Prognosticating: Navy

By Chris Lauderback on August 28, 2014 at 3:05p
Guess the score. Win some swag.

It's almost here. The 239 day offseason is officially over in just two more sunrises. 

To celebrate the beginning of Ohio State's 125th football campaign, we're giving you a chance to show everyone how smart you are – and garner free swag in the process. 

If you're up to the challenge, leave a comment with your prediction for the final score of Saturday's clash with Navy. If you peg the score perfectly, or at least come closer than everyone else, you'll win the fresh Eleven Warriors trucker hat you see above. Did I mention this hat is sold out again?

And remember, YVAN EHT NIOJ.

The legalese: 

  • Must be 21 years-old or older.
  • One entry/comment per person.
  • Duplicate predictions are ineligible – first come, first serve.
  • Deadline for entries is kickoff.
  • Any comment edited after kickoff will be disqualified, regardless of the edit.



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Doc's picture

36-17 Bucks!

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The Official DDS of 11W

vitaminB's picture

35 - 12 Good guys.

huber57's picture

31 - 17 Buckeyes!

Why does Dublin have so many round-abouts? Because everyone in Dublin thinks they have the right-of-way.

njclebuckeye5's picture

27-24 OSU

Lobs it to the endzone... Touchdown Devin Smith!!

rkylet83's picture

38-17 Ohio state

+1 HS
rkylet83's picture

I will hate that score for the rest of my life.

+14 HS
BrowardBuckeye's picture

Edit: Never mind I'm an idiot

GCG's picture

37-21 Good guys

Nappy's picture

I can see this game going both ways.  Much like my ex-girlfriend.

I'll say 42-14 good guys

Too soon?

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

+7 HS
BucksLover0214's picture

^^^^ Haha, my thoughts exactly.

I don't know if I have to post my prediction in this reply or not, since I'd then have multiple posts on the board.

My prediction is Ohio State: 24  Navy: 16

They hate us cuz they aint us!! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

FitzBuck's picture

I couldn't help but think Birm and his lady friend broke up (empty hat picture).  I vote no picture of this trucker hat should ever appear with out the lady that made it famous.  

Bucks 112 - Navy 3

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

+4 HS
Ethan's picture

38-10 Buckeyes

Mylo4's picture


Myles B Holliday

dmurder's picture

35 Ohio state


"We have always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn team in the land"- Jim Tressel 1-03-03

tussey's picture

42-17 Buckeyes

BUCKfutter's picture

34-17 S&G

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

+8 HS
BUCKfutter's picture

eets a race! i am weening!

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

InTressITrust's picture

Nicely done

"I'm not going to lie. We're anxious to be a part of a matchup like that. It's two states that love the game of football." -Jim Tressel

+1 HS
apack614's picture

42-10 OH-IO

I can't wait to poop in the PL bathroom.

mtharp's picture

42-21 go bucks

OHinTN's picture

45-13 Buckeyes

Barnsey69's picture

45-14 Buckeyes

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes- 2014 UNDISPUTED National Champions!

OSU_1992_UFM's picture

40-13 OSU

Come on give me a safety!

Spring football is like non-alcoholic beer.  It looks like what you want, but only intensifies your desire for the real thing--Earle

BassDropper's picture

38-21 Buckeyes


craigfling's picture

27-17 Buckeyes of course

BeatTTUN's picture

48-0 Buckeyes

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

+2 HS
Nappy's picture

Go big or go home

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

LouBuck35's picture

31-20 Buckeyes

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

1MechEng's picture
+1 HS
JimmyJack's picture

44-16 Buckeyes win

Bamabucknut's picture

21 Buckeyes

17 Navy

InTressITrust's picture

OSU 34 Navy 20 OSU fails a 2 point conversion early and Navy gets 2 field goals

"I'm not going to lie. We're anxious to be a part of a matchup like that. It's two states that love the game of football." -Jim Tressel

vitaminB's picture

I think that would make it 6-6, but I'll have to check my math.

+8 HS
BuckeyeSki's picture

OSU 31

Navy 10

Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

JohnnyKozmo's picture
  • 38-14 Buckeyes

Pain don't hurt-Dalton

SLVRBLLTS's picture

52-20 Buckeyes

"Because we couldn't go for three"

BroJim's picture

The Buckeyes win 31-21

I season my simple food with hunger

nburns18's picture

38-13 Buckeyes

"You win with people." -Woody Hayes

nlogan7's picture

Well, since most of the "common scores" are taken, give me 39-16 Bucks!

Art Harrell's picture

49 Buckeyes----17 U.S.N.

ChillitownBuck30's picture

Buckeyes win 45-14

“Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.”

HattanBuck85's picture

27-20 Buckeyes.

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." - Woody Hayes

SafetyGuy's picture

41-20 Buckeyes


Tanner's picture
+2 HS
Onionballz's picture

42-24 good guys (in S&G)

GOOMBAY's picture

32-14 Ohio State; 2-point conversion, frosh FG, and defensive TD among highlights

Calgarybuck's picture

38-14 Buckeye's 

benlight01's picture

Ohio Good Guys:  35

Other Good Guys:  16

Frimmel's picture

Let's go with a beatdown -- 52-10 Buckeyes.

TheShookster's picture

34-13....Buckeyes win

He ain't even stretch doe!!


29-14 OSU.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

sj52's picture

45-21 Buckeyes

BuckeyeSouth's picture

52-10 Buckeyes, because nobody else picked that score.

Champions.  Undisputed.  

BuckeyeChief's picture

45-22 Buckeyes

"2014 National with it!!!"

Ahh Saturday's picture

Buckeyes win 30-20

scrotieMcboogerballs's picture

42-28, Nuts

"Who do you think you are?!?!...I am!!"  -Pete Weber, bowling legend and dominator of the English language

Jonbo's picture

27-16 Buckeyes

PlanningBuck12's picture

30 - 27 Buckeyes


"Anything easy ain't worth a damn" - Woody Hayes

PortlyOSUMan's picture

tOSU - 48

Navy - 17

ULuvLucy's picture

I'm gonna play it conservative here.

21-17 Buckeyes.

[edit] I see this is taken, hm. I change my vote to 21-14 OSU.

BrutusBlock O Proponent of the ladies XS v-neck tee.

TheScarletNut's picture

31-14 in favor of the silver bullets

NCBuck1's picture

Buckeyes - 27

Midshipmen - 10

OSUStu's picture

34 to 24 Buckeyes

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee


tOSU 38

Navy 6

Nothing clinses the sole like getting the hell kicked out of you - Woody Hayes

Stinson's picture

34-10 Bucks.

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." -Wayne Woodrow Hayes

SMOLNAR13's picture

37-20 good guys!

camodog's picture

27-24 Navy.

Since all the other scores were taken for the Buckeyes. I am picking Navy

+1 HS
kc_buck's picture

13 - 7 Buckeyes

jamesrbrown322's picture

Bucks 44, Middies 21

Big Day for the rushing attack.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

shizawn9415's picture

42-17 OSU Baby

Wilson with 98 yards receiving and 2 TDs

Tim's picture

Ohio State 43

Navy 16



the good guys (tOSU of course)

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

Rogabone's picture

31-17 Buckeyes win!

"Who is that madman?" the new arrival asked St. Peter.

"That's God," St. Peter replied. "But he thinks he's Woody Hayes."

aznchipmunk's picture


Do they serve donuts in the Navy?  There might be a Ray Rice joke in there somehow...

Go Bucks! Roll-Tide!

osu_chris's picture

37-13 Ohio State

VintonCountyBuck's picture

63-7 Buckeyes

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

TheBadOwl's picture

31-9 Buckeyes.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

OvalBeachBum's picture

31-20, tOSU

"Well, thats just like, your opinion, man."  -The Dude

prufrockln51's picture

35-31 Buckeyes. "Closer than the experts think."

Grayskullsession's picture

31-16 tOSU

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

Zimmy07's picture

Ohio St 66 Navy 6.

AJW_16's picture

63-13 good guys. EzE goes beast mode. 

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

0therion0's picture

45-17 OSU

I stopped being cool before it was cool to not be cool. #TrendSetter

tmartin's picture

35-24 Buckeyes

OSUCLAY519's picture

38 - 17 Buckeyes

e135800's picture

27-22 Bucks



GordonGee4Ever's picture

38-20 good guys. if you don't get in early all the good scores are taken. I spent 5 minutes trying to find a score that wasn't already taken...#gobucks

All roads lead back to Columbus

AltaBuck's picture

37-20 Bucks

I am Groot - Groot

Citrus's picture

37-13 The Ohio State University

JT Barret 14-22 187 yds 2 TDs 57 Rushing yards
Cardale 3-7 35 yds 24 Rushing yards
EZE 11 Carries 67 Yards TD
R. Smith 8 Carries 53 Yards

Dontre 2 TDS

+1 HS
Redjim91's picture

osu 46  navy 15

MountainsAwait's picture

42-17  bucks

darn...looks like this was taken.  Will instead go with:  41-18

"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity..." -John Muir

BuckeyeInNE's picture

41-16 tOSU!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you!"
- Woody Hayes

allinosu's picture

37-14  Anything closer than 17 and we have problems. This team is not ranked and undersized. They were beat down last year by some small schools. 

hodge's picture

50-17 Buckeyes roll.

Nutinpa's picture

Buckeyes   30

Navy           20

Baroclinicity's picture

That one has been taken.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

SaudiBuckeye's picture

Buckeyes 31 - 17 

Bruce's picture

44 - 24 Buckeyes

From the 2007 HBO special ---->

Raynstorm's picture

33-28 OSU

"If you ever get hurt, and you feel like you're goin' down. This little angel is gonna whisper in your ear. It's gonna say... 'Get up you son of a bitch' cause Mickey loves you." Mickey

TURD_BUCKET's picture

OSU wins 38  45 - 3. Turnovers doom the Middies

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden

Idaho Helga's picture

28 - 27 Buckeyes   Not that I'm a pessimist, but too many scores are taken.  I also think we have a lot of unanswered questions so this could  happen.  Hope not.

nebraskabuckeye23's picture

Good guys - 35 Navy 10



KeithMC33's picture

I'm going to say we start off slow the first half and finish strong. Ohio state 44-20 over Navy

BartGK's picture

OSU 23 - Navy 17. A lot of FGs due to our new QB and our new Ash Defense.


southbuc's picture

Not enough in the 50's  57-21 good guys...

BTW, i'm pretty sure you guys will sell as many of those hats as you order...

E2Brutus's picture

68 - 24 Buckeyes

TheNorthernBuckeye's picture

41-27 Bucks!!

Stay the course 

buckeyepastor's picture

38-17 OSU

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

UrbzRenewal's picture

41-17, good guys.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

34-23 Buckeyes

Class of 2010.

WolverineKiller's picture

52-17 Buckeyes

Just Win.

+1 HS
Rob Reese's picture

41-15, Bucks

Alumni lounge attracts pretty people
swainpm's picture

30-13 Buckeyes on top

Furious George 27's picture

38-20 OSU 

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

SHAKENBAKE68's picture

45-17 TOSU Buckeyes

Edit: At least I had the 17 right!!

There is no such thing as "friendly fire"..

daveyt11's picture

Navy 31 Ohio State 24....sorry

Clinger76's picture


"If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats, But if you take no risks, you will earn no victories."

braneli's picture

OSU 34 – NAV 27

"You are confined only by the walls you build yourself."

Hoody Wayes's picture

Ohio State 23 Navy 20

TheToledoBuckeye's picture

OSU - 45

Navy - 20

"Buckeye, born and bred" - Cris Carter

buckeye phi's picture

Ohio State 21 -- Navy 10

Takes a while for the Buckeye offense to get rolling.  The defense, more or less, shuts Reynolds and company down

Navy gets a meaningless late touchdown making the game look closer than it was.

Oh, and the Middies have a great kicker.

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

evantosu30's picture
+1 HS
BuckeyeQ6's picture
+1 HS
BuckeyePT's picture

35-10 ohio state

+1 HS
Baroclinicity's picture

26-16 Buckeyes

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.'s picture

49-6 Ohio State

+1 HS
DefendOhio's picture

41-10 Ohio State

+1 HS
BoFuquel's picture


I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

+2 HS
Nairion's picture

That game would be horrible to watch

whiskeyjuice's picture

OSU - 45

Navy - 10

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

+1 HS
brglr14's picture

56-16     go bucks!

I dont know karate but i do know crazy and i'm not afraid to use it.


+1 HS
Gobucks2204's picture

28 to 7 Buckeyes.

"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"

BlockO's picture


"faith seeking understanding” (fides quaerens intellectum)

+1 HS
Jugdish's picture

Bucks 32

Navy 19

Remember to get your wolverine spayed or neutered. TBDBITL

ibuck's picture

Just rewatched 2013 Cal game. OSU beat 2 teams with blue & yellow/gold colors last year and will do so again this year.

OSU16 Navy 14

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

ryanosu03's picture

38-18 OSU

Go Buckeyes!

bleedscarlet's picture

27-9... OSU

Slingin' swag since 1970


pkammeyer's picture

42 - 3 buckeyes


+1 HS
Poison nuts's picture

35-26 Bucks.

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

Klytus21's picture

42-28   Bucks!!!


CTBuckeye's picture

Ohio State - 45

Navy - 23

"Because we couldn't go for three"

seafus26's picture

OSU 45

Navy 6

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

+1 HS
Montana silver bullet's picture

113-2  The Ohio State University led by 

The Joe Thomas Barrett

Montana Silver Bullet

+2 HS
Poison nuts's picture

Man - I hope so...

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

Will in Arizona's picture

Ohio State - 42

Navy - 35

OSUBias's picture


7 yards and a cloud of dust is a beautiful thing

+1 HS
FunZone's picture

37-10 Ohio State

I asked Braxton how his knee was before halftime at Berkeley and he said, "What up, man."

BURGEYE's picture

47-13 good guys

+1 HS
OSUKFizzle's picture

OSU - 45. Navy - 27. Go Bucks!

Rudy's picture

24-17  Buckeyes

ek68's picture

Sticking with my original prediction (from another article) OSU- 37. Navy-10.




Menexenus's picture

OSU 23, Navy 18

(This is the most oddball score I can think of, so hopefully no one else has it yet.)

Real fans stay for Carmen.

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

OSU 42- USNA 13 

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

+1 HS
Springslips's picture

38-26 THE Ohio State University. 

Buckeye Born's picture

38-20 Buckeyes


robobuck's picture

41-20 bucks

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24

Buckeyeinsc's picture

30-16 bucks win

Fighting the good fight in SEC country. "Our honor defend"

Groveport Heisman's picture

31-17  tOSU

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

Groveport Heisman's picture

Is it fair that 9er and people like him have multiple scores? From multiple SN's. Ive noticed some more.haha

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

daytonbuckeye's picture

49 - 14 tOSU

3 85 yards and a cloud of dust.

Young_Turk's picture

Bucks come out strong.  42 - 17

Man, I pity the poor co-op that has to parse this list of scores.  "Hey Pal, you wanted to be a sports writer!"


GoBuckeyes1020's picture

51-24 Buckeyes

The pain of discipline or the pain of regret, take your pick

Afonzai's picture

38 OSU

13 Navy

Thumbs up

hetuck's picture

Buckeyes 49-7

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

DBell8's picture

Buckeyes 55-20

IGotAWoody's picture

I tried to peruse all the scores, but got impatient. It looks like darn near every outcome has been predicted!

I'm going with 37-17, Bucks start season 1-0

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” ~Carl Rogers

+1 HS
longstb's picture

38-20 Bucks


UrbanDreamz's picture

31-6 Bucks

"Twelve months ago on Jan. 9, my mom's birthday, I made the decision to come back. I had one goal in mind and that was to win a national championship."  ~Mike Doss

Ramon's picture

34-21 Buckeyes. Shocked that they allowed 21 to Navy, ESPN immediately declares Ohio State's season over and crowns Alabama national champion.

The Shark Fin's picture

45-20 Bucks Win!!! Defense scores twice?

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

Bucks jump out early and never look back... 45-8, good guys.

c11058's picture

42-17 Buckeye Victory!

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

Bucks 35, Mids 17

"The revolution will be televised."

YTOWNBUCKI's picture

52-16 Buckeyes

CJDPHoS Board of Directors

Go get your shine box, Gumar!

builderofcoalitions's picture

I'm predicting 63-6 every week for the Buckeyes.

Because we couldn't go for three.

awhite22's picture

26-16 OSU

Aaron White

jthiel09's picture

42 - 17 Buckeyes


NateB's picture

Bucks take it


dsavoca77's picture

45-0. Good guys.  Start of the silver bullets again

HeuermanTheFireman's picture


The person responsible for toes clearly wanted you to stub them.

sk4664's picture

52-16, JT has a "Guitonish" performance of 6 passing TD's

ohiobobg's picture

52-3 Bucks. Damn - almost blocked it, too.

"you can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning"

Keyser Soze's picture

49-9 Buckeyes

That's how winners play. We convince the other guy he's making all the right moves.

osubux5600's picture

I'll go 31-10 Bucks.  Solid, but not spectacular performance by JT.

"The Pride of the Buckeyes"

Mortc15's picture

44-17 good guys


Hasbro's picture

OSU-27, Navy-21

UrbanPirate's picture

56-13 Buckeyes

Just... Go Bucks.


Damonbuckeye's picture

Ohio State 32 - Navy 35

RBuck's picture

41-7 (probably taken but WTH).

Long live the southend.

psibuck's picture

39-16 Buckeyes

Millertime78's picture

53  -  17  Buckeyes

THE_FAN's picture

Navy 19 Ohio State 44

"You're not worth 15 yards"- Jim Tressel

Groveport Heisman's picture

tOSU-31  Navy-17

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

RCRoy45's picture

Bucks 37-Navy 16

“And in the night of death, hope sees a star and listening love hears the rustle of a wing.”

QBYBuckeye's picture

Buckeyes 42 over Navy 10

I just think we have too much talent (size, speed, strength, athleticism) for Navy to stay on the field with us. 

New York Buckeye