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Game Thread (2004) Game Six: @ Iowa - 10/16/04 (L, 3-3/0-3)

Discussion in '2004 Football Season Capsule' started by Clarity, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

  2. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    The only thing that gives me hope here is that Iowa is the only team in the B10 who struggles as much as we do at running the ball. They may actually be worse. We should be able to make them pay for that and give their new QB fits.

    On the negative side they have a great defense so its highly unlikely this is the week we magically get better on O.

    Probably give the nod in ST to OSU and we are going to be fighting like mad(hopefully) to avoid an unheard of 3rd consecutive loss. On the flip side they are at home and coming off a bye so all that probably is one big wash.

    Bottom line then, much like 2003 game, will be TO's and big plays because neither offense will move the ball much imo.
     
  3. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    Quick turnaround JB. Way to look forward, and I agree with the assessment. Should be another close one (sigh) but hopefully a hard-fought road win in a tough venue.
     
  4. ScarletArrow

    ScarletArrow I'm wearing Gold Pants

    It's a good thing there are so few bridges in the cornfields - Iowa fans would be jumping everywhere like they are here.
     
  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    ****EDIT*****

    OSU NCAA ranks as of 10/9/2004(out of 117)
    Iowa's corresponding rankings

    Offense
    Rushing....#92....Iowa #109
    Passing....#70....Iowa #46
    Scoring....#76....Iowa #70
    Total.......#97....Iowa #91

    Defense
    Rushing....#67...Iowa #9
    Passing....#24...Iowa #92
    Scoring....#39...Iowa #48
    Total.......#33...Iowa #41

    Some other things I notice about Iowa;
    -lots of penalties. 8 penalties for 69 ypg good for #95 and #96 in both categories.
    -they get sacked a lot, 17 times in 5 games
    -they throw a lot of INT's, 6 in 5 games.
    -their kicker is 5 of 7 but his longest is 39 yds and has had one blocked.
    -their Punt return numbers look real good on paper, #2 in the country, but it all came on 3 long punt returns in the same game. Been completely average other than that.
    -their punt coverage defense is excellent, 4.64 ypr something has to give here.


    Edited
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2004
  6. Sdgobucks

    Sdgobucks Pig on a wing

    These teams are incredibly similar. Both offenses are piss pore, both defenses are good, but not stellar. I would say that their offense cant move the ball on our D, but I didn't think wisky would be able to move it on us either so its a toss up. Its at home so I will give it to them.
     
  7. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    DBs better be ready for 75 passes because Iowa has NO RBs left... they are literally down to their 5th string tailback... FIFTH...
     
  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    You want to see eerie similarity I'll go back and edit my post and put Iowa's NCAA rank numbers next to OSU's.
     
  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Jax I love your numbers...but those numbers mean nothing right now after going 0-2 to start the B10.

    I'm always a glass half full guy, but I truly expect an inspired effort come saturday.
     
  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun


    Yeah, that was me for the Wisky game. So I figure I might help the mojo cause and get back to my stats.

    Even though I use stats a lot on here, make no mistake, I understand how limited their usefullness is in football. Now in baseball, stats are king. :wink2:
     
  11. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    What worries me about this game is that it is on the road. That would not normally bother me considering our recent record against the Hawkeyes. But this year's edition of the Buckeyes, in case you hadn't noticed, is different.

    IMHO one of this teams major issues is lack of leadership, especially lack of senior leadership. That usually poses problems when you go on the road.

    Hopefully Fox can Buckeye up for the defense. On offense we need someone to emerge as a leader.
     
  12. kn1f3party

    kn1f3party Junior

    I can't see a third consecutive loss. We're not as bad as we were in 1988. Ohio State wins this. I think the score won't be nearly as close as the stats will.
     
  13. trufan

    trufan trufan

    time to turn it around

    In looking ahead at the schedule for the rest of this season, I definately think this week is gonna be a turning point in our season. Either a turn for the worst or a turn for the better. Because if we can get past Iowa on the road, we come back home to face Indiana. Probably the easiest game on our schedule. With back to back wins going against Penn State & Michigan State, we should be able to build some good momentum before wrapping up the season against tough competitors in Perdue & Michigan......Thats providing that we can get our offense to gel by that time.

    just a thought,,
    but anyway,

    GO BUCKS!
     
  14. StoRMinBrutus

    StoRMinBrutus Great 2 B A Buckeyes !!!

    You have to believe that somewhere somehow this year OSU is going to have a break out game and that all those pieces are going to fall into place. The offensive line is going to get all their assignments and sustain blocks, thus opening up more holes for the RB's and giving the QB more time to at least check off once and pick apart the opposing defenses.... Hey a guy can dream can't he ??
     
  15. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    WRs have been getting open on a fairly regular basis...just get them the damn ball.
     

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