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Game Thread Ohio State @ Maryland - 11/17/18, 12:00PM (ABC)

Discussion in '2018 Football Season Capsule' started by Dryden, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    Good call. That was the game with Vandenberg's mom.
     
  2. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    Nice catch, and you're right. I've edited my post to show that. Except that you're backward in your memory. Iowa had it first in overtime. I think Ohio State's first sack in the game came on third down, pushing Iowa out of field goal range. They heaved it into the endzone only to have it intercepted. Ohio State then ran Boom Herron up the middle three times for about 1 yard each, and kicked a field goal to win.

    Edit - dang - it was 2009. I thought it was 2008.

    Overtime starts around 1:24.00.
     
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  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Ha. I remember that game. Kirk got the ball back with like a minute and a half and played for OT. I knew we were going to win right then.
     
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  4. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    4 x Big Ten Coach of the Year, right there (including the year of the OSU/Iowa game we're talking about--I [censored] you not).
     
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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.







    11W (5 things) + O-Zone (10 things) + Land-Grant Holy Land (5 things) = 20 things we learned from the Maryland game......:lol:
     
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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. buckeyes_rock

    buckeyes_rock Great day to be a Buckeye

    I was at that game...I remember Barclay the kicker was running around after he made the kick and his nametag fell off his jersey. LOL!
     
  8. BB73

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

    Pretty sure the Buckeyes set an obscure record in that game which has since been broken:

    Highest average gain per offensive play in a bowl game.
     
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  9. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    Two other obscure facts the announcers never mentioned:

    Tom Zbikowski, the Notre Dame safety, was a Golden Gloves boxer
    AJ Hawk, linebacker for Ohio State, was dating Laura Quinn, sister of Notre Dame quarterback, Brady's Quinn.
     
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  10. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

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

    What's this? Are you sure? I would think they'd have mentioned those facts if they were true.
     
  11. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Bookie

    Will reconfirm... Probably today.
     
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  12. gmen6981

    gmen6981 Div 1 Couch Tackling Champion.

    You're right! As many times as I 've watched that game, I don't recall any mention of that!
    <sarcasm font now off>
     
  13. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Bookie

    Reconfirmed.

    Gonna go again.
     
  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    SKULL SESSION: IMAGINING A BUCKEYE LOSS TO MARYLAND IN 2018, URBAN MEYER BREAKS DOWN DEFENSIVE SCHEMES, AND MORE IN-STATE HOOPS BATTLES ARE COMING

    ONE PLAY AWAY.
    For those who've successfully wiped this game from your memories, I apologize for reminding you that Ohio State was one overtime two-point conversion away from losing to Maryland last year.

    I fondly remember refusing to be angry about that game because I was sick of being miserable about my favorite football team not winning good enough, but in hindsight maybe I should have celebrated even more. Because if the Terps converted that two-pointer, a lot of stuff would have looked a lot different.

    From Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune:

    A loss would have altered Meyer’s legacy. No Big Ten title, no 45-24 victory over Northwestern in Indianapolis, no Rose Bowl, his only two-loss season in Columbus. He would have lost twice as a double-digit favorite.

    “That would have been a devastating loss,” said Meyer, now an analyst for Fox Sports’ “Big Noon Kickoff” pregame show. “We escaped fire.”

    He paused, adding: “I’m actually getting a little sweat on my forehead thinking about it. I’d rather not.”

    Greenstein's assumption seems to be that Meyer would have still retired, but just more unceremoniously. I'm not really that convinced he would have been able to call it quits after that, especially given what Shelley Meyer told Pete Thamel a few months later.

    From Yahoo! Sports:

    After Ohio State’s 52-51 overtime win at Maryland, which looked and felt more like a loss most of the day, Meyer went to hug his wife, Shelley. He recalled her shaking and she had tears streaming down her face. “She knew that if we don’t win that game, our lives and my life is going to be so different,” he said. “When I come home, [that loss] that would last for seven months.”

    So I think Meyer probably would have tried to coach through his cyst for another season, which is an entirely new alternate history in itself that I'm sure everyone has pondered at least once.

    Greenstein also pointed out that an Ohio State loss would have sent Michigan to the Big Ten title game and possibly kept Dwayne Haskins from receiving an invitation to the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

    That's one hell of a butterfly effect.

    This is why I'm a huge fan of Ryan Day's approach of just blasting each team by four scores to keep the "What Ifs" from running wild.

    The closest thing we've got now is "What if the Bucks would have covered the spread against FAU, just like they have in every other game?"

    Entire article: https://www.elevenwarriors.com/skull-sessions/2019/11/108583/ohio-state-football-maryland-beat-buckeyes-2018-alternate-history-urban-meyer-defensive-scheme-in-state-basketball-games
     

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