Ed: Whoops- missed this yesterday.
Today’s episode of tBBC’s Kickoff Countdown will be a fun one. It celebrates the November 23, 1968 dismantling of TTUN, 50-14. In addition to clinching the Big 10 title, a win over UM, this game is iconic because it is the “Because I couldn’t go for three” explanation by Woody.
The 8-0 Buckeyes met the 8-1 Michigan Wolverines on November 23, 1968, in front of what was, at the time, the largest crowd in Ohio Stadium (85,371). Ohio State was ranked #1; Michigan was ranked # 4. Michigan opened the scoring to lead 7-0 in the first quarter. Ohio State followed with its own touchdown. Both teams scored at the end of the half, and Ohio State led at the half, 21-14.
In today’s episode of tBBC’s Kickoff to Countdown series, we come to #66, celebrating Ohio State’s 45-21 win over Northwestern on October 19th, 1968. The Buckeyes had come off a so-so year in 1967 (6-3), and 1968 was the debut season of the Super-Sophomores.
Ohio State entered the game 3-0, have previously beaten #1 ranked Purdue 13-0 in one of the most inspired performances I’ve ever seen. Theoretically, the stage was set for a “letdown” game hosting Northwestern. Except, not really. N’Western entered the game 0-4, did not improve their lot against OSU and ended the season 1-9.
This win moved the Buckeyes to 4-0 and gave them another “W” in what would end up being an undefeated season.
We had a couple of interesting pieces to publish today, so the countdown had to wait until the street lights went on….thanks for your patience!
There’s only ten days left until the Ohio State Buckeyes take the field for the opening game of the 2009 season. Now is the time that you begin to literally taste the excitement. You can begin to smell the air in Ohio turning crisp, that genuine aroma of fall that you don’t truly recognize if you’re not from the midwest. To me, that is the actual essence of college football.
Day #10 could have had so many great athletes recognized here at The BBC.
Or we could just go with the guy that still thrills us all here in Ohio and still … [Read More]