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tOSU at Illinois, November 28th, Noon on FS1

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by BB73, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. BB73

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

    Buckeyes visit the wind tunnel in Champaign.
     
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  2. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    The latest Ohio State ever played Illinois was November 25th. This happened twice.

    1933 - A 7-6 victory in Ohio Stadium
    1922 - A 6-3 victory At Illinois

    This game will be the latest we've ever played Illinois. It will have been 98 years since Ohio State played even nearly as late AT Illinois.
     
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    ILLINOIS

    Illinois made most of us feel during the 2011 season.

    The Buckeyes, of course, were directly in the middle of the most challenging season they had faced in over a decade. Gone was the coach who had risen the program back to national prominence. Gone was the title contender that was supposed to be led by a senior and Heisman Trophy favorite quarterback. Gone was hope.

    At least, we thought hope was gone.

    A week after the Buckeyes embarrassingly collapsed in Nebraska, the Fighting Luke Fickell's made their way to Champaign for a showdown against Illinois. The Joe Bauserman debacle was behind them and Braxton Miller was firmly planted behind center as QB1.

    Instead of letting their young phenom cook, Jim Bollman and company drew up a game plan that featured a single (one, 1) completion all game. The Buckeyes went on to beat No. 16 Illinois 17-7 despite finishing the game with 17 passing yards.

    I watched every single second of this game, and I will never forget.
     
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  4. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    The one game for our backups to get more than a series
     
  5. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Doc 5: Top five trophies in college football - No. 4 The Illibuck Trophy

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    No. 4 - Illibuck Trophy

    Who doesn't love turtles?

    The Illibuck Trophy is the trophy given to the winner of the Illinois-Ohio State game. (See why it has its name?) It's a wooden turtle that has the scores of each game inscribed on the turtle's shell.

    It was once a live turtle too. The turtle was chosen because of the animal's long lifespan as a symbol of the rivalry and the live turtle was first used in 1925. However, the whole "long lifespan" thing didn't really work out. The turtle died in 1927, so it was replaced by a wooden turtle that's nicknamed Illy Illibuck. That's probably a good idea. Could you imagine on-field celebrations with a live turtle?

    However, carving the scores of games in the shell of a live turtle would not be advisable. Because the scores are marked on the trophy, the rivalry is currently on the ninth version of the Illibuck. It's small enough to be carried, you know. It's not the size of a Galapagos Islad turtle. (Though we'll fully admit that if it was we'd put it as No. 1 in this list)

    But if it was monstrous it may lose some of its charm. It's a great trophy because it's simple, looks classy, and is incredibly unique. You're going to notice a wooden turtle in a trophy case and wonder what it's associated with.

    Recently, it's been associated a lot with Ohio State. Illinois' last victory in the rivalry was in 2007. The combined margin of victory in those last six games? 213-97. Illinois, you need to step up to the plate to regain your turtle.

    Though the almost-annual rivalry is about to become not-so-annual with the expansion of the Big Ten. Because the conference is set to have 14 teams in 2014, Illinois is in the West and Ohio State is in the East. That means the teams will play once every four years, though it shouldn't diminish the awesomeness of the trophy.

    Entire article: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/doc-5--top-five-trophies-in-college-football---no--4-the-illibuck-trophy-204519142.html

    Here the Illibuck is 24: https://supertailgate.com/top-50-rivalry-trophies

    And this site doesn't list the Illibuck in the top 10: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2677287-ranking-top-college-football-rivalry-game-trophies
     
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  7. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member Tech Admin Bookie

  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Looking at their numbers so far and Illinois is, well...they aren't good.
     
  9. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Lovie with no beard = no wooden turtle.

    That is all.
     
  10. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Thank goodness... I have no desire to wait around all day for a game with Illinois.

    Hopefully we can just put this team away so we can finally get our back ups in. For 3 straight games our defenses inability to play any defense in the 2nd half has kept our starters in.
     
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  11. Drubuck

    Drubuck What time is it?

  12. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    This is supposed to be a rivalry right? Well...then...fuck, I don’t know, Jack Trudeau...or something
     
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  13. BB73

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

    What does a hand job for the Canadian Prime Minister have to do with this?
     
  14. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ


    They were an insufferable pain in the ass during the 90's and into early 2000's
     
  15. BB73

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

    Glad to see you’ve successfully removed the memory of Juice in 2007 from your brain.
     

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