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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The Holy Buckeye play at Purdont. I took my parents to that game and, like the entire season, we were on the verge of heart failure hoping that the Bucks would make that 3 yards for the first down. When Krenzel play actioned and scrambled around to pass I thought I nearly lost consciousness -- really! I had to struggle to stay on my feet during the eternal 2.5 seconds that ball was in the air. To this day, I credit Michael Jenkins with saving my life.
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Comment 28 Nov 2016

I'm looking forward to going to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl.  Love the game atmosphere there.

Be honest with yourselves:  A team that fails to win it's Division, let alone it's conference championship, has no business being selected for the playoff.  Besides, who should they be taken over?  Not over 1. Alabama (they're in even if they stumble in the SEC-CCG).  Not over 2. ACC champ Clemson (no way VT has a shot at them).  Not over the PAC-12 champ (Colorado or Washington either one), nor over PSU.  Why?  Because although they (Colorado) have one extra loss, they would have had to finish by winning a CCG; that extra game, and representing their entire conference as its champion, outweigh that.  Obviously there is no argument for OSU over PSU or Wisconsin as B1G champs; nor for OSU over a 12-1 Washington PAC-12 champ.  Resume only matters as a tie-breaker against comparable teams... by not being a champion, then by definition the Buckeyes are not comparable to any of those teams.

All of the spin and bluster by the sports media leading up to the CCG weekend are just hype to stir up interest.

So, who do you think The Buckeyes match-up against best in the Rose Bowl?  UW?  or the Buffs?

Comment 31 Oct 2016

The stats don't lie.  This team continues to regress each week.  Something's wrong in that locker room, I don't care what they say

Comment 28 Oct 2016

I disagree.  They did run it up the middle on most of the 1st down plays.  They did pass ten times, but as I stated, those were never down the field.  So, nothing the Buckeyes did on first down ever gave the Nits any reason not to crowd the line of scrimmage; which is exactly what he was pointing out.

Comment 28 Oct 2016

They actually didn't do good against the Buckeyes, even though they had a huge home advantage.  I'd say it's more accurate to describe it as, "The Buckeyes pulled out ALL the stops to snatch a defeat from the jaws of victory."

Comment 28 Oct 2016

Sorry BucksHave7, but you're incorrect.   If ttun loses a game before The Game, and PSU wins out, then PSU wins the tie-breaker against the Buckeyes since they won the head-to-head (remember, PSUs only other loss was a non-conference game to Pitt, which doesn't count in determining our conference champion).  So, if PSU doesn't lose another game, they have the advantage over the Buckeyes regardless of how much better the Buckeyes may be.  So, there are two hopes:

1.  PSU gets another loss, and the Buckeyes win out; so that even if ttun is undefeated going into The Game, the Buckeyes would win that tie-breaker because of the head-to-head W.

2.  Since ttun already beat PSU, and PSU beat the Buckeyes, it means that if all three make it to the final weekend, with PSU not losing and OSU beating ttun, then they all end up in a three-way tie.  the tie breakers would come down to who has the highest ranking between the three by the CFP Committee, which the Buckeyes probably would get the nod (but still not 100%, remember in 2014, the head-to-head winner between Baylor and TCU ended up ranked behind the team they beat, and the same could be done for ttun if they lose a squeeker at the Shoe).

3.  Best case scenario is for the Buckeyes to win-out, and for PSU and ttun to lose another game, or more, because... Schadenfreude

Comment 28 Oct 2016

Agree with you entirely.  To be a hero would have meant that he would have jumped to rescue that boy in the shower and called the police.  Instead, he called his father, then talked to his pastor, then talked to JoPa on Monday.  When nothing happened about it, 12 years later, he admitted what happened and how it was glossed over.  That's not heroic.  But at least it shows that he was bothered by what he witnessed, and didn't cave in to cover it up after the cat was out of the bag eventually.

Comment 28 Oct 2016

Of course.  Suites and box seating actually provide enough space for human beings to fit into.  The rest of the stadium is designed with only 12 inches of seating per person.  Once, in B-deck, we were all standing sideways to fit in and were still squeezed against each other.  The stated seating capacity at the Shoe is very inaccurate

Comment 28 Oct 2016

Me too.  I mean, eight games into the schedule, I'm expecting the young talent advantage to become evident.  They have enough experience so that they should be consistently better in every match-up from the starting whistle until the clock reaches zero.  I'm really hoping to see that this weekend; but I'm just not confident they'll do it

Comment 28 Oct 2016

Agreed.  That Carr kid has looked amazing.  Even when he's well covered they can throw to him and he always seems to fight through to make the catch.  Reminds me a lot of Gonzo.  He worries me, especially if they game plan to get him in match-ups against Arnett or Webb or Ward when they rotate in or while in the Nickel.

Comment 28 Oct 2016

You're right.  Sadly, looking back, I don't think the Buckeyes passing game has exceeded any of our opponents allowed averages so far.  I'll be pleasantly surprised if this game becomes an exception to that.

Comment 28 Oct 2016

So, considering you're picking a 32 point spread, I'm guessing you expect the defense to score at least twice?  That would be sweet

Comment 28 Oct 2016

If you use the stats from the last 3 games (most relevant considering conference play), Northwestern looks much better against the Buckeyes.  It concerns me because Coach Meyer down-played the need to address play calling and wont consider opening up competition among offensive linemen to fix the issues they have at right tackle and left guard.

Remember, despite the slow start to the game at unHappy Valley, the Buckeyes did dominate them in every stat.  But mistakes tend to erase advantages, and having a QB who can't throw completions beyond 3 or 4 yards beyond the LOS means they can't afford to have to come from behind.  Plus, even though the Buckeyes defense is usually lock-down against anybody, they've consistently had a few series each game where they seem to take a break.  My point being:  anybody expecting a huge win in this game isn't paying attention.

Comment 28 Oct 2016

Anything can happen in college football.  Remember how the Buckeyes were 20 point favorites against Penn State? Vegas computers projected a 45.8-15.6 Ohio State victory. The computers picked the Buckeyes to cover the spread and the over on the 54.5 point total.

Can Purdont beat PSU this weekend?  Sure, but even though the Nits are not a good team, the Boilers are just hot garbage, so it's probably not going to happen.

Something else that's not going to happen:  No way will the Buckeyes cover the 24 point spread this week against the under-rated Wildcats.  I'm expecting that game to look a lot like what we saw at unHappy Valley but hoping the good guys find a way to win this time.

Comment 28 Oct 2016

No way in Hades that either Washington or Baylor will lose this weekend.  Clemson does have some chinks in it's armor, so if the Noles O-line decides to show-up for an entire game that one could happen.  I just don't think Nebraska loses to Wiscy, who's best showing was in taking a flawed Buckeyes team into overtime (there stats outside of that game are just ... meh).  I know the Buckeyes will improve, but that game at Madison was not a battle between top-tier teams at the top of their game.  I do agree with you about ttun and Sparty.  I'd love to see the skunk weasels fans hopes dashed against their hated little brother; but that mismatch will give them a huge with by 30+ points.

Comment 28 Oct 2016

Exactly.  All of those NFL caliber returning-starters under performing and having to play comeback football until they inevitably fall.  I'm sure their fans see it the same way too.

Comment 28 Oct 2016

Have you watched Sparty this year since the ND game?  They are truly horrible.  That loss to Maryland should have been even worse than the two scores it ended up as.  The skunk weasels are going to absolutely depants them on national tv.  I'm surprised the spread isn't closer to 30

Comment 28 Oct 2016

I agree Auburn has looked very good lately.  After they beat the best four-loss team in America (soon to be 3-5) this Saturday, the pollsters can confidently put them into the top 10, maybe up to 8.

Comment 28 Oct 2016

Any undefeated power-5 team will always get in over a 1-loss team, unless that team is Bama of course.  Right now, I think the Huskies look better than any team out there and will be #2 in the playoff committee's first rankings.

Comment 27 Oct 2016

Not hyperbole at all.  If you look at those pass plays, they were all either behind the LOS or within 3 yards of it.  Those "pass" plays do nothing to open up the defense; especially not when all but a few were incomplete, two were for negative yards, and only one went for nearly 10 yards.  That is not a passing attack; that is the QB playing hot potato

Comment 27 Oct 2016

I was wondering during the whole game about where in the heck the counter-play disappeared to. Not just for that game, but for this season.  It would have been very effective against that PSU defense.

Comment 24 Oct 2016

I've been saying this same thing. Stop with the run-option every 1st down and pass instead, and it doesn't have to be a play-action pass either.  Heck, use RPOs religiously on 1st down and they'll do better.  And yes, that means pass it deeper than the 90% of passes that are within 5 yards of scrimmage.  They were able to do it earlier in the season