Just getting it set up. No, it doesn't make the next 8 hours go any faster. But here's hoping it's a short third of a day.
Early Games Open Thread
Go toledo! that is the game i'm watching.
Punch it in!
Just making sure there's somebody else pulling for Toledo like I am!
Is Herbstreit allowed to be near children?
I think I just saw Lloyd Brady in the front row
Corso and that Heisman pose is funny
Let's go Centra; Michigan, beatthe SEC!
Fuckin' Blue in the process. Holy Toledo--go Rockets. EOE
i heard the situation is at the michigan state game.... ha.
Oregon state punting FAIL.
Oregon St. punter just firmly planted himself to the #1 spot on Sportscenter's not top ten plays for next week.
Ugh... why do underdogs punt on 4th and 3 from the 35?
That was one of the stupidest things I have ever seen. They should have just gone for it.
Toledo just blocked a punt. 1st and goal on the 1!
they are the favorites...
MSU (not that MSU) is a 5.5 point favorite, last I saw. On the road in the SEC that's a pretty big line. Pretty much everyone is picking MSU in that one.
Of course Auburn is making everyone look silly at the moment.
Yeah, you missed the fact that Auburn has freshmen starting all over the place, including on the offensive line.
I don't think it will be by that much, but I really doubt Penn St. ever feels like they are in the game. I just don't think PSU has a shot at being elite again until Joe Pa steps down.
Toledo looks pretty decent. Eric Page is the real deal. 2 point conversion too!!!
Central/Kentucky tied at 3 with about 5 minutes to go in the 1st. For those who havent followed CMU at all making a field goal is huge like Michigan making a field goal huge. We were awful in kicking
Edit: Pam Ward is calling this game btw, i need a drink already.
HAha toledo scores AND goes for 2 AND gets it...8-7 Rockets!
I was really surprised to see the 2 point conversion attempt.
Toledo going all Lane Kiffin on OSU
Look at the cajones on the toledo squad, going for two right off the bat!
Nice crowd sparty....the national spartys still cant get a full stadium....HA
I think that ref that called the facemasking penalty on toledo was paid off before the game in tattoos.
These refs are handing the game to OSU.
Jesus, toledo is getting absolutely jobbed by the refs on this drive.
Every time Toledo makes a big play, they get stupid penalties afterwards. 30 free yards for OSU on this drive alone.
Wisconsin is getting manhandled upfront, which is shocking
TOUCHDOWN Central!!!! 10-3 with 1;19 remaining in the 1st. MAC looking good early in these games.
LOL! Long run after horrible FG try by Ohio.
Let's go rockets!!
66 yard touchdown by Toledo. They fake the two point conversion and get the extra point instead.
lets go toledo
Worse than ours?
Wow, now Im seeing why everyone is so high on Toledo. They have athletes/speed all over the field.
Conspicuously absent: vs ND: 22-15-1.
I see a screen pass to Vincent Smith for a TD in our future!!!!!!!!!!!
looks like Ohio needs to start getting mr miller warmed up..because Joey B isn't doing squat right now..
I really hope MSU is ashamed that the situation is on their sidelines.
Toledo looks good right now - OSU might be in more trouble than many thought at the start of the year.
MSU looks profoundly bleh against the fghting Howard Schnellenbergers, but whatever. Should be interesting to see them next week against 0-2 ND.
Wiscy looks okay against Oregon St, but I still feel like they are missing enough players on defense that they'll lose a couple games this year. Wilson looks fine at QB, but Wiscy doesn't know how to use him properly within their normal offense, and they don't seem poised to give him free reign.
but their OL looks much better than they did last week. FAU is running right at them, which plays to MSU's strengths, so their D looks much better as well
See, I agree the defense looks better, but I'm not sold on the OL from a run-blocking sense. Bell and Baker look okay, but outside of Bell's 20-yard scamper they are averaging about 5 yards a pop against one of the worst defensive teams they'll see this year. And the funny thing with MSU is that they have some of the better WRs in the league - they should be gunning it around way more than they tend to. I think that is a Dantonio thing about ball control, but they terrify me as a passing team; as a running team, I feel like they are beatable.
Fickell's squad is looking a little fickle out there today. Lets go Rockets!!
but seeing The Situation look so at home in EL makes it worth it
Friggin embassaring. GTL Spartans!!!!!!!!!!!!
decked out in Sparty gear.
We got Gameday..they get some moron from tv in his 30's still trying to act like he is in his early 20's. Yea that is EL all the way.
Toledo should keep their first QB in the game. The offense moved the ball much better with him under center.
NOBODY START A "TOLEDO MIGHT BEAT OHIO" THREAD
I just can't stress this enough.
But there's always one....
Anyone else enjoying Urban Meyer in the booth? He clearly knows football and does a good job conveying it.
Found one that works! BTN be damned!
I dunno Dantin has made this O kinda slowdown I think...his lack of running ability is making toledo easier to defend.
13-6 CMU leads with 6 remaining in the 2nd
EDIT: Kentucky gets a interception back to around the CMU 15 but gets held and misses the field goal. Central's defense has been steping it up big time so far today
that OSU oline is suspect
Seeing Jonathan Hankins make a good play for OSU makes me a sad panda.
I'd rather watch Auburn/Mississippi State than Sparty/FAU. Too bad we're stuck with this game.
Pick 6 by Miss St. After a rough start they are now looking good
While it lasted.
Central intercepts Kentucky. Pinned on our own 1 trying to kill the clock in the 1st half.
EDIT: 13-6 Central at the half
refs are screwing toledo. Missed the obvious block in the back on ohio's punt return TD
B1G officials do that against pretty much everyone that plays B1G teams.. lol.. that makes me sound like a Domer but it's true..
A beautiful block in the back springs a huge hole on a punt return TD for OSU.
If only Toledo could line up properly on their punt team. 20 yard field position move on the first one, obvious fail on the second.
officiating the OSU-Toledo game?
If so, I'm embarassed. Such conference bias.
FIU's safety's are TERRIBLE!
But they were good enough to beat Louisville....last night.
I'm an idiot... sorry
SDSU and Army all tied up at 14.
wow norfolk state with the goalline defense. stopped west virginia on 6 straight downs from the 1
WVU initially had 1st and goal from the one. They got WVU to 3rd down from the 1, then got called for pass interference. Again WVU with 1st and goal from the 1 and got stuffed again on 3 straight plays and WVU kicked the field goal. the boos were raining down
There's that vaunted Holgerson offense for you
What is with this field goal formation for Toledo? Who cares, I guess. Toledo winning!
Am I taking crazy pills?
TD Toledo!! 22-21 Rockets
Eat that Buckeyes!
Let's go Rockets!!!!
I haven't really posted much the last year or so and am wondering if I have to fill out the verification code after every post?
Verification code? Are you getting one of those things where you have to type out the word in the box each time you post?
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Big third down stop for the Rockets.
How long before Miller is playing? I think he's in next drive--even though OSU's struggles have nothing to do with Bauserman.
It's not like Bauserman is owed anything - whomever can give the offense a spark should be in. I would expect to see Mller next drive
Great start to the second half. TD for Toledo and a 3-and-out for ohio
OSU looks pretty crappy. Toledo looks faster than OSU.
I have Rutgers @ North Carolina on here. UNC leads 17-12 at halftime.
Toledo's' O-Line has at least eight tackles today
Well, that FG could have gone better.
Those were some interesting decisions the past 3 plays for Toledo.
Penalties are so one-sided right now
Toledo: 12 penalties for 96 yards
Ohio: 2 penalties for 13 yards
Jonathan Hankins has been OSU's best player today in my opinion. Oh, what might have been.
In SDS-Army, 20-20.
Ummmm...Michigan lost to Toledo in 2008...so to get even I think they would need 2 embarassing losses.
Geez is Toledo imploding or what?
CMU goes for it on 4th and less that 1 on their own 35, gets stuffed, first play Kentucky throws a touchdown pass 13-13 with 4 to play in the 3rd
EDIT: 87 yard touchdown run for Kentucky 20-13 a few secoonds left in the 3rd. This is turning quickly
That 2pt conversion stop was huge for the Rockets
Hey Toledo, how about you stop shooting yourself in the foot?
I don't think Toledo knows the rules of football.
Lot of good games today, lot of favorites in danger. One example: Norfolk up 12-10 on WVU.
Hoping Toledo pulls it off.
The announcer of the OSU game just said that the Buckeyes haven't lost a non conference home game since 1982. Didn't SC beat them a few years ago in the shoe?
They did, with Barkley
I know Vince Young beat them in cbus lke 5 years ago. Either you heard wrong or that anouncer is an idiot
ED: In '05
I am betting the announcer is an idiot.
Just heard him repeat something similar but he added unranked.
Now if toledo scores another touchdown, should they go for 1 or 2?
OSU made a mistake by trying to chase points this early.
No way. This is not "early" anymore. If Toledo scores they should definitely go for 2
Two. A field goal would beat them if they went for one.
Anyone else's heart skip a beat whenever 3rd and long and Bauserman drops back to pass?
Please Dr. Mattison cure me!
Wow - Bauserman is really bad today
I really like this Bauserman fellow.
if we hadn't lost to Toledo. but this will send ohio into a downwards spiral, culminating with a 35-10 thrashing against us
ugh 2008 Toledo game mention....
And we have a fumble.
Angry Michigan Hating God will ensure no Schadenfreude
Why did Toledo bring in the backup QB for this important series?
UT football quite a bit and I have to say that Terrance Owens (the backup) is a much better passer than Dantin (the starter). The problem is Owens makes dumb mistakes. He has the skill, just makes the immature mistakes that go along with a guy that has only played in like 9 career games. Dantin makes better decisions but doesn't have the talent. By conference play, I expect Owens will be the full-time starter.
Just look at what Owens did on that last drive. That's why. He gave UT the best chance to win at that time but made 1 mistake I caught. The read option where all the d-lineman and linebackers pulled to the RB. Instead of keeping it where he had 15 yards of nothing in front of him, he went safe and handed it off for a 4 yard gain on the 2nd to last play. I think Dantin would've kept it.
Iowa St 4 and inches for the game.
to TIE the game, as it's currently Iowa 24 - ISU 17.
holy cow, Toledo 4-14 and they convert on a 20 yard pass! Go Rockets!
TD Iowa State an extra point away from tying it up a little over a minute left
4th and 14 conversion for Toledo!
I wish this game was on ESPN3. Stupid BTN. Can't see it.
Beat the cheaters!
Stupid Ohio State.
I share your pain.
oline wasn't very good today.
On another note....Simon had a good game. tuos weren't very good today.
Does that mean Utah State could beat us? Brrrrr.
It's not like the OSU/Toledo game was flukey. Turnovers were even and Toledo gained more yards both overall and per down.
14 to be exact.
More if you count the no-calls on Ohio Northern.
Like the blatant block in the back on the punt return td.
Looks like a lot of red in Happy Valley.
OSU got outgained by Toledo. They couldn't run the ball up the middle with any success. Bauserman didn't look good at all. OSU couldn't defend the screen at all. If a half decent team were to do this vs OSU, OSU would be lucky to keep it close.
The best part is the spin OSU fans are putting on it. They're now saying, "A win is a win, doesn't matter how ugly it is." Someone even posted on Hineygate, "Would anyone else be surprised if Toledo lost another game? They're that good." We all know if this were Michigan they'd be all over us. It's pathetic.
OMG, it looks like a home game for Alabama.
Anybody got a good link to 3:30 games? PSU v. Bama would be much appreciated
You don't get ABC?
PSU is driving:
Thanks my man
game next week should be VERY,VERY interesting.
Penn State's defense looks pretty damn good against a pretty good Alabama offense....
Or not so much.
So....are we still shaking in our collective boots at facing San Diego State?
Eastern wins 14-7 to go 2-0 heading into Ann Arbor. Their best RB was I mired in the game. Their offense is horrendous.
Wow, Iowa lost to Iowa State in overtime. Not sure if anyone else watched this game, but Iowa was absolutely struggling to contain ISU's QB. This bodes well for Denard in this year's matchup.
Im not usually the guy who complains about the officals, but those phantom penalties that were called was the reason toledo lost today. It was either a penalty that killed a toledo drive or one that kept a buckeye drive going. 102 yards in penalties for the rockets, 13 for ohio.
- Tacopants has officially transferred to Ohio State. I counted four Bausermann throws to Tacopants in the first quarter alone. Braxton Miller never played--QB could be a serious problem for OSU this season.
- OSU's special teams are almost as bad as ours. The veteran field goal kicker is 0-4 this year. Coverage on kickoffs is shoddy. If Akron and Toledo both get the ball to their 40 yard line on kickoff returns, that's bad. They did return a Toledo punt for a TD though.
- Apparently OSU fans have never heard of Arethra Franklin, because she was the only RAWK song that did not send everyone into wild rhapsody (unlike Seven Nation Army or Hell's Bells, ugh). RAWK and O-H-I-O frequently covered up the OSU marching band, which was oddly kind of the fans.
- OSU is vulnerable to mobile QBs. Most of Toledo's run yards came off of QB draws. One went for a TD on 4th and 1 from the OSU 4. That's very un-Silver Bullet-y of them.