tBBC Radio Hour: 2011 Toledo Preview

Written September 7th, 2011 by Eric

Eric, Jim, and Joe Dexter return for another game preview! As the Buckeyes prepare for their next opponent, the Toledo Rockets, the crew talks about how the Buckeyes did against Akron, and what they expect from the Rockets. They discuss Toledo’s opening game against New Hampshire, and how they feel about Rob Ianello after his post game comments to Fickell.

Afterwards, Eric interviews Zach Silka of the Toledo Blade. Silka, a Toledo sportswriter, talks about the Rockets, how he feels they will perform this season, and his thoughts regarding this matchup with the Buckeyes.

All this and more on this week’s Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour!

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Post Game Notables

Written September 3rd, 2011 by Joe Dexter

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It was a very successful afternoon in Columbus to open the season for the Buckeyes, who defeated the Akron Zips 46-0. After playing shutdown defense and exploding on the other side of the ball, there is a lot to take from the first victory of the season. Here are your Notables from after the game on Saturday.

Notable Player Quotes


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On his performance throughout the game

“It felt good to get out there and get good timing and get comfortable with the seniors and offensive line. I tried to lead the best I could. It’s something I’ve always dreamed about.  It felt good but now I’ll watch film and critique it and move on.”

On sharing playing time with Braxton Miller

“It was good for both Braxton and I to get out there. Braxton came in and did well and moved the ball. We both were focused. Now it’s time to watch the film and prepare for Toledo.”

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tBBC Postgame Show: Akron

Written September 3rd, 2011 by Eric

Eric, Joe and Mali at the BBC welcome Michael at Our Honor Defend for the first ever Buckeye Battle Cry Postgame Show.


The Buckeyes defeated the Akron Zips 42-0, and our hosts discuss all of the good things, and all of the bad that occurred during the game. In particular, they talking about just how good Bauserman looked, and the first appearance of Braxton Miller in the college game. They also talk about the younger players getting a chance to play and shine on the field, and Jake Stoneburner’s new place in the Ohio State Recordbooks.

All this and more on this week Postgame show!

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Ohio State Handles Akron With Ease: 42-0

Written September 3rd, 2011 by Eric

The Luke Fickell era began in earnest today at Ohio Stadium as the Buckeyes defeated the Akron Zips to the tune of 42-0.

And now... it begins.

Many phases of this Ohio State team seemed to work like a well oiled machine, including the offense, which is a welcome change from the Tressel era.  Joe Bauserman put a clear mark on the starting quarterback job with a 12-16, 163 yard and 3 touchdown passing day, and 6 carries for 32 yards and 1 touchdown on the ground.  All three of those touchdowns were to tight end Jake Stoneburner, who ended with 4 receptions for 50 yards and 3 touchdowns.  His day makes him the first tight end in Ohio State history to catch three touchdowns in a single game.

Hyde started the game for the Buckeyes at running back, despite Jamaal Berry having dressed and warmed up before the game.  Berry’s Hamstring was a concern coming into the game, and it was a sign of the worry regarding Jordan Hall’s suspension that he even dressed at all.

Not surprisingly, the Bucks also started with Joe Bauserman at Quarterback, which quickly turned out to be a fantastic decision.  Bauserman confidently and intelligently drove the Buckeye’s down the field in 8 plays to score the first touchdown of the season – a 15 yard scramble by Bauserman himself that looked more awkward than graceful.
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2011 Akron Football LiveBlog

Written September 3rd, 2011 by Eric

Joyous gameday to you all!  It’s time to kickoff the season with our first of many LiveBlog events!  Today’s game pits the Akron Zips against your Ohio State Buckeyes in Ohio Stadium.

Game kicks at noon.  The LiveBlog will roll off at around 11:45, so there will be plenty of time to sort out the important details (family packed into car, check).

Don’t forget to visit our LiveBlog partners, without whom these things wouldn’t be what they are: Men of the Scarlet and Gray, Our Honor Defend, and the guys running the show for Football Fox Sports Ohio.

You can also check out our pregame links, Akron Game preview and Akron Game podcast.

It’s finally gameday!

Game Day Preview: Akron Zips

Written September 1st, 2011 by Joe Dexter

(Today we give you the latest from the Akron Zips roster, as we update you on our non-conference preview from a few weeks ago. Here is a more updated look of the Akron Zips. To listen to tBBC Radio Hour previewing the game, click here)

As we outlined earlier this off-season, it can’t get worse than what took place last season for the Akron Zips. Head Coach Rob Ianello has worked hard this off-season to try and close the gap, but it will without a doubt be an uphill battle in the MAC. Ohio State’s opening opponent in the 2011 season has some real work to do to be formidable. Already, there have been some changes in the starting lineup as we get closer to the season.

Let’s dig into the details.

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The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour returns with our first 2011 game preview! Eric chats Akron with Jim and Joe, along with how we feel the team will fair in their first game without Jim Tressel. They chat about the defense, and about the pessimism Jim feels regarding the offensive line.

After that, Eric is joined by Matt Sussman, Editor of Hustle Belt, SB Nations MAC blog. Matt discusses Akron, including their prospects for this upcoming season, along with his thoughts on their offense and defense. We end by discussing the prospects for the entire MAC this season, along with a fearless prediction of who will be MAC Champion.

All this and more on this week’s tBBC Akron Preview!

Also, don’t forget that you can subscribe with us on iTunes! Just look up “The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour” and you’re sure to find us. With what we have planned for this season, you don’t want to miss a single show!