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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. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    To address the fumbles:

    At RB - Simply inexcuseable. At RB, if you're dropping the ball like Schnittker is, you shouldn't get to carry it in the first place. I liked the idea of Schnittker as a goalline hammer, but he's not getting it done. Pittman's a tough kid, and I'd like to see him get Schnittker's goalline carries. If he's gonna be the Buckeye's go-to back, then they need to be able to go to him in the red zone. Get him the rock down there!

    At QB - This year, it has been more of a problem for Smith than for Zwick. I'll say that I thought Zwick should've kept the job this year, but now that it's back to Smith, those fumbles need to be fixed. Despite the fact that I think Zwick is a better passer, I'm glad Tressel is sticking with Smith, and after his tremendous coaching job getting Smith to be more patient in the pocket, I can only hope that Tressel takes the next two weeks to get Smith to be more secure with the football.

    Turnovers in road games will get you beat.
  2. Jeffcat

    Jeffcat Banned

    i agree with that to an extent however even though schnittker should cover the ball better i ahve to give about all of that credit to the iowa defensive guy because that was a textbook strip and the guy did an excellent job. as for the better passer between smith and zwick hmmmm it varies between games but i still like smith as the starter. his throwing looked good today and was mistake free plus he adds in his running and option threat ability into play. i do agree he needs to protect the ball better. he normally does ok but his cuts leave him vulnerable to lose the ball.
  3. rocketman

    rocketman flying low

    Tirico said something to the affect of (regarding Smith's fumble) "his athleticism was the cause of the fumble." Because he got his knees pumping so high trying to cut and make moves, the ball got popped out of his hands Donovan Woods style. Of course, I was sitting in 7C Row 25 and could tell Smith was holding the ball like a loaf of bread. We're not all Vince Young, folks.
  4. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Forced errors are one thing. Shit happens. I can understand the ball getting stripped once in a while. It's unacceptable for that to happen two weeks in a row inside the 5-yd. line.

    I agree Smith should be the starter now - I shouldn't even have brought that up. I don't want this thread to jump the shark with more stupid QB arguments. The point I was trying to make was that there are differences between the positions that justify benching one guy who fumbles while working with the other and keeping him on the field. I didn't want somebody to turn my argument for taking away Schnittker's carries into an argument for benching Smith. That would be stupid at this point.
  5. JXC

    JXC '01'02'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'12'13'14'15'16‘17’18

    You know what stat I like? 41 yards/game given up by the Buckeye defense. And it isn't like we've played cupcake offenses this year either.

    No person has rushed for 100 yards against the Buckeyes.

    No running back has rushed ro 50 yards against the Buckeyes.

    Vince Young is the only person to rush for more than 50 yards against the Buckeyes.

  6. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Amen to that! All that's missing is a shutout!
  7. tedginn05

    tedginn05 Newbie

    i see this game from this view, it could have been alot worse, there was two fumbles down in the 10 yard line and a called back punt return that should have never been called back, if not for those fumbles this game could have ended 52-6 or worse
  8. buckeyeboy

    buckeyeboy Still fortitudinous

    I said back in August that Iowa and Drew Tate were terribly overrated, and to have them at #2 in the nation, like several publications did, was an absolute joke. Yesterday proved me right. :biggrin:
  9. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Thanks to the Iowa dominance, OSU is now #1 nationally against the run.
  10. BrewHawk

    BrewHawk Rookie

    Well, fuck.

    Nice game Bucks. Good luck with the rest of your season, if you play the way you played yesterday, I think you'll easily run the table.


    See you in a couple years.
  11. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    why didn't they play him?
  12. JXC

    JXC '01'02'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'12'13'14'15'16‘17’18

    They did...i don't expect Drew Stanton to look much better when he comes into the 'Shoe.
  13. i dunno, tate looked pretty good on his back yesterday to me
  14. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    He threw a nice spiral... Straight into the ground! :rofl:
  15. lazybuckeye

    lazybuckeye Newbie

    wow, im vRich now, thanks iowa!

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