was a junior that year at tOSU, went back to the state up north to spend a weekend at my parents house. we were all watching (my fam and our fellow buckeye neighbors) in frustrated silence as the game wore on, waiting for something good but expecting something bad to happen. it just looked like "one of those games" that we see once per year or so where you just know by the way they play their series that its gonna be a long damn afternoon.
all i really remember was sitting there fists clenched watching them lined up, ball snaps, and krenzel doesnt hand it off... you can hear us all under our breath "oh no oh no oh no..." as the pocket collapses and krenzel jumps up and throws it into the ether. and then all of a sudden you see michael jenkins camp under it and field it like the most routine over the shoulder catch you've ever seen. we all go insane, naturally - yelling, screaming, standing on furniture, etc.
one unfortunate casualty was the other end of the couch where our 9 year old black lab was sleeping. the sudden explosion of sound scared her so bad that she stood up on the couch and started barking with her full teeth showing and she projectile shit all over the seat and back cushions. took her about an hour or so to stop shaking and shitting all over the place after that.
thats it. 2.5 hours of stewing rage, 5 minutes of unrivaled ecstatic pandemonium, and what seemed like 4 or 5 years of a faint smell of shit coming from the corner of the couch.