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Game Thread Ohio State 23, Purdue 7 (final)

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

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Dispatch


    OSU notebook: Laurinaitis switches focus to Purdue after trip home

    Monday, October 1, 2007 3:23 AM
    By Tim May


    The Columbus Dispatch
    [​IMG] Neal C. Lauron | Dispatch
    James Laurinaitis' No. 33 jersey was a popular sight Saturday night in the Metrodome.





    In the Metrodome stands Saturday night in Minneapolis, there appeared to be a favorite souvenir jersey number among the fans: Ohio State No. 33. There might have been more than 10,000 OSU fans among the announced crowd of 51,611, but Minnesota is James Laurinaitis country, even if he is Ohio State's junior All-America linebacker.
    "I definitely didn't imagine that (sight) three years ago," Laurinaitis said, recalling when he signed with the Buckeyes out of the Minneapolis suburb of Hamel. "It has been kind of dream come true."



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  2. lkwdbuck

    lkwdbuck Newbie

    First of all, if you've never been to a Big Ten away game, expect a lot of abuse. Especially a night game at Purdue after 10 hours of alcohol flow into everyone. I was just there this weekend and was already hearing it about the buckeye game. They feel this year could be their revenge for the 2002 fourth down TD Krenzel threw. However, the abuse is usually in good fun, unlike Penn State.

    I would definitely go to Harry's Chocolate Shop, it's an old speakeasy that's a local favorite (you'll see a lot of shirts that say "go ugly early" which according to legend was the password to get in during prohibition). I'm also a fan of Jake's and there are some good resturants. As for Purdue itself, the campus is huge. We park in the RV lot on west campus and it takes about 20-30 mins to walk to the stadium, then an additional 20-30 from stadium to bar area, then another 20-30 back to RV.

    Have fun.
     
  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Can't really disagree with this assessment.....except boeckman is better than "marginal".
     
  4. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!


    1. getting there is a bitch. the campus and the stadium are literally on the other side of the Wabash and you have to go through the burg to get to them.

    2. traffic in and out of the place can back up very quickly and the interstate is flooded with Chicago - Indy traffic.

    3. The stadium may be one of the worst in the nation. If you plan to tailgate first you might want to consider carrying along a gallon jug and a pilot's relief tube.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2007
  5. matcar

    matcar Mostly banned

    Actually, most of the U.S. is getting ND. I'm in Arkansas, and it's ND.
     
  6. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    After watching the second half of the ND/PU game, I'm much less concerned with the Boilermakers. I think the Bucks win this game soundly.
     
  7. Pheasant

    Pheasant This space for rent.

    Are you talking about "The Great ND Rally of '07"? Make no mistake, that wan't Purdue laying an egg in the 4th quarter, that was the mighty Notre Dame giant awaking from its slumber. We should be very fearful of Purdue this weekend.
     
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  8. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    It's just listed as ND right now. It's listed that way all over the country. I highly doubt ABC would waste the time, money, and effort to do a night game with the #4 team playing the #23 team and not have it shown anywhere outside of Ohio and WL.
     
  9. TGfan06

    TGfan06 Senior Hurler

    My friend in dayton says that it has him getting the ND/ UCLA game. Don't worry, coverage maps will change, and I still believe most in the country will get OSU/Purdue.
     
  10. Considering just how weak and terrible the Big Ten is [sic] the conference sure is looking tough. Playtime for the Buckeyes is over. They get one rest next week against Kent State, but all 6 of the remaining Big Ten games are at the least "trap games," at most downright scary.

    Painter's the best QB we'll likely face all year. Unless Michigan benches Chad Henne :biggrin:

    He's going to find the open man. He's going to complete passes. Even the best secondary in the country can lose a receiver if you give a QB enough time, and I don't know if we're necessarily the best. We don't seem to get many sacks, but we do get pressure. We need to pressure Purdue's entire backfield all game, or we'll get into a shootout.

    Perhaps Tressel will open up the playbook to page 3 now that we're halfway through the season? This Tecmo Bowl stuff is getting kind of old.
     
  11. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Damning Painter with faint praise here? What stuck out in my mind was how long he had to sit in the pocket and find his targets. Notre Dame got almost no rush on him whatsoever. And the Purdue defensive front wan't much better, especially in the second half when they seemed to run out of steam.

    As for Henne, say what you will, the kid's got an arm. He throws passes most college QBs can't throw. He's had two very good games against the Buckeyes, games that might have gotten away from us if their defense had been as good as ours.
     
  12. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Somehow I fear the network Einsteins will figure that since Hawaii is west of Cali, fans in Hawaii will want to see UCLA...
     

  13. From what I see of Painter, he makes good decisions and is less likely to try to force a play that ends up in an interception. He has a 6:1 TD to INT ratio right now. What I mean is that if Purdue is driving the ball on us, we're far less likely to get a momentum-shifting interception than we were for Minnesota. He does wait a while in the pocket at times, but I consider that good patience. Purdue's receivers aren't exactly NFL caliber, he needs someone to get open.

    And Henne does have an arm and does make throws, but he's just as good now as he was two years ago, and doesn't elevate his game. That's all I mean. I'm sure I'll be proven delightfully wrong about Painter, but I like what I see in the kid. Or rather, don't like.
     
  14. Tonyank

    Tonyank BuckeyeNation 4 Life

    ***Praying for ESPN game plan at Philly wedding reception this weekend***
     
  15. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Painter may have a good TD:INT ratio right now but that was the biggest knock against him all year last year. Just like the overall team in general the question becomes, is he that much better or is it because they have played no one? Probably somewhere in the middle.

    As far as their WR's go I would agree except for Dorian Bryant(?), I forget his name but they have one very athletic skill position player.

    I have a feeling the step up in talent they are about to face will be the biggest issue for Purdue. That and the old fashioned good offense vs good defense thing. We all know how that usually turns out.
     

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