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SI Bowl Projections tOSU vs TTech

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by ohiobuck94, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    From SI:
    Bowl Projections

    Date Bowl Matchup
    Jan. 4 Orange USC (BCS No. 1) vs. Oklahoma (BCS No. 2)
    Jan. 3 Sugar Auburn (SEC champ) vs. Virginia Tech (ACC champ)
    Jan. 1 Fiesta Utah (BCS at-large) vs. Pittsburgh (Big East champ)
    Jan. 1 Rose Michigan (Big Ten champ) vs. Cal (BCS at-large)
    Jan. 1 Capital One Iowa (Big Ten No. 2) vs. LSU (SEC)
    Jan. 1 Outback Wisconsin (Big Ten No. 3) vs. Georgia (SEC)
    Jan. 1 Gator Florida State (ACC No. 2) vs. West Virginia (Big East No. 2)
    Jan. 1 Cotton Texas (Big 12 No. 2) vs. Tennessee (SEC)
    Dec. 31 Peach Miami (ACC) vs. Florida (SEC)
    Dec. 31 Sun Purdue (Big Ten No. 5) vs. Oregon State (Pac-10 No. 3)
    Dec. 31 Liberty Boise State (at-large*) vs. Louisville (C-USA champ)
    Dec. 31 Music City Minnesota (Big Ten No. 6) vs. Alabama (SEC)
    Dec. 30 Holiday Arizona State (Pac-10 No. 2) vs. Texas A&M (Big 12)
    Dec. 30 Houston Colorado (Big 12) vs. UTEP (at-large**)
    Dec. 30 Tire North Carolina (ACC) vs. Boston College (Big East****)
    Dec. 30 Emerald Wyoming (MWC No. 3) vs. Navy (at-large***)
    Dec. 29 Alamo Ohio State (Big Ten No. 4) vs. Texas Tech (Big 12)
    Dec. 29 Silicon Valley Fresno State (WAC) vs. Bowling Green (MAC)
    Dec. 28 Insight Notre Dame**** (Big East) vs. UCLA (Pac-10)
    Dec. 28 Independence Troy (at-large**) vs. Oklahoma State (Big 12)
    Dec. 27 Motor City Miami of Ohio (MAC) vs. Connecticut (at-large*******)
    Dec. 27 MPC Computers Northern Illinois (at-large*****) vs. Virginia (ACC)
    Dec. 24 Hawaii Hawaii (WAC) vs. UAB (C-USA)
    Dec. 23 Las Vegas New Mexico (MWC No. 2) vs. Syracuse (at-large***)
    Dec. 23 Fort Worth Cincinnati (C-USA) vs. Marshall (at-large******)
    Dec. 22 GMAC Memphis (C-USA) vs. Toledo (MAC)
    Dec. 21 Champs Sports Georgia Tech (ACC) vs. Iowa State (Big 12)
    Dec. 14 New Orleans North Texas (Sun Belt champ) vs. Southern Miss (C-USA)
    * -- in place of Mountain West champ Utah
    ** -- no SEC team available
    *** -- no Pac-10 team available
    **** -- Notre Dame is part of the Big East's bowl partnerships
    ***** -- no WAC team available
    ****** -- no Big 12 team available
    ******* -- no Big Ten team available
     
  2. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    Didn't we kick their asses two years ago? I'm being facetious of course. I was there. This could be a good game. They have shown almost no defense this year at all.
     
  3. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    I thought we were projected to play Oklahoma State?
     
  4. scUM Buster

    scUM Buster kick some ass

    TT is the team that I would prefer to play the least. I hate watching our defense play that soft zone against a team playing "basketball on grass". That, and the fact that it is being played in their home state makes this game a tough one for us.
     
  5. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Okie St. lost over the weekend so that will drop them down a few bowl games.
     
  6. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I think this would be a fun game for that very reason. JT and Co. have a month to prepare for their attack. Our secondary should be healthy and is really starting to hit its stride - as is our overall D. Ginn might even get a few reps if that were our opponent.
     
  7. scUM Buster

    scUM Buster kick some ass

    That is a very true statement, and may affect the odds in the vbet.
     
  8. JXC

    JXC 17-2 since 2001

    How about if Oklahoma loses in the Big 12 championship to Colorado. That would put Colorado in the BCS and most likely knock Oklahoma out of the BCS (BCS at-large spots are almost impossible to get this year due to mid-majors). So Oklahoma or Texas would likely get the Cotton Bowl...and we may MAY get the other. Wouldn't that be something if the Cotton Bowl chose Texas and somehow we ended up playing Oklahoma. HAHAHA...I really really doubt this could ever happen...but either way, i'm rooting for Colorado hardcore!
     
  9. MililaniBuckeye

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

    The few times that we've played press man-to-man coverage and turned up the heat on the rush, we've shut down passing offenses (Purdue second half, Michigan from their third drive through the third quarter). While this year's defense is not quite as good as our 2002 defense that put the clamps on Chump Dingleberry, this late season defense has the capability to hold Texas Tech in check.
     
  10. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    Really? Miss the fact that they beat Okie st 31-15 this past weekend? How bout that 70-10 pasting of Nebraska? The marjority of the year, their D has given up teens and 20's. I wouldnt pass them off as being pussies quite yet :)
     
  11. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    I agree. Here's their schedule.....

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR class=bg0><TD class=bg0font>SCHEDULE</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    <TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR class=bg1 align=middle><TD>Date</TD><TD>Opponent</TD><TD>Time/Result</TD></TR><TR class=bg2 vAlign=center align=right height=17><TD align=middle>Sep 4</TD><TD align=middle>@Southern Methodist</TD><TD align=middle>Won 27-13</TD></TR><TR class=bg2 vAlign=center align=right height=17><TD align=middle>Sep 11</TD><TD align=middle>@New Mexico</TD><TD align=middle>Lost 24-27</TD></TR><TR class=bg2 vAlign=center align=right height=17><TD align=middle>Sep 18</TD><TD align=middle>TCU</TD><TD align=middle>Won 70-35</TD></TR><TR class=bg2 vAlign=center align=right height=17><TD align=middle>Sep 25</TD><TD align=middle>@Kansas</TD><TD align=middle>Won 31-30</TD></TR><TR class=bg2 vAlign=center align=right height=17><TD align=middle>Oct 2</TD><TD align=middle>@Oklahoma</TD><TD align=middle>Lost 13-28</TD></TR><TR class=bg2 vAlign=center align=right height=17><TD align=middle>Oct 9</TD><TD align=middle>Nebraska</TD><TD align=middle>Won 70-10</TD></TR><TR class=bg2 vAlign=center align=right height=17><TD align=middle>Oct 23</TD><TD align=middle>Texas</TD><TD align=middle>Lost 21-51</TD></TR><TR class=bg2 vAlign=center align=right height=17><TD align=middle>Oct 30</TD><TD align=middle>@Kansas State</TD><TD align=middle>Won 35-25</TD></TR><TR class=bg2 vAlign=center align=right height=17><TD align=middle>Nov 6</TD><TD align=middle>Baylor</TD><TD align=middle>Won 42-17</TD></TR><TR class=bg2 vAlign=center align=right height=17><TD align=middle>Nov 13</TD><TD align=middle>@Texas A&M</TD><TD align=middle>Lost 25-32</TD></TR><TR class=bg2 vAlign=center align=right height=17><TD align=middle>Nov 27</TD><TD align=middle>Oklahoma State</TD><TD align=middle>Won 31-15</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
     
  12. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    the one advantage osu has is that TT will bring the same scheme they used in 2002. osu will offensively not look anything like they did in 2002.

    If you smack around Cumbie enough, he gets wild, much like Henne starting getting eratic in the 2nd half.
     
  13. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Where there any keys to their recent loss to Texas A&M that are instructive?
     
  14. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    i thought oklahoma could go 0-11 and still get a BCS bid.
     
  15. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    They looked decent defensively in some games. However, they do give up an average of 26 ppg.

    They are 76th against the run, but 13th against the pass. The only reason they beat osu last week is that they sold out to stop the run, and osu cant pass to save itself.
     

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