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Game Thread Ohio State 58, Northwestern 7 (final)

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

  1. Bleed S & G

    Bleed S & G Taking Crazy Pills

    hey, saine showed us last weekend, we can't help if we keep scoring :tongue2:

    It's the same phenomenon that fans still boo JT when he runs the ball on 3rd and 20 inside our own 30. I understand what they would like to see, but it's friggin Tressel. And until I'm given reason not to trust him, i will.

    Sometime I wanna punch Ohio State fans, when they booed JZ after he decided to come back is another good example.
  2. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    The average of the last two games against NW is 51-9.
  3. BB73

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

    Depth chart for NW'ern released. Small shows as #2 at behind Hartline, while Sanzenbacher is listed at #2 flanker, between Robiskie and Taurian Washington.

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  4. Over the years as I've learned more about the intricacies of the game (being 20, that makes the majority of the time during Tressel's reign), I've started to get a bigger appreciation for Tressel's "questionable" play calling.

    The entire year, Jim will run the ball on his own 20 on 3rd and 15. And I used to groan when he called the QB draw. But now I say, "Great play call." Because now I realize, he wants to punt the ball from the 22 instead of turning the ball over, causing an incomplete pass and giving the other team more momentum, or punting from even the 20. It gives a good message to the defense, saying, "I trust you to give them a 3 and out."

    Then all of a sudden he'll do a play-action and we'll get 25 yards out of it. And that's a good play call too, because everyone expected a draw. Meanwhile other coaches will go for the first down on that third down, and so defenses will set up in a nickel zone to protect the first. The exact play a draw would pick up a good handful of yards against.

    It's that predictably different and "bad" play calling that results in great punt coverage, great field position battles that we'll almost always win, and 21 consecutive regular season wins. Its conservative, but it's how you play to win the game, not the drive.
    DaddyBigBucks and Muck like this.
  5. Wells4Heisman

    Wells4Heisman Fifth Year Freshman

    Wow, I looked forward on Comcast to see if the game was on ESPN and I go to info and it says "Last Year the Wildcats Beat the Buckeyes in overtime...."
    Can they get their shit any more mixed up?
  6. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    The Enquirer of sports news.
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  7. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Clearly EvanstonCat is a devout Comcast subscriber.
  8. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    The much more relevant average of the last 2 games against teams of equal abilities to NW is 29-4.
  9. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    OT, but I love watching Michigan's #94 (John Ferrara)in OBs sig run away from Dixon on the Stature of Liberty play.
  10. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    :slappy: No shit.........the film doesn't lie.
  11. Wells4Heisman

    Wells4Heisman Fifth Year Freshman

    Haha! Exactly.
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Chicago Sun

    Wildcats poised to regain best weapon

    September 18, 2007

    Among the best news at bedeviled Northwestern on Monday was word from coach Pat Fitzgerald that star running back Tyrell Sutton likely will return when the Wildcats (2-1) open their Big Ten season at Ohio State (3-0) on Saturday.
    "I feel pretty confident that he's going to play," Fitzgerald said. "I'll know a lot more after (today's) practice."
  13. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Just to reiterate, that loss on the Mildcats' record refers to Duke.



    Buckeyes by 40.
  14. NightmaresDad

    NightmaresDad Woody Rules!

    I'll predict that Muck's predictor is more accurate than BN27's predictor.
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  15. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    I don't doubt that Muck's predictor provides a better prediction, but it has nothing to do with the past NW games or past games with teams of their talent level.

    There are two reasons why I believe tOSU is going to brutally pound NW (they hate it when we call them that).
    1. The way the team came together in Washington. It may have been just a one game thing, but I don't think so. We won't know until we can step back at season's end and consider the whole picture; but I believe that the corner they turned in Seattle will lead to a very special season. What I saw is the kind of thing that can bring teams together in ways that make the whole greater than the sum of the parts. I've seen it happen from Pop Warner to the Pros, and I think we just saw it with the Buckeyes. Time will tell. If the team changed in the way that I think they did; they will start fast offensively for the first time this season and they will play hard all the way to the end of the bench all game long.
    2. NW is a slow starting team, defensively. That and point number 1 are a bad combination for NW. Worse, they were hung out to dry by their coach last week. They put up 197 more yards and 10 more first downs than Duke, and their coach cost them the game (see the "Additional Information" portion of the upcoming BP preview for details). That kind of thing can make a team easy to deflate. The result will be OSU's fast start will take the wind out of NW's sails, and they won't even be able to keep pace with our back-ups.
    To sum up: Northwestern is not nearly as bad as they looked in Evanston last week. But I believe that the Buckeyes will make them look even worse in Columbus on Saturday.

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