I'm assuming this is just for conference games, right? I highly doubt OSU's battles with the mighty Ospreys of Northwestern Florida Tech and the likes will be picked up by ESPN or anyone else.
I haven't had one in a few years, but Sam Adams Oktoberfest was pretty good. I'd give it a solid B+.
At the end of the day, Ohio State can only worry about what they can control. The fact of the matter is that there's nothing OSU can do about the other 13 teams in this league. If they want to be successful, and they care about this league, then they'll do what they need to do to get better. But until those teams get better, the Buckeyes need to focus on the Buckeyes. Take care of business. When you get into a game with a quality opponent from another conference, win. When you get into a game with a not-so-quality opponent from the B1G or another conference, dominate. At the end of the day, the playoff isn't about the 4 best conferences, it's the 4 best teams. OSU can show the committee that they're one of the 4 best teams in the nation even if the conference they play in is abysmal (in future years, not sure that can be accomplished this year).
It's not like FSU had anything close to the toughest schedule last year, nor was the ACC exactly the toughest conference. Yet, nobody seemed to give them the same shit about it that they would give to OSU. Why? FSU dominated everyone. Outside of Clemson, FSU was head and shoulders above everyone they played, and they dominated those teams accordingly...and they also destroyed Clemson, which helped quite a bit. The Buckeyes weren't always so dominant last year on the way to 12-0 (beating Wisconsin, Northwestern, Iowa, TTUN by 10 or less, as well as nearly blowing a 28 point led against Illinois before a couple of late TDs padded the margin). Then OSU loses to the only other legit competition in the B1G. Many of those same experts gave OSU shit in 2002 for all of the close games they played...then OSU went out and beat Miami, shutting up those detractors. OSU has set themselves up with some pretty good OOC schedules in the coming years. Couple that with some important postseason victories, and OSU can gain a good reputation even if the rest of the B1G sucks.
I'm all for being classy but fuck Penn State.
Well, if you're looking for an identity...the offense on Saturday against Kent State is a great place to start.
The key to that is the offensive line and JT. The line needs to continue to gel and get better. JT needs to keep learning and improving from week to week. And of course, in-game adjustments from the coaches will be necessary if they find that the opposing defense is taking away certain things they want to do. Then, the offense can take what they did to Kent State and start doing it to better teams.
ROFL holy shit I thought I'd never see that again
Call me young. I have zero problem with Heuerman posing with a porn star. Nobody is naked, drugged, doing anything illegal.
I am Lennay Kekua's sister.
I really don't know. There's a lot of football still to be played, and a lot can happen over the next 12 weeks. I do agree with the guys who called the game Saturday, though - it's a little premature to say "no B1G team will make the playoff" based on what happened in week 2.
I look back to 2007, when OSU was #7 after beating TTUN, and ended up becoming #1 in the final BCS standings without playing any games. How does that happen? Insanity. Upsets. Things that can happen.
I will say that OSU will have to run the table, though, and be impressive doing it. One more loss, and even if they do win the B1G, they can forget about the playoff.
It's certainly not out of the question. Would I bet the house on it? Probably not - that MSU game is going to be a battle.
If you look at that picture long enough, you'll see Jeff Heuerman.
The Browns are good for a stunner or two every year.
Win 66-0 and drop a spot. Now I've seen it all, LOL, wow. Just keep winning and the polls will take care of themselves.
The Toledo Rockets that have a winning record vs. the B1G
Can we stop counting Purdue as a B1G team?
Oooo wow, Cincy beat Toledo.
41-20 OSU, and it won't be as close as that score indicates. Not worried at all.
I don't even care what the B1G does anymore. It's a given that they suck. As a Buckeye fan, I'm worrying about OSU and OSU only.
The ACC overall was pretty weak last year. So, why did nobody give Florida State any shit for their league or overall weak schedule (with those same people giving OSU all kinds of shit)? Because they destroyed everyone. Total annihilation. OSU didn't always destroy the competition in the weak B1G last year. That's what the Buckeyes need to do - they can't do anything about how weak the rest of the B1G is - they need to destroy everyone and then win the big OOC games/bowl games. If they do that, the weak B1G won't hurt them.
Step 1. I'll root for anyone who wants to get clean to do that.
I didn't think molly was addictive, but when you think about it, you can get addicted to anything that makes you feel good.
OSU by 3 TDs against UC
That seems to be a thing in sports these days. I remember the Daytona 500 was in rain delay this year, and they were showing last year's...and people were tweeting about it.
Samuel is not far off, but yeah, Zeke is our best back. Nothing wrong with having two great backs. Smith isn't bad, either.
Sad thing is, NIU would beat the Illini. NIU is the best team in the state of Illinois.
This was a nice "get well" type of game. I wasn't expecting 66-0...definitely a strong bounce back, even if it is only Kent State. Big step forward today...take care of sUCk in two weeks and then it's B1G time.
I'm predicting Buckeyes win 38-7, so by one point, they do not cover.
Piece of shit.