After watching what really was nothing short of a putrid performance by OSU Saturday night, I felt somewhat comforted and the pain from earlier in the day had at least mildly been assuaged. The casual observer was able to notice a very ho-hum, average offense for OSU that has zero creativity - even with a mobile QB who frankly may be one of the most overrated players in America - and their "stout" defense didn't really strike much fear in me as Wisconsin was able to run seemingly with little trouble against them.
In looking forward to our matchup with them in November, I'm somewhat confident that this may be our best shot in a while to finally restore the proper balance on earth and get a W in Columbus. Our offense - with it's leader at less than 100% and who played one half - was able to carve up the #1 ranked defense in America and move the ball at will. We were also missing our top O-lineman pretty much the entire game as well. Also, our biggest weakness- defense - should only be older and more improved going into this game, and won't be facing an offense any different than what we've seen so far. If anything, the fact that our defense practices against the closest thing to Denard the conference is able to throw out there, I like our chances against their offense better than any we've faced this year.
So chins up gents. I'm going out on a limb here, and saying we finish the year 9-3 with a signature W in Columbus to close out the schedule. And shit I hope as hell we win in Happy Valley next week - going there with a bunch of buddies and last thing we need is to deal with gloating drunk obnoxious PSU fans on Halloween.