All Day Rain Games

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Iowa @ Ohio State when the Buckeyes knocked off Chuck Long and the No.1 ranked Hawkeyes in the mid-80s.....It was wet....

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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NHBuckeye's picture

Yep, that was the one for me as well.  

Fond memories of rushing the field and then watching part of a goal post make it's way up and down High St.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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TX_Buckeye's picture

And the other part wind up in Mirror Lake!

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Txsbuckeye's picture

Damn it feels good to be a Buckeye

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Unky Buck's picture

Why are you watching him? Are you mad he got TX_Buckeye?

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Txsbuckeye's picture

Copyright Infringement is not a victimless crime

Damn it feels good to be a Buckeye

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Unky Buck's picture

"Everything you see on the internet is true." - Abraham Lincoln

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Brutus's picture

My first Ohio State game. My brother was a freshman at OSU and I was in 6th grade. I had my first swig of peach schnapps which was smuggled in by my brother in a flask. Also ended up on the field to tear down the goal posts. Not a bad way to start my OSU fandom.

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kmp10's picture

Me too, 3. It was 85... I was there and I remember watching Spielman fooling with his helmet while trying to get the defense lined up and he finally got so pissed that he took the helmet right at the snap off and played the down without it. If that was done today the world would stop, Spielman would be forced to leave the field, and Meyer would be accused of being a coach who had no regard for his players by allowing such behavior. 

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

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GoBucksOrDie's picture

Like standing in a shower wet. Went to Heinygate afterwards and danced in the rain.

Interesting signature line

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Seattle Linga's picture

Chuck was in for a very .................... wait for it ......................... Long day !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Seattle Linga's picture

You have to admit - I'm smrt ..............

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Definitely not dry humor here

Class of 2010.

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Txsbuckeye's picture

Damn it feels good to be a Buckeye

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buckeyeradar's picture

That's better.

I may not be the sharpest crayon in the box but I'm one of the most colorful.

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Il_Padrino's picture

Enjoy the view for now because if NFL has its way there will also be boy cheerleaders...

Never Forever Leaugue

Living the life!  Go Buckeyes!  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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mizzer's picture

Erm, just like college football?

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Il_Padrino's picture

Emmm YEP.  College is the new pros to me; players play their guts out with little to no drama (shy of the playoff selection and E(SEC)PN.  It is a far cry from that other thing....

Referencing college cheerleaders vs. what the NFL is proposing... = big difference.  College guys do throws and all sort of extremely difficult aspects of "cheer" whereas the NFL is proposing dancing "Nancy" boys.

Living the life!  Go Buckeyes!  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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CincyBuck's picture

College guys do throws and all sort of extremely difficult aspects of "cheer" whereas the NFL is proposing dancing "Nancy" boys.

This is true -- which is why the NFL should just get rid of cheerleaders all together.  They serve no reasonable purpose.  They're primarily eye candy the drunk pervs in the front rows.

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Il_Padrino's picture

If some of the claims are true the NFL cheerleaders are also eye candy being provided for private meetings and such.  Some of the #metoo news coming out from the cheerleaders is insane if they were actually ordered, as part of their job, to participate or lose their jobs.  I cannot believe anyone in a leadership position would put someone in that position - sad state of affairs all around.

Living the life!  Go Buckeyes!  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002, 2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

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Poco Loco's picture

Recalling 70 years ago playing conditions from best to worst. Rainy muddy field; fog where you couldn't see across the field; cold, frozen ground and frozen feet; hot dry august and September afternoons. The didn't water fairways in those days let alone high school football fields. The ground was harder than a whore's heart.

a hard rock miner from Butte, Montana

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BayCountyBuck's picture

1988 vs LSU, not all day, but a great comeback that occurred in the rain in the second half. 

1993- PSU- day started with rain, turned to a "wintry mix" by kickoff and seemed to alternate between the two. 

If the weather is uncooperative, hope that Dobbins/Weber have a big day and everyone stays healthy for the trip to Texas

When I was 6 I was thinking about this rivalry. This one is seared on your soul, It's ingrained through every part of your body. -Urban Meyer

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ElGato69's picture

For me it was 1990 against USC in the 'Shoe.  It didn't rain all day but the heavens really opened up in the 2nd half.  OSU agreed to call the game before the end of regulation if they weren't successful in scoring on their last drive.  I'm still waiting for that game to end!

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

That was a low point in the Coper era.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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bucksfan92's picture

I am too!  I was a student sitting in Block O, we started cheering the lighting and thunder blasts. There is still 2:36 left in that game and we can STILL come back and win it!

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Canukbuck's picture

There is nothing good about a rain day for OSU, since we play with speed and are now able to throw the ball around - rain will slow both of these advantages down ..... I'm thinking a score, if it rains, will be more like 35 - 17 for the good guys, rather than 60 - 14 if it doesn't rain ...

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Woodywasking69's picture

USC lightening game south stands didn’t want to leave.

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Nutinpa's picture

2006 vs. Penn State.  Ugly day.  Great game -- especially in the 2nd half!!

if tomorrow is as messy as predicted....who knows, maybe we see an extra helping of Master Teague?  He is a bruiser. 

Hello Tresselball!

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OSUBias's picture

Same for me. Ate two Chipotle burritos afterward to refuel. Then took a nap and headed out around 11:30. I’m pretty old now but even then it took my body 2 days to figure out if I was hypothermic, hungover, overly full and about to vomit, or just on the edge of death. All of the above is probably closest to the truth. 

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PhillyNut's picture

Sat through the Fickell led MSU misery game. Just a cold, steady, light, miserable game with a wind. I don't think I dried out or warmed up until Monday.

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

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BUCKtuckian's picture

Same. Biggest POS game I ever saw at the Shoe. Bouserbombs was as terrible as that weather. XBrax was put in too late to close the gap on that game. Woof. I just shuddered thinking about that day.

People are saying that I'm an alcoholic, and that's not true, because I only drink when I work, and I'm a workaholic.
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HattanBuck85's picture

That...was a horrible game. 

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." - Woody Hayes

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

It wasn't rainy the entire time, but the 1995 Purdue basically experienced all four seasons in 3 1/2 hours. Sunny, cool, rainy, snowy. 

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Findog5's picture

USC lightening game in my junior year. I was excited to get out of there as my new girlfriend didn’t have tickets and was waiting for me!  She was warm and dry. 

The more you act like a lady the more likely he’ll act like a gentleman. 

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smith5568's picture

Sounds like you may have been disappointed upon returning to said new girlfriend...

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bigtenspeed's picture

My dad and sister were at the Illinois game in 95. Eddie had a big game but I think it was pretty nasty.

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76rosebowlsurvivor's picture

Constant drizzle in the 40's then 30's as I recall (my wife claims 20's).  That day, despite being a record setter for Eddie, was not how I should have introduced my non-football fan, New Englander, wife to the OSU Football experience.  She's never been back, although that has permitted some great guy trips since! 

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

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no_1_buckeye_fan's picture

Home against Purdue in 99. Seeing the blocked FG that led to the win, completely soaked. Still one of my all time favorite game day memories. 

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cledaybuck's picture

Funny, I was going to bring up that game too.  I didn't think anyone else would remember it (it was a pretty forgettable season).  The one thing about this game was it was warm and rainy.  I was dying hot with my rain coat on.

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niblick's picture

2015 MSU was the most miserable game I've ever attended, Urban's brain-dead game plan aside.  40 degrees, wind and rain almost the entire time.

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ShodanBuckeye's picture

Me too Nib... I was at that game, and I was the only one in my entire row that stayed for the 2nd half... and, obviously, I wish I hadn't stayed. I am still pissed about a couple of officiating calls in that game. The wind was blowing really hard, and it had to be extremely difficult for the QDs to try to grip the ball to throw it. But, our Off play calling is what lost it for us. I was at 2007 *ichigan game, when Beanie ran over them for 200+ yards, and it was 30 degrees and light rain the entire game, miserable weather, but we won!

Time and change does surely show...

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JTFor President2016's picture

2015 MSU. Enough said. All rain damned to hell. It is burned into my everlasting memory. 

Elliott dots the eye, on this national championship win. 

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Buckeyechuck5's picture

2 games come to mind. Both cold and rainy. 1998 penn st was a soaked but luckily I was in B deck. 2003 Purdue was a light drizzle all day on senior day and wind whipping double overtime. I dont know how I escaped without pneumonia.

"Life is not about how hard you can hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. THATS HOW WINNING IS DONE!!" - Rocky Ballboa

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BuckeyeNut's picture

1982 Wisconsin and 2015 MSU. Both freaking miserable days ...

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1-Iron's picture

'82 Wisconsin.  Thanks a lot for the crappy reminder BuckeyeNut.  Not only the rain, but the freaking cold-assed wind.  Absolute complete Suck.  Top it off with a 0-6 loss and at was memorable for it's abject misery.  Thank God for a wine skin full of JD.  I think there were a hundred of us left in the stadium when the game ended.  Even the Wisconsin fans left early.

'85 Iowa on the other hand was my favorite game experience ever.

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mr.green's picture

That Wisconsin  game was the worst. I stayed until the end because  it was a one possession game. And it rained. So damn hard. And we lost. Miserable. 

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Wisconsin '82 was, by a wide margin, the emptiest I've ever seen the Shoe for a game that wasn't a blowout. Third straight home loss, and everyone was demoralized. (Of course, we didn't lose again that season.)

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

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BigRonStudd's picture

2015 Sparty. Was so miserable. Only game I’ve ever left early (3rd Q). The way it turned out I’m kind of glad I did. I prefer not to think of that day. 

If you’re lucky enough to be a Buckeye you’re lucky enough. 

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RBuck's picture

2004 Wisconsin. Had a hip replacement the day before, rained all day and the Buckeyes lost.

I was like "give me some more painkillers".

Sooner or later it all gets real.

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wilkins0802's picture

I stayed for every second of last years Illinois game, and I became even more soaked walking to the car, since I was intoxicated, and I didn't give a damn if the cross walks were flooded.

Truth & Courage, 1-17IN, 5/2 SBCT

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bigtenspeed's picture

I stayed the entire time last year as well. I have to give credit to my wife for staying too. We we up in C deck. There were rivers filled with pop bottles and cups flowing. The sitting water walking back to the car was ridiculous.

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Miss Walker's picture

2015 MSU.  What a miserable bastard that game was.  I'm not sure I've ever recovered from how bad that was.  Froze to death, soaked to death, and watched an NFL team lose to garbage that got stomped 38-0 by another NFL team who decided to actually play football.  

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GallowayGambleGinnWAR7's picture

Pretty sure UCLA beat us in the shoe 

I don’t see it.

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GallowayGambleGinnWAR7's picture

Buckeyes won that game 

I don’t see it.

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GallowayGambleGinnWAR7's picture

Felt like a loss

I don’t see it.

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

2015 MSU, soaked and sucked.  2011 MSU, same thing.

2009 Illinois, it was warm that day and the rain felt damn good.  Juice's return to the 'Shoe...got his ass completely shut down and I let him know all game how much he sucked.

There have been a few other rain games I've been to.  A couple of State Penn games I think.  The Tulsa game from two years ago.

Class of 2010.

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ohiopanda's picture

Had a bunch of family up for 2015 MSU. Most haven’t been back. Weather was bad, but Urban and staff just sucked. What an overhyped season that was

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RKMario's picture

My two boys, wife, and I will be making those memories tomorrow! Just arrived in town - first purchase was Buckeye rain gear. Bring it on!!  First game in the shoe for 3 out of the 4 of us. It will not hinder our excitement 

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Major H's picture

Have a great time, RKMario and family!

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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Bucks's picture

1996 Michigan game. We lost 13-9. Rainy, dreary mess of a game. Aside from the L, it was actually awesome.

My close friend freshman year was a new kid. His dad was Walt Harris, the QB coach before the head coaching gigs at Pitt & Stanford (he coaches in like d3 now).

Had perfect seats, field access & my favorite: trips to the recruiting 'tower' with all the upside down buckeye helmet seats (I thought those seats were the coolest thing ever).

It truly was a dreadful affair of a game but also a fun one as a kid.

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Zonabuck's picture

The Springs Slips game. That sucked. 

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bucked up's picture

I remember that the weather was sunny all throughout that game. Are you sure that you aren't confusing it with another

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jawnly211's picture

1999 OSU vs Purdue and Drew Brees

blocked tying FG attempt in the final mins of the game

osu with the 25-22 squeaker

the vivid memory I have is a poor freshman standing alone in the block O section with no shirt on....he had to have caught pneumonia that day

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Thedrw's picture

'83 MSU. I'll remember it forever because after the game we were walking in the alley between Norwich and Lane and my not-yet-wife had her head down and jacket pulled up over her head to stay dry, when she walked smack into the lid of an open dumpster. To this day, I still get punished for laughing.

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Btbucks's picture

1999 Purdue game, I had two tickets to the game,  was very glad one was in B deck.

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LawClub's picture

82 Michigan.  Tim Spencer and the boys beat the Weanies in a cold rain.  I remember their fans with roses because they were still going to the rose bowl because we played one less conference game but they were bummed.  We were cold, wet and smiling.

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BRO-DUDE's picture

1995 OSU vs. Illinois

cold rain

Eddie George had his 314 that day, en route to. Heisman 

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JackIsWayBetterThanTiger's picture

I also attended the 1985 Iowa game in the rain. Byars had a tendency to break his feet under the weight of his huge frame so he was only able to show up as a Captain for the coin toss. I remember Wooldridge running for a long TD. This was one of the only times I didn't mind being in B-deck with pole blockage because I was bone-dry under C-deck...

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Swen's picture

Vs Indiana Hoosiers in the horseshoe on Nov 5, 1966.

7-0 Buckeyes.

Anyone who doesn't remember this is not a true Buckeye fan.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

So anyone under the age of 60 isn't a "true Buckeye fan."? That's a tough pill to swallow for a guy who grew up watching Woody Hayes, Archie Griffin et al, and loves every minute of every game he's watched.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Zonabuck's picture

Im thinking memories ain’t what they used to be. Looks like that day was cloudy, but no precipitation during the day. 

https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/KCMH/date/1966-11-5?req_city=...

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osu992's picture

I imagine he knew how silly that sounded. And his apology below suggests so.

...but when you only have 19 HS and your first comment two years ago was also about 1966...but you talk about being concerned of getting DVed off the site for 'just joking,'  you could be anyone. Betting odds are actually really high on the disposition of this account. Odds are it's sticking around. You can send your money, though.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

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bucksfan92's picture

5 weather related games that I have attended come to mind, 3 of which were all day downpours

'85 vs Iowa, where I was in the last row of A deck and stayed mostly dry.  It was a pretty warm day and when we got sprayed by the rain now and then it felt pretty good

'97 Citrus Bowl vs Tenn - no cover there, got drenched, illegal cleats, blah.

'09 vs Illinois - In D Deck so mostly dry but it was pretty hot and got kind of muggy under there

2 others - '90 USC, again it was hot and muggy, on and off rain and then massive storms, still 2:36 left in that game. '00 vs Penn State, the only time I ever went to a "weather delayed" game.  Big storm rolled in before kickoff but by the time the game itself kicked off and stayed mostly dry.

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Swen's picture

Wunderground archives aren't correct. It did rain all day. The Dispatch photo archives show this clearly.

Was just kidding about the troo Buckeye fan thing. Wondering if I would get negged into oblivion or Bolivia.

Didn't think anyone would take me seriously.

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LawClub's picture

My in laws used to talk about a miserable snow game vs. Michigan in 50, I think. Reminded me of a miserable 6-3 slidefest my Bungles lost to the Squealers in the early 70's. Nobody could do anything after the snow came in. I did a 360 on 71 coming home in Dad's Toronado. Still remember my little brother's eyes as we were going around. No harm no foul.

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BeatMeechigun's picture

1999 at Michigan - first trip to the Big House.  Light rain throughout the day.  OSU took a 14-7 halftime lead into the locker room before Bellisari finally realized the Bucks weren't playing true to that 1999 season's form and decided to toss two 2nd-half INTs to give Brady and TTUN the win.  13 penalties to Michigan's 1 and 3 TOs to Michigan's 1.  Didn't expect the 6-5 Bucks to beat 10) Michigan but they gave us hope then collapsed.

2004 Indiana - Bucks took an early lead and rolled, 30-7.

2006 Penn State - unranked PSU team, but we were down 3-0 heading into half and Troy Smith's great TD pass to put the Bucks up 14-3 stands out.  I think this may have been the Joe Pa pants-soiling game as well...

2007 at Michigan - light rain throughout.  Not a dazzling win as this was the definition of Tressel-ball but Beanie Wells broke Archie's records for carries and yards, while Mike Hart was bottled up by our D.  Vernon Gholston annihilating Chad Henne was amazing.  Walked out celebrating 4-straight wins over TTUN and what we thought was going to be a trip to the Rose Bowl.

2015 MSU - I was sick after that one despite sitting in B Deck.  Sick both literally with a two-week cough and figuratively for the mismanagement of that offense.

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