As always, upvotes for everyone.
Seattle Linga, Turd_Bucket and Apack614,
Always appreciate the kind words. Thanks.
Would love to see Dontre Wilson and the other Buckeye play-makers have a repeat performance of last year.
I should be able to post the Series History: Ohio State / Penn State tonight between 7:00 and 11:00.
With Jerome Baker's flip to the Buckeyes another win over Penn State would be a great way to end the week.
Nice Skully as always DJ., but you're giving Penn State a little too much credit.
OHIO STATE AS THE BIG TEN BENCHMARK. It's Penn State week, and while Penn State might only be three points better than Rutgers, I am excited. I've been looking forward to Urban Meyer sacking Happy Valley since the final whistle of last year's 63-17 taxing of Penn State.
I believe the score was:
Blame it on the Bosa, Nova.
You are correct, Penn State leads the nation in rush defense. The Nittany Lions are holding opponents to 60.8 yards per game. However, when the best rushing attack they have faced ranks 62nd it could be a case of a paper lion defense.
It will be interesting to see if Ohio State comes close to the 259 yards they are averaging rushing. I'll go out on a limb and say the Buckeyes get over 230 rushing yards.
Here is a closer look at the rushing attacks Penn State's defense has faced:
Penn State's Opponent's Rushing Rankings
Flood walking away from his most lop-sided loss as head coach of Rutgers.
Congrats on becoming a member.
I couldn't find any info on why Johnson is not on the depth chart. He was not on the depth chart for the Navy and Kent State games either (don't have time to look at the other games). Below is his bio from ohiostatebuckeyes.com, but that does not shed any light on what is going on now:
Ohio State Overview: Trey Johnson lettered last season as a true freshman ... he played in seven games and had a total of 90 snaps on defense and another 12 on special teams ... had a season-high 25 snaps vs. San Diego State and had a Big Ten-high 15 plays vs. Penn State ... he was in on 11 tackles, including five solo tackles, with a high of three stops vs. Penn State ... majoring in sport industry.
More on Trey: Johnson committed to attend Ohio State Jan. 4, 2013 on national television while playing at the Under Armour All-American Bowl ... a consensus four-star prospect (ESPN, Scout, Rivals and 247Sports) and one of the top senior prospects in the talent-rich state of Georgia, Johnson was rated as high as the No. 3 inside linebacker prospect in the nation (Rivals and 247Sports) and the No. 48 overall player on the ESPN 150 ... Scout listed him as the No. 16 outside linebacker ... Johnson recorded 456 career tackles for Central Gwinnett and was coached by Todd Wofford ... as a senior he had 140 tackles and four sacks and as a junior he had 164 tackles, including 25 tackles-for-loss ... named first-team all-state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a senior and second-team 6A all-state by the Georgia Sportswriters Association ... is the son of Wilbur and Shellie Johnson.
Thanks for sharing such a personal moment in your life. I swear my eye is just trying to clean itself, just like Mr. T's:
Some surprising teams Ohio State has played through the years:
- Dayton YMCA
- Columbus Barracks
- 17th Regiment
- Central Kentucky*
- Ohio Medical
- Carlisle Indians*
- Camp Sherman
- New York University
- Fort Knox
- Iowa Seahawks
- Great Lakes*
*Defeated Ohio State in first meeting.
Ohio State's largest margin of victory in inaugural games is 80-0. The Buckeyes defeated both Miami (Oh) and Marietta by that score.
Rutgers' coaches are getting the Scarlet Knights in shape for Ohio State:
After Ohio State wins I would make a play on Eydie Gorme's* song "Blame it on the Bossa Nova" and have the headline read: Blame it on the Bosa, Nova.
*Thanks to Goombay for giving me the singer's name and correct name of the song.
Thanks Cajunbuckeye, BuckeyeSouth and GoBucks10.
Thank you sir. Edited and fixed. You get an upvote and today's:
Wednesday or Thursday I will post a special edition of The Series History. It will focus on Ohio State's first games against opponents.
Mr. Nova get ready to meet Mr. Bosa. Isn't there a song about a bosanova? I'm not sure about the song, but I do know that Bosa is a boss.