FanDuel - WFBC

September 07, 2006

#1 vs #2 : Rematch of last years 25-22 thriller won by Texas, but Texas has replaced Vince Young with redshirt freshman Colt McCoy, while Ohio State counters with fifth year senior Troy Smith, who is a good 'un. Should be a barn burner.

posted by mjkredliner to football at 01:38 AM - 46 comments

I admire programs that aren't afraid to play a tough non-conference game or two, and this certainly qualifies.

posted by mjkredliner at 01:49 AM on September 07

I'll be in heaven on Saturday. Penn State at Notre Dame at 3:30, followed by this game. I even got a dog sitter so I don't miss anything. It'll be a two-TV evening at Rancho De SummersEve as South Carolina plays Georgia at 7:45 in what could prove to be a very important early SEC match-up. If you think about it, you're better off scheduling the harder games early in the season because if you lose, you can recover in the polls. If you lose late in the season you're cooked.

posted by SummersEve at 04:08 AM on September 07

Yes, I neglected to mention those games SummersEve, thanks for fixin' my oversight. Kudos to Miami and Fla. State for bringing us fans a great matchup last week, too.

posted by mjkredliner at 07:21 AM on September 07

I have a feeling all the games mentioned above are going to be right down to the wire type games. I'm looking forward to the Penn State game. The offense didn't run the ball well last week. Hopefully Joe Pa will find the answer to that. We are...Penn State!!! Georgia-South Carolina will be a battle X 10. These schools don't like each other at all. It's even more intense with Spurrier being there. Go Dawgs!!!

posted by dbt302 at 08:38 AM on September 07

If you think about it, you're better off scheduling the harder games early in the season because if you lose, you can recover in the polls. If you lose late in the season you're cooked. Huh? If you think about it, it's not like they could've scheduled OSU v UT in November. You can only play non-conference opponents the first four games.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:26 AM on September 07

For the most part you're right, Ufez. But the 12 game schedule does give a bit more flexiblity. There are a handful of teams with a late non-con games in addition to their traditional rivalries. Those games are mismatches for now (i.e. Michigan vs Ball State, Nov. 4 or Penn State vs Temple, Nov 11) as teams had to fill out the schedules on relatively late notice, but it could offer an oppurtunity for a late season marquee non-con game. My point is who's going to take that risk, since you can't recover in the polls at that point in the season?

posted by SummersEve at 10:00 AM on September 07

You can only play non-conference opponents the first four games. Notre Dame wouldn't have anyone to play.

posted by bperk at 10:06 AM on September 07

I need to learn to stir the mud in my post's a little more, maybe I shoulda said Texas is gonna win because the Big 12 is vastly superior to The Medium 11 or somethin' along them lines...I know there's some OSU fans out there!

posted by mjkredliner at 10:17 AM on September 07

I need to learn to stir the mud...a little more Like your spoon isn't busy enough already? I don't have to work Saturday, and my wife does, which, in this case, turns out good for both of us. Already stocked up on Doritos and Newcastle, and fully ready for my first "don't come anywhere near me 'cause I'm busy watching football" weekend! Hey God, thanks for contact sports!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:44 AM on September 07

Like your spoon isn't busy enough already? Ha, I knew that was comin', you rascal...

posted by mjkredliner at 10:48 AM on September 07

I don't know about other Texas fans but I am tired of hearing about how Vince Young is all we had last year you don't go undefeated and win a championship without defense,now don't get me wrong I am a huge VY fan.Now as far as the game this saturday it will be the same outcome as last year Texas wins!!!!!!!!!!

posted by bevo196910 at 01:41 PM on September 07

I agree. That team was far more than just VY. OSU's D looked suspect in the first game, and I think Texas will capitalize.

posted by the don at 01:54 PM on September 07

I'm thinkin' OSU and their fans best get used to this!

posted by mjkredliner at 01:58 PM on September 07

I don't know about other Texas fans but I am tired of hearing about how Vince Young is all we had last year He was the undeniable star in the only Texas game last year that I still remember! Obviously, I am not a Texas fan. Though I would rather Texas win than Ohio State. Everyone hates Ohio State.

posted by bperk at 02:15 PM on September 07

Everyone hates Ohio State. Every normal person hates Ohio State.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:28 PM on September 07

The Bucks win by 10.

posted by Desert Dog at 03:30 PM on September 07

Ohio State is going all the way. Texas is going down because they have no one to cover Ted Ginn now that their CB is suspended. Even with him OSU would win. The Bucks will win it all.

posted by cmaster at 04:08 PM on September 07

Too bad USC isn't also playing. They'll move into No 2 without sweating..........

posted by Tigger1 at 05:52 PM on September 07

Ted Ginn isnt even that great of a receiver. All he has is speed, and that doesnt make u a great receiver. The biggest game of his carrer was against a Notre Dame secondary that everydody threw on. How many yards did he have against Texas last year anyway....

posted by the don at 10:53 PM on September 07

I wouldn't underestimate Ginn, not with Tarell Brown out due to stupidity. Ginn will draw double coverage, and Texas WILL NOT kick to him if they can help it.

posted by mjkredliner at 11:30 PM on September 07

This is my first big gameweek since moving to Austin and it's all we're hearing about on TV and radio. From the players and coaches, there hasn't been a lot of talk about Brown starring in Blunts and Guns; they seem to be reasonably media savvy. Bring it on, OSU. Let's see what you got.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 10:31 AM on September 08

Welcome home, Texan. I'm sure the mexican food back here is a welcome relief...

posted by mjkredliner at 11:01 AM on September 08

Ted Ginn isnt even that great of a receiver. Bite your tounge. To make a statement like that makes one wonder if you have even seen him play.

posted by jojomfd1 at 11:23 AM on September 08

Teddy Ginn is good but not good enough,now Troy Smith on the otherhand will get his ass knocked off in this game he will have to run because he won't have time to throw and when he runs is when he will pay for it our defense is too good.Oh and don't forget about our recievers and running backs OSU is in for a long day!!!HOOK'EM HORNS

posted by bevo196910 at 11:36 AM on September 08

Hey bperk I am not denying VY was a star but he wasn't the only star on this team , but what he was was a leader.I just hope Colt can lead we will find out saturday if he can. HOOK'EM!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by bevo196910 at 11:42 AM on September 08

I live in Austin, so I'm a horns fan by default. OSU is a great team. Smith and Ginn can be very scary. Ginn only had a net 6 yards last year, but was being covered by Huff. I think this year he is going to get a lot more chances. However, TX defense is no slouch. Horns win 13-10.

posted by devinsdad at 12:06 PM on September 08

OSU's D looked suspect in the first game OSU's D gave up 172 yds on 26 attempts(6.6 Y/A) to the NCAA's leading returning rusher from last year, Garrett Wolfe. They also held him to 0 rushing TD's, his score came on a pass. They recorded 4 sacks and an interception. Yes they gave up some rushing yards, oh well. They gave up no rushing TD's. With nine new starters on defense facing Wolfe, not a bad outcome no rushing TD's. This week will be a much better indicator of those nine new starters though. I am glad they are broken in. The true question for you Texas fans is, will Colt McCoy choke? This is not the North Texas Mean Green this week. This is real college football.

posted by jojomfd1 at 12:54 PM on September 08

O - H - I - O BUCKS WIN 24-14

posted by darladombroski@sbcglobal.net at 12:59 PM on September 08

Actually, jojmfd1, Northern Illinois and North Texas both are pretty decent programs (for their size, especially), and always face some pretty darn tough non-conference foes. Both teams have proven quite capable of pulling off an upset or two in recent memory.

posted by mjkredliner at 02:03 PM on September 08

Troy Smith on the otherhand will get his ass knocked off in this game he will have to run because he won't have time to throw and when he runs is when he will pay for it our defense is too good. I was keeping my buckeyehole shut until this. It's one thing to root for your team ... entirely another to talk smack about stuff you undoubtedly know nothing about. OSU's OL, Troy Smith's mobility, his endurance, and his decision-making skills while moving = the absolute strengths of the team. And all this hype about McCoy ... even if I were a Texas faithful, I think I'd be saving the chirping until I saw him play against a team other than one that went 2-9 in the SunBelt conference. Having said that, it's hardly in the bag for either team. Texas is a quality team, OSU's defense annoyed me last week, and I unfortunately wouldn't be at all surprised if Texas won. Only way I'm surprised is if it's a blowout either way. I'm predicting 34-30, Ohio State.

posted by littleLebowski at 02:10 PM on September 08

I realize OSU didnt give up a rushing TD, but they still gave up 393 yards of offense. Also, NIU did throw an INT in the red zone. Dont count on that vs. UT.

posted by the don at 02:17 PM on September 08

In old Ohio there's a team That's known throughout the land, Eleven warriors, brave and bold, Whose fame will ever stand, And when the ball goes over, Our cheers will reach the sky, O-HI-O field will hear again The Buckeye Battle Cry Drive! Drive on down the field, Men of the scarlet and grey, Don't let them through that line, We have to win this game today, C'mon Ohio! Smash through to victory, We cheer you as we go, Our honor defend, We will fight to the end, for O - HI - O

posted by boxscore jr. at 04:56 AM on September 09

Liquidate Ohio State and turn the Buckeyes blue. They breed a lot of cattle in Columbus, It looks just like a zoo. Knock them off their ivory towers, Send them crawling into the showers, Down with Ohio State, Itís a no nothing party school. They say the girls who go to O.S.U., Are husband hunting dames, They dig the jocks who got the killer instinct, Not the boys with brains. At Columbus youíre way ahead, With straight Aís in Physical Ed, Down with Ohio State, Itís a no nothing party school. Bust your guts for Tressel, Move your butts for Tressel, Liquidate Ohio State and turn the Buckeyes blue, They breed a lot of cattle in Columbus, It looks just like a zoo. Rah! Rah! Rah! Knock them off their ivory towers, Send them crawling into the showers, Down with Ohio State, Itís a know nothing party schoooooooooool.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:14 AM on September 09

The Eyes of TEXAS are upon you, All the live long day The Eyes of TEXAS are upon you, You cannot get away. Do not think you can escape them, At night, or early in the morn The Eyes of TEXAS are upon you, 'Till Gabriel blows his horn!

posted by mjkredliner at 10:06 AM on September 09

I went back to Ohio But my pretty countryside Had been paved down the middle By a government that had no pride The farms of Ohio Had been replaced by shopping malls And muzak filled the air From Seneca to Cuyahoga Falls Said, a, o, oh way to go Ohio

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:02 AM on September 09

Congrats to OSU, they are a very good team, Troy Smith, Ginn and Gonzales are dangerous and well poised, the defense re-loaded quite well this off-season, and the depth on the lines is scary. Mack Brown was right in voting them as #1. Big 10, you got your work cut out for ya.

posted by mjkredliner at 11:30 PM on September 09

Why no smack talk now from the Texas bunch? Lets hear it about our suspect defense. Nice 7 points Texas.By the way you are welcome for the penalty that gave you the extra yards for that score. )Otherwise, it could have very easily been only 3 points or worse. The Bucs will be national champs again this year, get used to hearing it!

posted by jojomfd1 at 11:33 PM on September 09

Rewrite the book and rule the pages, saving face, secured in faith Bury, burn the waste behind you This land is the land of ours, this river runs red over it We are not your allies, we can not defend This is where they walked, this is where they swam Take a picture here, take a souvenir Cuyahoga Cuyahoga, gone Cuyahoga Cuyahoga, gone

posted by BullpenPro at 11:37 PM on September 09

Why no smack talk now from the Texas bunch? Lets hear it about our suspect defense. Nice 7 points Texas. I think you've mistaken this for a team-specific board. Let's not.

posted by yerfatma at 08:52 AM on September 10

Well done, OSU. The better team won.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 02:01 PM on September 10

The Bucs will be national champs again this year, get used to hearing it! It's one win. That doesn't mean, "trash the guidelines, OSU Rox!" is the order of the day. Maintain. Act like you've been there before.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:29 PM on September 10

Well done, OSU. The better team won. Thank you texan.

posted by jojomfd1 at 08:32 PM on September 10

Everyone hates Ohio State. Every normal person hates Ohio State. posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 2:28 PM CDT on September 7 O - H - I - O BUCKS WIN 24-14 posted by darladombroski@sbcglobal.net at 12:59 PM CDT on September 8 In old Ohio there's a team That's known throughout the land, Eleven warriors, brave and bold, Whose fame will ever stand, And when the ball goes over, Our cheers will reach the sky, O-HI-O field will hear again The Buckeye Battle Cry Drive! Drive on down the field, Men of the scarlet and grey, Don't let them through that line, We have to win this game today, C'mon Ohio! Smash through to victory, We cheer you as we go, Our honor defend, We will fight to the end, for O - HI - O posted by boxscore jr. at 4:56 AM CDT on September 9 Liquidate Ohio State and turn the Buckeyes blue. They breed a lot of cattle in Columbus, It looks just like a zoo. Knock them off their ivory towers, Send them crawling into the showers, Down with Ohio State, Itís a no nothing party school. They say the girls who go to O.S.U., Are husband hunting dames, They dig the jocks who got the killer instinct, Not the boys with brains. At Columbus youíre way ahead, With straight Aís in Physical Ed, Down with Ohio State, Itís a no nothing party school. Bust your guts for Tressel, Move your butts for Tressel, Liquidate Ohio State and turn the Buckeyes blue, They breed a lot of cattle in Columbus, It looks just like a zoo. Rah! Rah! Rah! Knock them off their ivory towers, Send them crawling into the showers, Down with Ohio State, Itís a know nothing party schoooooooooool. posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 6:14 AM CDT on September 9 No we'd all hate to not follow the guidelines. Shall I go on with the rest?

posted by jojomfd1 at 09:13 PM on September 10

For what it's worth, jojomfd1, I thought most of what was said was all in fun, and you all are entitled to gloat a little. I was guilty of being a homer somewhat myself, but hey, I like the school songs and all that, to me, that is what college football is all about...I heard the battle of the bands was very good, too. Buckeyes #1 For now!

posted by mjkredliner at 12:46 AM on September 11

Thats all it was mjk. And as far as a "team-specific board" goes. I know that and did not do this in another FPP. I only did it in a Team-specific thread. I know it was not you that said that, I just didn't think I did anything that wrong with everything else going on in here. I at least addressed the score, and the penalty prior to bragging a little. Thanks mjk.

posted by jojomfd1 at 08:03 AM on September 11

Thank you texan. The truth is the truth, Joe, painful as it may be. We lost any chance of winning with the fumble and Ohio State making us pay with an all-too-easy touchdown...OSU made it look easy against a pretty damn good defense. I'm sure it's been said somewhere on the web, but Colt McCoy is no Vince Young, even with his made-for TV name. That boy has the arm of a 6th grader and why Texas didn't keep running off tackle, I'll never know. Like Vince Lombardi once said (loosely) "Keep running 'til they stop you".

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 02:48 PM on September 11

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