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 of Kickoff Countdown we celebrate the number 30, the combined score of Ohio State’s win over Purdue 23-7 on October 6th, 2007.
Despite throwing three interceptions, Todd Boeckman tossed two 1st quarter TD’s (Small, Hartline) in a decent, other than INT’s, performance.
The defense played very well, holding the Boilermakers to net 4 yards rushing for the game. Despite 60 passing attempts, Purdue QB was fairly ineffective, except for their last 88 yard drive. Painter’s TD pass with :10 remaining averted the shutout. Purdue Pride!
For your viewing pleasure.
In today’s edition, we celebrate number 40, an Ohio State victory over the little sister Ohio University Bobcats on September 6th,, 2008, 26-14.
Almost as confused as Brady Hoke, the Buckeye offense only gained 272 yards on the day. Dan Herron “led” OSU’s rushers with 50 yards in 12 attempts, while Todd Boeckman was 16-26 for 110 yards. Not a bad percentage, but the 4.3 yards per completion was awful.
This game was won on the strength of the defense with 4 interceptions and special teams by Ray Small’s 69 yard punt return with 5:57 left in the game. Jim Tressel smiled.
To be honest, this was damn near the only thing that went right against the Bobcats
Now that the rain has subsided, maybe the Buckeye State can enjoy the summer sunshine and higher temperatures… or as we call it in Los Angeles, “Wednesday”. Today’s soundtrack hearkens back to the halcyon days of the 80′s, before I had to actually pay for air conditioning. Back then, I thought that a Power Station meant something completely different…
Happy Leap Day!! Today’s the day our female readers can finally propose to that guy they’ve been chasin’ around.
Buckeye 411… Sort of
UPDATE- We’ve put all of this information into a table for those who prefer getting their information that way (and read USA Today). Check it out here, or under the Media Table at the top right of the site.
We’ll also work to update it as necessary, should more evidence emerge either supporting or refuting these concerns.
Update 2 – It has come to our attention that not all of the information presented was sourced properly. The article has been modified to be more clear.
It’s been a hectic couple of months to be a Buckeye fan. The first half of the year has felt like every media organization in the nation, including our own home base news sources, have been giving our favorite university the third degree.
One constant in these media investigations is that the national news sources never return to the scene of the crime to report on what they got right and what they got wrong. To be honest, who really cares? People love dirty laundry, after all.
So we here at the BBC have decided to compile a list of every allegation leveled at Ohio State University and its Football Program in the last couple months. Of course, this idea may seem familiar to you. Admittedly, the Ozone (and seemingly everyone else) beat us to the punch, but we thought we could be more thorough.
We are going to do a blow by blow account of everything anyone said or suggested about OSU, as a resource for you when these things take on a life of their own. We’ll also give you the information regarding which of these have been refuted, so you can refer back as you’re bringing truth to the water-coolers around the country.
The time frames reference when we learned about the accusation, not when the violation (or accused violation) occurred. Also, anything after “Effect” on each point is writers opinion only, and not to be taken as fact unless linked as such. Read More
We’ve received numerous reports today that the NCAA and the Ohio State Athletic department are in the midst of a collaborative investigation regarding the allegations involved in yesterday’s Sports Illustrated piece.
Speculation is that the investigation continues to center on current Buckeye QB Terrelle Pryor; particularly his usage of various automobiles from local vendors. NBC4 is also reporting that Pryor is currently driving on a suspended license.
Given that the University began looking into arrangements with auto dealers several weeks ago, it would not be surprising that their discoveries, combined with the SI article, have led to this current exploration of the automotive situation. In addition, last week’s article in the Lantern had Ray Small discussing automotive issues, as did a post several weeks ago from Buckeye alumni Mark Titus.
It should be noted that the Ohio BMV has reviewed the sales involving Aaron Kiffin and Ohio State players, and has determined that these were legitimate (that the dealership made money on each transaction). Left to be determined is the use of “loaner” cars; something that was a part of the Maurice Clarett investigation, but was not deemed inappropriate at that time by the NCAA.
In addition, several sports media personalities, including Buckeye legend Chris Spielman, have indicated that they believe that Terrelle will enter the NFL Supplemental Draft in June. To do so, his status with the University and the team will have to have changed; it’s been speculated since yesterday that he has effectively played his last game at Ohio State based on concerns that have led to this investigation.
More on this as it develops.
It’s that time of the year again! The the smell of brats, dogs and burgers fill the air. And of course a brew of choice in hand. The staff at The Buckeye Battle Cry would like to take this time to thank veterans and those currently serving that have risked their lives for our freedom, and remember those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.
With the weekend limping into it’s last day, how about we get you updated on some Big Ten and Ohio State news and views? It’s been a very busy time in Buckeye Land, let’s get you updated with the latest clips across the country.
Cody Green was well on his way to being one of the up and coming quarterbacks in college football when he joined Nebraska two years ago. The 6th best incoming dual threat quarterback of the 2009 class has at times showcased that ability, but with Tim Beck’s new system and a man named Taylor Martinez, it looks like the Texan will put on his cowboys boots and travel onward. A good thing for opposing Big Ten teams, because Green adds a lot of depth, and can replace the oft-injured Taylor Martinez pretty evenly.
No word on where Green is targeting, but names of schools that have been rumored are: Boise State, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Houston, and Louisville. A whole slew of other Big 12 schools such as Kansas State, Iowa State, and Kansas are in need of a quarterback.
Boise seems the most compelling with Kellen Moore graduating after this season. Louisville is the home of Green’s former offensive coordinator Shawn Watson, who is now the Cardinals’ quarterback coach and could be a place of comfort for Green.