Game #9 ............. Nebraska @ OSU Prediction Thread

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Holy shit, I almost spit my drink. Then I realized you probably weren't kidding.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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RK84's picture

49-31. OSU fails to cover.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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SackMan's picture

Well as of now, the spread is down to 17.5, so that would be covering by the skin of their teeth.

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ApollosGYRO's picture

I think this will be a very angry team plus the black out uniforms = a thrashing

OSU - 52 Neb - 17

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Bucks2K18's picture

I think we'll come out with fire right outta the gate, and put 42 on the board before halftime. Urban doesn't let up and we put 77 on the board to Nebraska's 10

That's a Buckeye touchdown!

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WesBranscum's picture

OSU 28-21

Until I see some improvment on the field from the defense and running game, I'm not sure we blow anyone out the rest of the way. Talking about doing it for 2 weeks at practice is different than actually getting it done on the field

WesBranscum

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linepilot15's picture

Well, if they held someone to 21 points I guess that would be an improvement.

linepilot

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neo's picture

41-24 I'd say.

"Let's beat the shit out of Michigan. Have a good night." - UFM

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scarletgray's picture

Pluses---Bucks are better than Nebby +12 / Bucks at Home + 3 / Bucks coming off Bye +2 / Urban after a BYE +3 

              Health +2  / Black uniforms +0 / 

Minuses -- Nebby getting better and more confident -4 / Nebby with nothing to lose -2 / Anyone named Speilman -6

                 Any Offense vs Our defense  -7 / Our Penalties -3 Weather -2

Hate to say it but this one is gonna be another stunner Nebby 31- TOSU 30

JDK

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OhioAgainstTheWorld34's picture

This would crush my soul. But I can't argue with any of the reasoning behind it... I just hope you are wrong. Haha.

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TurboNut's picture

My prediction is if we don't come out and completely throttle them, then we are in for a long rest of the season. 52-13 I hope. 

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Dorfdepp's picture

I would give two molars and a bicuspid to see the Buckeyes play a great game. I cannot speak for any among the rest of the commenters here, but I saw the score of the Purdue game as being the result of penalties at key moments of the game. I feel secure in saying that IF OSU plays smarter, they will win, and IF they perform a lot smarter, then it may wind up somewhere in the vicinity of 48-20. Pollyanna that I often can be, I will stick with that number, in the hope that the week off will work it's magic.

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bucks4nuts's picture

lots of talk.. last few weeks.. Im with most above.. show me.. Im a show me guy... 

"To The House"

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Defiance's picture

I'm a show me guy

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Definite one of the coolest scenes in that movie.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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Defiance's picture

GR8 flick, I could (and usually do) watch it at least once a year, just for old times sake!!

Definitely one of my favorite scenes too, this is when you know exactly what Christine is really all about!

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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Buckfrombirth's picture

When our son was in Cub Scouts, he saw the edited version. Sure enough, when Pinewood Derby time came around, he asked me to help him build Christine, complete with fina, grill, and four headlights.  It won its heat, but he was a lot happier about having a possessed car. 

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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Defiance's picture

That's GR8 stuff man!!

The only thing better than watching a classic flick like that is watching it with the kids and passing it on to the next generation!

Christine, Maximum Overdrive, all the John Hughes films, Young Guns, Convoy. I can remember turning the kids onto all the classics.

Pinewood Derby, there's a blast from the past! It's so cool that you and your son were able to take a classic movie connection and transform it into a Pinewood memory!

Thanks for sharing BFB, you made my day man!!

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Thanks, Defiance, I appreciate the kind words. He's long-since moved on to a real car, but he keeps Christine on a shelf in his room. The time spent with young kids is priceless.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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cmented36's picture

Gonna be a long rest of the season... standing statement until they actually change something

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iowabuckeyes's picture

49-28 Buckeyes

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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DowntownBuck's picture

56-13 Good Guys

Those who stir the shit pot should have to lick the spoon.

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Afonzai's picture

OSU will score a bunch of points 49 - ish, but Nebraska is going to score some points as well, but not enough - 24ish.

49 - 24 Good guys.

Thumbs up

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OhioAgainstTheWorld34's picture

Color me optimistic... Maybe it is Bye Week euphoria or just scarlet colored lenses... But something tells me this team has enough talent and enough want to that things drastically improve.  Defense starts flying around, offense establishes balance... I think they bounce back like the 2017 version after Iowa.

Ohio State 59

Nebraska 13

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Buck68's picture

In a dynamic situational game of many iterations and players, Urban has regurgitated one of his old fav preferences:  "balance".

This teeter totter strategy has yet to evolve past zero-sum teetering & tottering.  Continuing advantage to Nebraska, who will work on fitting their strength of big plays... into our big play 'allowings'.  All this we have 'established' this season.

IMO this is likely to produce a close game with fewer possessions as we 'eat up clock'... which will make our 'red zone' performance the key issue... all other teeters & totters averaging out into one squirming mass of TOP....   ;-{)}

Should it be this way? No.  But likely, as long as we keep trotting out our narratives instead of our 'nasty'.

Mebbe the flukes will flip & flop our way...and phantasmal fans can have 'known it all along' no matter what 'happens'.

Mebbe tactics & The Initiative are still on holiday while tricks or treats 'have' 'and 'take' our 'elite' to some higher, Princely, mental fort-IF-ication.   Plan B...'the look in their eye.'

====I think I'll just sit back and enjoy it when our players make good plays... and ignore the rest.  Sheffield made one adjustment in the 2H vs Purdue and he made several excellent plays.

Amazing that all this stagnation and narrating could 'change' in a heartbeat of... of... ?  But we won't even after our annual 'establishing the narrative' and good swift kick in the Bucknuts.

/s/

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Nicely done. I couldn't agree more.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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Defiance's picture

49-6 tOSU Buckeyes win it running away!!

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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GoBucks10's picture

100-0

There's no points for second place, gentlemen.

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Buckeyes17's picture

63-13

"Khajiit has wares if you have the coin."

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e135800's picture

15-9 Battle of the kickers

 

 

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Defiance's picture

69-0

Noice!!

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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NorthBerg's picture

Noice?  Kinky!

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

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RBurgundy4's picture

I predict that JD Spielman will have 200+ all-purpose yards and Martinez will set a new caeer high in passing yards because everyone else has set career or season marks this year vs OSU. Still, OSU wins because the UNL defense is actually worse than ours. #stillsalty

Bucks 41, UNL 33 (don't ask about the numbers)

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LCT's picture

41's pretty conventional: 5 TDs, 2 FGs

33's jumbled up

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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LCT's picture

Sorry. That was crappy of me.

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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Señortaystee62's picture

Yea you really should have realized 33 is but 12 safeties and 3 field goals.

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Skunk bear blood's picture

49-35 

Buy the ticket take the ride.

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Cptnvideo's picture

1 more TD for the good guys.
56-35

My favorite team? Whoever is playing TTUN.

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NorthBerg's picture

42-31 Children of the Corn prevail over the Buckeyes.

Ohio State's woes run deeper than what coach speak can fix.

i pray that I am wrong.

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

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Buckfrombirth's picture

You could be wrong, but the really scary part is that you just may be right.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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OSU56's picture

55-13

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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GlassCityBuckeyes's picture

45-31 Bucks pull away late

Noon games suck

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Ortonhallalumni's picture

Hoping OSU puts up 50 to cornhuskers 17.

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QuercusAlba's picture

27-21, Ohio State. The pessimist in me says we haven't actually fixed anything, and have spent the last week and a half of practice doing the same things we did before. Penalties and big plays will (again) bite us in the ass, but the offense and defense both do just enough to get the W.

Having said that, I hope I'm wrong and its an all smiles-and-sunshine blowout of a bad Nebraska team.

"I say let us give them all they want; not a word of argument, not a sign of let up, no cave in till we are whipped or they are."
-William Tecumseh Sherman

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LCT's picture

34-24 Buckeyes, we're all still freaking out about defense & coaching a week from today

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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osu_killernuts's picture

The feeling I had a couple weeks ago in my gut about Purdue beating the Buckeyes....same feeling this week.

Other bad vibes....I was at game Illinois beat Ohio State back in 2007 (that Juice Williams 8 minute drive game), and will be at the game this weekend. Hope I'm overthinking this and/or just flat out wrong.

No such thing as a bad win

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LCT's picture

Sell your tickets

Lifetime vs. UM: L 8-1, C 7-0, T 4-0

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

34-21 Ohio State. Defensive struggles will continue until proven otherwise. Running game struggles the same, but they do take care of business this week.

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Dayton Buckeye's picture

24-10 good guys.  I think the weather slows both offenses down and we learned how to tackle during the bye. 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Forecast is sunny and low 50’s...

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Nutinpa's picture

According to my weather.com source, the weather looks good for Saturday?   

If so: 
Buckeyes:   48

Huskers:     27  

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OSUFlash's picture

I'm done believing the angry team hype / loaded with 4 and 5 start talent hype. This team has had the exact same issues since Oregon State. I can easily see the Buckeyes losing 2 of these last 4 games.

Buckeyes 28

Nebraska 27

osuflash

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osu_killernuts's picture

Mobile QB, solid running game, tall veteran WR and a fast slot WR who torched the Bucks last year....sounds like the makings of an upset. I want to say Ohio State 55 - Nebraska 41, but I'm going with my gut (the same gut that said Purdue would win)

Ohio State 41 Nebraska 45

And good god do I hope I am wrong.....

No such thing as a bad win

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

52-21 Ohio State

"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."

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OSUinVESTed's picture

63-21 Buckeyes

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”

-Urban Meyer
 

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rockyincbus's picture

We are a healthier hungrier team after the bye. But, if you read between the lines, Coach Meyer realizes the defense isnt fixable this year. He wants to reduce penalties and tackle better but otherwise they are what they are at this point. With Martinez in the red zone and Spielman making big plays, there is no reason they shouldnt get iit in the endzone 5 times. 

I am going 44-41 Bucks

You've got barbecue back there?

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Ohio State 34

Nebraska 28

Osu continues to give up big plays on defense but comes from behind to win. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Z-List's picture

OSU 50 - Corn Shuckers 10

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HOLYBUCKEYE02's picture

37-28 Nebraska.........Please shock me Ohio State and prove me wrong.

I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people.

Woody Hayes

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PhxBuckeye's picture

It bothers me that i'll be wearing black to a game at noon. I think it will bother the players as well knowing that if they had not lost this would not be a noon game. 59-17, still give up big plays but figure out how to run the ball in the redzone and score a few from outside it like always.

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Nutinpa's picture

This is probably the most diverse set of predictions I have ever seen on this site before a game!

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Buckibry's picture

41-32 Bucks
Another career day for an opposing qb.

I'll work for helmet stickers!

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Kilo's picture

Nebraska might win the coin toss... i said might.... :)

OH-IO!!!

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allinosu's picture

Better o-line play which leads to better running game. Giving up no big plays along with better LB play.

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OSU069's picture

45-17. We will do a little better job stopping the opposing offense but will still struggle some. I think we might actually somewhat effectively run the ball though. 

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Big 'Ole Buck's picture

Buckeyes wake up from their 4 week nap. 

56-17

Go Bucks!

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Longtoothbuck's picture

We won’t be as pass happy.  42-20.

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Ortonhallalumni's picture

45-24 ohio state
We look better than average, but still have issues that wont get solved this year.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Just under 13 hours til kickoff. Any last requests ??

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

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

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brutus0717's picture

45-28 Buckeyes. Nebraska comes in fired up and on somewhat of a high (not that kind of high). They play strong but the Good Guys overpower them.

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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Sunny Buck's picture

Run game hopefully better today. Chew up some clock. Keep Martinez on the bench.

Bucks 38-- Corn stalks 21

I'm not trying to win a popularity contest. I'm trying to win football games-- Woody Hayes

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Johnny Utah's picture

I think they come out fired up and win handily.

Of course, I thought the same about the Purdue game, so...

OSU 45 - Northwestern 21

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