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Game Thread Indiana at tOSU, Nov 23, 3:30 ET, ABC/ESPN2

Discussion in '2013 Football Season Capsule' started by BB73, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    I don't know if anyone else mentioned it because I didn't read this thread, but what is with ESPN/ABC putting up a Rose Bowl clip going into timeouts repeatedly? Not-so-subliminal messaging that the Rose Bowl is where OSU belongs this year?
  2. buckeyes_rock

    buckeyes_rock Great day to be a Buckeye

    Did I just read that Shazier had 20 tackles, including 5 for loss?? Holy pumpkin...what a day for Ryan!
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  3. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Sending out an SOS

    You are too kind.....even Spiels was a bit disappointing today with the pumpkin BCS style talk...
  4. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

  5. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Easily Amused by the Bitterly Disappointed

    Stayed for the whole bloody ice bowl. Frozen solid. Long walk back to the hotel. I'll never forget this one. Cooooold. Great game to be at. Warming up, drinks on tap, pizza on the way, 23-0. Awesome day to be a buckeye.

  6. jackson77

    jackson77 Don't Tread On Me

  7. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Some thoughts....

    1. What a blah game. With 10:28 left in the fourth quarter, Ohio State completed a 98-yard drive with a 39-yard touchdown pass from Braxton Miller to Devin Smith (now you know why they call it a post play). The score put the Bcukeyes up 42-0, but Indiana decided not to tap out (props to them for playing hard all the way till the final gun).

    After a questionable late hit call on the ensuing kick-off, the Hoosiers drove 52 yards in 13 plays to score a touchdown. On that drive, the Hoosiers converted not one, not two, but three fourth downs against a Buckeye defense that was still playing many starters (Indiana was 5-for-8 on fourth down conversions for the game).

    The succeeding Buckeye drive lasted all of two plays and 49 seconds before Kenny Guiton coughed up a fumble. Indiana followed with an 8-play, 58-yard touchdown drive that was capped by a 25-yard touchdown pass on 3rd-and-19.

    The final score, 42-14, was still in the blowout range, but the total yards were almost equal: 471 for Ohio State, 442 for Indiana; and Indiana actually had more first downs (24 to 22). Ohio State also lost the turnover battle, 3-0, but did have blocked punt.

    This game had the makings of a 56-0 shut out, but Ohio State got sloppy down the stretch and Indiana kept playing hard despite the fact that they had no chance to win the game, or even make it close.

    2. Braxton Miller's first dive into the end zone was bush league - not only should he have been called for unsportsmanlike conduct, he could also have injured himself in the process.

    Miller also had two more fumbles against Indiana, which gives him eight for the season (four lost).

    3. Ryan Shazier had a monster game - 20 tackles (16 solos), including 5 tackles for loss. The 5 TFL's ties a Buckeyes record held by John Simon, Andy Katzenmoyer, Jayson Gwinn, and Judah Herman (if you remember the last two guys in that list, then you are a real Buckeye fan); as does the 16 solos (with Tom Cousineau). The Buckeye record for total tackles in a game is 29, held by Chris Spielman and Tom Cousineau.

    4. Bradley Roby also played like a future first-round draft pick, with 10 tackles, 3 PBU's, and a blocked punt.

    5. Carlos Hyde cracked the 1,000 yard mark, which is a great feat in any offense, especially Urban Meyer's spread. However, despite the inclement weather and Hyde's success between the tackles, he had only 18 carries (for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns). Under the circumstances, Hyde should have had more like 30 carries.

    6. The Buckeyes will be glad to see Indiana's Kofi Hughes graduate. The senior had 9 receptions for 120 yards against the Buckeyes, his sixth 100-yard game, and the 3rd highest yardage total for his career. His highest yardage total came against the Buckeyes in 2011, when he hauled in 8 passes for 147 yards. Overall, Hughes has 23 receptions and 336 yards against the Buckeyes, which represents 19.2% of his career catches (23 of 120) and 18.9% of his career yardage (336 of 1782).

    7. At this point of the season, a 42-14 win is probably just as good as a 3-2 win. The time for style points is over. Ohio State needs at least one of the teams ahead of them to lose, or nothing else will matter.

    8. The last time a major college football team had back-to-back perfect seasons was Nebraska in 1994 and 1995; they won the national championship both years.

    The last time a major college football team had back-to-back perfect season without winning a national championship was Penn State in 1968 and 1969 (Ohio State won in 1968, Texas in 1969).

    9. It's 10:59 PM on Saturday, November 23, 2013, and .... MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS!!!!
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2013
  8. jwinslow

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

    the reverse was blocked by traffic, but I've got the whole braxton run coming (hopefully tomorrow)
  9. Zander42

    Zander42 Stupendous Nut

    It seemed like they went away from the Carlos Hyde running game since Indiana was keying pretty much the entire defense on him. They were daring Braxton to beat them through the air and with his feet. They picked their poison.
  10. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    Good win.
    Now the real season begins.

    Pumpkin _*ch*g*n!!!!
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  11. utgrad73

    utgrad73 Reloaded

    Can't wait to see Devin Gardner laying on his butt after getting sacked multiple times by Shazier, Spence, Bosa, or Roby or all of the above!
  12. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Was watching the game with my dad. He was not a fan of the flip (for injury and showboating reasons). It was not a Santonio Holmes situation. But I also wasn't a fan of the 2nd dive either. That looks cool and all, but it was a 2nd down play against Indiana where Hyde could have walked in from 2 yards on the next play. Not smart, to me.

    He also continues to break records for unforced fumbles as you say. Please clean it up, Brax.
    Sudfield did not treat him like a 1st round pick in the 1st half. Attacked. Attacked. And attacked some more. Right at Roby.
    Could not agree more. Herman did not call this game like a genius. Or he did...and he didn't need to. Just baffling. Ohio State has shown they can score running the ball just as quickly as a lot of teams do passing. Run. The. Damn. Ball. Hyde has to touch it 30 times next week. There's no reason to screw around in The Game with that Michigan team.

    And what happened to the hurry-up offense? They never go up-tempo with Braxton (I've noticed Kenny will do the quick 2-hand clap/snap, when he gets a chance). That end of 1st half dive was what I'd love to see more often.
    Indianapolis Cathedral product. Though different sizes and likely roles, I hope the Buckeyes have as much success with their next Cathedral Irish player (McClaurin) as Kofi has had at IU. Good kid and good football player.

    12:10 PM on Sunday and I couldn't agree more. Beat Michigan!
  13. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Have you seen the defense? I think Urban had been pretty clear in pressers that with Illinois and Indiana passing like they do the best defense would be to keep the OSU offense on the field for longer drives. Even with that, OSU still lost the ToP battle in both games.
  14. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Halftime performance for posterity, celebrating Gettysburg

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  15. SEREbuckeye

    SEREbuckeye "The bag or the bat, Bob?"

    Or just older than 30. lol

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