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Which game is the toughest on Ohio State's 2014 schedule?

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TMac's picture

Sparty!   over TTUN because it's in East Lansing and The Game is in the Shoe. 

Nick's picture

I would say TTUN because it has shown to be a close game the last three times and MSU won't have an elite defense this year.

InvertMyVeer's picture

OK I understand voting TTUN but LOL someone voted Penn State? Really? 63-14!!! CMON MAN!

Football is complicated...

Knarcisi's picture

Should be higher than 86% for Sparty. Those that voted scUM I'm hoping are thinking rivalry game, records don't matter, we are possibly paying under the pressure of 11-0 again. 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I'm not sold that MSU will be as good in '14.

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

Knarcisi's picture

I'm not either, but they could be significantly less and still be our toughest game by far. 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

If they're significantly less, i'd put M*chigan ahead of them. Maybe even Va Tech depending on their QB situation.

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

VestedInterest's picture

I voted for TTUN not because I feel they're the toughest on the schedule but more out of fear of becoming complacent against them. We could have come away defeated in A2 this past year and they were hot garbage prior to that game. Nothing sucks more for a longer period of time than losing to those asshats.

InvertMyVeer's picture

I totally get that, voted Sparty though because they're the Big 10 champs until we unseat them.

Football is complicated...

Knarcisi's picture

Also on the road. 

VestedInterest's picture

Sparty needs to duplicate a season like they just had a little more consistently before I actually "fear" playing against them. The loss this season has firmly planted the chip on our shoulder for this year so preparation shouldn't be an issue. Playing in their house does add a little for them admittedly.
I'll feel a ton better if our defense doesn't allow a new Heisman candidate(s) on a weekly basis.

Oyster's picture

Many people overlook Dantonio and his abilities as a coach, but remember where he came from.  Coached under Bruce, Tressel (at YSU), Saban and again with Tressel.  The guy is no slouch.

VestedInterest's picture

Oh I get that and I am the last one to underestimate those emerging from our coaching tree. Consistency has been an issue for him though, the reasons can be debated but the results can not. Gotta rid himself of the "Clemsoning" effect.

kmp10's picture

I voted TTUN. It's The Game. It's the personification of rivalry. It's cliche... but whatever happened in the previous 12 games of each team's season matters not in this game. Look no further than last November (or most Novembers in any previous decade) as proof. 

Crumb's picture

I voted The War. We could play the Seahawks and the Broncos but The War is always the biggest, toughest, and most important game every year, no matter what.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

The MSU will be the toughest game for us.  The Game will be the most important game to me.  Both are very important.
Go Bucks!!

rkylet83's picture

The MSU game will probably make or break the season for us.  I think if we win that game we will probably be the B1G East champs and in the title game again.  TTUN will be better, but I think they are a step behind us at the moment, while MSU is the only team that can match us physically.  Luckily for us they lose Dennard and Allen in the secondary.

Hovenaut's picture

The Rivalry always proves me wrong, but I have to go with November 8th at East Lansing.
They are (man, this hurts to post) the defending B1G champs.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

cplunk's picture

Toughest? Sparty.
Game where we might look the worst and all have heart attacks? Navy.
Nothing worse than the first game of the season against that kind of offense, while breaking in new LBs and safeties. In a defense that already sucked. We'll win, just on talent and size (plus a killer offense, of course), but that game is not going to be as pretty as we'd all like.

Mortc15's picture

Getting beat by MSU AGAIN would be crushing,  Both for this season and going forward. I know losing to TTUN would too, but 'Little Brother' needs to be reminded osu is still the top football program in the conference. OSU needs to retake the top spot in the Big Ten. MSU is king and Nov 8th is the date to change that. 

Buck-I4Life

hit_the_couch's picture

Last year was a once in a lifetime season for MSU. I don't see it happening again.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

SGTBuckeye83's picture

If they keep doing their thing they will keep having success. I think if they get McDowell that may help the national perspective as far as recruiting is concerned as well. Not saying they will beat us every year because on paper we are better than every team we play. 

Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Next game is always the toughest game... had to vote "other" because of that reasoning

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

ScarletNGrey01's picture

The rhetorical question poll ...

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

BassDropper's picture

The most lopsided 11w poll I have seen

DIRECTIONER

dubjayfootball90's picture

Easy question for me, mainly because Sparty beat us last year. That is the toughest. They have a much better D than other teams we will face, and two years in a row in seemed like the hardest game of the year. Why not make it the trifecta?

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