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Game Thread Game Seven: Ohio State 48, Kent State 3 (final)

Discussion in '2007 Football Season Capsule' started by BB73, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    There is nothing the Buckeyes can do about the real nor perceived weaknesses in their opponents this year. In fact, I won't even go through the litany of the obvious about why and how long ago different teams were scheduled.

    All they can do is win out. The rest will take care of itself.
  2. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    Are Russell and Lil Animal good for the MSU game?:osu:
  3. jwinslow

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

    Haven't heard anything definitive on Russell (who returned in street clothes), but Animal being held out was merely precautionary, hip pointer from being kicked there.
  4. MondayAMGenius

    MondayAMGenius My kid is enlightened in the ways of the Buckeye

    Agreed, however IMO our problem is not our schedule, but rather our soft conference. (11 wins 17 losses in bowls since 2003)

    Big question is, if we win out how do we match up with a team from a more competitive conference?
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  5. Taosman

    Taosman Mask Up Buckeyes!

    Remember, top 2 go to NO! We don't have to be #1! :biggrin:
  6. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Right now the two top contenders to meet up with the Buckeyes are South Florida and Boston College.

    Now, this next isn't a critique of the relative merits of those two teams. Rather it is a rhetorical question.

    Is either the ACC or the Big East demonstrably more competitive than the Big 10? I don't believe so. (Unless, that is, your definition of competitive purely means greater parity within said league).

    So, isn't your real question this:

    How will the Buckeyes fare if the win out and play a one-loss team that played a tougher schedule than the Buckeyes?
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2007
  7. MondayAMGenius

    MondayAMGenius My kid is enlightened in the ways of the Buckeye

    I was thinking we could win out but not S Fla or BC. The winner of the Pac 10 or SEC would be the one loss team that we would probably have to prepare for. Mishitagain and Wussconsin probably couldn't beat Oregon, USC, LSU, Flor, Auburn etc...

    Plus the first 7 teams we've played have been very very bad.

    All that said, I'm a Buckeye, and know in my heart we have the best program going. I just wish we were better tested last year and this year for post season play.
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  8. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Bookie

    I think that's why they play the games.:wink2:

    I've seen a couple USF games... and, I am pretty impressed... they are a good football team but... the Big East is back to its usual self... weren't people demanding they turn in their automatic BCS bid just a couple years ago?

    As for the ACC... well... you can beat on Ohio State's schedule all you want... but... we got to watch Florida State play nobody for how many years in conference? Well... we're back to that.... Just noticed BC beat UMass by a whole 10 points a couple weeks ago...

    As for the "1 Loss Pac-10 team"--- there may not be one... same for the SEC.
  9. mooktarr

    mooktarr Proud member of the No Ma'am club

    My Buckeyes played a pretty solid game. I thought that Kent played hard and they were sharp, just outmatched by our talent and speed.:oh:
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  10. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    That brings up another question (though this might not be the right thread for it): what if Ohio State loses a late game, and there are no more undefeated or one-loss teams in BCS conferences? And no undefeated teams in non-BCS conferences. Will they be passed by a two-loss team?
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  11. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    I really like what I saw out of our guys Sat. just didn't really like they way we were running or lack of in the first half. I know our O line has gradually made progress week to week, I would just like to see the first unit dominate the run game in the first half. esp. vs a Kent State.

    Don't get me wrong, I still like our approach score score score in the 1st half and run the clock out in the 2nd, especially with the results were getting and who am I to question this staff they are doing exactly what they are supposed to.

    I guess as long as we can run the ball effectively in the 2nd half and pick up those 2-3 yard first downs it doesn't matter how effective the first half run game is. Guess I'm a little old school and would like to be more physical and run first to set up the pass early on.:osu:
  12. stowfan

    stowfan Senior

    Considering how low everyone else in the Big 10 is rated, I think we would fall out of the top 10 if we lose a game.
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  13. NightmaresDad

    NightmaresDad Woody Rules!

    That's what sets USF apart in the Big Least - they have a defense. UC plays good defense too, they just make too many mistakes on "O".

    Re: or running game in the first half....
    They were run blitzing us on every stinking play. I had more of an an issue with the types of running plays called than with the execution of the plays that we ran. I don't think our guys had a fair chance to be successful.
    Boeckman looked great, though - except for that one pass that was WAY behind Robiskie. He could have thrown for 400 yards if the coaches had wanted him to.

    Saine looked very good in the 2nd half.
    If we run Mo Wells up the middle on third and short ever again, I'll scream.
    If we run that stupid stretch play ever again on 3rd and short, I'll cuss, then I'll scream.

    For me, I am concerned with stopping Penn St's running game, unless we step up the tackling at the point of attack. That is the only hope they have of being effective against our D - otherwise, Morelli will be in for a very long day.
    Our short and intermediate passing game looks VERY good. Hope to keep the screens and wheel routes coming to Mo Wells and Saine. Those may not work too well against PSU, but everybody else on our schedule will struggle with them.
  14. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    The type of running plays called may very well have been the problem, excellent point.:cheers:

    I also think the more other teams see our running game the more sucessful they'll be at stopping us, JT knows this as well and maybe he's just keeping the "REAL" running game under wraps.:banger:
  15. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Players of the game.



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