In today’s edition, we celebrate number 46, an Ohio State victory over TTUN on November 19th, 2005, 25-21. I could have selected another OSU win over TTUN, but the dynamics of this one are so satisfying.
The Buckeyes capped off a 9-2 regular season with another beating of Michigan, this time at Ann Arbor. The first half was a bit of a yawner as the Buckeyes took a 12-7 lead into the locker room. The Guys With The Funny Helmets then scored 14 consecutive points to take a 21-12 lead with 7:49 left in the game. Nine points, less than 8 minutes? No problem.
Notable plays in the comeback included the diving-across-the-goal line TD reception by Santonio Holmes (and subsequent B.S. unsportsmanlike penalty on him), and of course The Catch by Anthony Gonzalez with :39 remaining. Which set up Antonio Pittman’s off-tackle TD run to get the ‘W’.
Enjoy the highlights.
What a long and full day of excitement. Nothing will ever replace or beat my experiences in 2002(I don’t think), but this came very close to being as enjoyble.
There was so much happening after THE Game in 2002 that really the best part that I remember is being on the field with 100,000 screaming fans. I still look at the picture from time to time to play Where’s Waldo and find me. Yesterday will go down as the best day for THE Game because I got to spend it with some good friends and some awesome fans in my section.
Being two hours away and knowing the traffic would be ridiculous, I had to get up at 4:45 to head to meet Gary, Robby and Jerry in Zanesville. We got to our usual lot without any fanfare but we just missed the mayhem. We walked over to Lane Avenue as we usually do to pick up some drinks and a snack or two and saw this ugly thing on the way.
I gave our fearless leader (Mali) a call to see where he was and as fate would have it, he was only about a block away so we met up with him for a few minutes. After seeing him for the first time ever, we went into the 7/11 and got drinks for the brunch that we have with other ushers on D-Deck before the last game of the season. It’s always good food and fun. We headed up the avenue to see Roy and Maurice and check out the DRIVEN tent and see how things were going. Ran into Mali again with his wife, brother Scott, and a friend.
Heading back to the stadium for the brunch and to man our posts, I must say I was not surprised with the traffic but was surprised the area between St. Johns and the Shoe was like a ghost town. Very few booths set up and not at all very many people. The line had started for the Skull session but that was the extent of the crowd around 9am. Read More