If the Buckeyes play against Mike Ditka, then Ditka wins, but not against Mini-Mike Ditka - the Bucks are too good for that!
So a _ichigan writer thinks they'll have the worst team in 30 years...
How will we be able to tell?
It's like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration saying 2014 was the hottest year ever, by only 0.02 degrees - with a margin of error of 0.1 degrees.
Just beat them, and everyone else next year!
Someway, somehow, Cardale must start in the Superbowl on Feb 1. His record of excellence in big games demands it.
I loved that the Ducks fans' faces were as colorless as the Ducks players' uniforms, once the OSU beatdown started. My favorite moment after the game was when ESPN showed the Oregon viewing party and the absolutely still and silent room. I've been to funerals and libraries that were more animated.
Special shout out to our seniors and any underclassmen who are leaving early. Extra special shout out to Tom Herman and what he brought to the program. Good luck in Houston!
But according to Bleacher Report, not even one of the Top 25 Running Backs of 2014...
National Champ Trophy > Heisman Trophy
Amazing year! Amazing Team! Go Bucks!
I have never wanted Monday Night Football to arrive sooner than right now, but I'm not talking about the NFL game. The truly big show is the CFP Championship where my Buckeyes will defeat the Ducks and be crowned kings of college football. Go Bucks!
Urban may have been a young couch, but he was no Lazy Boy!
Braxton absolutely deserves the chance to play QB at OSU again. It was tragic that he never got to play after rehabbing his first shoulder injury and spending so much effort on the mental aspects of the position - Braxton Cam, extra film review, extra dialog with the coaches, etc. In his first season, he carried the team almost single-handedly. It's ridiculous to imagine what he would do with the loaded talent we have now or next year.
If JT Barrett can come of a bench after 2 years and be such an effective thrower/runner, then Braxton likely can, too. He's already the most electric running QB, bar none.
Is Braxton a future NFL QB? Maybe. Maybe not, but he's a hell of a college QB and he's done great things for OSU.
Love the power and all the bodies in his wake, but he will need to protect the football better or he will have a lot of fumbles/strips.
Bleacher Report had a Top-25 RB article recently. To my dismay, Mr. Elliott did not make the list. B/R has been deleted from my phone since they clearly are not a reputable source.
Even space aliens know who the best RB is:
Almost. Their SEC punter beat our Aussie-C punter, but we didn't need him as much.
In everything else, we dominated.
Was the game on so late because Nymphomaniac appeared to be a major sponsor? Their logo was all over the place!
Not our best game, but definitely one of our best victories! We dominated every statistical category except the score until the 3rd quarter, and then built a lead and hung on. Some of the game/clock management at the end was questionable, but the team got it done. Great Win!
Won, Not Done.
More work to do for that last victory against Oregon. Underdogs again. Won't they ever learn?
[cue maniacal laugh]
I wish I could do with a golf ball what Cam can do with a football. He is a special talent.
I found Chief Moton's wallet...
Reminds me of Jefferson, from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Here's proof:
I remarked to my dad that OSU's win over Wisconsin was perhaps the most complete domination against a quality opponent ever. He calmly reflected on his days as an OSU student when in 1950 against Iowa, OSU won 83-21. Vic Janowicz ran for 2 TDs, threw for 4, kicked all 10 PATs, punted twice for 42 yard average and played safety. He also won the Heisman that year.
I hope my memory is that good when I'm 86!
My dream matchup is OSU v Alabama to avenge and quiet SEC kooks. I think Urban wants this win more than anything else right now. It's very personal.
I also hope that the Criminoles beat Oregon so that we can be the ones to knock them off their pedestal. Don't get me wrong, I hate Felon State University as much as the next person, but I'd rather it be OSU to beat them than Oregon.
If the team and coaches are as focused and hungry as they were against Wisconsin, then I really don't think we will have any problems. Alabama is more balanced than Wisconsin, but I can't see anything being successful against the gang tackling and smothering Silver Bullet defense that is back, baby!
Where can I find a time machine to whisk me to Jan 1 at 8:00PM?!!!
10-point underdogs? Don't the silly fools realize what happens to opponents when OSU is an underdog?
While Alabama is certainly a more balanced team than Wisconsin, it simply won't matter if OSU plays anything close to what they accomplished last night. This is a victory Urban wants very badly. One shouldn't make Urban angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.
Looking through many of the comments on less-informed fan sites, I keep seeing VT being brought up as justification (STILL!) against OSU. Oregon showed that they are a different team by beating Arizona and avenging their only loss. Is there a single person (other than Mark May) who thinks OSU would not destroy VT now?
What we witnessed was a beatdown of biblical proportions, but also a hint of the dynasty to come.
One damn fine game!
You could say that Cardale had a Joe Burrow-like game, which only emphasizes the ridiculous talent OSU has at the QB position. (No disrespect to Collier, who probably would have had an awesome game, too).
After looking at Cardale's high school highlights, you realize that he much prefers to stay in the pocket and sling the football. You saw his touch and accuracy with at least 2 balls dropped by the receivers.
What we saw last night is just a teaser for the next several years. Now that we've seen perfection, it will be hard for the players and coaches to accept substandard performances. The team is pushing themselves. Happy to see they got the shutout. It was important.
This wasn't just the most complete game of the Urban Meyer era, it was the most complete game in OSU history. Total domination is every phase and next year, they will be better. I won't delete this from my DVR until I can buy it on DVD. Wikipedia needs to add a link to this game under the definitions of dominate and blowout.
I sort of hope OSU ends up 3rd so they can play Oregon in the Rose Bowl. That would be both traditional and conforming to the framework of the playoff. No team is safe if the Buckeyes play like that again.
280, but I also bet Cardale could throw it over them mountains.