I'm shocked he went this high, but I'm so happy for Damon. Go kill it, young man!
2012, 2016, and 2018.
Shut it down.
This is what I go off of, and they've never led me astray. They list 3 different cases for clinching the 5 seed, all of them requiring a win on Sunday, plus any of the three above scenarios.
Ohio State has been eliminated from the top 4. We'll finish 5th with a win plus ONE of the following:
1) Iowa over Illinois
2) Northwestern over Penn State
3) TTUN over Maryland
Tough, tough loss. McCall, Crowley, or Chambers need to take up the challenge now.
Big game, Buckeyes!
This team is starting to figure out ways to win.
If we can find a way to split those games, we might find ourselves in position to fight for a top 6 seed. Would be a huge to get a bye in the first round (at least) in the Big Ten tournament.
Brutal. This team can't buy a bucket.
It was pretty clearly incidental basketball contact. It's an offensive foul and you move on. To elevate that to flagrant is wrong.
That's not a flagrant foul.
I haven't caught a game and followed along on 11W in a while. Glad to be around you folks again.
If this team could just quit turning the ball over and get shots to fall...
Gives us 2 extra days to prepare for the home game with Oregon, and it's 2 less days waiting to defend our 2020 national championship. ;)
Great, detailed post. +1
I don't have a long enough span of being a fan to truly rank every season (I'm only 21, guys, relax!).
2014 was the pinnacle for me, and 2006 (my first season I can truly remember, when I was 8 years old) was great until the end. But 2019 is definitely up there. Maybe the most fun I have had watching this team.
What would a Dobbins 85 yarder be named in Buckeye lore?
Something about 'Dobbins' and 'Desert' seem to go together to me, but I need more creative minds in on this.
It was less than 2 seconds of the film, and it was a scene with all kinds of people reuniting. Really not that big of a deal.
We'll need him.
It was phenomenal. The critics are so, so wrong about this one.
Ha! That's a very fair point. I should have considered that.
Regardless, there are 13 other teams that I feel could have done what they did. So I think it lessens the "wow" factor of going 13-0 and winning 28 straight in their case.
I did an Ohio State-LSU Comparison, with stat and national ranking. I feel like our resume holds up to theirs, and the Buckeyes look like the more complete team, so I am hoping that we see Ohio State ranked #1 this afternoon.
Scoring Offense: 48.7 ppg (1st)
Scoring Defense: 12.5 ppg (2nd)
Average Margin of Victory: 36.2
Combined opponent record: 94-67 (.584)
Conference champions played: 2
Wins vs. 10+ win teams: 5
Wins vs. current top 10: 3
Wins vs. current top 25: 5
Combined Score in top 25 games: 198-72 (40-14)
Conference Record: 10-0
Total Offense: 531.0 (5th)
Total Defense: 247.6 (2nd)
Most points scored: 76
Most Points given up: 27
Closest margin of victory: 11 points
Single digit games played in: 0
ESPN FPI: 1st
Scoring Offense: 47.8 ppg (3rd)
Scoring Defense: 21.2 (27th)
Average Margin of Victory: 26.6
Combined opponent record: 86-71 (.547)
Conference champions played: 0
Wins vs. 10+ win teams: 3
Wins vs. current top 10: 2
Wins vs. current top 25: 4
Combined Score in top 25 games: 148-99 (37-25)
Conference Record: 9-0
Total Offense: 554.3 (1st)
Total Defense: 341 (32nd)
Most points scored: 66
Most Points given up: 41
Closest margin of victory: 3 points
Single digit games played in: 3
ESPN FPI: 3rd
One of my bucket list arenas. Have fun tonight! Go Buckeyes!
He reminds me a lot of Mahomes. The way he can twist his body and change arm angles while on the run while dropping dimes in the perfect spot is incredible.
The Buckeyes are 17-4 in The Game in my lifetime, but that doesn't mean I don't get nervous each and every year in the run up to that fateful Saturday.
I love our Buckeyes this weekend - and I say that with an uneasy confidence.
Big Thanos' symphony.
This stuff is awesome! I'm studying to be a social studies teacher, and history has always been fascinating to me, so this stuff is right in my wheelhouse.