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Game Thread 2017 B1G Championship Game: OSU vs. Wisconsin - 12/2/17 @ 8:00 ET (FOX)

Discussion in '2017 Football Season Capsule' started by OSU_Buckguy, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Yes. We can run and stop the run, that how you beat Bama. Only takes JT to have a decent game. Clemson will murder them
  2. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    You make a good argument. Then again Alabama played a game against a non-passing QB and they only won by a TD.:shrug:
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  3. woofermazing

    woofermazing Senior

    Clemson is a better Auburn.
  4. Bucky32

    Bucky32 Senior

    This game was bittersweet. I don't feel UW was cheated because it played uncharacteristically poorly or anything. At the same time, it proved that UW is not quite up there with the top 4-5 teams. We maximize everything we have more than any other program in the country and are better than about 20 programs we should be trailing. It's only a small handful of teams that UW is looking up to. We are close. We can definitely win a national title despite the built-in disadvantages we have. But, there is a difference. Games like this show it. Down 6 with 2:30 to go and a Big Ten title and national playoff on the line, and UW's biggest playmaker is a walk-on RB who started the season like 6th on the depth chart. It's not a knock on Garrett Groshek at all. Great story, good player and kids like him are the reason UW succeeds the way it does. But we need more playmaking to take that next step. When you get to this level, the top teams are pretty solid across the board. UW has that. UW even had pretty good depth this year. But the elite teams in the playoff have players who can make 2-3 great plays that turn the game. UW might have that capability on its roster now. They just weren't there yet on Saturday night.
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  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    No offense but I think you are over estimating how close Wisconsin is.

    That game was a few OSU unforced errors away from being a complete blowout.

    The argument can be made that Wisconsin benefits from m being in a weak division and this CCG showed how that allows them to have a punchers chance in any given year if the team from the east plays poorly and leaves them in the game.

    I do agree Wisconsin gets more out of less than any team in America
  6. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    Jesus man the dude's soul is already crushed. No need to piss on it too.:rofl:
  7. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

    I was thinking we were just a few long balls away from a 2014 type game myself. Once again the best RB was on our team. Defense shut down a great RB.
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  9. Bucky32

    Bucky32 Senior

    Nah, you're right, I came in a little hot with that one.

    The consensus around here is that the Andersen years put a dent into in-state recruiting as well as the S&C program. Dude burned a lot of bridges with the high school coaches in the state, which is a killer when you lean on those guys so much. Chryst is working to get those things back up to par. Ultimately if Wisconsin can climb into top 20ish territory in national recruiting rankings, it would go a long way.

    ETA: I do miss playing the better East teams on a regular basis, because it's a good measuring stick. Sure, the geographic divisions make sense, but until Nebraska gets back up to speed, Wisconsin is stuck without a true barometer for 6/8 games of the year. Two of the three crossover games at least improve next year (@ Michigan, @ Penn State).
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2017
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    TV Ratings Saturday: Big Ten Championship scores big for FOX, ‘SNL’ down a little


    Show Adults 18-49 rating.......................share......Viewers (millions)

    Big Ten Championship (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)..... 3.2/13..... 11.58

    ACC Championship (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)......... 1.6/7........ 5.55
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  11. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Then considering that 3 of the 4 playoff teams are from the Clemson area and you're going to have the worst performing football playoffs from a viewership standpoint yet.

    Just dumb but whatever... Watch OSU vs USC be the highest rated bowl
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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Sometimes the 'how' matters more than the 'what.'


    On paper, last Saturday's Big Ten Championship Game victory over Wisconsin should've been enough to vault Ohio State into the College Football Playoff. By beating the previously undefeated Badgers, Urban Meyer's Buckeyes notched a victory more impressive than any recorded by Clemson, Georgia, or Alabama.

    But the most common discussion echoing around the college football world in the week leading up to conference championship weekend was the need for Ohio State to not only beat their opponent in Indianapolis but to do so in dominant fashion. As we know now, their 27-21 victory clearly wasn't enough, as the Buckeyes will be spending the month of December preparing to face the USC Trojans in Dallas instead of the Tigers, Sooners, or Bulldogs.

    The silver bullet defense held up to their end of the bargain by stuffing the vaunted Badger running game, holding one of the conference's best offenses to a season-low 298 yards and 4.08 yards-per-play. Throughout the first quarter, it seemed as though the OSU offense had followed suit against the Badgers' top-ranked defense.

    Though they've rarely relied on the deep ball in 2017, opting to lean instead on underneath crossing patterns to move the ball aerially, the Buckeyes opened the scoring as J.T. Barrett hit Terry McLaurin for an 84-yard touchdown. Having seen quarters coverage from the Badgers on every one of their first six offensive snaps, coordinators Kevin Wilson and Ryan Day dialed up a wrinkle on Saints, one of their favorite concepts, by adding a bubble screen decoy from an ineligible receiver to distract the strong safety.

    As the Badgers sat in their conservative 3-4 alignment with quarters coverage, OSU coordinators Kevin Wilson and Ryan Day were able to manipulate the Wisconsin defense with a multitude of formations, similar to what they showed Michigan State during their visit to Columbus earlier this month. When the defense did bring an occasional blitzer, though, Barrett had options to attack the space left open, such as a bubble screen relief that led to a long touchdown catch-and-run for Parris Campbell.

    That bubble screen was added to the tight zone run that was the bedrock of Ohio State's offense this evening in Indianapolis, with running back J.K. Dobbins using his low center of gravity to find holes and run through arm tackles on his way to 174 rushing yards.


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  13. youra6

    youra6 It's not over 9000

    Is it strange to think that Weber has a better top end speed than Dobbins does? I had never been impressed with the latter's top end speed, but his acceleration and quickness is elite. Very similar to Braxton Miller.
  14. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Weber didn't have that gear last year either. Dobbins will likely get a little faster next year
  15. youra6

    youra6 It's not over 9000

    Weber wasn't 20 lbs overweight this year though. Dobbins already looks pretty cut.
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