Iowa was terrible in 2000 and he got his team way behind in the 2002 Outback Bowl against South Carolina and had to throw a lot in the second half.
The Gophers have a pretty talented secondary. Not Sparty or Va Tech good, but very solid. Being on the road, it'll be a test for a young QB.
Interesting to see Marshall winning this poll by so much when you consider:
Yards per carry: Wilson 4.8, Marshall 2.3
Total rushing yards: Wilson 38, Marshall 7
Receptions: Wilson 5, Marshall 4
Receiving yards: Wilson 108, Marshall 29
Receiving yards per game: Wilson 36, Marshall 9.7
The only place Marshall has been notably better is in punt return average (small sample size for Marshall) and yet Wilson is still 1.4 yards per return better in his first year doing it than Philly Brown's average last year.
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Me and one of my college roommates (may he rest in peace) once took an empty plastic gallon milk jug, filled it from a keg of Bud and took it to the Oval with us. We very smrtly (sic) labeled it "Iced Tea" on all sides with a black Sharpie because obviously that won't draw attention to it.
Anyhow, we drank that beer and threw the Frisbee for a while, then both fell asleep (passed out) right there in the middle of the Oval for about 2 and a half hours. No one messed with us or took our wallets, which was cool. We discarded the empty jug and the Frisbee and went to the High Street bars from there.
I miss college.
For continued podcast coverage of Ohio State-Virginia Tech, check out this week's "The Key Podcast," in which me and Johnny join Brian behind enemy lines and Johnny predicts a Buckeye loss (no, really).
No. 71 doesn't need your prayers.
Doesn't need correcting if you intentionally do it to mix German and English in one phrase, which is what I'm doing. #DasBootForever
Kyle Clinton kicked off.
How do you think I know what Jim Tressel's least favorite moment is every week?
Just to let you know, it's never going to happen, so get used to it now and save yourself some aggravation.
I know what it means and don't care. I'll just use it as a Germanic article with an English noun because Das Boot is fun to say and the obvious nickname for a German kicker.
I am terrible at chugging. My guess is our resident Marionaire would put us to shame.
What I said was "inexperience at linebacker and in the secondary," which I meant as a whole (probably should have just said "back 7" to be more clear). D-line play is normally not a big factor against Navy, unless you're knocking O-linemen back into the backfield on contact. (Possible, but not every play.)
1/3 of the starting Buckeye linebackers are new and one is in a new position. And obviously new faces abound in the back four. Those particular 7 must work together in concert to stop Navy's attack, which is quite efficient and experienced. They have to play disciplined and they are the 7 I worry most about staying disciplined, making the right read, and taking the proper angle to the ball.
Also, Keenan Reynolds is very good at what he does (Urban Meyer called him NFL caliber) and Navy is potentially a Top 25 team (already has received votes) and will be bowl-bound. Being bigger/faster doesn't matter against a team like Navy. They're used to being smaller/slower. Reynolds will try to find the one guy on D a little out of position and that's where he'll go with the ball (when it's snapped, he has no idea where it's going).
Should be an interesting game but I expect a fight from the Middies.
I miss the TV Guide cover. :(
There are many of us. I'm stuck in Orlando.