If we don't beat PSU worse than what the 'Weenies did, I will be unsatisfied (49-10?). Our team is better than scum.
LOL - yeah, it's like calling a Z06 Corvette "just another car".
Nickname for the Buckeye Secondary?
How about the Silver Swarm, goes well with the Silver Bullets. Or the Buckeye Ballhawks.
AAB - if we get to play Wisconsin in the B1G Championship Game, I think the final score will not be as close as the game last week. I bet Fick, Shiano and crew will be ready to shut down the Badger rushing attack.
Not to mention, the game WOULD NOT have went into OT.
Agreed. There were drops by the wideouts and those cannot be blamed on JT.
I think we need a "John Wayne Award" for the football team, and JT would be the first ever winner.
Yeah, got to admit, my son and I both chuckled at that one!
Yeah, I think that hit got to Peavy. Probably didn't WANT anymore sweep runs after that. It was almost a de-cleater hit.
I was very surprised at the early success for Wisky with the jet sweep. I would have thought our defense would have seen that quite a bit against our own offense. Also surprised it took a half to correct the issue.
With that said, our defense came out and pretty much pitched a shutout the second half. They grew up Saturday night and that will make them much better for the rest of the season.
LOL - me too, but I am not ready to grow up yet. (and I am 52!)
It will be very hard to beat a team where all the players believe this way. Very hard, indeed.
How true! I will say this, UW played their best game of the year to date, and our guys did NOT put forth a great game, especially in the first half. They hung around and were able to overcome a sluggish start and they earned the big WIN, they made the plays that were needed in must have situations. They took someone's best shot, and prevailed.
Urban said they grew some that night, and I truly believe that. I think the entire team knows that, as well.
Put me down for 45-17 Bucks. Can't see us not scoring 40 unless the weather is THAT BAD. And - our OC needs to use the entire field against the slower UW defense.
Thank you, oh Wise Football Man!!
Unless the wheels get shot off the Ohio State train, he will own the record after this season.
Kyle and others, would our defense utilize a Bear style front, covering both A gaps on the center help to confuse and clog the Badger O-line help?
Exactly! Do not try to beat them in a phone booth, make UW defend the entire field and chase our speed. Personally, I don't think they can win a war like that over 4 quarters.
Agreed. Now, it's time to dissect the Badger defense. I think we could put 40+ points up - if we make them defend the entire field.
He gets the job done, and he's the kind of man you'd want next to you in a fox-hole. Tough as they come.
I will say this, JT plays his best in big games. Saturday night is a big game, and I am sure he comes out and plays white-hot. I have a ton of confidence in this young man.
To me, there are two reasons why JT's passing stats were so poor against IU.
1) The wind was nasty. Couldn't tell by watching on TV how bad it was, but some of his passes missed by a country mile, and that is not typical JT.
2) JT was tired from running the ball so much. When a QB gets tired, his accuracy is noticeably off.
When I first read the title of this article, the real Buckeye in me thought "DO NOT compare us to that team. That is an insult."
Agree with you both. The Scum defense's Achilles Heel is a mobile QB who is dangerous running the ball, along with a spread offense. We pounded the crap out of that "vaunted" defense last year, and I expect more of the same this year, and from here out until the 'Weenies PROVE they can stop our style of QB and offense.
Phi - I sure hope you are right! +1 for you, sir!
I am hoping that JT can't wait to play against the Badgers, and he has a great night throwing the ball, and with the zone read. This could be his first big Heisman interview for the year, and I don't think a player of his smarts and athletic ability will come up short.
(I am quietly optimistic that JT hangs 40 on this defense.)