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Buckeyes Lose Another BCS Bowl

December 31, 2009

Game Report Posted: September 19, 2009 05:17  

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After leading for nearly the entire game, and holding a seven point lead late, the Buckeyes surrendered yet another big game that was theirs to win.

It was an exciting game for sure, with neither team leading by more than seven, and a number of ties and lead changes throughout, and the crowd even got to witness back-to-back kickoff returns for touchdowns to start the second half. But in the end, there were about a half-dozen plays the Buckeyes couldn't stop, and that was all the Seminoles needed.

Florida State wins the Sugar Bowl in an Overtime thriller, and the Buckeyes go home, yet again, without a BCS win.

A Win in the Big House

November 21, 2009

Game Report Posted: September 05, 2009 04:24  

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Everything was on the line. A shot at a Big Ten title. A BCS berth. An outside shot at a return to the BCS title game. And most of all, pride was on the line as the Ohio State Buckeyes traveled to Ann Arbor for the biggest game of the year ... the biggest game of every year.

The Buckeyes did what they have been doing all year. They played solid defense, they ran the ball well, and they won the time of possession. That was enough.

However, one critical mistake could have turned this game around. With a 10-3 lead late in the second quarter, the Buckeyes drove deep into Wolverine territory, and were looking to score with under a minute in the half. However, Boom Herron would fumble on his way into the end zone, dropping the ball on the one-foot line. Junior linebacker Jonas Mouton would scoop up the fumble for the Wolverines, and rumble 39 yards before being tackled from behind by Terrelle Pryor. QB Nick Sheridan would hit a couple of big passes to take Wolverines into the end zone for the first time, tying the game at 10. The 14 point swing is the kind of thing that changes the momentum of any game, and with the Wolverines getting the ball back after the break, they had a real chance to take a lead, and perhaps break the Buckeyes' spirit.

But the combination of Buckeye defense and the legs of Brandon Saine (who came in for the injured Boom Herron early in the third quarter) were the difference. Saine ruched for 130 yards and three scores, every bit of it in the second half, and the Buckeye D got a couple of late interceptions, sealing the win and ensuring a successful season for the visiting team.

Buckeyes win. 364 days until we do it all over again.

Penn State Wins Big Ten Title

November 28, 2009

Weekly Report Posted: September 10, 2009 15:40  

It just stands to reason that the team with both the number one offense and the number one defense in the conference would end up as the conference champ. Penn State managed just such a feat, and after a win against rival Michigan State on Saturday, they have captured their second Big Ten title in a row, nudging aside the Ohio State Buckeyes by beating them in week ten in Happy Valley.

The Lions were led all season by quarterback Daryl Clark, who finished number one in the Big Ten in passing yards and touchdowns, and also by running back and Heisman favorite Evan Royster, who rushed for over 1400 yards (top in the conference) and 14 touchdowns (also the top mark in the conference). The combo turned out to be too much for the rest of the Big Ten to handle, and the Lions will be the Big Ten's top representative in the upcoming BCS bowl games.

On the strength of a big win at Michigan in the final week of the season, the Buckeyes managed to place second in the Big Ten, successfully ending any hope of a BCS bid for the Wolverines. The Buckeyes were Spartan fans in the final week, as a Michigan State win over Penn State in the final week would have made Ohio State the Big Ten champs, but it was not to be, and the Buckeyes' only loss of the season was enough to cost them the Big Ten for the second year in a row. It's safe to say that when Penn State comes to Columbus next season, the Buckeyes, and especially Terrelle Pryor, who has never beaten the Nitttany Lions, will be ready.

The Buckeyes believe their season still warrants BCS consideration, and expect to receive an at-large bid, perhaps against the Pac-10 champ, or maybe Notre Dame. There is still much to be decided, but the Buckeyes are officially ine "wait and see" mode for the next couple of weeks.

Will Joe Go?

December 31, 2009

Weekly Report Posted: September 22, 2009 16:49  

Sophomore quarterback Joe Bauserman might just be looking at another year on the bench. The talented young QB played well when given the chance, but with All-Everything QB Terrelle Pryor locked into the starting job, Joe just might be looking to transfer. After sitting through his second consecutive BCS bowl game without seeing the field, and with a number of schools eager to have him, could this be the last time we see Joe in the Scarlet and Gray?

Michigan Native Signs During Michigan Week

November 21, 2009

Weekly Report Posted: September 05, 2009 03:07  

Just before the biggest week of the season, the Buckeyes reached up north and snagged yet another top 250 recruit. Defensive back Tyrone Malone decided to become a Buckeye this week. Although he'll have a hard time cracking a starting lineup with so many young corners, Malone has a pretty diverse skill set. Malone's not the biggest, or the fastest, but Coach Griffin claims to have seen a number of intangibles in the young corner from Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and is very pleased with the commitment.

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Big 10 Conference Standings
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1 Penn State 12-1 7-1 487 129
2 Ohio State 11-2 7-1 465 206
3 Michigan 11-2 7-1 456 243
4 Wisconsin 11-2 6-2 439 214
5 Illinois 6-7 3-5 364 361
6 Indiana 4-8 3-5 245 311
7 Purdue 5-7 3-5 288 318
8 Michigan State 6-7 3-5 254 259
9 Iowa 5-7 2-6 296 298
10 Minnesota 4-8 2-6 221 385
11 Northwestern 5-7 1-7 268 290

Offensive Team Captain

LG - Justin Boren

Defensive Team Captain

FS - Anderson Russell

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