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Minnesota & Purdue are the Big10 powers now

Discussion in 'College Football' started by bucknut11, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. bucknut11

    bucknut11 Defense still wins Championships

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    meanwhile, up in gopherland, barber and maroney are attempting to BOTH go over 1000 yards for the second year in a row. i just want one guy who can do that here!!! [sarcasm]we should've hired Mason![/sarcasm]
     
  2. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    I'll go ahead and assume the "We shoulda hired Mason!" is in your sarcasm font. Defense does indeed win championships and allowing 30 points ain't gonna be good enough for Glen's boys eventually.
     
  3. StoRMinBrutus

    StoRMinBrutus Great 2 B A Buckeyes !!!

    Sounds just like Mark May and Trev. Seems Sports illustrated isn't checking their facts very well.
    >Purdues only played Ball state, Syracuse, and Illinios and too boot the Illini scored 30 points on them?
    >Minnesota has yet to go all the way and beat the big dawgs on a regular basis. They have played Toledo, Illinois St., colorado St. and Northwestern. Not exactly what you'd call powerhouses.
    Now I applaud how well these teams have done so far but shouldn't the "experts" wait a few more weeks to see them play someone really really good ??
    Too Funny !!! :crazy:
     
  4. Sdgobucks

    Sdgobucks Pig on a wing

    When I saw the control tip for this post it didn't show the sarcasm font and I thought you were serious. I was kinda looking forward to being entertained for a while at your expense ... oh well.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2004
  5. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Minnesota started out 7-1 in 2002 and was a media darling then, until we chimp-spanked them 34-3. And as I posted in another thread, Purdue has but one conference co-championship in 36 years...one great season would not make them a conference power, seeing as they are coming off 6-6, 7-6, and 9-4 seasons.
     
  6. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    Yeah, they'll join us at the front of the plane until we kick their asses back into coach.
     
  7. JXC

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

    Yea...seriously every year we start to hear how good Minnesota is. Then they just seem to find their way into the middle of the pack in the Big 10. And for Purdue...they are untested...especially their offense. EVERY TEAM LEFT ON THEIR SCHEDULE has a better defense than they've seen IMHO. I don't like how all of a sudden Kyle Orton is now the frontrunner for the Heisman just because he has lit up inferior opponents. Look...it's obvious this guy is good, and this team is good. But best in the big ten with a Heisman QB? I'm not sold on that quite yet. Let's wait until we see how Purdue handles a road game at Notre Dame before we jump that bandwagen. The two tested and strongest looking teams in the Big 10 IMO are Wisconsin and Ohio State. Strong defenses...field position and special teams winning them football games. And both teams have been tested. A road trip for Wisconsin against Arizona in the slop against Stoop's defense was a big test. The opener against Penn State showed that they are ready for Big 10 play. But why is nobody talking about Wisconsin??? They seem to have the best defense in the country...and have played tougher schedules than both Minnesota and Purdue. Oh wait...I know why...because they win close games with great defense and play to their strengths. Guess they can't be popular than...but it seems lately that being popular doesn't mean you'll win games. Ohio State vs. Wisconsin is a key game...glad it's in the Shoe.
     
  8. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    Every year in the Big Ten there is always a one year wonder. NO WAY you can call them the NEW Big Ten powers. Please. How is it that almost every year a new Big Ten "Great" emerges when we dont play them that yr?? Coincidence? I think not.
     
  9. bucknut11

    bucknut11 Defense still wins Championships

    yes, thank you to BuckeyeInTheBoro and Sdgobucks for recognizing that it was sarcasm and for not ripping me a new one. i still can't get over that there's actually a sarcasm font here, so i try to use that amazing feature occasionally. i too find it interesting that they're proclaimed "powers" when they have done nothing worthy of that, especially in the long run.
     
  10. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    Thank you people so much for seeing the same of the Minnies that I have been spouting all year. They have been hyped every pre-season for the last three years, and they always crumple like an empty Natty Light can at a frat party.
     
  11. AnnArborBuck

    AnnArborBuck Newbie

    Wasn't that the year OSU didn't play Purdue? I remember the same thing happened when northworsetern won it back in the 90's, they didn't play us.
     
  12. BB73

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

    Purdue's only Big ten title since 1967 is a co-championship in 2000. They were 6-2 in the conference and beat us on a late Drew Brees TD in West Lafayette.

    They then lost the Rose Bowl 34-24 to Washington, evening their glorious RB history to a 1-1 record all-time while representing the Big Ten in Pasadena.
     
  13. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    Purdue will likely contend for a title this year then drop back to a 7-4 ball team with a freshman or sophomore QB next year. They are only as good as their QB, Orton is very good. When we play him, I imagine that we'll get a lot of pressure on him which will force some bad throws.
     
  14. Savante

    Savante The Ruler's Back

    I think Purdue's on a really great roll, but the second they get into a close game, their D is going to fold. Their RBs don't scare me, and their D is weak. I see a tough game (because all OSU games are tough), but we win fairly cleanly, and they lose 3-4 games this season.

    That's what we have over them.. crunch time experience. Blowing teams out means that when it gets close, you get LOST.
     
  15. souL

    souL I.bulldoze

    I'll take a private bet with anyone who wants to take Purdue with 3+ losses.
     

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