Ohio State And The NFL: Week 10

Written November 13th, 2013 by Patrick

Nuuuuuuuge!

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.

Other former Bucks from week 10:

  • Ted Ginn 2 catches 19 yards
  • Donte Whitner 6 tackles
  • Brian Hartline 5 catches 57 yards
  • DeVier Posey 3 catches 34 yardss
  • Jake McQuaide- perfect on all snaps, as usual.

Ohio State And The NFL: Week 7

Written October 23rd, 2013 by Patrick

Admire The Craftsmanship

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:

  • Dane Sanzenbacher, 1 catch for 7 yards
  • DeVier Posey, 1 catch for 42 yards
  • Brian Hartline, 6 catches for 69 yards
  • Austin Spitler, 2 tackles
  • Kurt Coleman, 1 tackle
  • Donte Whitner, 3 tackles
  • Last but certainly not least, Jake McQuaide was once again, perfect on ALL snaps in the Rams loss.

Be sure to stop back next week to catch up on all the former Buckeyes in the NFL. We’ll take a look at all the Bucks and their stats at the mid way point of the NFL season.

Ohio State And The NFL: Pryor Shines In Week Five

Written October 9th, 2013 by Patrick

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.

More Than Just A Runner

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 tackles as the Rams rolled over the Jags.

Armed with a new name, Donte Hitner (formally Whitner) had 3 tackles and a forced fumble as the 9ers took care of the Texans. Kurt Coleman and Will Allen both recorded one tackle each as the Eagles beat the Giants and Cowboys lost a heartbreaker to the Broncos. Malcolm Jenkins had 3 tackles and a forced fumble as the Saints remained perfect against the Bears.

On the offensive side of the ball, Brian Hartline continued his solid season with 4 catches for 60 yards as the Dolphins lost to the Ravens. Devier Posey got in on the action for the Texans with 1 catch for 5 yards. Ted Ginn shined in the Panthers loss to the Cardinals with 4 catches for 78 yards.

The special team stars for week 5 included Mike Nugent who was 2-2 on FG’s, including a 50 yarder and was 1-1 on XP’s in the Bengals 13-6 win over the Patriots. Long snapper Jake McQuaide was dead on with his pin point accuracy on all his snaps for the Rams over the Jags.

Ohio State and the NFL: Bucks Tackle Week 4

Written October 2nd, 2013 by Patrick

So close

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 family and friends.

Other Buckeyes of note for week 4 of the NFL season:

John Simon – Ravens – 1 tackle
Cam Heyward – Steelers – 1 pass deflection
Santonio Holmes – Jets – 1 catch for 25 yards
Will Allen – Cowboys – 1 tackle

Jake McQuaide once again was spot on with his snaps during the Rams 35-11 loss on Thursday Night Football.

Ohio State and the NFL: Ballin’ Buckeyes, Week Two

Written September 18th, 2013 by Patrick

All He Does… Is Run REALLY Fast

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 moved to 2-0.

On the defensive side of the ball, last year’s B1G defensive player of the year, John Simon, recorded his first tackle in his first action as a Raven as they defeated the Browns 14-6. James Laurinatis registered 5 tackles in the Rams loss to the Falcons. Donte Whitner recorded 5 tackles and 2 pass deflections in the 49ers 29-3 defeat on SNF.

Will Allen continued his good season in Dallas with 4 tackles and 1 pass deflection in the 17-16 loss to the Chiefs. Malcolm Jenkins sealed the win for the Saints over the Bucs with an INT late in the game and returned it 31 yards. Jenkins also recorded 2 tackles and 1 pass deflection.

The Packers AJ Hawk shone with 5 tackles and Ryan Pickett had 1 pass deflection in the 38-20 drubbing of the Redskins. Former Buckeyes raised their games on MNF as the Bengals Mike Nugent was 2-2 on FG’s and Cam Heyward recorded 2 pass deflections as the Steelers lost a close one to the Bengals, 20-10.

Last but not least, long snapper Jake McQuaide was perfect on all snaps in the 31-24 Rams loss to the Falcons.

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 6

Written August 25th, 2013 by Ken
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Jumping for joy

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 the game and returned it 39 yards for a TD, of course. Later in the period, Nugent capped one of Ohio State’s few sustained drives with  a 37 yard FG to seal the deal.

In addition to providing the scoring fireworks for OSU, Gamble had the distinction to be the first two-way starter in nearly 40 years for the Buckeyes. Read More

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 20

Written August 11th, 2013 by Ken
Walker manages a smile

Truly missed…

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.

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Scott did lead 2 TD drives, though.

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 29

Written August 2nd, 2013 by Ken
OSU-scores-2-TDs-but-not-on-offense

At least this worked pretty well.

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.

This was good, though.