tBBC Fans Interact: SDSU

Written September 11th, 2013 by WVaBuckeye
Come out and meet some former Buckeyes and boo the refs

Pay It Forward

Week two of tBBC Fans Interact, and what a difference a week makes! It appears the Buckeyes will have many choices for their picks each week and the ” ‘ol right hander” made it real easy for most.

Huge shout-out and thank you to Roy Hall for being our special guest this week. One of my favorite charities to help is his DRIVEN Foundation, so please go help them out, and become a part of the #DRIVENOffensiveLine like me. Gary and I and a few of our friends will be officiating “Cancer is ScUM” on October 5th at Bloom Carroll high school. Several former Buckeyes will be playing, so it’s a great opportunity to meet them and boo the ref’s!
Their impact on communities is becoming boundless. They recently lost a benefactor of one of their events, Ballin’ for Boston Charity Basketball, four-year-old Boston passed away a week after the event. His passing has effected many people and reminds us to keep going. Do your part to help whoever you can, whenever you can. DRIVEN is making a profound impact on the community and you can help, it’s that easy. Be sure to vote for the in the Miles of Smiles campaign as well.
Lets see what Roy had to say!
Roy Hall and co-founder Antonio Smith at one of DRIVENs many summer events for kids

Roy Hall and co-founder Antonio Smith at one of DRIVENs many summer events for kids

#SDSUTopPlay We knew Braxton “#Xbrax360″ Miller could run, but watching KG bolt to the end-zone on a 44 yrds run was Saturday’s Top play!

#SDSUOMVP Kenny Guiton’s performance was smooth, calm and confidence building! I don’t call him PEANUT BUTTER BABY BOTTOM for nothing! #PBBB

#SDSUFAV PlayGreat receivers are judged by how they catch the ball in traffic! Phily Brown made a spectacular catch in the 3rd qtr over two defenders!

#SDSUDMVP I don’t watch the defensive line as much as I should but this week Michael Bennett had a monster game!

#SDSUSTMVP Drew Basil! Why? He was 6/6 on PAT’s and had excellent placement on kickoffs. Plus, 2 weeks ago he blocked for KG on a 2-point play! #VERSATILITY

#SDSUOUnsung Jack Mewhort helped keep Kenny G off of his back this week and because of the great protection allowed KG to lead us to victory.

#SDSUDUnsung Leadership can’t always be seen but having Bradley roby on the field added a much needed edge and attitude to the defense!

#SDSUMorePT I would like to see Chris Fields get a few more touches this week. 2 TD’s in the opener and 0 catches last week.

Big thank you to all who participated this week, we look forward to tBBC Fans Interact growing into a full time occurrence. Thanks to you we will use it for many Buckeye events!!! How close did our fans come to Roy’s choices? Read More

Ohio State Handles Aztecs 42-7

Written September 7th, 2013 by Eric
Kenny Guiton stood tall today replacing Braxton Miller after his injury in the first drive.

Kenny Guiton stood tall today replacing Braxton Miller after his injury in the first drive.

For the first time since 2005, the San Diego State Aztecs visited Columbus to play the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Aztecs failed to score until late in the 3rd quarter, falling 42-7 in a near total domination in all phases of the game. With Braxton Miller down with a minor injury, Kenny Guiton stepped up and delivered 19/27 passes for 152 yards for 2 touchdowns and 1 interception, and added 9 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown.  His counterpart put up 21/34 for 207 yards, one score and one interception.

For the running game specifically, Jordan Hall ran the ball the most for the Buckeyes, who spread the ball around among their running back committee, and picked up 13 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown.  Most impressively, the young defensive line held an experienced running team to 60 total running yards on 24 attempts for the day, forcing them to go away from their preferred style of play.

The Aztecs got the first shot at offense but found the going troublesome early against the OSU defense. While opportunities were present for moving the ball, SDSU wasn’t able to connect on either of their first two passes. After starting with atrocious field position, they were forced to punt the ball back to OSU, giving them the ball at the 50.

Braxton Miller, taking advantage of his Heuerman up the middle, managed to keep the first drive moving. Unfortunately, Miller suffered an MCL sprain while converting a third down close to the endzone and was kept out of the game for the remainder of the day. On the next play, Kenny Guiton tossed the ball to Dontre Wilson on an outside run to the left for the first touchdown of the young running back’s career.

Dingwell tossed a pick on the very next possession straight into the waiting arms of Doran Grant. Unfortunately Guiton wasn’t able to get the offense moving, and the Buckeyes were forced to punt despite the excellent field position. But things changed on Guiton’s second drive. He made a number of good reads on the zone read with Dontre Wilson, and delivered a huge touchdown strike to Corey Brown 27 yards down the left side of the field. Impressively, the Buckeye backup QB stood tall and took a shot while delivering the ball exactly where it needed to be.
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BBN LiveBlog: San Diego State

Written September 7th, 2013 by Eric

The Aztecs of San Diego State are back in Columbus today to take on the Buckeyes, so of course that means we’re going to be chatting!

The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 PM, the liveblog will kick 30 minutes before.

Hats off to our buddies at Buckeye Empire, Buckeye Ninja, Men of the Scarlet and Gray, and Fox Sports Ohio for helping make these such a success.

Go Bucks!

The Liveblog is going to continue during the late games.  You can find it below the page break!

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What Do You Want to See On Saturday? San Diego State

Written September 6th, 2013 by Gary Russell II

The Aztecs from San Diego State come to THE SHOE this weekend and here’s our wish list:

MaliBuckeye

  • Scrambled Legs -  I’m OK with Braxton not needing to scramble, but on the cases where he feels pressure let’s see him work some magic
  • Swinging Gate - We saw two options off of the XP formation.. might there be more?
  • Roby – 1 – Kenobi - Welcome back, Bradley… time to earn your jersey number.
  • Tight Ends - A couple of great checkdowns against Buffalo, but let’s get the big(ger) fellas involved in the offense?
  • Reading Rainbow - Braxton is still learning the reads and keys on the option play, and seemed to struggle a bit against Buffalo’s three man front. SDSU will bring even more unique looks- how will he respond?

Eric

  • Improved Blocking - While we were starting some new guys on the line, the pressure that Buffalo got when they put their minds to it was a little much. Hopefully a week of work will have improved some of the footwork and given us the leverage to help Braxton out.
  • No Turnovers - The two turnovers we committed against the Bulls were two too many, and both were caused by poor decisions (getting fancy on a run, and getting tunnel-vision on the screen). Let’s not put our defense in a hole again this week.
  • Attacking Defense - In the same vein, lets force a few additional turnovers by getting some serious pressure on QB Adam Dingwell.  Eastern Illinois forced him into 4 interceptions (granted on 63 passes), so hopefully the Buckeyes can do something similar.
  • More EzE – I was disappointed to only see Ezekiel play as few possessions as he did.  Get that boy the ball and let’s see what he can do.

Across the Web: Hunter Hewitt of San Diego State

Written September 5th, 2013 by Eric

It’s another week, and another chance to talk to a buddy from the other side of the field. This week we bring in former Aztec Tight End Hunter Hewitt, a recent Journalism graduate of the school, to discuss his former team.

Hunter Hewitt trucking the rock.

Hunter Hewitt trucking the rock.

tBBC: The Aztecs went on a 7-game winning streak to finish the 2012 regular season 9-3 (7-1). What similarities are there between last year’s team and this year?

HH: I think this year’s team, like it’s been for the last 3 or 4 years, the similarities is that there’s always going to be some tough players out there that are never going to give up no matter the circumstances. That’s going to be really important after what happened last week, a really disappointing loss to a division 1AA team.

But, at the end of the day they’re going to forget about it and move on. Any given week they can beat any given team. I feel pretty confident about that. That’s the good thing about these guys and the coaching staff, that they really preach that kind of toughness – both mental and physical – to bounce back in any type of circumstances.

tBBC: How did it feel for you, having left the team just last year, having to watch that game just a couple days ago knowing that you can’t help your team?
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The Hunter Needs Silver Bullet Points

Written September 5th, 2013 by MaliBuckeye

Well, given Coach Meyer’s perspective for this season, the soundtrack for today should be pretty obvious. There’s the awesome option, and the Ah!Sum! possibility. Happy Thursday, Buck-aroos!

Heart you, Dee Dee McCall

Buckeye 411

  • Health Update- According to Coach Meyer, CJ Barnett will be back in action this week against SDSU, and Corey Lindsley will see more time; although the staff will continue to be cautious with his recovery.
  • Back On The Attack? Although he had a good practice today, Bradley Roby has not yet been bumped up to the starter at corner this weekend. Rod Smith, curiously left off the depth chart released on Tuesday, finds himself on several special teams this weekend, which is a pretty good sign.
  • Isn’t That Special- A lot has been made of Ohio State’s practice of having players earn playing time by being a part of Coach Coombs’ charges for a time. If you want to play, prove that you’ve got the heart and passion… I like it, and am hopeful Bri’onte Dunn (who seems to have been singled out this week) will rise to the challenge.
  • Hybrid No More? Coach Meyer mentioned that Dontre Wilson is more of a receiver at this point than a running back.
  • Getting Defensive- San Diego State runs a 3-3-5 Stack Defense, which is a bit different than what the Buckeyes have seen in the past. However, several players mentioned that Buffalo chose a similar look on Saturday, so they feel more prepared. That being said, don’t be surprised to see quite a bit of unorthodox pressure coming from the Aztecs.
  • The Chase- While Ohio State dropped in the AP poll to #3 (I guess beating an FCS school is a good idea, huh NikeU?), they stayed at the #2 slot in the Coaches’ poll.  Oh, and they’re #1 on the Facebook poll… which reminds me; can we be friends? Read More

Wednesday Night Rumble: Afternoon Delight

Written September 4th, 2013 by Jason

Week one is in the books and the Buckeyes are 1-0. As is typical of Buckeye Nation, there is a lot of overreaction to just how that first win managed to come about, both positively and negatively. We’ll look back at Buffalo and ahead to the San Diego State Aztecs. So without further ado, it’s Wednesday, let’s rumble!

Buffalo Soldiers

I have to admit, the Bulls were a little better than myself or likely any of you were willing to give them credit for prior to the game. We all threw out our fake cautious “They’re on scholarships too…” and “Any given Saturday…” and “If the Buckeyes aren’t ready…” mumbo jumbo but there isn’t one of us who truly thought Buffalo would give the Buckeyes are game let alone stand a shot at winning.

The  Bulls were worthy opponents

The Bulls were worthy opponents

I’m not saying that they ever actually did have a shot at winning during the game itself, what I am saying is they didn’t back down, fold up the tents, collect their paycheck and get their hind quarters out of Ohio as easily as everyone thought they would and should be commended for it.

Getting ready for the Aztecs

By now you’ve all no doubt discussed till you were blue in the face the things you liked on Saturday and the improvements you want to see this week. I’m here to tell you that San Diego State, while on scholarship, on any given Saturday, and if the Buckeyes aren’t ready, still have absolutely no shot this week in Columbus.

The Aztecs dropped their home opener 40-19… to Eastern Illinois. Yikes!

Based on what I have read about them and their ridiculous loss last week compounded by Ohio State not looking sharp at times in their own home opener and having to suffer Urban Meyer’s wrath this week, Brady Hoke’s former team should be decimated in Ohio Stadium. Read More

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 15

Written August 16th, 2013 by Ken

In today’s edition, we celebrate number 15, the Ohio State’s margin of victory over San Diego State on October 20th, 2001, 27-12. This game was originally scheduled for September 15 but was postponed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. So, there was some profound, non-football context involved that season. In terms of football context, this was Jim Tressel’s 1st year as head coach at Ohio State.

The visiting Aztecs took a 12-6 lead into the half and maintained it through most of the 3rd quarter until two SDSU turnovers gave OSU red zone scoring opportunities. The Buckeye offense wasn’t very efficient at the time, so short fields were appreciated.

After a fumble recovery on the SDSU 18, QB Steve Bellisari “led” a 6-play TD drive as scored from 4 yards out. On SDSU’s next possession, Derek Ross picks off an Aztec pass giving the Buckeyes possession at the Aztec 5 yard line. Three plays later Jonathan Wells scored a TD to effectively put the game on ice.

Lydell Ross wrapped up the scoring with his second TD of the day, a 51-yard run early in the 4th quarter. Although total yardage was fairly close, 334-319 in favor of Ohio State, the Buckeyes did take advantage of 5 Aztec turnovers (4 INT’s, 1 Fumble).

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