I'm on the west coast...eggs, bacon, and Buckeyes kicking ass is on the menu for breakfast that day!
2009 The Game in AA.
He tried to punch the ball out. However, based on what I have seen from JK this season, he may have thought his only chance of making a play was to try to force a fumble. JK has not gone down easy this season. He has had several Beanie/El Guapo moments already this year.
From what I have heard, Fuller is an outstanding person off the field. Proud he's a Buckeye based on what I know of him.
Tua for Heisman is the biggest fraud. His stats against tough competition were awful (UGA, Clemson, etc.). He feasted on cupcakes. Now the same thing is happening again this year. Tua this...Tua that...NFL teams are tanking for Tua. He has a ton to prove this year. Chase's impact on the game is much greater than Tua's to this point.
FWIW, OSU ranks 12th in the country for fewest penalties per game. They have committed 22 in 5 games for an average of 4.4 per game. We're also in the top 20 (#18) in fewest penalty yards per game with 41.8.
4.4 penalties for 41 yards, when translated into the 2018 season, was the opening series of the game (didn't matter if we were on offense or defense). LOL
Young leads the nation in sacks (8.0), sack yards (58), solo sacks (7), and TFL yards (60). He is second in forced fumbles (3) and he is fifth in total TFL with 8.5. He has sat out at least 7-8 quarters (the equivalent of almost 2 full games) due to OSU blowing out the opponent. Meanwhile, you can't even begin to measure his impact based on lofty stats because he literally reeks havoc on every single play...PERIOD. He is the most impactful and best player in CFB. There...I said it!
BTW, don't go to ESPN for stats, go to NCAA's official site: https://www.ncaa.com/stats/football/fbs/current/individual/34
I like the Fa-Teague phrase. We pull Dobbins because we are so far ahead only to put in an NFL- calibur back (Teague) who just punishes people and runs hard on every play. Truth is, he was in during the second quarter to give Dobs a break. He is a legit 1A to Dobs right now. They are like lightning and thunder, they go together. Loving this combo!
All I can say is that Mack has been a bit forgotten and he is talented. Glad to see him get some targets and get the TD. Good for that guy to persevere through injury and make it back to add a bunch of depth for us. Proud of that guy!
It all comes back to Day. SWAGGER...we got it. He put a HUGE chip on this team’s shoulder.
Now watch Ferentz win B1G COY while Ryan wins the conference and natty
Day preaches "one game at a time, one play at a time." We won't get ahead of ourselves with Day as our HC. I'm not saying Meyer ever looked ahead, but other than the needed focus on TTUN, Day preaches one game at a time.
I think there are six teams with a shot at the title, with three "wild cards" out there too:
The six teams with a shot are broken into two groups:
Group 1: Bama, Clemson, OSU
Group 2: OU, LSU, UGA
Wildcards: Wisky, Auburn, UF
I also think there are a couple of others who can crash the party with a miracle:
At this point it doesn't matter. What will matter is the way the rankings shake out at the beginning to see the pecking order.
True, but even at my young age I am a "get off my lawn!" kinda guy, so I'm gonna be grumpy no matter what! LOL
Trust me, I skipped along for six straight months because we went 13-1, won the B1G, embarrassed TTUN (again), and won the Rose Bowl (took my son to the game; it was his first OSU game ever since we live in the southwest). An absolutely epic season.
Then the polls squeeze us in at #3 after the dust settles...where we should have been all along. Just sayin'! :)
Agreed, I can't argue with that.
However, I think Bama deserves some doubt after getting boat raced in the NCG last year, yet they don't. And Tua? Good player, but look at his line against elites like Clemson and UGA last year. Hmmmm, he seems to feast off of subpar competition but he still gets the benefit of the doubt.
Don't talk about losing QBs, you'll get no support here. I know you don't need reminded of 2014. :)
And maybe your point is valid about when we lose close games we still get in and it is the margin we lose by that hurt us. I get that. However, you would have a hard time convincing me that Bama or Clemson is any further ahead than we are.
The method for selecting the invitees for the "playoff" is really my gripe and why I created the thread. One game doesn't define a team, and I think it is very presumptuous to say that because OSU lost to Iowa that they shouldn't be mentioned with Clemson and Bama (when the results speak for themselves), just as Purdue shouldn't be mentioned with Clemson or Bama because they stuck it to OSU once.
If OSU lined up vs. Bama or Clemson today, anyone who doesn't think the outcome is in doubt is fooling themselves. Same with UGA, LSU, OU, or whoever. OSU is every bit as good as all of these programs and for the life of me I can't understand why they don't get the recognition. We fluctuate between 5 and 6 each week and LSU jumps us. Not that I care all that much, but it is irritating that they get "cred" for beating an overrated Texas team who only got overrated because they beat the perennial SEC bridesmaid, UGA, in the Sugar Bowl last year. It is a real stretch. Did I mention that LSU's defense makes the 2018 OSU defense look stingy? No one cares though, the love affair continues until they take their "quality loss" (i.e. annual ass beating) from the Tide.
Maybe I'm seeing things through S&G colored glasses, but I see the difference between OSU/Bama/Clemson as negligible with others like UGA/OU a step behind.
Hey, Buckeyes don't do anything half-assed. If you're going to screw it up, royally screw it up! LOL
A loss is a loss.
My bad. It seems I goofed in typing in UGA's records:
Total: 56 - 16 (.778)
All the rest of their data (postseason record, record vs Top 25, etc) is correct. Wish I could update my OP.
Good point. I did a scan of ESPN's schedules over the past years and used the ranking when the teams played. You're right, Bama's record seems skewed because they played teams who ended up being overhyped and overrated (like FSU in 2017 to kick off the season). It was the easier way to compile the data...it would be interesting to go back and look at final rankings but I don't have the time for that. :)
- In 2016 Clemson won the natty, but lost AT HOME to a middling, unranked Pitt team that finished the year 8-5.
- In 2017 Clemson made the playoffs after losing to Syracuse, a team that went 4-8 and did not qualify for a bowl unless you include the toilet.
- Bama won the natty in 2015 after getting beat AT HOME by Ole Miss. Granted, Ole Miss ended the season ranked with a 10-3 record, but the game was in Tusky and Bama turned it over 5 times.
My point is, we are every bit as impressive as Clemson and Bama, yet our "hiccup" destroys us while their hiccups don't matter. We are in the conversation with those two yet we don't get the nod over anyone, including LSWho, OU, and UGA who we have outperformed by a wide margin in the playoff era and beyond. Time to give the Bucks the credit they deserve. The real issue with OSU is that college football is the only sport without a true playoff and legitimate way of determining its champ. Line 'em up, Bucks are and have been elite for a very long time. I like our chances against all of these teams, including Clemson and Bama. No disrespect to any of those programs, but anyone who doesn't think OSU is right there with them is full of it.