Although Brown is a solid receiver, he would normally be a #3 or #2 type option for us. Not trying to dis our only reliable WR, just in comparing him to other #1 options at OSU, he is not nearly at that level yet.
True freshman aside I disagree. I don't think we have any WRs that will be round 1-3 draft picks on our roster. We have some fast guys who are not particularly special WRs.
Virtually no chance a 12-1 Buckeye team B1G champ does not make the playoffs. The only thing making this a must win is ruining PSUs recruiting weekend.
We get one bogie in the first 11 games. Winning at OU means we preserved it for B1G play. Winning at UW means we preserve it for the next 5 games. Don't think we will need it then, but good to save it just in case. No way we lose 2 of the next 5 so a win this Saturday means the UM game is essentially our first playoff play in game.
2 teams from the same conference can make it in. In the first 2 years of the playoff there have been no final week upsets. This will not continue forever. All it would take to create some chaos and possible allow 2 teams from 1 conference is one of the following in the conference championship games:
B1G West beats B1G East
SEC East beats SEC West
Pac South beats Pac North
ACC Coastal beats ACC Atlantic
If just 1 of those happen we have some chaos. You could easily have a 3 loss conference champ who will not get into the playoff.
This just in - Ohio State is tied for #1 in punting average this year at 50.6 yards per punt!
Unfortunately Cameron does not appear on this list of FBS punting leaders because there is a minimum 3.6 punts per game to qualify :( Urban and the offense are completely screwing this up. What the hell is up with all these damn touchdowns...getting kinda repetitive.
Could be the only plus of playing at noon. Urbs will have time once the game is over.
The biggest area of concern for me on this young and talented team is the zone 6 unit. We have the deepest WR talent I can recall, but I also can't remember a time when our #1 WR wasn't round 1-2 material...and we don't have anyone at that level right now. Elite talent yes, elite performance no.
Clemson v Louisville is the bigger game. It will determine who is in the driver's seat in the ACC Atlantic. Loser of UW-UM still controls it's own destiny to win B1G.
Disagree. OSU is the biggest beneficiary of adding Rutgers and Maryland - it's helped our recruiting on the East coast a great deal.
Can't agree. Pre and early season rankings are too much fun and they don't harm anything. Don't mean anything either, but that's not the point.
Buckfutter nailed it. I'm rooting for Ohio State which means I root for whatever improves our odds of making the playoff...which means rooting for Wisconsin in this one.
From what I've heard Peterson didn't want to do the alumni dinner/ speaking engagement circuit, but Sark was all to eager.
If Minny goes 1-2 against Iowa, Neb, UW - they are right in the hunt.
I think you can make a strong argument for the B1G being the best conference right now...and with most of our OOC games done, this will keep the B1G near the top until bowl season.
Real Time RPI has an excellent conference ranking page. It shows the B1G has the best record but still ranks the B1G just behind the SEC due to our weaker SOS. In case you think this is biased it's not...its a computer formula established before the season. It could be wrong but it's not biased. A computer conference ranking will consider the #9 team in a conference just as much as it considers the #3 team in a conference. I don't think any one would argue that the SEC is stronger than any other conference in the mid to lower portion. The B1G's top 6 teams can compete with the SEC's top 6.
You can't stop Cam, you can only hope to contain him.
That's already factored into the line. We would have been a 3.5 point favorite, but since OU will have the underdog motivation edge (which we all know is worth .5 points), the line moves down to 3. ;)
Thanks for posting the highlights - really enjoyed seeing what Tate can do. This was a fun thread to read. Even though I started after the game was over, I could follow along for each score without knowing the final result.
OK nobody wants to discuss the elephant in the room...both QBs looked horrible their first series in the game.
As Brutus said they will be open before 9 am and you can count on a dozen Buckeye fans to be there. Tons of big screen TVs, great place to watch games when there are several good games going on at once. I'll most likely be there on the 3rd.
Separate but related issue to the thread topic: Will OSU have enough scholarships for all the early enrollies? DO the early enrollies immediately count against the 85 scholarship limit? I remember USC having an issue with this a few years ago.
Could not agree more. Baylor should be hit hard with penalties and they should actually enforce them this time.
PSU's original sentence was light in comparison to the crime. That the sentence was commuted was a great injustice.
This is one area where I disagree with Urban. The NCAA needs to go much further with deregulating recruiting. Why the hell is there a "impermissible recruiting decoration" rule? Probably teams with no trophies thought it was an unfair advantage.
Are we suppose to start the rumors about what Brim does next in this thread or start a new one?