Prognosticating: Virginia Tech

By Chris Lauderback on September 4, 2014 at 2:45p
A couple nice pieces of glass...

You know how Urban Meyer's saying goes... "What's the best thing about being 1-0? A chance to go to 2-0 and scoop up a pair of eye-catching pint glasses from Eleven Warriors Dry Goods in the process." 

Compelled to follow Urban's edict, we're back with another contest after reader BUCKfutter scored one of our new trucker hats by straight up nailing the Ohio State – Navy outcome. Well done, lad. 

This time around, with the Hokies of Virginia Tech set to invade the Shoe, we're changing things up a bit. Instead of the usual "guess the score" angle, leave a comment with your prediction as to who will be Ohio State's leading rusher along with exactly how many net rushing yards he will tally. (Keep it simple, please. ie: "Samuel -

If you peg the rusher and yards correctly, or at least come closer than everyone else, your kitchen will become infinitely cooler with the addition of two pint glasses as shown above.

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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BuckeyeSki's picture

Elliott - 62

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

foxyosu's picture

~~Elliott - 120

osu 24

vt 17


UrbzRenewal's picture

Ezekiel Elliott, 121 net rushing yards.

BuckeyeTrappedInSouth's picture

Elliot - 115

In Urban We Trust

tmartin's picture

Curtis Samuel goes for 87 yards

31-24 Buckeyes

+1 HS
psibuck's picture
+1 HS
Ahh Saturday's picture

Buckeyes 23-13


+1 HS
skuild53's picture

JT  69
Ohio St 34
VaTech 20

+2 HS
Wesleyburgess1's picture

Not many rushing yards for the entire team. Lol

ExpressiveBuckeye's picture

Foot. In. Mouth.

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

KevinJ's picture

Damn it I'm late to the party I was thinking EZE for 93 (like how that rhymes)

Now I'm taking EZE for 103

Gobucks2204's picture

Ezekiel 105.

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

InTressITrust's picture

JT - 58 and HAHA to those who do not read.

"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

+5 HS
BuckeyeTrappedInSouth's picture

I find it hilarious to see who didn't read as well.

In Urban We Trust

+2 HS
awhite22's picture

30-20 Ohio State

Aaron White

BUCKfutter's picture

Barrett - 65

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

alust2013's picture

Samuel - 77

...and Michigan still sucks.

jamesrbrown322's picture

Rod Smith 74 yards.

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

+1 HS
vitaminB's picture

JTB - 96  I think Urbz will spread the wealth again and JT will break a big one.

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Samuel 69

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

BUCKfutter's picture

Directions 1

Readers 0

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

+20 HS
vitaminB's picture

< Insert lame one direction joke here >

+1 HS
danmas's picture

Samuel =  80

doudt's picture

Elliot 122 

KeithMC33's picture

Elliott-78 yds rushing

Ethos's picture

Samuel - 186

"I spent 90 percent of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted." - George Best

AltaBuck's picture

Samuel - 97 yds

I am Groot - Groot

Killer nuts's picture

Well the outcome of the game sucks but I gotta believe this is the winning post here so that takes a little sting out of it

Young_Turk's picture

There's a guy ahead of you with JT and 69.  Both win?


Killer nuts's picture

Seems reasonable to call it a tie and give us both some glasses I suppose

TheToledoBuckeye's picture

Samuel with 108 rush yards

"Buckeye, born and bred" - Cris Carter

Wesleyburgess1's picture

Dontre wilson-102 yds

Buckeye.383's picture

Samuel - 64

Born, raised, educated, and will die a Buckeye ~ BuckeyeNation

davidmac2003's picture

Eazy-E with 86.

Oh, and 16-10 Bucks.  I like both defenses to keep it low.

beserkr29's picture

Barrett with 89

jdagrava.1's picture

EZE Elliot - 198 yards

"It takes a little something special to be a great player.  What you got in you, we're going to find out.  And if there's a touch of greatness in there, how cool would that be?"

-Urban F. Meyer

+1 HS
Rkayjay02's picture

Wilson  72

Friends don't let friends root for TTUN...Buckeye4Life

abkatz23's picture

Samuel - 132

Go big or...

buckeyedexter's picture

JT Barrett - 99 yards

UCBuckeye's picture

EZE-123 yards rushing



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

+1 HS
TMac's picture

Elliott  - 103

ONE Not Done!

jbirmmd's picture

Jalin Marshall:  48

+1 HS
jbirmmd's picture

Not optimistic about our traditional runners with this retooled O-line. 

+1 HS
johnjy78's picture

Samuel - 160


EddieG's picture

Samuel - 88


Larrinator's picture

Wilson 154


RK84's picture

Marshall - 82

+1 HS
IGotAWoody's picture

We must've posted at the exact same time! Go Jalin!!

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

IGotAWoody's picture

Just to be different: Marshall will break one, and end up the leading rusher with 87 yds.

27-13, Good guys

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

RK84's picture

I like the way you think!

+1 HS
Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

Eze Elliott with 71 yards

On the wall guarding the North Coast from all Weasel invasions.

Mad Thatta's picture

Elliott - 92

"No." - Rosa Parks

CC's picture

George - 314.

OK - Smith - 68

+3 HS
Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Eddie! Eddie! Eddie!

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

+1 HS
Tater_Schroeder's picture

Samuel - 83


BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

Dontre wilson 96 yards

faux_maestro's picture

Wilson- 91

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

Fatpants's picture

Wilson 122

I'm just a poo gas huffin' toilet snorkeler at heart....

0therion0's picture

Elliott 107 yards

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

1MechEng's picture

Dontre - 69 yds.

thorvath22's picture

All the good guesses are taken so..

EZE - 74

Tim's picture

Barrett- 87

LawBuck's picture

Rod Smith - 91 yards

BuckeyeQ6's picture

JT Barrett - 75

srpbuckeye's picture

Samuel: 100 yards

LouBuck35's picture

Samuel - 57 yards

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

MountainsAwait's picture

Barrett - 111 yards

"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

bethmowins's picture

Samuel - 94 yards

Russell438's picture

Dontre 166

this week he finally breaks a couple big ones

Handcuffed Henton's picture

EZE - 114

Handcuffed Henton

Hitman61's picture

Wilson 88. Will have another 100 on his kickoff return.


+1 HS
BuckeyeinToledo's picture


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

-Woody Hayes

+1 HS
OurHonorDefend09's picture

EzE - 91

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

TennBuck16's picture

Samuel 123

Hello, my name is Rico and I like to party.

JewellNtherough's picture

Dontre Wilson - 98 yards

Lifetime Buckeye fan and 2nd generation OSU graduate (2011). OH!

bigbluebuckeye's picture

Elliott - 116

Our honor defend we will fight to the end for OHIO!

Tanner's picture

Elliott-- 109.

Did I win last week? I got the score right I know.

builderofcoalitions's picture

JT - 100

Because we couldn't go for three.

Keyser Soze's picture

EE goes for 157

CS for 79

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

TheShookster's picture

Jalin Marshall 85, most coming on a home run play.

He ain't even stretch doe!!

BuckeyeJAK's picture

Wilson 87 yards

Mark May is a mental midget

Nairion's picture

Big Zeke with 87 including 1 30+ yard TD

buckeyebfd's picture

Since Nicky Sualua isn't available I'm going JT for 63

OSUBias's picture

Marshall 119

7 yards and a cloud of dust is a beautiful thing

J.Mo's picture

Rod Smith - 97 yards

mphillips87's picture

Dunn - 80 yards....I figure this is my only chance of winning at this point. Everything else is taken....

+2 HS
toad1204's picture

Smith - 101

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

zeversole's picture

Curtis Samuel - 146

bigbadbuck's picture

Samuel 96................

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, its a war room

Doc's picture

Samuel 92

CJDPHoS Member

The Official DDS of 11W

BroJim's picture


I season my simple food with hunger

Buckeye BadDog's picture

Samuel - 183

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
- Albert Einstein

"Nothing that comes easy is worth a dime." - Woody Hayes

JTNYC's picture

Dunn: 137

I should get four glasses if this happens!


+2 HS
Stefan_wannie's picture

Wilson - 97 yards 

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Smith 83

I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

GabrielBuckeye's picture

Elliot - 179 yards rushing

cdubs's picture

Elliott - 141

gridironguy's picture

Marshall 105

"Print is dead"

jher314's picture

Elliot - 109


scrotieMcboogerballs's picture


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

Firedup's picture

Marshall- 68

"Making the Great State of Ohio Proud!" UFM

AAStagg's picture

Rod Smith -- 121 yds

Keep calm.  It's only a game.

MediBuck's picture

JT Barrett - 73 yd

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

hawkins.326's picture

EZE - 104 yards

This has probably already been guessed, but was too lazy to read through all the comments.

JonesSuggsAndHarmony's picture

If sacks count against rushing yardage, then Elliott - 8
If not, then Barrett - 15

-3 HS
cplunk's picture

gonna guess you're a Hokies fan

JonesSuggsAndHarmony's picture

Indeed. It's a homer pick, for sure. For what it's worth, two years ago we did hold a pretty good FSU team to -15 yards rushing (and still lost). Having said that, I do not expect to win this contest.

+2 HS
habudab's picture



SLVRBLLTS's picture

Barrett 102

"Because we couldn't go for three"

Squirrel Master's picture

Elliott - 162

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

hodge's picture

Samuel - 128. 

ScoobyKnows's picture

JT Barrett - 119 yards

chibucks's picture

Rod Smith - 112 yards

Teddy_2Step_Ginn's picture

Samuel - 127
Buckeyes win 34-14

AttaBuck's picture

Marshall - 123

FunZone's picture

Samuel 91

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

ellspar's picture

Samuel - 53

AmishBuggy's picture

J.T. Barrett  63 yards

BigKat45's picture

Wilson - 88

"Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” - Urban

blocko330's picture

Elliot - 129

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

- TruthTeller

Crumbs's picture

Rod Smith - 91

TURD_BUCKET's picture

Samuel - 99

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

UrbanDreamz's picture

EZE - 108

"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

Menexenus's picture

Samuel - 109

Real fans stay for Carmen.

OSUCLAY519's picture

Dontre Wilson - 54


JT 91 yards

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

headina's picture

Dontre Wilson 107


Faded Trey's picture

I'll buy you the glasses myself if that happens.

+2 HS
Rogabone's picture

Elliot - 112

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

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

Bucks1's picture

Smith 123

"I will pound you and pound you until you quit." - Woody Hayes

ChillitownBuck30's picture

Samuel - 13 car 94 yds

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

Hoody Wayes's picture

Samuel 12 carries 114 yards

scarletandgray1's picture

EZE 88

Confidence is the stain they can't wipe off


Barrett - 53

You Win with People

Bruce's picture

Samuel 122

From the 2007 HBO special ---->

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Elliott 84

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

rhutchjr's picture

THE OSU 31 - other guy 20. Elliot 103

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

dubjayfootball90's picture

Samuel - 93

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

AJW_16's picture

Barrett 47

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

Clinger76's picture


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

nburns18's picture

Dontre Wilson- 117

"You win with people." -Woody Hayes

Buckeye_HappyEnding's picture



Buckeyetilidie7's picture

Wilson - 87 yards

In Urban We Trust

BoFuquel's picture


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

klfeck's picture

Smith - 121



Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

BucksLover0214's picture

Samuel -  95 yards

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

DBell8's picture

Marshall - 97

joel121270's picture

In Rod We Trust for a buck fifty-one (151 for you homers :-))

Vannet's picture


"Always Remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else." - Margaret Mead

thekornidentity's picture

Barrett - 66

“Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.” -Woody Hayes

osu_chris's picture

Barrett - 83

matti's picture

Smith 150 why not

MBuckeye07's picture

Elliot 107 yards

OSUpawn's picture

Samuel - 185

I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.

Barnsey69's picture


WTF...Little Mo Clizzy 2002 Texas Tech redux.

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!

+1 HS
Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Rod Smith- 105

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

4_more_from_AC4's picture

Elliott for 147 and 2 scores!

Dirty419Boy's picture

Elliot - 134 yds

bake90's picture

Elliot - 97


braneli's picture

121 Samuel

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

FloridaBuck's picture

Samuel - 85

Go Bucks. 

BuckeyeTerry's picture

Samuel  74 net yds


HattanBuck85's picture

37-13 Ohio State. Zeke runs it for 117 yards.

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

Unky Buck's picture

Elliot - 90

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

Zimmy07's picture

Barrett - 59

(if the forward flip to Wilson wasn't counted as a pass I'd easily pick him to be the leading rusher).

zeeman60657's picture

Samuel 162 yards


IBleedSandG's picture

EZE - 119


WhySoSerious's picture

Elliot and Samuel both go for 97 a piece. 


Like the ball in the stands, we balls out

kevdale86's picture

Elliot 78 yards

-1 HS
Jabba the Hoke's picture

Barrett- 65, I didn't read all guesses to see if it was taken, also I hope I'm wrong and J.T. isn't leading rusher.

Mailman253's picture

Ezekiel Elliot 77 yards

InJTweMust's picture

Eze - 135 (& 2 TDs)

Poison nuts's picture

Elliot - 146

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

DCBuckeye33's picture

Wilson -145


JackusAttackus's picture

First Comment! I really want those mugs.   J.T.-  84 yards rushing

PTown Buckeye's picture

OSU 34- VT 24 ... Elliott 110 yd Smith 75 yd wilson 95 yd OSU backfield rushes for a combine 325 yds

Southern Ohio Buckeye

daytonbuckeye's picture

Rod Jones Smith 128

3 85 yards and a cloud of dust.

Dougger's picture

I love this website! everyone already took all my guesses.

I like football

lamplighter's picture

Elliott - 51 (I hope it wasn't taken - if so, well done)

Gsudi's picture

Zeke.......83 yds

FitzBuck's picture

JT 44

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

Knarcisi's picture

Man, did none of you work today?

d5k's picture

Wilson - Eleventy Billion (Is this like bidding $1 in price is right?!)

btalbert25's picture

Marshall-59 yards

Drew2006's picture

Samuel: 105

Love thy neighbor as yourself-Jesus

Young_Turk's picture

Samuel - 89


Buckeye Born's picture

Elliott - 103


cigarthompson's picture

Elliott 127yds


inurbwetrust's picture



QBYBuckeye's picture

Eze Elliot -135

New York Buckeye

osubux5600's picture

Rod Smith - 79 yards

"The Pride of the Buckeyes"

Jcole737's picture

34-13 Ohio State

Jcole737's picture

...and 147 yards for Elliot.

Balkestud's picture

EZE 122

It gets kind of rough in the back of my limousine,



WolverineKiller's picture

Wilson 133

Just Win.

DefendOhio's picture

Elliot- 84 yards

Redjim91's picture

wilson 111 it's like deja vu all over again

russbuss31's picture

Wilson - 204

I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people.

Buckinthemiddle's picture

Samuel - 143

"I'm in favor of it" - John McKay, on the execution of his team.

Earle's picture

One dollar.

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

lonenutineastlansing's picture

Rod Smith - 92. OSU wins 38-20

Baroclinicity's picture

Samuel 87

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

simpson203's picture

Wilson - 73

I ordered 2 of these last week and they should be delivered on Saturday (I'm counting on you USPS, don't let me down here).

HeuermanTheFireman's picture

EZE 123

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

Buck Czar's picture

Smith - 124

Don't hate the player, hate the game...

aznchipmunk's picture

Marshall - 159 yds

Go Bucks! Roll-Tide!

The TresselMeyer's picture

Cardale Jones - 92

Brady Hoke's reaction to the Urban Meyer hire: "Not good."

Bailey458's picture

Ezekiel Elliot 96

brutal_brutus's picture

E. Elliott - 89 yards

Curt Heinrichs's picture

Eddie George: 314. Do I win? 

cjkanski's picture

Smith - 88

Edit: I'm a lock to win since I just bought these, the whiskey glasses, and the gray snapback hat on Wednesday.

"I could *BLEEP* forever. *BLEEP until I drop" - The Count


AzBuckeye45's picture

Dontre Wilson-95

"Cause I couldn't go for three!"
Woody Hayes-1968

dr green's picture

Smith is rewarded for the 11 second block and goes for 103.

buckeye phi's picture

Leading rusher:

Barrett - 127

All the other rushers will be sharing reps.  VT will try to force J.T. to carry the load - and they'll regret it.


VT - 16   ---   OSU - 24

Beamer, Foster, etc. will slow the Buckeyes down a bit.  Ohio State will slow the Hokies down more - three field goals and one TD

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

MarineBuckeye87's picture

Tied between EZ and Samual - 103

740 BUCKEYE's picture

Elliott - 109 Bob...

RCRoy45's picture

Elliott - 152

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

djcal's picture

Smith - 177

Pay it forward.

PapaBucks's picture

Elliott 113 yards

The Butler's picture

Barrett - 74

I've trained Canaries in the sport of falconry.


BloomingtonBuckeye's picture

Samuel - 114

In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins. - Ulysses S. Grant

Killer nuts's picture

Sooo... Did I win?