Either the Illini have been way over-rated, or the Buckeyes are starting to show some life. Brandon Herron being back seems to be making a difference, too.
Jesus. OSU is 0-3 passing in the 4th quarter! And theyre winning!
You beat me too it!
They have ZERO yards passing and they are in the 4th quarter and WINNING! There O and D lines look impressive. We need to keep improving in the trenches and get Denard going if we are going to win the rivalry game.
OSU is pitching a shut out on the road against a ranked team, and we get embarrassed by little brother. Horrible day so far.
I agree that we need to improve our OL. Msu showed that if you blitz this OL they are going to have problems.
else ready to re-evaluate the Nov. 26th showdown? Ohio has displayed incredible resiliency in coming back from offensive ineptness vs. Miami and MSU and the massive choke vs. Huskers.
Go to the game and support your team. You'll be kicking yourself if we win and you're not there.
I'm the most neurotic Michigan fan on this board and I'm going to The Game. Don't let fear rule your life!
I'll happily buy your tickets if you're indeed selling them.
I would buy and walk from california for the tickets or wait until i move back to michigan ...but seriously i want to go to the game!
I'm not watching this game but every time I turn to check out the score, the Buckeyes are even further ahead! What the...
The Illini must not be that good. They're at home, they barely beat Northwestern...well at least they better not be that good, I've been fantasizing about a Buckeye beatdown in November for a few weeks now.
In spite of everything, OSU is actually undefeated in the Leaders Division.
Doesn't matter, it's complete conference record that counts.
Wow. Didn't see OSU dominating Illinois like this, especially Illinois' inability to score.
illinois just lost it right there with that interception.
LoL Zook, take the points or did you not know the score again?
WHY U NO GO FOR FG RIGHT THERE??
is an absolutely horrible football coach.
But then I remembered just jow bad Zooker is.
He truly is terrible.
I can understand Zook's decision. Getting the TD is the tougher of the two scores, and requires more time. If you kick the FG and then recover the onside kick, you've got to go about 60 yards in a minute. If you can get the TD there, then you only need to gain 30-40 yards on your next possession. I don't think it's nearly the obvious call the announcers made it out to be.
You take the points when you can get them. Period.
I think this is a case where the conventional wisdom ("take the points") can be foolhardy.
In this situation, you've got to score a TD at some point. Attempting a field goal just delays the inevitable. If you're Illinois, you might not drive that deep in OSU territory again, so you may as well try to get the TD on that possession. The key: It's much easier to get in FG range than it is to actually score a TD, so you may as well put off the easier score (the FG) until later.
I actually had the same thought, given how close they were to the endzone. It's much easier to get in field goal range after an onside kick with a minute left.
Wooooow. 494 rushing yards and the game isn't even over yet. Jaw is on the floor reading that stat.
Brandon Herron plays for the good guys, yo!
My Big bad. Ugh.
All that's left now in the B1G that's undefeated in Wisconsin. And I ope they take Dantonio to the woodshed next week.
Although, their defense scares me, because I think their D is better than Sparty's. However, I don't know how much of Sparty's defensive swagger was from being jacked playing at home. As long as we can contain Boom and Braxton, we should be able to win The Game.
But who cares about that right now? Time to focus on Danny Hope and co.