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Game Thread Iowa at tOSU, Homecoming, Oct 19, 3:30 ET, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2

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

  1. Gothmog8

    Gothmog8 OSU Alumni Balrog #8

    I guess it was a Duzey of a play :biggrin:
     
  2. Coqui

    Coqui Senior

    3 of Oregon's opponents have winning records, and they're all only by one game. One of those 3 teams is an FCS team. Only one is in their conference. That one just lost three in a row as well.

    Buffalo is 5-2, Wisconsin is 5-2, Northwestern is 4-3, Iowa is 4-3 Not only have we played more teams with a winning record, but those teams W-L record is a higher margin. And three of them are in conference. Northwesterns is our three in a row one.
     
  3. Taosman

    Taosman Flatten the Curve

    http://cfn.scout.com/2/557807.html
    "This might have been Ohio State’s biggest problem the rest of the way to Michigan. As long as the power running game is working like this, even the dangerous games against Indiana and Penn State shouldn’t be a problem. The Buckeyes are showing they can play just about any style"
     
  4. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    Oregon, Bama and FSU would do that to THIS Ohio State defense. At this point I'm almost dreading the fact that Ohio State will probably end up playing one of those three teams in a bowl game.
     
  5. BrAss Man

    BrAss Man Freshman Former FF The Deuce Champ

    It's pretty sad when 19-0 isn't good enough. Disappointed in our defense's play? Sure. Are these other teams doing a better job of recruiting, or coaching who they have? I think that's obvious. If we had allowed 10 less points per game or pitched shutouts, would we be ranked higher? Somehow I doubt it. I hate the whole "style points" thing. We all would love to have 56-0 victories week in and week out. Ultimately, it needs to be a W. If the NCAA had pulled their collective heads out of their asses and had a playoff system in place years ago, I think the angst level may be down a few notches. Buckeye Nation has performance expectations that are just not being met right now. We do expect better play with the level of talent, deep at many positions. How long has it been since an Ohio State team has had that kind of run? Especially since coming off one of the most disappointing and embarrassing seasons just a couple of years ago. We'll get better and finish the season undefeated. Or we won't. But we'll all be back here supporting our team. 19-0 or 0-19. Next victim please.
     
  6. Drubuck

    Drubuck What time is it?

    Back from vacation and watched this one in the airport. Hyde has great balance for a big guy. D is young and beat up and Roby's ejection looked like bullshit to me. Great win and let's keep on rolling! O-H!!!!!!!!
     
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  7. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    I agree with you on this one. They sure did give me the impression that they were for the Hawkeyes.
     
  8. Taosman

    Taosman Flatten the Curve

    Let's give Iowa credit for a great game plan and execution. They were ready to play. Ferentz had his team play to their strengths and it worked very well.... for a half. Our defense looked asleep. Roby's early loss probably gave Iowa a lot of help. Iowa has a solid offensive line. Solid TEs. A beast at running back. A decent QB. Iowa's defense was pretty solid in the middle. Eventually, our coaches figured it out.
     
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  9. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    Some quick thoughts:

    1. I'm not sure what the issue was with the defense in the first half--Iowa was running the ball at will, and they seemed to only be running one pass play--the play action and hit the TE on a drag route. The fact that OSU couldn't stop that Iowa defense for an entire half raises questions about the defensive coaching.

    2. You cannot have such a draconian penalty (ejecting a player) if refs are going to be trigger happy on calling targeting and your replay official isn't going to be good enough to clean up the mistake of the on-field officials. Roby led with his shoulder and hit the TE in the chest--it was the Iowa TE's head snapping backward from a hit in the chest that made the hit look bad. Sadly, blunders like this out of Big Ten officials are nothing new. It'll be interesting if the league office provides an explanation as to the application of the rule to that hit, and why Rob's ejection was justified. But if past experience is any indication, the no accountability rule when it comes to Big Ten officiating will probably rule the day.

    3. The offense is near unstoppable. Every once in a while, play calls are the only thing that seem to trip it up. For example, with Hyde running the way he was yesterday in the second half, on the drive that ended with Basil hitting the chip shot to go up 10 pts late in the game, the Bucks had it first and 10 at the Iowa 11 or 12. The first play was a screen to Hall, who tripped over himself and got 1 yard. The second play was some kind of delayed run in which Braxton tiptoed to the line, danced around, and got no gain. Hyde up the middle for 3 on 3rd down. FG on 4th. The way Hyde was running, I'm not sure why he wasn't given the ball three times in a row.

    4. Back to #1. The defensive coaches better be prepared this week. There's no reason OSU shouldn't beat Penn State, but PSU has shown flashes and their offense can be every bit as good as Iowa's, which OSU made look unstoppable in the first half yesterday.
     
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  10. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    Sorry to hijack the thread again with Roby's hit. And I am probably the biggest supporter of the rule (though I still don't like it, but I think protecting these kids who aren't allowed to make a dime outside of a free college education is important). So normally I would side with the referees who are overly cautious. I WANT to side with the referees on this one. But I can't side with them with this one or any time the defender isn't clearly targeting the opponent's head. It seems to me, as pointed out by other people here, that the tight end lowered his head as Roby went for the chest/shoulder. And still, the helmet-helmet hit was AFTER initial contact was made.

    Do we need a region on the field where tackles are illegal, and they play two-hand touch?
     
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  11. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    Back on topic of the game: I think that the offense is really good. In 9 drives, 2 ended because of the end of each half. So really only 7 drives where they were attempting to score points, and 4 of those ended in touchdowns, and 2 ended in field goals. The last probably SHOULD have ended in a field goal attempt, or, if you consider the block-in-the-back penalty to be needless, it very well should have ended in a touchdown. I think my only complaint is that I'd like to see them go faster. For a no-huddle offense, they eat up more of the clock than it seems most do. I'll go with A-.

    Defense - I guess I can't be too hard on them - the game was won. But in the first half, it seemed like a "good" first down play by Ohio State's defense was only giving up 4 yards. Constantly dealing with 2nd and 6 is going to be tough to stop any team. First half was a D+ at best. But the second half was about as good as we could ask. One stinkin' play burned Ohio State. Other than that, Iowa didn't do much. I think that the 2nd half increased the defense's game to a B-.
     
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  12. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

    Yes, maximum blitz is what is needed.
     
  13. alexhortdog95

    alexhortdog95 Sad Frosty...

    Young Boy with Coffee: Excuse me, I happened to be passing, and I thought you might like some coffee.
    Little Girl: Oh, that's very nice of you, thank you.
    [takes coffee]
    Little Girl: Oh, won't you sit down?
    Young Boy with Coffee: Cream?
    Little Girl: No, thank you, I take it black, like my men.
     
  14. jwinslow

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

  15. BUCKYLE

    BUCKYLE Washed

    Can I use that for my fb cover page? I was just gonna use it...but I remembered you'd be able to see it. :p
     

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