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Game Thread Game Four: Ohio State 31, Iowa 6 (final)

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

  1. scarletngrey11

    scarletngrey11 All right, all right, all right.

    Some pics of the game, from bucknuts:

    Click on a thumbnail to see a larger version:

    <CENTER><TABLE width=445 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%" bgColor=#c0c0c0>
    Buckeye defenders bottle up Hawkeye QB Drew Tate
    </TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%" bgColor=#c0c0c0>[​IMG]
    Troy Smith was 13 of 19 for 191 yards and 2 TDs, with 18 carries for 127 yards and 2 TDs on the ground</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%">[​IMG]
    OSU's only problem on the day was fumbles</TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%">[​IMG]
    Brandon Schnittker was stripped of the ball inside the five yard line</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%" bgColor=#c0c0c0>[​IMG]
    Smith lost control of this one</TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%" bgColor=#c0c0c0>[​IMG]
    Smith runs in for one of his two TDs</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%">[​IMG]
    Smith scoring from another angle</TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%">[​IMG]
    Ted Ginn had a punt return TD called back on a penalty</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%" bgColor=#c0c0c0>[​IMG]
    Smith tries to avoid Iowa's Abdul Hodge</TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%" bgColor=#c0c0c0>[​IMG]
    Antonio Pittman had a career-high 171 yards on 28 carries</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%">[​IMG]
    Tony Gonzalez dives for the first of his two TD receptions</TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%">[​IMG]
    Gonzalez is mobbed by teammates after his TD</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%" bgColor=#c0c0c0>[​IMG]
    Gonzalez trots in for his second TD</TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%" bgColor=#c0c0c0>[​IMG]
    Ted Ginn eludes tacklers</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%">[​IMG]
    Antonio Pittman</TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%">[​IMG]
    Tony Gonzalez</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%" bgColor=#c0c0c0>[​IMG]
    Iowa was outgained 527-125 and had negative yardage on the ground</TD><TD vAlign=top align=middle width="25%" bgColor=#c0c0c0>[​IMG]
    Antonio Pittman</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER>​
  2. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    I was going to copy the same snippet.

    Well - heck -its worth looking at again:

    Funnily enough, that was the mantra from some well informed individuals all season long.

    Glad the Buckeyes caught up.
  3. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Did indeed see that.

    Look out for more of the same against PSU.
  4. Sdgobucks

    Sdgobucks Pig on a wing

    I really liked the play calling today. We took advantage of the fact that Iowa has a young D-line and we ran the ball straight at them. We also seemed to have shed that WR screen every 3 downs for a 5 yard loss play. Honestly though other than a little bit more running, and a lot less WR screens the play calling didn't change that drastically, the execution did. I think I only saw one dropped ball today that should have been caught, there might have been more but I don't remember them. Troy Smith stood in the pocket and threw when a WR was open, and ran when he needed to run. I love all the different things we can do with the offense with Smith, that spread option play is just sick. I didn't see Smith pitch the ball much on the option, but if he didn't pitch it he got 5-10 yards, or the pitch was covered. No need to pitch the ball if you can get 10 yards yourself, why take the chance of a fumble? If we can keep playing at this same level, and hold on to the ball we wont lose again.
  5. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    Yes. Well's still doesn't have the power that Pittman demonstrated today. He has the ability to break tackles outside, but also has the ability to be brought down a little easy.

    Pittman has really come on this year, he is playing like he wants to be there for a while. Regardless, I'd love to see Wells get carries with the 1's, but it is hard to take Pittman out of the game when he is lighting the opposing defense up.
  6. scarletngrey11

    scarletngrey11 All right, all right, all right.

    I was upset that we didnt see Haw today. In limited time against SDSU he looked good, and with Schnittker having fumbilitis we really need a second back with some size to step up. I know he played in garbage duty against SDSU, but he still showed good speed and power.
  7. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Lord Haw Haw will get into the mix - I hope so anyway ...
  8. MililaniBuckeye

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

    College football may never see another defense like the '73 Ohio State defense. They allowed 20 points in the first eight games of the season...we gave up more than that in the Texas game alone. The '73 defense had a 5-game stretch where they allowed one single score (a TD at Indiana). The gave up 43 points over the entire 10-game regular season.

    That being said, this year's defense could end up being as good as, or better than, our 2002 defense.
  9. smith288

    smith288 Compelling Protagonist

    Not good enough of a fan... I should be complaining about Troy's ball handling... :biggrin:
  10. UGABuck

    UGABuck Newbie

    AG is the 2nd best receiver on the team.
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Hell, you should know there is no possibility of me getting pissed after the week long debate we had.

    I signed off immediately after typing that one..forgot my smiley.

    Anyway, ummm...piss off homo.
  12. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    Recorded the game on dvd. Watching it again now.
  13. RMosack

    RMosack Newbie

    I missed it live and had to watch the whole thing on DVD.

    Boy, the Bucks sure got payback for last year. This should shut up Tate et al. for a while! But for the two big fumbles, this could have easily been a 45-6 smackdown!

    1) Without going through all the pages here, did anyone notice the two cheapshots Greenway had on Smith? On the Schnittker fumble, he hit him form behind just after the play ended. Could've easily been a PF. On the play in the 4th quarter where TS was grabbing at his hurt right forearm, you could see that Greenway nailed him way after he threw it.

    2) Did my eyes deceive me, or did I actually see the I formation?! :) Did I actually see Dionte Johnson in the game as a real-live fullback?!

    3) Pittman was a beast. If he can stay healthy, he's a definitely a top-notch back.

    4) Schnittker: What does this guy need to do to get INTO Tressel's doghouse? He fumbled near the goal line in back to back weeks. In both games, JT had him right back in the game soon after. I think the BS-to-halfback experiment is not working. With Wells not having the size to be a full-time 1A or #2, I wonder if Haw will ever get out of the doghouse.

    4) Is it me, or does Iowa's front four not hold a candle to last year's version? The Buckeye line manhandled them all game. Man, was it nice to have a running game like the good old days!

    5) Nobody cans say that Troy's only had one good game. He's now definitely played well in two. Not to rain on the parade, but something's got to be done about the fumbles. Was it 3 or 4 today? IIRC, there were 3 snaps fumbled against Texas and a couple against SDSU. It's really, really, really nice that the Buckeyes are recovering most of them, but come on, 8 or 9 in three games is an issue.

    6) Say what you want about Iowa losing their defensive front four to graduation, but that doesn't affect their offense. The Bucks D looks astounding. Other than a few flukey big plays against Texas, they've been a wall out there!
  14. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    So will you be posting here since you are not allowed to post on BN for a week?
  15. RMosack

    RMosack Newbie

    It's not a week, it's just until 11:59 EDT on Thursday. Apparently, drnlaw had a much better feel for the level of Iowa suckiness on defense than I did. I felt pretty confident with the bet, even though ISU rolled Iowa. Maybe ISU was good. Last night, when ISU squeaked past Army, I started to wonder. The Buckeyes just dominated Iowa's front four. SWEET!

    Don't worry. Without me, the arguments there still rage on. :biggrin:

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