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Game Thread tOSU @ Illinois, Sat 11/14 @ 12pm ET, ABC

Discussion in '2015 Football Season Capsule' started by MD Buckeye, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

    The Buckeyes visit Champagne to take on the Fighting Illini.
  2. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Noon, ABC national.
  3. youra6

    youra6 It's not over 9000

    Perhaps the worst campus I've ever had the displeasure of setting foot on.

    Fuck the FIBs.
  4. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    OSU opens -17
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  6. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    OSU vs Illinois total yards/points under Urban Meyer:

    2014: 545/55
    2013: 591/60
    2012: 567/52

    Illinois yards/pts allowed vs UNC (the offense most like OSU they have seen this year): 471/48
    Now, that game was back in September and on the road so tifwiw.

    The advanced stats say Illinois has a good defense and pretty bad offense but I'm not sure what has happened this year to make them that much better than the past 3 (and the UNC game seems to add to that).

    As far as the offense goes, they get Josh Ferguson back and healthy which can only help. Wes Lund at QB seems to struggle with consistency and accuracy. He definitely doesn't move well or like to move at all and supposedly doesn't like throwing against man coverage (thanks for the tip Glenn Mason). So all that added to a pretty weak OL would seem to suggest a similarly bad match up for Illinois on this side of the ball as well.

    The reasons for caution are mainly that it's on the road, Illinois stadium is a wind tunnel built on cursed burial ground and it's that time of year where any damn thing can happen.
    Lund has also had a ton of drops and is a SR, as is Ferguson, so you could see the potential for one of those game-of-their-otherwise-useless-life kind of performances where all of a sudden he doesn't suck for about 3 hours.

    Just some quick observations from stat sheets and a few minutes of game film today. TIFWIW.
  7. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Bored so here is another way to look at the Illini:

    vs bad teams
    Kent St W 52-3
    West ILL W 44-0
    MidTenn W 27-25
    at Purdue W 48-14

    4-0 171-42 (or an average of 43-11)

    vs "good" teams
    @ UNC L 14-48
    Neb W 14-13
    @ Iowa L 20-29
    Wisc L 13-24
    @ PSU L 0-39

    1-4 61-153 (average of 12-31)

    Interesting thing about Wisconsin game was the badgers lost Stave and their center early in the game and didn't have starting RB at all. So basically Illinois lost to Wisconsins backups by 11 at home.
  8. Michael Bluth

    Michael Bluth Sophmore

    Exactly what I've noticed about them as well.
  9. MililaniBuckeye

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

    I hope UFM keeps this going. I remember '88-'94 when Illlinois won five straight and six-of-seven against us...not to mention 2007. Fuck 'em. Jump on them early and step on their throat...
  10. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    Finally an early game
    youra6, OregonBuckeye, Thump and 2 others like this.
  11. Drubuck

    Drubuck What time is it?

    I know. And of course it's a Sat I don't work nights. Lol. Oh well. Opens up my afternoon. That said, hope we go in dry on whatever Illinois is supposed to be
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  12. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    '88 - the start of my undergrad. Coop came up to Block-O before the first game when we were all back on campus. Introduced himself. Didn't think highly of him.

    '94 - the end of grad school. Yet to think highly of him.

  13. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Kieth Byars
    Eddie George
    Carlos Hyde

    Ohio State running backs have worked up their share of #6's on the Illini.

    Zeke's turn
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  14. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Really, the only trophy in the B1G better than this is Nebraska and Minnesota playing for the $5 bits of a broken chair.
  15. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ



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