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Matt Gutridge

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from Columbus

Member since 12 July 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Ken Dorsey get flung down as the football fell to the ground.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chuck Csuri // Mike Doss // Antoine Winfield
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Ronnie Stokes
  • NFL TEAM: Seattle Seahawks
  • NHL TEAM: CBJ
  • NBA TEAM: Michael Jordan
  • MLB TEAM: Indians / Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester City / Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Jul 2017

3★ WR EJ Turner (.848) committed to Rutgers this evening. Turner is from Georgia and is the 69th ranked player at his position.

Rutgers currently has 15 players, is ranked 45th in the nation and 10th in the Big Ten.

Comment 22 Jul 2017

The National 2018 Composite Ranking Update

National Top 5 As Of 7/22/17
RANK SCHOOL CONFERENCE PLAYERS COMP. RATING CHANGE
1 OHIO STATE BIG TEN 15 280.55 + 10.00 
2 MIAMI ACC 19 271.24 + 0.69
3 PENN STATE BIG TEN 20 257.60 + 27.78
4 TENNESSEE SEC 17 231.15 - 0.99
5 LSU SEC 20 226.05 - 0.67
5 Schools Of Interest
rank school conference players comp. rating change
6 TEXAS BIG 12 12 223.75 + 16.52
9 CLEMSON ACC 11 207.56 - 0.60
10 FLORIDA STATE ACC 13 205.77 + 12.34
11 USC PAC 12 11 199.02 + 1.08
57 ALABAMA SEC 6 124.09 - 0.03
Comment 21 Jul 2017

Oh and remember, I'll be at the game with my dad, and we are 6-0 together. 

Buckeyes17, 
Something has to give, because Oklahoma is undefeated when playing Ohio State in Columbus. Granted, the Sooners have only played in Ohio Stadium once and it took a last minute field goal to get the win.

I like the Buckeyes to make up the for the loss in 1977 and for your undefeated streak to continue.

**Please don't tell me the first six games you attended were against inferior competition. 

Comment 17 Jul 2017

TShell,
My fault, it kept the team from a perfect record.

The tie did ruin the season because the 1917 team outscored its opponents 292-6 and was a heavy double-digit favorite over Clemson. Only two teams scored on the Buckeyes (Indiana and Wisconsin) and that Ohio State team (Chic Harley's last) should have finished the season with a 9–0 record, 19-game winning streak and a national title.

Comment 17 Jul 2017

That year, Ohio State finished its schedule with a peculiar-for-the-time trip to Montgomery, Alabama to play Auburn of the Southern Conference. That game ended in a 0-0 tie that may have cost Ohio State a national championship.

In regards to that 1917 game in Montgomery, Auburn wasn't the same Auburn as it is today. Back then, the school went by the nickname Plainsmen. Ohio State was on a 17-game winning streak and was a 20 to 35 point favorite against their foe from the Southern Conference.

The Buckeyes had their chances as Chic Harley missed two field goals and the the team did not convert a 4th-and-goal from the 1. Harley was unable to play in the decisive fourth quarter because of "hard usage".

Auburn and the media viewed the outcome as a victory for the Plainsmen. The tie prevented Ohio State from having back-to-back undefeated seasons.

Comment 15 Jul 2017

3★ ATH Shaquon Anderson-Butts (.884) committed to Penn State today. He is from Harrisburg, PA and is ranked 16th at his position.

The Nittnany Lions have picked up three players in the last two days, are ranked 3rd in the nation, 2nd in the Big Ten and have a total of 17 recruits.