Is Rutgers a Trap Game?

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Beaver's picture

This article is as stupid as letting Md and Rutgers be part of an otherwise good league. This team could not beat most D1 HS teams. No need for political correctness. It is obvious to even people with very little knowledge of the game.

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ohiowhitesnake's picture

Save yourself the dumb DVs. Add the /s upfront +1

Man….. this football team.-Jeff Okudah 

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

I assumed "Is Rutgers a Trap Game" was good enough sarcasm. 

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Oakland Buckeye's picture

Please stop - if you want to make a post - do better

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Toot's picture

Penn State more of a trap game since they’re some pluck upstart before we play our rivals. 

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Neutz's picture

And even if all this happened OSU still wins by 21.

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Worthington Buck's picture

This.  Every single thing could go wrong and they still win this game by multiple TDs.

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Dstacify's picture

"Coach, I forgot how to football." Lol.

11 Strong.

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brband64's picture
I see the "/s," but still... #cmonman

"It feels great ... it feels like, 'Shit, I got it.'" ~ Jeff Hafley

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brband64's picture

I dunno... in a strange mood. I guess on second thought I'm chuckling. A little.

Thank you for asking, and have a good weekend.

"It feels great ... it feels like, 'Shit, I got it.'" ~ Jeff Hafley

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Eph97's picture

The OSU 4th string would easily handle Rutgers.

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analyticalguy's picture

Nah, I think they need the 3rd string.

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NOLABuckeye's picture

Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.

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EnonBuck79's picture

The only thing Rutgers will trap is a 60+ burger on the visitor scoreboard.

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cajunbuckeye's picture

I could see how the TBDBITL could have a breakdown, but I think their commitment to excellence will over come the emotional trauma of the Rutgers football team being physically, mentally and emotionally abused right before their eyes...

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

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oprettyricky's picture

like the bus getting trapped in the snow?

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whiskeyjuice's picture

No. Not a trap game. And if you go behind the scenes you will find that the last couple of years had trap game issues primarily because of some of the bad coaching on the part of some defensive coaches that are no longer with OSU.

Besides, Rutgers couldn't even beat themselves, let alone anyone else.

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

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Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

I think some pigs just flew by my window.  ... but maybe not.

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Bubblehead's picture

I wonder what #5 TTUN thought about FCS Appalachian State in 2007.  Coach Day is going about this the right way, even though the good guys would probably win with any of us starting at middle linebacker.  And quarterback.

know nukes

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PhillyNut's picture

With all due respect, FCS App State in 2007 (and this year) would drop Rutgers by 3 tds or more.  Rutgers will declare victory if they score at all against the first teamers and/or they score a td against the backups.  Should have plenty of opportunity for the second scenario to possibly happen.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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Hovenaut's picture

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

That's gotta be like throwing a hotdog down a hallway

Shandy is not beer

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Buckeye_Condor's picture

I actually lol at this every time. hotdog down a hallway. great stuff. 

Connor Brown

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EnonBuck79's picture

"There are worse things on the Jersey Shore than the cast of the Jersey Shore"
-Dennis Reynolds

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goodlifesean's picture

Their hair?

Have you ever seen a fierce animal who you were sure wouldn't bite? Because I haven't.

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LABuckeye's picture

Well, this was a good way to figure out who reads the whole thing and who just reads the titles.

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cemitchell20's picture

In the same way that, theoretically, a human could get stuck in a fly trap. Possible, but not gonna happen ever.

Go Bucks

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allinosu's picture

When the second team would most likely win by 5 TDs then it's no trap.

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kmp10's picture

If Ohio State were to lose to Rutgers then I'm not sure how any of us could ever defend that. It's not a trap game... it's an absolute murder waiting to happen. 

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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teddyballgame's picture

ngl my fist curled up just reading that title.  came in and had a good laugh though.  thanks OP

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Glad you enjoyed. I assumed most would DV and rant about how I'm crazy before actually reading. 

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

LOL at the people taking this seriously. This was an entertaining and fun read. Well done BurningRiverBuckeye :)

"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski

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CreekBuck's picture

Only trap there'll be in Piscataway. 

You win with people.

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All Ok Jumpmaster's picture

I doubt there is too much of a concern...

A bit of irony though, I have always been on the one game at a time mantra. When people talk about Michigan, PSU, playoffs, I always just say "Just beat Rutgers" lol, I have been that way all year.

With that said, someone (a talk radio host, can't remember who, probably DP)  said something last year after the OSU / Michigan outcome... "do coaches budget time into practice weeks to prepare for larger opponents down the road?"

Like you spend X amount of time during the week doing Maryland prep, and then shift over to a small amount of time for Michigan prep.  The implication of the question was did Urban spend some time in the weeks leading up prepping for Michigan based on what he saw?

My personal thought, and I have never been a coach, would be they dont get enough time allotted with players to have time and mental energy to dedicate to studying two teams, plus, also, you want to focus on getting everybody ready for the team in front of you, no distractions. That's what coaches and players always say, dont look ahead, dont get caught off guard in the trap.

But do you think that coaches actually do this? It seems like an obvious NO, see Wisoconsin...but do you really believe the narrative that Wisconsin lost to Illinois because they were too focused on OSU?

I believe the DP comments were referencing the fact the buckeye dismantled UM in such a fashion but had looked so bad in recent games against Purdue and Maryland do you wonder how that can happen, could prep for Michigan be ongoing in able to take them apart so well?

Stay Frosty

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NorthBerg's picture

Do not be harsh on the OP, BRB.

It is Rutgers week. The Chase Young affair is closed. We are bored and need forum content to distract us from work or whatever.

Still the old cliches apply. Never say never and on any given Saturday. Rutgers can be a trap game in terms of injury or loss of discipline and focus. Rutgers could be a trap in setting up the Buckeyes on too lofty a pedestal before the two toughest games of the regular season. I trust Coach Day and staff will do the necessary things to keep their players grounded in reality, but we all know shit can happen.

Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72

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G.'s picture

Never seen that before.. that's good.

G.

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osurox's picture

How Firm Thy Friendship...Oh-Hi-Oh

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BrewstersMillions's picture

When I was in grade school, I played for a catholic school in the burbs and most of our opponents were catholic schools from the city. Some were really good, some were ok, some were bad. We were the best team in the conference. One game we played the worst team in the league. Our offense ran 4 plays and scored 4 touchdowns and we were told to take our pads off and get into street clothes. (which we were told to bring in anticipation) as the coach wanted to avoid any and all temptation of putting us in and make it look like we were running up the score.

Do that this week, Ryan. 

Proudly dispensing unbridled arrogance since 1983.

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toad1204's picture

The offseason is the longest season.

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

Only if the cannon is armed with a real cannon ball and aimed at the OSU sideline during the National Anthem is this a trap game.

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GareBear's picture

Different kind of trap 

Michigan sucks

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

We'll be down 4 "starters" in Mack, Cooper, Browning and Young but that won't matter. Rutgers has proven it can't compete with tOSU at all ha.

Since they joined the B1G, the scores have always been blowouts.
2014: 56-17
2015: 49-7
2016: 58-0
2017: 56-0
2018: 52-3

This may be the worst Rutgers team of all those years and the best Buckeye team.. it'll be ugly.

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BucksHave7's picture

Chris Ash did say he left the RU program in better shape than when he arrived. 

BucksHave7

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OHIOklahoma's picture

I think its good we have a few guys out of this game, but its still Rutgers so no trap 

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Smitty516's picture

In my analysis, Maryland was the trap game last week because we were looking ahead to playing Rutgers...

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buckeyerose's picture

Whew..there for a minute I thought maybe you got hit on the head with a helmet last night.  LOL  Anything is possible.

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

I didn't get hit but I was in attendance to see it! Changed the whole mood of the stadium unfortunately. 

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OSU56's picture

Enjoying daily the back to back ttun beatdowns.

 

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NOLABuckeye's picture

Nice.

Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.

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stxbuck's picture

Yes, it’s a trap game. You’ve been sampling too much of the trap house’s product if you think Rutgers has a chance barring nefariou$ activity.

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Ole Buckeye's picture

You know, we just have to take a minute to ponder how terrible this must be for the Rutgers players, their parents, etc.

Nah, I'm not saying take it easy on them, but this is the sad result of the Big Ten thinking it would be a good idea to add Rutgers and Maryland. It's just not fair to the athletes and their families. 

Look at their QB, Sitkowski.  We crushed the poor guy last year, he had to leave the game.  it was a smart move to quit and go home. 

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

Or......it's their one chance to view absolute greatness up close and in person. They have a front row seat with 3-D smash-o-vision.

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Ironballs's picture

Even if all that happens....we cover the spread!

Ironballs

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Canukbuck's picture

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ...................................

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Boom777's picture

This thread is a trap 

Wherever you are, there you be!

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Eddie27Zeke15's picture

I did.  I’m aware it was a joke.  This is still my comment.  My apologies that you don’t like it.  I just didn’t think the original post was as clever as you did.  And that’s okay.  I post things all the time that not everybody likes.  For example, you didn’t like my reply and you won’t like this response, but both of us will be fine even so.

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Goby's picture

You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever.

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Toilrt Paper's picture

LOLOLOLOLOLOL,,,,I guess, if they win by 49 instead of 56.  

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oldcinci's picture

I think arithmetically tomorrow Chase Young will be limited to maybe 3/4 to maybe 1 sack or TFL. Not being on the field or even in the geographic vicinity will limit his access physically to the QB and ball carriers. That's hard to overcome. But still, it's Rutgers. I'll predict 1 sack.

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blu.fan's picture

Trap game? That's pretty moronic. I'm thinking Ohio Univeristy, Cincinnati, Bowling Green, and Toledo could all beat Rutgers.

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Your username checks out.

Read before commenting

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DownEastBuck's picture

I mean if you are asking are they building actual traps in Piscataway? Like to kidnap the players? I would at least consider it if I were them

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