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Drew Stanton Update on Fox Sports Detroit

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by BretGoBlue, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. BretGoBlue

    BretGoBlue Wolverine Spy

    Michigan State is calling it a separated shoulder and expects Drew to miss 2-3 weeks.
     
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    That is a shame...but the backup looked pretty solid today
     
  3. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    solid, but definately not the threat that stanton is. i think it's good for the bucks.
     
  4. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    Now we have to deal with Cobb.
    22 carries, 205 yards and 2 TD's against a solid Michigan defense today.
     
  5. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    Gotta believe that there's also a big emotional let down after a game like that. Michigan St. v Michigan is a HUGE rivalry game full of emotion. To lose the way that Sparty did is going to be in their heads for awhile.

    State's coaches are going to have their work cut out for them this week.
     
  6. ScarletArrow

    ScarletArrow I'm wearing Gold Pants

    State is used to tanking at the end of the season, and scUM is usually one of the first teams to kick them over the edge.

    John L. Smith has these kids playing better, but they're still a 3rd tier Big Ten team even with Stanton.
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2004
  7. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    MSU played very well yesterday, but that game took its toll both physically and emotionally. I don't think there could have been a better outcome to set MSU up for us next week.

    OSU will game plan to stop Cobb and make Dowdell beat us through the air. I llike our chances much more than I did a week ago.
     
  8. matz2

    matz2 Sheeeeeeeeeeeit!


    I was thinking the exact same thing ysu. I think OSU wins a much easier than expected game next weekend.
     
  9. MaximumSam

    MaximumSam Newbie

    To have a chance next week, we will have to stop the run some. I don't think we can win a track meet with MSU the way Michigan did. Force Lowdell (or whatever his name is) is throw the football and let our DB's make some plays. Hawk and Carpenter will also be key with the way MSU likes to run the option.
     
  10. MililaniBuckeye

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

    I wouldn't say they're a third-tier team. Indiana and Illinois are third-tier.
     
  11. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Yes, we must stop the run........ With Fox Back in the line up I've noticed us playing alot more man and bump and run so I believe we should definatly put 8 and sometimes sneak 9 in the box to stop this kid. For sure Cobbs also went out with an injury....... I'm sure he'll be in the game against us, but you have to wonder how healthy and how much energy he'll have.
     
  12. KillerNut

    KillerNut Banned

    With Stanton out this should be a much easier game to win, not an easy win, just easier.

    I think Michigan State played more conservatively once he left the game on offense. Now sure they had a lead, but I doubt they would have gone that conservative with Stanton in there. Clearly their are two different levels of confidence in the two QBs.

    With Stanton out, I think we can take more chances with blitzes and stunts because I don't believe that Dowdell can hurt us as much with making plays.

    Defensively they looked like they have some holes, especially on the corner with big recievers. We need R. Hall to have a big game.
     
  13. BuckeyeRob

    BuckeyeRob Yeah, whatever...

    Huh??? If Stanton doesnt get injured there is no michigan comeback. Stanton was UNCONCIOUS playing QB he missed 3 passes in the first half and was KILLING the michigan defense with his run/pass decision making. A healthy Stanton LIGHTS up michigan in the second half......
     
  14. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Very true. The Drew Stanton injury was much like the Wells injury in 01 when Krenzel and crew held on for a victory. In both cases, that individual was simply unstoppable and it took an injury to stop their domination. Drew Stanton put on one of the most impressive performances I've seen this season from a Big Ten QB (Orton's fluff wins do not count), because a very good UM defense was exploited as though they were Indiana. His total domination with his feet forced the defense to spy on him, opening up the pass, both of which opened up the field for those insanely huge runs.
     
  15. ScarletArrow

    ScarletArrow I'm wearing Gold Pants

    Semantics aside (how many tiers are there really?)

    I would consider a 2nd tier team one that is able to consistently challenge for the conference championship once every 5 years or so.

    So - for whatever's it worth -

    Tier 1: OSU, scUM, Wisky
    Tier 2: Iowa, Purdue
    Tier 3: NW, Minny, MSU, PSU
    Tier 4: Illinois, Indiana

    So Stanton plays defense and stops scUM from scoring 17 points in the final 6 minutes? This was a classic choke job by MSU. MSU was playing way over their head for 2 1/2 quarters and the real Sparty decided to come out of the locker room after their star player went down.

    Again, John L. Smith has this team playing better than the disaster they were 2 years ago - but they are not the kind of team that can consistently challenge for the title every 3 - 5 years.
     

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