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Game Thread Texas Game Score Predictions

Discussion in '2005 Football Season Capsule' started by MililaniBuckeye, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Normally, we could talk about score predictions in the actual game threads, but the (2005) Game Two: Texas - 9/10/05 (Merged All) thread has taken on a life of it's own, and any score predictions will rapidly get buried under a ton of other posts.

    So, let's keep each post limited to a predicted final score, and if desired, the reason(s) why you came to your conclusion on that score.

    My current prediction (subject to change based on availability of key players):

    Ohio State 34, Texas 20

    Ohio State: I see us getting a punt/kick return for a TD; a TD either directly off of, or set up by, a turnover deep in Texas territory; and four other scoring drives of various lengths (2 TDs, 2 FGs). I think we turn the ball over no more than once. I think our punting game keeps Texas starting from inside their own territory for every drive the have (except for our one turnover).

    Texas: I see Young actually having a game better than may of us Buckeye fans think, and him having a long run for either a TD or to inside our 10 to set up a TD; another long drive for a TD but no plays over 15 yards in the drive; three other sustained drives into/near our Red Zone, with the kicker hitting two FGs and missing a third. I see about three 3-and-out drives and a couple other drives that go for about 20-30 before a punt or turnover. I think Texas turns the ball over twice (one INT and one fumble), and I think these turnovers are killers for Texas.

    The atmosphere of a night game in The Shoe is simply too much for Texas to overcome, and they start planning afterward of exacting revenge next year in Austin.
  2. casey_buckeye

    casey_buckeye 3rd time is a charm! Miami in January!

    20-10 OSU

    For OSU I'm looking for one TD from TG on a punt return, a 25+ yd. TD run from Tony Pittman, and 2 fg's from Huston.

    For Texas I see their lone TD coming from VY on a broken play and a FG from who ever their kicker is.
  3. BB73

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

    24-20, tOSU. A special teams TD is the difference.
  4. EngineerHorn

    EngineerHorn No todo alli

    Good idea Mili.

    Final score: 20-17. Flip a coin for the winner. My heart says UT, my head says OSU.

    Very few long, sustained drives by both sides. Lots of 3-and-outs and big plays. I think UT will gain more yards by a small margin, but I just can't shake the feeling that Ginn will bust one or two long returns. Nor can I shake the feeling that if there's a critical, game-changing turnover, it will be to OSU's advantage. These things happen with that type of home field advantage. Running backs on both sides should be held in check, none of them gaining more than 60 yards.

    My guess for Vince's line:
    15-30 for 200. 1 TD 1 INT. 20 carries (as much as Selvin Young and Ramonce Taylor combined) for 110 yards and a TD.

    My guess for Ginn's line:
    3 catches for 50 yards
    1 punt return for 25 yards (we kick to him once, say fuck it, and angle it out of bounds every time after)
    2 kick returns for 60 yards
  5. LoKyBuckeye

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

    tOSU 24 Texas 21

    I think there will scoring early but then both defenses will settle down and it will be a close game with a possible OT to decide it.
  6. 2002UNC

    2002UNC Newbie

    I feel that Texas and Michigan were even in talent in the RB. I predict a similar score as the OSU/Mich game.

    OSU 38
    Texas 21
  7. CCI

    CCI Metal Rules

    24-10 defense will rule this game OSU owns the 2nd half.
  8. martinss01

    martinss01 blissfully stupid

    24 - 17 tOSU in a game that isn't nearly as close as the score would indicate.

    there will be no special teams td's. but ginn will run atleast one kickoff to the 50. ginn will not see the endzone though he will have atleast 1 40+ yrd gain and several 20+. gonzo will score when they loose him in coverage and leave him all but uncovered. holmes will score and zwick/smith will score on a keeper from the ~1.

    vy will score from ~17 yrds out. he will have 2 other good runs of over 15 yards. but other than that will be held more or less in check. their tailback will score a td but their rushing beyond vy will finish with less than 70 yrds for all tb's.

    both offenses will look better than either fan bases expect.
  9. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    34 - 10

    and it won't be that close. Mac and the OC choke like schoolgirls on prom night.

    This game will be about the coaches, not the players. I just wish I could get to the sidelines pregame and stuff a lump of coal up Mac's ass...

    We would all be rich by the final buzzer.
  10. Crayfish

    Crayfish Rookie

    24 -17 OSU

    I think Texas has trouble moving the ball. OSU will put the extra man in box forcing Vince Young to beat them more through the air more than Texas would like. Passes to the TE and screens to the backs will allow them to move the ball but the OSU defense will force the Texas offense to be perfect in order to score. Texas is a great team and will capitalize on opportunities at least twice. But OSU will be too much at home at night, scoring two offensive touchdowns and one defensive or special teams touchdown. Their field goal is set up by a turnover. OSU enjoys a one turnover advantage and scores 10 points set up by turnovers as well.

    Should be a great game. Can't wait for kickoff. But first things first! We have a serious test in Miami (Oh). They'll be ready. So will we!
  11. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    OSU 27 Texas 17.

    Box score:
    Smith 17-28 225 yds 2 TD 1 INT
    Smith 10 att 50 yds 0 TD (rushing)
    Pittman 15 att 68 yds 0 TD
    Haw 10 att 56 yds 0 TD
    Gonzalez & Holmes rec TDs
    Ginn ST TD
    1 for 1 FG

    VYoung 22-35 195 yds 1 TD 2 INT
    VYoung 12 att 72 yds 1 TD (rushing)
    SYoung 20 att 81 yds 0 TD
    Taylor 08 att 34 yds 0 TD
    Thomas rec TD
    1 for 2 FG

    EDIT: avoided homerism, tried to make it slightly more realistic with history.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2005
  12. eobuck

    eobuck Freshman

    Does that mean you have reason to believe Troy won't be penalized any further?
  13. hookemhorns2004

    hookemhorns2004 'Hook Em

    Texas 17 Ohio State 14.

    tOSU misses a game tying FG late in the 4th quarter to the dismay of most everyone at the shoe. You guys saying tOSU will wrack up 34 points are smoking crack. Check out my posts in the official game thread if you want to see why I think Texas wins and why tOSU will not score that many points.
  14. casey_buckeye

    casey_buckeye 3rd time is a charm! Miami in January!

    Would that be the same crack Michigan was smoking? :pimp:
  15. Golferdow01

    Golferdow01 East-Coast Living

    24-17 tOSU. 17-17 going into the 4th quarter and Teddy runs back a kickoff or punt for the game winner

    I think that completion ratio is a bit lofty but i'd be glad to see it :)

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