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Game Thread Ohio State 37, Penn State 17 (final)

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

  1. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    The magnitude of the opponents is changing. Look at the final score from Saturday against a middle of the pack Big 10 team... doesn't really equate to the actual game. The Bucks will not be blowing Penn State, Illinois and scUM out like we've been doing. If we don't take care of the ball... and the oppnents defense puts points on the board, that margin will come in to play with regards to the final score.
     
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  2. 808 Buck

    808 Buck Senior Upset Picks Winner

    Very good observation. There are different types of turnovers as well. When you throw an interception deep into your opponent's territory (like Purdue), and with the quality of tOSU's defense, that is not a disaster. When you throw a pick six, or fumble close to your own goalline, especially on the road, that's a disaster. It's critical not to have the "disaster" turnovers this week, and to win special teams. I know it sounds cliche, but most Buckeye-Penn State games have been determined by a few critical plays and field position. Win those situations and the Bucks should be in good position to beat a tough opponent in a very tough environment. Hope I'm wrong, I'd love to win a blowout, but expect a four quarter war.
     
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  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    i have my doubts about how much they actually clean...if any.
     
  4. Coach Tressel and Todd Boeckman are going to be very very close this week. Very close.

    And that's a good thing. Boeckman will get a lot of attention and love this week and he will be a major asset against PSU, not a liability.

    How many times will he watch those two turnover/touchdowns??

    He will be ready this Saturday.

    I'd say, Buckeyes 34, PSU 6. Still no shutout but no TDs either.

    Just win, baby!
     
  5. bucksfan79

    bucksfan79 I think we've all stolen something...


    I hope so. He's certainly playing at that level. However, I think it's important to mention that Troy (who was almost always cool under pressure) was affected by the Happy Valley crowd last time we were there. It will be a significant challenge for Todd to stay focused. He can do it, but it will be tough.

    Another 150 yards or so from Beanie would make it a LOT easier... :)
     
  6. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ


    Troy was more affected by that '05 PSU defense than that crowd imo.

    HV is as tough a roadie at night as anywhere in the country, no doubt about it BUT you have to have the tem to back it up. There is a big difference in the caliber of the 2 teams this year that wasn't there in '05.

    Usually when we have had a far better team we have had to struggle to win but we've done it. 1995 and 2003 come to mind. 1997 and 2005 I'd say the two teams were pretty even and the games were close losses.

    2001 is the only time I've felt we had a better team and lost. '94 and '99 we weren't even close to them going into the game, it didn't matter if we played on the moon.

    I don't know why but once this year got under way I've just been calm and confident about this game. All off season I was mentally chalking up an L.
     
  7. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    All your Penn State are belong to us.
     
  8. Mike80

    Mike80 A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE!

    We are.......INBRED

    We are.......RELATED

    We are.......Penn State

    :biggrin:
     
  9. GoodLifeSean

    GoodLifeSean Proud to be born in the best state in the Union!

    Well what do you expect?
    State College is the Capitol of Pennsyltuckey. (The vast appalachain hillsides between Philly and the 'Burgh)
     
  10. Mike80

    Mike80 A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE!

    No no no, it's north of the capital....trust me :biggrin:
     
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Canton

    PENN STATE HURTING

    The Nittany Lions will be short-handed when they face the Buckeyes. Two starters were lost for the season in Saturday's 36-31 win over Indiana.

    Defensive tackle Jason Odrick suffered a broken ankle, and fullback Matt Hahn injured his right knee.
     
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Lima

    OSU fulfills one predictions, looks for more
    Jim Naveau | jnaveau@limanews.com
    - 10.22.2007

    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]COLUMBUS ? As soon as Ohio State?s football schedule was announced, a sizable part of the Buckeyes? fan base began talking about how they could start the season with eight straight wins heading into the ninth game at Penn State.
    It would have been pretty hard for the players not to hear that kind of talk and they were aware of the predictions.
    ?We heard that a lot but you can?t really listen to it. Anything can happen and this year has proved it,? Ohio State offensive tackle Alex Boone said, referring to all the upsets this season in college football.
    Penn State (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) will try to add one more upset to that list when No. 1 Ohio State (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) goes to State College this Saturday night. The Nittany Lions have won 19 of their last 20 home games and have beaten OSU five of the last seven times they have played at Beaver Stadium.

    Cont...

    [/FONT]
     
  13. st8ofmind

    st8ofmind Go Green!!! Go Bucks!!!

    Purdue and MSU and Penn State are very similar. MSU and Purdue have much much better offenses and PSU has a much better D.

    AS you said, as long as you don't shit/beat yourselves like you tried to do in the 3rd Q on Sat you will win, but I think a BIG BIG WIN is very possible.

    PSU has beaten nobody worth a damn. Beating Wisc w/o Smith and without Swann is not an accomplishment, beating Iowa without any WR's is not an accomplishment. You saw what MSU did to Indiana, and PSU could barely beat them even with a bunch of giftwrapped scores from it's D.

    Morelli is very similar to Hoyer but even more prone to mistakes...

    Besides you owe those effers for 05'.
     
  14. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    what a shame
     
  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    This is the game that scares the hell out of me....Penn State plays very well at home.....
     

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