Afternoon Games Open Thread: Go Meteor!
The ref ran into the Marshall head coach causing a huge gash that is bleeding all over his face.
Major gaff on the part of the Assback coach.
Interesting call? How about a STUPID call?!?
Weird playcalling by Ohio there. You're moving it on the ground and then go through the air all of a sudden?
Wow going for the strip instead of just tackling him leads to a TD
Wow. Worst tacking I have ever seen.
Superb tackling by Ohio...
GERG level tackling there!
Tackle much Buckeyes?
Roby gets called for a facemask and decent field position becomes great field position....and Mumphrey, who dodged no less than 457 tackles and/or attempts to strip the ball, gets a TD. Spartans take the lead. Damnit.
Going for the strip at the 7 instead of the tackle might cost OSU the game. Just make the stop--you have a great chance to hold MSU to 3.
Greg Robinson must be teaching Ohio how to tackle.
13 points already. I was NOT expecting Sparty to score that many points.
Eh, if UAB can do it, I think MSU can do it.
Mumphs like I dropped 10 passes today but I got that one!
It's ok to go for the strip when the ballcarrier is wrapped up or has no chance of additional forward progress. Don't try to strip the ball from him mid stride.
Not to mention, even if the ball comes out there's a decent chance it goes OOB.
Hey, here's a great idea! Let's practice tackling once a week! Being able to tackle won't be a game-breaker right?
Tony Gibson start coaching the Ohio DBs. That looked familiar for some reason.
until ole Fickell gets the boot from Meyer?
Hopefully never. They're pitiful.
I hate that there is a guy named Dennard on msu
I really think Urban is in trouble in this conference. He wont be able to out-talent everyone on the field because there isn't nearly enough to choose from in the midwest compared to the southeast.
Take that with no Mattison, Strong, Mullen on his staff and I hope buckeye fans realize they aren't getting the urban from florida.
With Hoke, Kelly, and to a lesser extent Dantonio going into Ohio and getting good talent it's going to be a struggle for Urban.
That might be a bit naive. Take a look at what Meyer did with OSU's recruiting class this past year with the 3 months he had before NSD. His resume speaks for itself, and kids from the south will want to play for him. He won 2 national titles in the toughest conference in college football. There's no reason he can't have success in the B1G.
I think the only thing that might hinder his recruiting success is how good or bad the B1G becomes in the near future. If the conference as a whole continues to go down the crapper, he'll lose a lot of recruiting battles to the SEC. Kids want to play for national titles, plain and simple.
"Vincent Smith touchdown!"
I could so hear Musberger saying that.
Well, this is interesting.
Wow. Perfect throw. And the WR caught it!
LOL and just like that Adams gets smoked.
Vincent err Kevin err Devon Smith touchdown.
Nice pass, wow! Was that Miller? Looked like an actual spiral to less than wide open WR.
VINCENT SMITH FINGER GUNS!
Momentum killer much?
Devin Smith gets the TD on what looked like a horrible matchup in the secondary (wheels vs. not so much). I know that Devin Smith is a busy man, playing for three or four teams as he does, but I am somehow pleased that he was there to catch this pass.
And wow there is a ton of red in that stadium
Our Devin Smith is better.
that was a nicely thrown ball
Sparty gives up after they do something good.
You have to challnege MSU's corners. Their constant blitzing has made the secondary seem a lot better than it is.
This devin smith guy is pretty good
This thread is getting a little long ... yay or nay on a 4th quarter schadenfreude thread? Vote this comment up to +5 for a new thread, vote down for nay...
Nice end around, Sparty
How is Ohio losing to UMASS?
Cuz UMass is a decent team.
Believe it or not, teams can improve throughout the season.
Tony Lippett holds the ball up after a mundane reception to signal that he caught it. That's pretty funny
Reminds me of all those passes to Posey against us last year. Miller has it in him.
Except in this case, it was an actual good throw with actual coverage. Not an underthrown ball to someone with no one in 10 yards of him.
Ohio's pass defense sucks.
and the idiot color guy on the MSU radio broadcast keeps asserting that MSU has more talent and is more athletic than Ohio State. The last time he was making that boast, OSU gets the long touchdown pass to reclaim the lead.
If memory serves me correctly....that is former Sparty QB Bill Burke who does the radio with Blaha.
Whoever it is, he sounds like he's about 60 years old and not that bright.
Whether they're on the field or up in the broadcast booth, Spartoons just can't keep from running their mouth.
Both of these teams look shitty.
These two are playing like how old people fuck; slow and sloppy.
Heisman Watch: The man, the myth, the legend, Leapfrog Leveooonn Bell having a monster night. 37 yards 0 touchdowns against this tough Buckeye defence.
Something MSU did right: beating OSU in 1998.
Wow nice play by Braxton Miller staying on his feet.
that was some ugly tackling as well
Allen has regressed quite a bit this year. He can't wrap up at all.
MSU only needs 160 more yards to get as many as UAB got on OSU...
Marshall scores again. Purdue leads them 45-35.
Amazing that MSU can't seem to recognize that Miller always looks to that 5-yard sideline route for a safety valve.
Okay I confess I may have spoken too soon about Purdue being "really" good. Now 45-35
That is also with 2 returned interceptions for touchdowns.
So Dantonio makes a living recruiting good Ohio players? News to me.
Have a hard time since Meyer is closing the border when it comes to recruiting. Somebody tell Coach Hoke.
Spaaaaartans! What is your profession!!!!
Umm...Brent, Hoke is the one who is taking urban to school in Ohio. Dantonio doesn't really hit the same guys Urban does. I mean dantonio needs to worry about Hoke coming in and taking those guys like Rush that Dantonio has made a living on that the old staff completely passed on for whatever reason.
That's gotta be a bum knee
Not sure on that call....
Dantonio recruits the galaxy ! Get it right Brent !!
sparty got screwed there
This is why anytime you have a potential fumble, you should just let the play keep going.
What's the upside for blowing it down so early? The only "bad outcome from allowing State to take it to the endzone is a tired defender. By blowing it down there, they might well have helped decide the game in a major way.
Annual Urban recruiting hype
Braxton miller has been injured 3 times today
Looks like a knee.
UH OH.. looks ugly for Miller
That knee does not look good.
The Spartans are highlighting a new fixture in the defense called "community tackling", it seems. It takes a village to bring down a rusher or receiver.
Also, that looked like a fumble to me, but hopefully Miller is OK - looks like he fell awkwardly on his knee, and it doesn't look pretty.
Braxton injured. Goodbye bucks season. Just hang on here.
Are you a doctor? Or did you just stay at a Holiday Inn express last night?
Braxton Miller bails out MSU yet again.
That fumble not called was obviously a Jim Delaney conspiracy to screw Sparty.
Every MSU chant involves some sort of vulgar language. Bullshit, pussy, bitch, fuck [insert opponent name here]. Did I miss any?
Braxton is hurt
He'll be back for the UM game. Count on it.
Hope he's ok never good to see an injury.
That said smart play to pick the ball up immediately as I remember we had something similar happen in our Trash Tornado game last year but didn't pick up immediately.
Need the Ohio defense to learn how to tackle for this game only right now.
My hopes coming into this game were that Sparty would lose, and they'd get screwed by the refs. Well, right now I'm 1 out of 2. Go refs!
But the replay guy took it away. The refs need to step it up.
Big caveat, but without two pick-6s, Marshall is taking it to Purdue big time.
Hyperextended knee? Could have blown a ligament or two, even if he can still walk on it.
Non contact knee injuries are never good, especially with the torque he put on that knee.
Georgia reasserting itself now. 43-30.
Its extremely risky to put him back in.
Sparty's endless fortunes are amazing.
1. OSU rotates off their schedule quite often (14 times in the last 28 years).
2. Last year, they faced an OSU team with suspended players and Joe Bauserman at QB.
3. Braxton might not be coming back in this game. Or at the very least, not be at 100%
It's been a heck of a run for them the last couple yrs..I guess after 40 yrs suck they were due for something positive.
Zook it please
FWIW, I think college needs to follow the NFL and automatically review Tds and turnovers. Then the refs can let those plays go with impunity.
That's doesn't work even in the NFL though. Refs in football at all levels blow plays dead way too often.
Every play is supposed to be reviewed. The ones they want to take a longer look at and maybe overturn are the ones that are called down and play stops.
OSU gift wrapping this game to State.
State admits they can't run the ball.
Make up call
Quite a break for Sparty. Lippett was just a decoy on that play and happened to get held.
To "sweep the leg".
How much does Bell weigh?
IDK. 300, 400 lbs maybe. If only the announcers would tell us . . .
Does anyone think ABC has the crowd noise volume up way too high? It is hard to hear the announcers
Nope. What I hate is under-volumed crowds that make it sound dead.
Absolutely, that drunk tank is never this loud.
Cabrera 3-run HR!
Did ESPN just say that Cincinnati is leading Virginia Tech at home? Cincy is technically the "home" team, but the game's being played at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.
Yep. Horrible uniform matchup. Ugly game, too.
Miggy 3 run homer. Tied for the lead again.
I think i might be the only person who wants MSU to win.
Every OSU loss is 1 step closer to the nuts fanbase giving meyer a heart attack.
Do you fear Meyer? I don't. I don't care if he's there 15 years.
No one wants ohio to win, it's more that we want/need sparty to lose
Yeah, well I wanna win the god damn big ten. I want state to beat Nebraska if that makes you feel better.
Particularly if MSU wins today. Might need Nebraska to win.
Conroy is states game breaker.
I will give the Spartans this - they may not be very good in the red zone, but they are lethal from 50 yards out.
I hate, hate, hate rooting for OSU, but an MSU loss helps us, so it has to be done.
This is kind of like the basketball game in East Lansing last year where an OSU win over MSU gave us a share of the conference title. I felt dirty rooting for them in that one too but it was for the greater good.
Dirks goes yard, 6-0 tigers.
Good game thus far. Hard hitting, defensive fight, as I expected.
Kind of odd that some sparty assistants are wearing red caps.
Those are signal callers , we even used to have some when RR was here. In the form of arm bands.
They wear red so that their visible to the QB
Two great SEC defenses on display as Georgia leads Tennessee 49-37 with 3 to go in the 3rd.
Wow....Miller doesn't seem to have a lot of zip on some of his throws.
He has zip on some of his throws?
I'm hoping Hill saves his next masterpiece for us.
One thing I have noticed the last few years is that MSU is very good at disguising coverages. I wish we did more.
Marshall couldn't get in from 4th and goal from the 5. Purdue now leads them 51-41 with 3 minutes left.
I feel slightly better about playing Purdue next week.
Yeah, over 500 yards given up to Marshall and outgained by 100. Not a great performance at all.
That fumble is looming large right now. MSU's defense was incredibly lucky there - they gave up a first down and didn't even force the fumble. Ohio was on the verge of breaking the game open when that happened.
But that's been Sparty's MO the last few years. They don't make a lot of mistakes, and then wait for others to choke. It's a good plan when it works.
Can't get too conservative here. Protect the ball above all else but need to go for at least a field goal.
There's only four minutes left. Just move the chains a couple of times and call it a day.
So much for the vaunted Purdue defense. 35 pts and over 500 yards to Marshall is blech.
What made Urban leave Florida last time?
My God, nobody wants to win this game.
Fragel just ate Gholston's lunch. Wow...wasn't even competetive.
holding alot on OSU tonight and not alot of them being called
fancy that, in a football coach, no less!
Kerbie - Gholston is NOT an All-American. He's barely an all-state.
William Gholston All American?
That was probably game.
Didn't they get their right tackle from student body open tryouts or something equally ridiculous? That was a huge issue position for them coming into the year.
Please hang on Bucks...pleeeeeaaasssseeee.
MSU misses Jerel Worthy right now. Their DTs are getting dominated in the second half.
All Ohio has to do now is make a few first downs look like a mammoth effort. Wait, they've been doing this for the most part. Obviously, if they make good on this drive, that's game.
Do we have a start time for the Purdue game next week yet?
4 I believe.
that RichRod never offered Fragel or Hankins
Good to know that, on third down, Meyer would definitely not go for it on 4th down in any circumstance.
Need 4 moar yards please.
Edit: Thank you.
Dantonio makes Urban Meyer look like a saint.
Uh, oh. They're starting to believe their own hype, now. Herbie just said Tom Gholston was an all American. Last I checked he wasn't.
That's the ballgame folks.
The All American Gholston would have made that play.
Yea..No worthy is a HUGE chunk from this D. When no one on the Sparty DLine needs a double....they cant get those LB's in clean anymore.
Clock sooooo sloooooow to start....
A cheap shot is looming. I can feel it.
You got bested, Narddog.
Second game in three weeks that their rush D came up small in the 4th quarter. They're not the same without Worthy.
Welcome to the two loss club Sparty
Sparty fail. Again.
Coach D, out coached
O.K. It's over. It helped us out. We had to root for these assholes. Now let us never speak of it again.
Let us move on, and prosper, er, profit.
Lots of yards, neither defense looked great, turnovers galore. Only "troubling" development is maxwell looked good but his WRs lack hands
I'd take Maxwell looking okay given how dedicated OSU was to shutting down the run.
I don't think he looked that good. You can't put too much stock in Herbstreit's analysis - he sticks up for every QB in the country.
Man, Dantonio's press conference should be fun.
Should have gotten more of those "The Woodshed" articles in before they lost 2 in East Lansing.
Both msu and osu are extremely beatable.
Every damn team in the Big Ten is extremely beatable.
Why the hell was Sparty playing so far off the line on OSU's 3rd and 4 with two mins left in the game? Like OSU was going to pass the fricking ball. Back to the middle of the pack for Sparty.
jesus brent...what recruiting wars are you speaking of?
The ones that led to All American Gholston coming to MSU.
State could be 1-4, ha. I mean if that emu wide out holds on and Boise doesn't kill themselves with their own sparty O.
How'd you stop bell, "well we tackeled"
Braxton is sporting some serious Craig Roh eyebrows.
real shame about reid fragel. he turned out pretty good.
Mah. No meteor strike means I am disappointed.
The night is still young.
Zachary Boren representing and keeping it classy. All he was doing was celebrating after a win. He's never had an issue with that.
IT'S COUCH BURNING TIME.
The Spartan radio "MSU has more talent than Ohio State" broadcast crew can go suck their thumbs now.
Not looking forward to the media sucking off Ohio for the next few weeks now. Oh well, not much we can do about it. I'll take the MSU loss any day though. Damn these divisional alignments.
This will be the lead story on espn now all week long.
endless speculation about how the Buckeyes might win the league and can't play in the championship, etcetera.
So, I know Nebraska is *also* in our division and also a contender to win the Legends, but... absolutely zero doubt here about wanting them to wtfpwn Ohio. This isn't even up for debate. Go Huskers.
For those keeping score at home, MSU managed to gain less yardage on the Ohio defense than Miami OH, UAB, UCF, and Cal. Yes, Miami OH gained more yardage than MSU did.
The good news is that MSU was almost able to hold Ohio to as many yards as UAB was able to
Despite this, MSU moved the ball much better than I thought they would.
I think we were expecting different things. I expected MSU to win because I figured they would be able to move the ball like they did against Central. Ohio's defense has just been not good this year. And I figured MSU would have a good enough D to make some stops. Either MSU's O is not as good as I thought, or Ohio's D just really stepped up for this game.
is that you thought MSU's O was good to begin with
I can't wait for someone to upload Marky's post game press conference.
He'll be laying in the weeds game planning for our game as opposed to giving stinking press conferences. No smiles for Mark Dantonio after this one. Thank goodness.
And now the Tigers have decided to make it interesting. Come on guys.
Most of their difficult games are at home from here on out. The Urban Hype is going to reach mountain top levels.
pretty sure I blinked and missed Meyer and Dantonio greet each other at midfield. #sportsmanship. (pre-emptive that's what she said)
Don't use Hashtags.
Don't use hash tags , we 're not 14.
in fact, you should probably stop communicating with me. #tocatchapredator
might want to resend your memo to Martavius Odoms though
Thankfully,the Rays are punishing the Sox.
Benoit is terrible.
That grand slam really hurt.
If they lose this, this could be the most epic choke job of the year.
Fsu, south florida players nearly fight.
Cincy td with 13 seconds left to take 2 point lead before extra point conversion.
27-24 cincy leading va tech
I feel this is becoming more common but watching osu celebrate like they'd won the b1g struck me as disrespectful. they had the band playing and shit. I know they're honoring the fans but just go to the fucking lockerroom. you only beat sparty.
I know you guys absolutely hate OSU be reason with me here...
If Michigan State is playing OSU who do you root for? This wouldn't be the first time Michigan has rooted for OSU (see OSU vs. MSU last day of conference play in basketball).
Good luck next week vs. Purdue.
Please try not to treat MSU too bad after their lost.
Hey Buckeye. Maybe you should ask your McDonalds co-workers how to correctly write your last sentence.
C'mon dude - I hate the Buckeyes too but let's not gratuitiously be a dick to OSU fans here who aren't themselves being dicks; we're better than that.
athough there were times when I wanted the camera to pan the sky for the meteor