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Game Thread Ohio State 6, Penn State 13 (Oct. 25)

Discussion in '2008 Football Season Capsule' started by BB73, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  2. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Penn State's remarkable offensive explosion in 2008 - ESPN The Magazine


    BUCKYLE Washed

  4. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    It's gonna be a perfect fall night in The 'Shoe

  5. Derek2k3

    Derek2k3 Banned

  6. Taosman

    Taosman Welcome to the End of the Internet

    Does State Penn run "man" defensive schemes? I like to think our ability to run a "man" defense will be key Saturday night. :oh:
  7. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Having MJ, Chimdi, and D-Wash should certainly help reel in their skill guys on the perimeter, but I think a big factor in the game will be the blitz looks, disguising coverages, and shutting down Royster. It has to start with stopping the run and confusing Clark.

    From what I've seen, Clark looks a lot like Troy Smith, especially with the precision of his passes when rolling out of the pocket -- eerily similar to our old #10 -- and that concerns me a little. Where Clark cannot match what Troy Smith brought in late-'05 and '06 is the experience. He may be a senior, but playing the past three years against PSU's scout team and this half season versus opponents of questionable talent probably has not prepared him for the D he's about to face Saturday night.

    Another factor in keeping him out of rhythm and shutting down PSU's offense will be keeping them off the field altogether, which means OSU's offensive line, Beanie and Pryor and Co. are going to have to turn in their best game of the season so far.

    PSU looked vulnerable against U-M in the first half with Threet running, so there should be holes there for Pryor and Wells.

    This should be an exciting game. I cannot wait. :io:
  8. JXC

    JXC '01'02'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'12'13'14'15'16...

    It's going to rain this is just a matter of when. You can see it out west right now. The timing on this storm getting here has been all over the place on different models. We really wont know for sure until tomorrow night, but I don't think it's going to be raining all day.

  9. JXC

    JXC '01'02'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'12'13'14'15'16...

    There I fixed it for you. Glad you could read all of that, and that's all you have for me. Good for you. But it WAS all USC. Yards don't mean jack [Mark May]. If we move the ball all day against PSU, and have double the yardage that they do, and lose, then I won't be happy. We didn't have a ton more yardage than MSU, but it was ALL BUCKEYES! And we had some drives against USC, but the fact remains, it was ALL USC. As painful as that is for me. Let's just hope it is ALL OSU this weekend. I could care less if PSU gets 600 total yards, as long as we win.
  10. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie

    JT and the team are looking for the crowd to help them win this game on Saturday. So wear scarlet and wave the towels. But more importantly, during the game get loud and stay loud, and get loud at the proper times. Most of us understand this, but some may not, so allow me to explain.

    Go ahead and yell whenever TP or Beanie break off a 20-yard run, and whenever tOSU scores or gets a turnover. High five your friends and neighbors. That excitement is great and adds to the atmosphere in the 'Shoe.

    But to really help the team, yell every time the Penn State offense approaches the line of scrimmage, and keep yelling until the ball is snapped. That is how the home team disrupts the other offense from hearing the QB, and from hearing their center call out blocking assignments and blitz pick-ups. It can lead to false starts, missed blocking assignments (and maybe a sack), and their QB and receivers not being on the same page (and maybe an interception).

    How should you be loud? Personally, if there's no organized cheer at the time, I like to yell 'DEEEEEEEEEEE' for several seconds at a time - for me it's logical and about the most noise I can make over a period of several seconds. And after I run out of breath before the ball is snapped, I yell it again.

    Conversely, when the Bucks have the ball, you can cheer between plays, but once tOSU gets lined up on offense, calm down so our offense can communicate. Plus, that saves your voice for when Penn State is on offense.

    So if you're lucky enough to be at the game, have fun, and be loud. But be as loud as you can be every time that PSU is getting ready to snap the football, not just on third down when the bell is rung. That's what JT and team really want when they are asking the crowd to help them.

    And after tOSU wins the game, be proud that you helped - and then rest up your voice for The Game.

    Go Bucks!
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  11. rocketman

    rocketman flying low

    One word. Booze.

    A lot will be consumed. We have all day.
  12. Piney

    Piney Stay thirsty my friends Former Game Champion

    You are oh so wise... I thought I would have to scream for 4 straight hours :biggrin:
  13. Piney

    Piney Stay thirsty my friends Former Game Champion

    Got 3 bottles of Captain Morgan all ready. One for me, one for my brother and the other in case anyone around us needs a refill.


    Oh yeah... forgot we aren't 'allowed' to bring liquor into the game... :paranoid:
  14. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Meyer is back. Deal with it Florida. (Free)

    Buckeyes Preparing For Nittany Adam Jardy.
  15. Tlangs

    Tlangs Owner of the Tressel Jacket

    [Buckyle] I don't drink before or during games [/Buckyle]

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