We’re getting close to kickoff time and with the start of the regular season comes anticipation of The Game.
So with that in mind, let’s celebrate the No. 3, the margin of victory in The Game of the Century: OSU 42, Michigan 39 on Nov. 18, 2006.
OSU came in No. 1 in every poll. Michigan came in at No. 2. The winner would be assured of a spot in the BCS National Championship Game.
Like the game needed more hype, right?
Well, former Michigan head coach (and former OSU assistant) Bo Schembechler unexpectedly died the day before the game.
It was the first time The Game featured two undefeated teams ranked 1-2 in the country.
OK, enough hype. Read More
Today, we celebrate number 17, the total points scored in an Ohio State victory over Michigan on November 17th, 2007, 14-3.
This was a satisfying game for a couple of reasons. First, it was a win against Michigan, which is always satisfying. The other reason is the Ohio State’s defense completely shut down Michigan’s offense, limiting them to 97 yards total offense. Oh, and Mike Hart finished his career 0-fer against Ohio State. Not much to report on in terms of OSU’s offense, aside from Chris Wells’ 2 TD’s and 222 yards rushing. Beanie accounted for 222 of OSU’s 279 total yards. A fine day’s work.
Please note the UM offensive line sieve at 3:11 and the famous Gholston trucking Henne play at the 3:20 marks in the accompanying video: Read More
In today’s edition, we celebrate number 23, an Ohio State victory over Purdue on October 6th, 2007, 23-7. We’re coming down the homestretch with our countdown, so I’m going to mix in some games where the days remaining will equal an Ohio State score.
The undefeated Buckeyes rolled into West Lafayette against the also undefeated Boilermakers. Obviously, only one team could leave undefeated, and even more obviously, we know who that team was. Although Todd Boeckman passed for 201 yards and two TD’s he also had three passes intercepted, to keep the score down. TB had both TD passes in the 1st quarter (Ray Small 26 yards, Brian Hartline 6 yards), and other than that Ryan Pretorius kicked a FG in each of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters to account for the balance of OSU’s scoring. Purdue managed to score on a 1 yard Curtis Painter TD pass with 10 seconds left on the clock. Really?
Here’s a nice little video recap of the game, put together by lexco44.
In today’s edition, we celebrate number 37, an Ohio State victory over the Wisconsin Badgers on October 4th, 2008, 20-17.
It was a pretty typical game between these team in Madison’ 5 lead changes and a couple ties thrown in for good measure. Total offenses were similar (OSU-327 yds, UW-326 yds). Beanie Wells led the offense with 168 yards and 1 TD while Terrelle Pryor Was an efficient 13-19 144 yards. The problem, was TP was sacked 4 times for -24 yards. Fortunately, it didn’t worry him too much, as he scored the game winning TD on an 11 yard run with 1:08 to play.
If you need a recollection of what a powerful runner Chris Wells was, these game highlights should do the trick.
It’s championship week here at tBBC, and we’ll have all your B1G Tournament coverage coming up until the Buckeyes cut down the nets. So, it only makes sense, then, to have our soundtrack for today be the latest from OSU alum and friend of the site Mekka Don, who’s scored an exclusive deal to provide music for their coverage. From the press release:
The intersection of music and sports is prominently on display during high profile sporting events. Almost every sports arena has a DJ; players submit playlists to be played during warmups; and networks license music to help create excitement for their broadcasting. Mekka Don, an independent hip-hop artist and former NCAA athlete (Ohio State football), has inked a multi-song licensing deal with the Big Ten Network to provide music for the upcoming Big Ten Tournament games and coverage. The Big Ten Tournament begins on March 14th on the Big Ten Network.
And here, in an exclusive for tBBC readers, is the the title track for tournament time:
You can support Mekka Don and download this at his site on iTunes… just in time for March’s Madness.
Welcome Back? Rumors have been swirling all week that former Buckeye Defensive Coordinator Jim Heacock would be returning to the WHAC in a “quality control” capacity; huge tip, it seems, to Nevadabuck from the Scout site for dropping the knowledge first. The position would be similar to what a number of schools (most specifically Alabama) are doing in expanding their staff, and you’ve got to think that it will not only strengthen the Silver Bullets but also maintain the relationships that Heacock had with area high school coaches. In addition, it provides a fallback of sorts should the defensive staff lose a member to another opportunity.
Well, here we are, at the second biggest shopping day of the holiday and fiscal season. It’s kind of sad, really- all those unwanted or mis- purchased gifts being dragged back to the mall, where “Good Will To Men” is certainly in short supply.
That being said… how hard is it to follow a list? And what part of “bullets” looks like “marbles”… grumble grumble grumble. Given what’s in the theaters beginning yesterday, you’ve got two choices for today’s soundtrack.
I know that is a very loaded title, but I feel it best suits my current thoughts.
I understand the Mark May’s and Desmond Howard’s of the world taking every chance they get to smear the Ohio State University and our transgressions- they have been waiting for this day for so long. We have been a top program for the last decade and America likes to see the giant fall.
If it was Michigan, Florida, Texas, Oregon, Auburn we would probably jump on that train as well; unless you are of the opinion those that live in glass houses don’t throw stones. Those are the haters that you brush off though, because they always do so out of spite and dislike and they never go away. It hurts sometimes to be the brunt of jokes, but get back to doing what we should be and everything will be fine.
What is hard to fathom is how we handle our own. How many ex-Buckeye players, media, or fans have you heard badmouth Coach Tressel and Terrelle Pryor, for example? Or what about “snitching” or calling for the heads of your own president to be turned over on a silver platter? I completely understand some constructive criticism, but comments like “fake buckeye”, “I hate so and so”, “This player should be kicked off the team”, etc. coming from our own fans hurt.
believe in the buckeyes, you won’t regret it
I think it’s safe to say that football fans across the country have never seen anything like this. When everything hit the fan on Monday, and Jim Tressel had turned in his resignation papers, a nation came together.
We mourned. We wanted to know why. Some of us might have even began doubting the characteristics we’ve grown to love from our former head coach. Others were cursing the Ohio State administration for allowing the Senator to fall on the sword.
All in all though, fans, former and current players, as well as fellow coaches around the country displayed something that may have never been witnessed in college or professional sports.
A garnering of how Jim Tressel affected many people, not only on the football field, but in life.