Bosa's hit on Rudock was the best QB hit in The Game since Vernon Gholston's hit on Chad Henne in 2007.
For those of our number who think in terms of to whom a team loses think of this logic (and discount the B1G championship game for a moment): MSU loses; albeit on a questionable call to a bad Nebraska team yet might get into the CFP. Ohio State loses to MSU but will get excluded barring absolute divine intervention.
I also don't like any system wherein a team that loses early benefits over a team that loses late. A loss is a loss regardless of when it happens.
Really has nothing to do with the MSU loss. What are there 115 FBS schools or something like that? And only 4 get to play for all the marbles? That is about 3% and 7 teams would only make it a whopping 6% or so. I don't think that is unreasonable.
I don't see it happening.
No way does the committee put 2 B1G teams in the playoff.
I think a Rose Bowl against Stanford (assuming they win) will be the likely scenario. It gives a traditional Rose Bowl matchup which isn't a horrible consolation prize. The big thing in my thinking is that regardless of the bowl or opponent, Ohio State not only wins but plays like it belonged in the CFP. No let-down.
It is truly amazing the following that they have up here isn't it? I call them Copperheads and told one of them that he would have probably fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
And 97 was a split national championship as Nebraska claimed the coaches poll title and was probably the better team at the end of the year after demolishing Tennessee in the final game
One of my favorites. I had just moved to NW Ohio and was ecstatic after the game. I saw my next door neighbor, an older and distinguished college professor, shortly after the game and commented that it was a great game to which he agreed. A few days later I saw him outside sporting his maize and blue shirt. I didn't realize that he and his wife were from, well, you know where. It must have been hard for him but he was very gracious in defeat.
I have not met many people from the infernal region that I liked but my neighbors were an exception and really wonderful people. We just never talked about the rivalry and I never mentioned the plethora of OSU wins and he never mentioned the aberration in 2011. They just moved north a few months ago and my family misses them dearly.
Too many to pick just one. Probably 2002, however, since it ultimately led to a national title. The misdirection pitch from Krenzel to Maurice Hall for a TD was a great call and Will Allen's interception to seal the win is very memorable as well.
But I am most happy to say that during my lifetime Ohio State leads 26-22-2 (and yes I am counting the one that was erased from the record in 2010).
The whole team from coaches on down to players stunk up the joint last week. This week's challenge will be bigger than MSU. This is why Urban gets the mega bucks and its time for him to earn it by putting on his big boy pants and getting this team back on track.
I don't like ESPN and I am sure that the haters there were itching to write something of this ilk. But as I read the article I found it really hard to discount or disagree with the assessment. They do have something to play for next week, if nothing else, pride and a chance for the seniors to add to their total as the winningest class in school history. Everything in that article was deserved.
I realize MSU ran the ball but honestly I cannot lay too much blame on a defense that allowed 290+ yards and was on the field for nearly 2/3 of the game. Plus, without the defense Ohio State only gets 7 points since Hubbard caused that fumble on the MSU 32. Fire Fickell over that ? This one clearly rests on the offense and coaching staff.
I totally agree. He gets paid big bucks and this is the time to pull up his big boy pants and produce a win. But this feels a lot like 2 years ago to me.
Seriously there are people who want to can UFM after winning so many consecutive games and a national title? A title buys you a lot of good will and is a huge deposit in the bank.
But I will say that as great of a job as he did last year I do not think he handled the QB situation right and this season now has the potential to be a botched up mess. It feels eerily similar to 2 years ago.
We may not be Kentucky, Duke, or Kansas, or so the story goes.
But ladies and gentlemen it was not too long ago that we were not terribly far behind with 2 Final 4's and an Elite 8 in a 7 year stretch (from 2007-13) along with a few Sweet 16's mixed in for good measure.
How far the mighty have fallen.
UTA shoots 38% from the field and 6/23 from 3 point range and Tate says they had an amazing offense that couldn't be guarded? Did I miss something because those stats don't seem to point to a great offense.
I am not throwing this season to the wind just yet because this is a young team and a young season. While realists were not projecting this to be a great season, this loss is pretty shocking.
I am fairly neutral when it comes to Thad but have always said that he has made enough positive deposits that he probably gets a pass for this season. However, this is a "what have you done for me lately" business and the last 2 seasons have been a little on the difficult side. Buckeye Nation is going to get pretty antsy and eager for a big year next season.
If Braxton doesn't throw in the final 2 regular season games of the year then it will be clear that he simply isn't able to do it. When he takes snaps the defense has not had to think too much to this point. He doesn't do the read option that I have seen but always runs, usually off tackle. It isn't too effective so my guess is they are setting something up for him the last 2 games assuming he takes some snaps. I think he is going to throw.
Assuming that Cook can play we are going to be facing 2 pretty good QB's the next 2 weeks in him and Rudock. The D has been impressive but I am expecting them to yield some big yards and more points the next 2 weeks. These aren't sham offenses we will be playing and we have been susceptible to some big plays at times. If the offense remains in a lower gear, there will be trouble. I think we need at least 31 in both games to win.
I agree and am not an ESPN fan. But 'Bama just might have been playing a better team and they really had no problem against them comparatively speaking. And the reality of it is that the Buckeyes did use D and the run. The worst part is the phrase "to get by Illinois" as beating someone by 25 is more than just getting by.
The unluckiness of the MSU game has more than been compensated for by pure luck against Minnesota and IU. A certain team should really have 2 more losses than they actually do.
So why don't we incorporate more TE play if the WR corps is thin?
I agree that the truck needs to start rolling downhill with this offense and that is going to happen when JT plays. But if he doesn't start for some reason, I don't think that means he won't play.