Let's not do this again. The Friday night thing, I mean.
I kind of get it, I guess. It's an ostensibly unique way to spice up the middle of the Big Ten schedule, and given that Northwestern and Ohio State played each other in the Big Ten title game last year, you've got a potentially sexy revenge angle to exploit.
But in practice it really just kind of sucks and is weird and goofy. Blowouts can be fun, but everything about last night screamed "exhibition game." From BTN's unbelievably weird production choices to the lackadaisical beginning to the game from both teams to the 8:40 pm EST start time to the fact that I very nearly fell asleep in the middle of the 3rd quarter meant that nothing about this 49 point win felt like it had any gravity.
Oh well. Wisconsin is next. Shit is rapidly getting real.
Huge S/O to #BuckeyeNation showing out tonight! Every games a home game!— Branden Bowen (@BrandenBowen) October 19, 2019
Again. Praises to the man above!— CY2 (@youngchase907) October 19, 2019
All of the Glory to God! Love this unit and this team- this group of 124 has something special brewing, and is giving thanks to the Lord for all of the opportunities and blessings along the way! https://t.co/5OUJ0JzBYW— Liam McCullough (@LiamMcCullough2) October 19, 2019
Thank you my brother! https://t.co/ap4vL6pqKC— Jk dobbins (@Jkdobbins22) October 19, 2019
Went crazy tonight sheesh @OhioStateFB !! Go bucks ! A lot love in Chicago for the buckeyes. Chicago Dye the river Scarlett !!— DeVier Posey (@DPo8) October 19, 2019
I just witnessed 3/4 of the Northwestern student section leave simultaneously. I can only assume theyre heading to the library.— Joey Lane (@JoeySmoke14) October 19, 2019
My Halloween costume this year is going to be the Ohio State football team in the second quarter.— Mark Titus (@clubtrillion) October 19, 2019
Omg Blake Haubeil= Goated @BlakeHaubeil— Parris Campbell (@PCampbell21) October 19, 2019
I highly doubt that grass is 9 tall. Looks like the tape measure is folded back.— 614AlwayzaBuckeye614 (@turbo2point4) October 16, 2019
Big mood pic.twitter.com/mBKOVkRsjT— Colton Denning (@Dubsco) October 19, 2019
Live look at Ryan Field entering the 4th quarter pic.twitter.com/tDaeKCNTUQ— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 19, 2019
enjoying the game pic.twitter.com/xvAvtVdycW— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) October 19, 2019
Strong start in Evanston. pic.twitter.com/aawRp2DZ0R— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) October 19, 2019
One neat thing about a Friday game is that the rest of the top teams in the country now have a standard to live up to. The Buckeyes might be making moves in the polls come Sunday. Fingers crossed!