It was a rather quiet week for our former Buckeyes in the NFL.
Mike Nugent continued his great season as the Bengals lost a tough one in OT to the Ravens. Nugent connected on both of his extra points and nailed a 32 yard FG.
Cam Heyward led all former Bucks with 6 tackles and 1 sack as the Steelers defeated the Bills at home.
Boom Herron saw his first action with his new team, the Colts. Boom recorded 1 catch, good for 57 yards in the Colts loss to the Rams. Also in the Rams’ victory over the Colts, James Laurinaitis recorded 8 tackles and 1 INT.
Terrelle Pryor threw for 122 yards and rushed for 19 more with a touchdown as the Raiders fell to the Giants.
AJ Hawk continued what is his best season of his career with 7 tackles in a loss to the Eagles.… [Read More]
Week 7 has come and gone in the NFL and 3 former Buckeyes continued their stellar seasons.
For the second week in a row, former All American kicker Mike Nugent kicked the game winning FG as the Benglas beat the Lions 27-24.
AJ Hawk showed another strong week as the Pack destroyed the Browns 31-13. Hawk has shined with most of the starting LB’s hurt for Green Bay. Hawk registered 12 tackles in the win.
Joining this trio of former stars was James Laurinatis. The Rams haven’t found the team success as the aformentioned, but James is turning in a great season. Laurinatis had 11 tackles in the Rams 30-15 loss to the Panthers. Laurinatis’s former teammate, Ted Ginn had 2 catches for 34 yards in the win.
Other Buckeyes that shone in week 7 were:
As the 2013 football Buckeyes headed into their bye week, they Bucks of the past did their best to make the scarlet and gray proud on Sunday.
That group of former Bucks was no doubt led once again by Terrelle Pryor: Pryor once again was impressive in the 27-17 Raiders win. Pryor was 18-23 for 221 yards and 2 TD’s. He also carried the ball 11 times for 31 yards. It’s only week 5 but the Raiders seem to have settled on Pryor for the rest of the season by releasing qb Matt Flynn on Monday.
Other Buckeye standouts on Sunday pretty much stayed on the defensive side of the ball. AJ Hawk continued his solid season with 9 tackles in the Packers win over the Lions. Joining his former teammate with a solid performance from the LB position was James Laurinatis. Laurinatis recorded 8 … [Read More]
It was the former defensive stars of the Buckeyes who took the headlines in week 4 of the NFL.
James Laurinaitis had his best game of the season registering 12 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, and 2 passes deflected against San Francisco. In that same game, Donte Whitner recorded 3 tackles, a tackle for a loss, and 2 passes deflected in the 9ers win.
Continuing the defensive theme, CB, Malcolm Jenkins of the Saints had seven tackles in their win over the Dolphins on MNF. Former Buckeye Brian Hartline hauled in 3 passes for 34 yards in the loss.
In Cleveland, former Buckeyes Mike Nugent and Dane Sanzenbacher contributed but it was too little too late for the Bengals. Nugent registered 2 field goals for the only points for the Bengals and Dane recorded his first catch of the season for 6 yards in front of many … [Read More]
Week 2 of the NFL season began with a barnburner in New England and a few Buckeyes had a hand in both the Jets loss and Patriots win. Santonio Holmes improved off his week 1 numbers with 3 catches for 51 yards. Nate Ebner saw some time in the Pats defensive backfield as well on special teams. And Nick Mangold had a “moment”. Yup.
Week 2 former Bucks were led by Ted Ginn (Panthers) and followed close by Terrelle Pryor (Raiders) and Brian Hartline (Dolphins). Ginn hauled in 3 catches for 62 yards and his first touchdown of the season in the Panthers 24-23 loss.
Pryor led the Raiders to their first win of the season with 126 passing yards and another 50 yards on the ground.
Hartline had 5 catche4s for 68 yards as the Dolphins edged the Colts 24-20 and … [Read More]
In today’s edition, we celebrate number 6, the Ohio State’s margin of victory over Penn State on October 26th, 2002, 13-7.
The Buckeyes moved to 9-0 on the season by edging the Nittany Lions in a defensive stalemate. Some of the offensive woes could be attributed to Maurice Clarett being injured in the 1st quarter, necessitating Ross/Hall to run the tailback position. Ohio State survived four turnovers (2 fumbles, 2 interceptions) while Penn State did not survive three interceptions. Despite the fact that Penn State had a 1st quarter 80 yard TD drive, this game was won on the shoulders of Ohio State’s defense and special teams. Will Smith intercepted a pass at the PSU 32 to set up a short Mike Nugent FG to pull the Buckeyes to within 7-3.
Less than two minutes into the 3rd quarter, Chris Gamble made OSU’s 3rd interception of … [Read More]
In today’s edition, we celebrate number 20, an Ohio State victory over Northwestern on September 27th, 2009, 20-0. 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 4th ranked Buckeyes won their 19th consecutive game when they hosted and shut down the Wildcats. It was a woeful performance by the Ohio State offense who played without QB Craig Krenzel (elbow) and RB Maurice Clarett (year-long suspension). OSU alternated TD’s with FG’s as Lydell Ross scored on a 12-yard run, followed by a Mike Nugent FG, Ryan Hamby TD reception and another Nugent FG. Northwestern’s
John Shurma Jason Wright was the game’s leading scorer rusher with 55 yards, so no, not much on offense. Consequently, not much in highlights.
In today’s edition of Kickoff Countdown we celebrate the number 29, the combined score of Ohio State’s win over Iowa 19-10 on October 18th, 2003..
The B’eyes hosted the H’eyes in probably one one the oddest games I’ve seen. Iowa had 219 yards total offense on 67 plays while OSU had 185 yards on 64 plays. Each team committed two turnovers. So how did any points get scored?
Ohio State’s scoring consisted of a Mike Nugent FG, a Michael Jenkins punt return, a Donte Whitner blocked punt return and a safety. Between the 16 total punts and OSU scoring on 2 punt plays, I imagine there were good times in the Tressel household that evening.
To put an exclamation point on the weirdness, Iowa kicker Nate Kaeding scored all of Iowa’s points; a FG, a TD on a fake FG and the ensuing PAT.… [Read More]