penn State game, where I was at work...I remember telling my Chief and LPO if the Buckeyes where losing I was changing...almost every game I grilled burgers and smoked chicken, and never washed the jersey!
Funny thing is, I remember ESPN the mag had Mike Doss on the cover for it's pre-season issue, and I remember thinking, "Man, they can do it this year"...what a run!

"2014 National Champions...deal with it!!!"


Thing is, I get nervous every time I watch a video of this game.  I know what the outcome is, but every time I get tense and my heart rate increases when we go down in overtime.  It was THAT great of a game, one I will never forget as long as I live

captain obvious's picture

i get the same feeling watching THE GAME 2006

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

hodge's picture

So many cluctch plays in that game, I can't decide which is biggest:

  1. Clarett stripping Sean Taylor's interception return (and saving a game-changing turnover and possible Pick Six in the process).
  2. Krenzel's fifteen yard pass to Michael Jenkins on fourth-and-fourteen, a play that I still can't believe he made.
  3. The defense's titanic four play stand on first-and-goal from the two: first down, Jarett Payton up the gut for one yard; second down, Quatrine Hill FB Dive for no gain; third down, Ken Dorsey incomplete pass inteded for a wide open Eric Winston; fourth down, Ken Dorsey incomplete pass to escape inevitable doom wrought by untouched blitzing Cie Grant.

Best. Game. EVER.

AltaBuck's picture

I believe the reason why Dorsey missed a wide open winston was from that Wilhelm hit that caused Dorsey to leave the game a few plays earlier.

I am Groot - Groot

JozyMozy's picture

Troy Smith sighting 38 seconds in. Nice. 
Oh, and my vote for most clutch play was Clarrett's strip. Two HUGE momentum swings, both on the same play, in the National Title game. Yowza.

Jugdish's picture

All of the hype leading up to the game was how great the Canes were on both sides of the ball. I really believed that they were better than the Bucks, but the Canes hadn't played against a defense like the Bucks. The Canes were "Thunderstruck" by the speed and relentless defense by the Bucks. We are going to see Urban bring crystal back to the Buckeye State. I am so excited for what the future holds for all of us. Go Bucks.

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Poison nuts's picture

I remember all they talked about leading up to the game was how much speed they had & how OSU just wouldn't be able to hang...It was "SEC Speed" before that was a thing...& without the SEC.

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

BuckeyeChief's picture

I swear I watched it at least 4 times on deployment 2012...

"2014 National Champions...deal with it!!!"

Phillips.449's picture

The music with this is freaking awesome too!  Not that any music was needed to make me sit on the edge of my seat during it.

AngryWoody's picture

This is the game that made me a Buckeye fan.

Our Honor Defend!

BrewstersMillions's picture

Rough estimate here but here's the names I've got.
Nick Mangold
Will Smith
AJ Hawk
Chris Gamble
Mike Jenkins
Sean Taylor
Vince Wilfork
Willis McGahee
Andre Johnson
Jonathan Vilma
Frank Gore
Antrell Rolle
DJ Willimas
Santonio Holmes
Krenzel and Dorsey had their cup of coffee as starting NFL QB's, Kenny Peterson was a first rounder, Cie Grant saw some time, Roscoe Parrish had a nice little career.