The Ohio State Effect: Wisconsin

*The Ohio State Effect will be posted every Monday, or Tuesday, for the rest of the season. *The Rundown and Series History articles will continue on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Wisconsin came into the game against Ohio State with some pretty impressive team stats. So, How did the Badgers' team...

Northwestern's view of our Buckeyes

A couple of starkly different evaluations of our offensive and defensive units over on the Northwestern board but the 2nd one was interesting: Courtesy of Stormmaster at Rivals' Northwestern football board: More realistically, here's a more accurate breakdown of Ohio State's un...

Heacock-ball, style points and polls

There was a lot of hand-wringing and misplaced concern over Ohio State's narrow win over Wisconsin.  Despite seeing their Buckeyes play impressively on national television and in front of a lot of important recruits, fans (and some pundits) looked at the scores of the Oregon, Clemson and ev...

tOSU vs. Oregon - Offensive Comparison against Cal

  Since everyone in the national media is impressed with Oregon's offense. I thought it would be interesting to compare tOSU offensive performance and Oregon's offensive performance against a common opponent -- Cal. Here are the numbers. Ohio State vs Cal 52 points 608 total yard...
29 Sep 2013
by Bubba 81

How we got here

It is late December 2006.  Ohio State, Michigan, and Wisconsin sit at 1, 3, and 5 in the AP rankings, respectively.  A large portion of the country is asking for an all big ten national championship in a rematch of the amazing 1 vs. 2 Ohio State Michigan game, as these were “clearly ...
29 Sep 2013
by Goalscorer9

Back Pedaling 101 With the NCAA

I saw this article  Frankly, I support USC (ack,pttttth!   Spit, spit! This is killing me! )  with their claim that since Penn State gets scholarship ...
26 Sep 2013
by Idaho Helga

The Series History: Ohio State/Wisconsin

If you're a numbers geek like I am you might enjoy the compilation below. This article chronicles every year and score that Ohio State and Wisconsin played football. You will find the overall series, last ten games and other spans of games between the two schools. A breakdown by decade is als...

Rundown: No. 24 Wisconsin at No. 3 Ohio State

THE RUNNING START TV: Saturday, 8:00 (ABC) Ohio State leads the series 55-18-5 and is 8-2 against Wisconsin in the last ten games in Ohio Stadium. Something is going to have to give in this game. Both Ohio State and Wisconsin have superb rushing offenses and rushing defenses. The Buckeyes ent...

B1G Ten Recruit Rankings By Position

I got bored and decided to break out the current committed recruits for each B1G team (plus Maryland & Rutgers) by position to see how they stack up. First # is the position ranking & the second (in parenthesis) is the national ranking. All rankings come from the 247 Composite list. The ord...

Guiton's New Role

Now that our our main man is back in action (would be a shock if he isn't this week), Kenny G's sweet jazz sound will get a lot less play time, BUT I think can still have a huge role in the offense. My thinking is with Braxton back he should take 100% of the snaps unless he is injured. No ma...
23 Sep 2013
by Nick

Buckeye Charting Project - Cal Helmet Stickers

Defense What a showing by Bosa! Five helmet stickers for a true freshman is ridiculous. The rest of the D-line was solid as well. Unfortunately, our veteran players do not look impressive under this metric. Yes, it doesn't capture the balls that *weren't* thrown Roby's way... but it...
23 Sep 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting Project - Cal Offense

Guiton was a beast. But I think you all already knew that. Jordan Hall also graded out really well - he's making plays himself, not just running through the giant holes in the line. Although there are giant holes in the line to run through. One thing that is quickly becoming apparent with this ...
23 Sep 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting Project - Cal Defense

This is missing the 2nd quarter, but it's better than nothing. The defense took turns being dominating and frustrating. Shazier had a lot more minuses than usual. Bosa was a beast, especially for a freshman. You could quickly see that Cal was running the same few plays over and over again,...
23 Sep 2013
by yrro

What Happens Now

Just a hypothetical I want to post to eleven warriors readers. With the the news breaking that Texas Regents contacted Saban's agent and even though he denied the idea (we all know how that goes) what potential impact do you believe this has on recruiting? A lot of kids have Alabama on their sho...
20 Sep 2013
by jkleva

Ohio State Basketball 'Mini Midnight Madness'

Last night on the outdoor courts by Lane Avenue, Buckeye students got their first glimpse of the 2013-14 basketball team.  The event was for a promo video shooting, for the video that will be shown before home games.  The event started out as a casual scrimmage before turning into a dunk c...
19 Sep 2013
by John Brandon

Buckeye Charting Project - SDSU Helmet Stickers

Big time play by Kenny G leads to his first win in the Helmet Sticker competition, largely on some beautiful touchdown passes and killer reads on the option. Heuerman also came up big from the tight end spot. On defense, Jamal Marcus has a surprise upset with a couple big plays in the second half. L...
14 Sep 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting Project - SDSU Offense

Some quick observations: We were in 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE) pretty much the entire game, although Heuerman did split out wide regularly. San Diego State blitz. A lot. We rarely saw only 4 rushers, but the line did an excellent job of picking them up the majority of the time. We tended to have m...
14 Sep 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting Project - SDSU Defense

We started the game in our standard 4-2-5, but spend most of the second half in a 4-3 to get our backup linebackers more playing time. Notably, Curtis Grant stayed in with the backups, and while he's no Shazier, he showed a good nose for the ball. The defensive starters dominated. With the back...
14 Sep 2013
by yrro

Do NOT mess with her Buckeye Football

I met the woman who is now my wife when I was a freshman at The GLORIOUS Ohio State University.  No it wasn't love at first sight (we didn't start dating until our sophomore year and didn't get engaged until we were about to graduate) but humble beginnings, right?  I love my wi...
13 Sep 2013
by jdagrava.1

Rundown: No. 3 Ohio State at Cal

THE RUNNING START TV: Saturday, 7:00 (FOX) I am using this game as a measuring stick for Ohio State's defense. I am curious to see if the Buckeyes' defense can stop Brendan Bigelow. Last year Bigelow rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 4 carries. That's only 40 yards per ca...

Happy 100th Jesse!

Jesse Owens was born on this day in 1913 which would make today his 100th birthday.  Let us take a minute to remember one of The Ohio State University's and America's greatest athletes and a hero that transcended the world of sports, a man that stood tall in the face of racism, fascism,...
12 Sep 2013
by OSUStu

Jim Bollman (Dead Horse Beaten)

Ok, I get it. We all get it. Jim Bollman was, is, and forever shall be a terrible football mind.  Jim Bollman was so bad... How bad was he? He was so bad ElevenWarriors devoted several articles highlighting the black belt of ineptitude. The Last Refuge of Failure 1st Annual Jim ...
11 Sep 2013
by ziplock007

Dohrmann and Evans SI Piece

Perhaps I am too close to the situation to give an objective opinion on the matter, but I am going to give it anyhow.  My wife's family all went to Oklahoma State and my FIL played football there.  To say they bleed orange is certainly an understatement.  I have attended numerous ...
10 Sep 2013
by Maestro

Trolling in Ann Arbor

I find myself in Ann Arbor this week on bidness.  Why, you ask? Maybe I am a bad person and am being punished for past transgressions. In any event, I decided to don an Ohio State shirt last night and spend the evening (s)trolling down S. Main St., which is one of two main drags in Ann Arbor (...
10 Sep 2013
by ATXbucknut

Imagine a world without Kickers

Hello, 11 Dubbers!  I am an up and coming science fiction writer ("up and coming"= nobody's has ever heard of me) and I would like your opinions. The current project I'm working on is some near-future speculative fiction (Don't worry, the point is coming). I wanted to sta...

The Victory Cigar - San Diego State

I have been enjoying a Victory Cigar after (almost) every Ohio State game for several years. I know others have spoken out about their love of a good smoke and others have said that they are considering starting this as a new tradition. I hope that this can be a place where connoisseurs can let othe...
09 Sep 2013
by Buckeyeneer