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Barnsey69


from Columbus, OH

MEMBER SINCE   September 26, 2013

Born and raised in Columbus, O-H-I-O! Graduate, and former employee of tOSU, so very vested in history and tradition of Ohio State.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Dorsey's incomplete pass falls to the turf, and the Buckeyes are National Champions.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 23 Dec 2019

Also, Clemson hasn't played a Top-20 defense all year, while OSU has played 4 (Wisconsin 2X), maybe 5 if you include Penn State when we played them. Highest ranked defense Clemson has played all year was Texas A&M at #31...and they hung 24 whole points on them. Stats is stats is stats, but I think these stats might actually be telling a story.

Comment 23 Dec 2019

Clemson D is legit, no doubt about that. Same can obviously be said for the Buckeyes. Biggest difference comes down to their respective experience over the course of the season. They are ranked #1-2 in Total Defense (NCAA.com/stats), Clemson-->OSU respectively, and neither has played a murder's row of offensive juggernauts this year: Avg. of Total Offense Ranking for all opponents is Clemson 61, and OSU 76. Pretty much a push.

The difference, or advantage Buckeyes, is on offense versus top-defenses. The Buckeyes avg. ranked defense for all oppents is 43, while Clemson is 78. Half of their opponents are ranked 80 or lower out of all FBS teams for Total D. OSU has two, and you can probably guess those (Maryland & Rutgers). And I did not include Clemson's epic battle with FCS Wofford in the calculations FYI. 

Bottom line is that the Buckeyes offense is far more battle-tested. Defense just needs to get to their QB, and rattle his a cage a bit, and think we win this one.

Go Bucks!

Comment 09 Dec 2019

Reminds me a bit of the 2002 situation. Bucks were given no chance to beat Miami, had to earn several wins during the course of the regular season, while Miami coasted through a down year in the ACC, and then pre-planned victory parties. It was a competitive game, MIami had not seen a defense of that caliber all year, and it showed. I expect the same in 3 weeks.

Kind of glad the B1G championship game played out the way it did. Now you have a disrespected OSU team with 3 weeks to prepare, stew and listen to talking-heads say how much better Clemson is, and Bucks are the under-dog in Vegas. 

Perfect.