We are at #77 in today’s episode of the tBBC’s Countdown to Kickoff series, that means Rice was on the short end of OSU’s 1996 season opener, 70-7.
The Buckeyes had to replace Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George, QB Bobby Hoying, TE Rickey Dudley and WR Terry Glenn. They did so, in a manner, with Pepe Pearson (119yds, 3TD’s/Michael Wiley (3TD‘s), John Lumpkin (1TD) and David Boston (1TD). Oh, and backup QG Joe Germaine threw 3TD passes.
Ohio State out-gained Rice 632-218 in total yards, so we’d be remiss to not mention the defense’s impact on that game as well.
We’re down to single digits! 9 days left before kickoff….and in case you’re wondering, no we will not be counting the hours (but it is 218 hours as of this moment).
Today we highlight two famous Buckeyes who wore #9, and we have a couple of amazing YouTube plays from them as well.
We begin with David Boston, who was our top wide receiver on what was believed to be one of the best Ohio State teams in history (1998).
Boston’s YouTubery comes from the shadows of a vicious war he had with Michigan’s Charles Woodson. The pair had wars of words in the paper every year, and they often had skirmishes on the field to back up the comments, and usually Boston ended up doing battle with every other member of the Wolverines.
During the OSU-UM game of 1998, Boston decided to take a final shot at Marcus Ray. … [Read More]
This morning, our old friends at Eleven Warriors published a brilliant piece on John Cooper and his recent induction in the College Football Hall Of Fame.
Of course, you can’t write a Cooper-based piece with using the numbers 2, 10, and 1. 11W did that. Sprinkled around the article is a list of Coop’s accomplishments, and The BBC will not argue with the fact that these feats qualify our former coach for the HOF.
But our disagreements about Cooper end there. I haven’t yet forgiven Coach for many of his failures and perhaps I still hold too much of a grudge….but my frustration with him hasn’t faded.
My freshman year at The Ohio State University was 1987. Earle Bruce had a team with minimal talent and he caught a few horrible breaks that year (seriously, a TD on 4th-and-23 to Iowa….in The Shoe). But four days after the administration fired … [Read More]