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Game Thread Game Eight: Ohio State 45, Minnesota 31 (final)

Discussion in '2005 Football Season Capsule' started by Clarity, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. SanAntonioBuck

    SanAntonioBuck RIP Our Friend and Hero

    0 turnovers was my favorite stat of the game.

    Great call bro! That was overlooked by all of us!
  2. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Second BOTH of those -

    Zero turnovers on the O - that's great.

    2 TD's (richly deserved) by Pittman wonderful

    Winning on the road against the #1 Offense in the Big 10, in their house - Priceless.

    They definitely damaged our Rush D standing, but when you play top rated offenses you will see that happen.
  3. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    BN (Free)


  4. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Better and better, week by week. My favorite moments were the Minny secondary talking crap to our WR and then watching the wheels go by with the ball the next play. Pittman. Ginn. Boy, that was fun.

    Go Purdue!
  5. CCI

    CCI Metal Rules

    a real solid game for us on O and the D held up. Pittman had a great game and so did Smith, Holmes, Ginn, and the offenseive line did a damm great job.
  6. MondayAMGenius

    MondayAMGenius My kid is enlightened in the ways of the Buckeye


    I'm always screaming for an offensive coordinator. And then 8 games in we put up an offensive gem. Though our 3rd down execution continues to be questionable, we kept them guessing and got everybody involved for the first time in ages.

    Congrats Pittman, Holmes, Ginn, Gonzo, Smith.... wow!!

    Intestinal fortitude award to the defense for adjusting very late in the first half, and then hanging a 3 and out to start the 2nd half. It looked like our d line really adjusted. And actually Youboty was in perfect position all day long, so credit the Minny receivers all day long for making spectacular catches. Is anyone else surprised they worked Ashton all day, and less toward Jenkins?

    It's hard to give just one game ball today.

    Offense plays out of their minds with no to's.

    Defense finds a solution to the running game and gets a rare fumble recovery.

    But I don't think you can underestimate special teams as Josh Huston showed more consistent power than anyone I can remember and completely eliminated a Minny strongsuit.

    Ginn scared the shit out of Minny. Ginn caused many squibs and bad punts and still got over 200 all purpose yards. Plus he turned in his first big time grab early by scooping it up off the carpet Gonzo style.

    The real challenge for the program now is to get consistent on offense. Plus, in future seasons the o needs to get good earlier in the season.
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  7. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Couple things have really impressed me here. Troy is standing tall alot better than he has been. Pittman will be a great back here at this university. Finally how about Malcom Jenkins? I know Youboty got most of the heat today and got burnt fairly bad, but it almost seemed like they went away from Malcom. Whether by design or not, malcom is a true freshman which means they SHOULD be going after him.

    I finally feel that Ted Ginn is starting to settle in for the year also. He seems like he's breaking free alot more now. Great win eventhough our defense struggled. Its about time our offense picked up our defense!!!

  8. SanAntonioBuck

    SanAntonioBuck RIP Our Friend and Hero

    Next up the Battle for the Illibuck! I want to see at least 45 points next week.
  9. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    Can't wait to get back into the Shoe.
  10. smith403

    smith403 The Man Who Started A Dynasty

    Great to see Pittman get nearly 200 and the Td's! Purdue is up early on PSU! SCUM could lose! Good turn out to be an excellent day all around!

    :oh: :io:
  11. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    i was able to catch only the second half, so could it be that cupito was throwing to the wide side of the field, which is ashton's side, much more often than the short side? then again, minnesota could have chosen to throw to the short side, targeting malcolm.
  12. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    just imagine how dangerous Teddy is going to be when he learns more about reading the lanes during kick off returns!

    The hit by Salley at the end of the game was SICK.

    Tony P had a great day!! Very happy to see him go wild!!!
  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0


  14. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    Excuse me while I show my age;

    FUCKIN' A Big Mike!!!
  15. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    The day after I see the "Bizarro Jerry" episode on Seinfeld, I seem to have stepped into Bizzaro World.

    -Ohio State's defense gave up 575 yards. Of course, many were at the end of the game, against 2nd-teamers, but it was 500+ yards against 1st teamers.
    -Ginn returned a kickoff for a touchdown and no penalties were called.
    -The Bucks got a long running play (67 yards).
    -Pittman scored a touchdown.
    -The offense looked GOOD. REALLY good.

    I think that if anyone says that one of my posts was "insightful" or "knowledgeable" or has anything positive to say about it, I'll have to figure out how to get back to my own world, because I'd be convinced that this isn't it.

    As I said, I thought the offense was great. Did they meet the 250 pass yards, 200 rush yards goal Tressel always seems to have? If so, is this the first time he's done that at Ohio State?

    Congratulations to Pittman on his first (and second) touchdown. He's been a huge player for the Bucks. I know the win should be enough reward for him, but it's good to see him get some points.

    I thought Smith played well. He made good passes, and I remember only one that should have been picked, and one or two that was underthrown. Even with those passes, he was 70%, and I won't complain about that. And with the play he made to find Holmes in the 4th quarter was outstanding.

    I give the offense an A.

    Defensively was pretty bad. They did a pretty good job against Minnesota's running game, which should be commended. But I think that cost them the passing game. All the players had great games, but it seemed that they often left a receiver open, and Cupido found him every time.

    I certainly won't complain about a win, though. I give the defense a C+. Giving up long plays hurt their grade, and 500+ yards, too. But the 14-point win pushes it back up.
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