How do you let a WR run wide open into the endzone?
Mike Lantry, 1972
How do you let a WR run wide open into the endzone?
How the hell do you let him run by you on the last play of the half? HOW? Fuck.
On earth does that happen?
Wisky is really clownhatting this game away.
.... That sucked.
Look at the arm strength!!!!
Yeah he can throw it 50 yards
Because of course. Why would anything different happen?
I always thought Wiscy was a bit suspect defensively, and we're seeing it now. Just some dumb plays by them so far.
That was a nice freaking ball though.
Wouldn't be the craziest thing to happen to Wisconsin this year.
The definition of not taking advantage of their opportunities
Though I don't mind if Ohio wins. They look beatable
You just knew something like that was going to happen after that dropped pick. Got to capitalize on everything vs Ohio.
Shouldn't there have been a 10 second runoff on that false start by Ohio?
Here's the halftime snapshot of the Wisconsin-OSU game:
3rd down efficiency
|2 of 6||2 of 6|
4th down efficiency
|0-0||1 of 1|
|11 of 16||11 of 17|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
50 yards rushing in a half, on pace for 100 with those 2 RBs and a very decent OL is impressive for Ohio esp considering their DL is just about all underclassmen. OSU is selling out to stop the run and daring Wiscy to beat them in the air. They are getting gashed here and there by a superior WR and a decent QB performance but Urbz is taking away Wiscy's strength. If they hold them to 130 or less in runs during the game that would be quite a feat for an offense built around running
How do you get burned after defending two underthrown passes that should have been picked off? Do they call holding on the Buckeyes? Roby has been fouling all night, not a single call. They tackle Borland in the backfield, no call.
The Badgers have cost themselves 10 points in the first half, the current deficit. Unbelievable.
Seriously Wisconsin? You can't play D for one play?
"You know how a quarterback needs to have a clock in his head? His clock just struck midnight." What the actual hell, Blackledge?
I guess that means he is a pumpkin. I am not good at these sports metaphors.
Ohio is going to win. Wisconsin is getting worn out and not capitalizing. Braxton Miller is the real deal
Guiton is better
So OSU has 2 superior QBs? Cool. Great news.
Get off the blog
Good one, tough guy
Switching over to the Arizona/Washington game. Isn't this about the time in the game for RR to deliver his vaunted "knockout punch" our Dear Leader spoke so lovingly of earlier this week?
His teams deliver the punch frequently. Problem is, they hit themselves in the face.
You're taking it out of context. He was referring to how RR would run certain plays, then had a following counter to completely fool a defense for an easy score. Example: Denard Iso's on 3/5 first and second downs allowed the "QB oh nos" to result in worst waldo's.
I was teasing. RR didn't deliver many "knock-out punches" during his time here and Brian was reminded of that by MANY posters following his comment.
He could aim for squeaking out wins against Akron and UConn, regressing offensive stats, and apologists who say he needs 4 or 5 years to get many 4 star upperclassmen coached for years by Funk. Oh wait, that's what your dear leaders are saying.
I would've liked some squeaked out wins against some teams by him like I don't know...Toledo?
last second of a half coverage ever.
Wish we had Stave on our roster. OSU gonna go undefeated, hopefully lose to Bama in NC.
I'll believe it until proven otherwise.
Who do you see them losing to?
It hurts me to think Urbz could be 24-0 to start his career. SOmeone must stop this. Looking at the schedule everyone knows the @NW game is the big one other than @UM to get them a defeat. If something wacky happens maybe @ILL can be a trap game. I dont see PSU Iowa or Indiana doing much in the Horseshoe. But probability says yes they will play a dumb game 1-2x this year and give an opportunity for a lesser than team to beat them. The question is where, and which team. Very difficult to go undefeated even for the best teams - thats why there are normally just 2-3 teams who do it, at most. OSU is superior physically and talent than anyone in the Big 10 but its not Alabama.
The rest of their schedule is insanely easy. You can turn it over multiple times and still win against those teams. We're the only challenge, and you saw how we've been recently.
Given how they look tonight: Iowa, Penn State, Northwestern, and certainly Michigan are all more than capable of beating them. Not saying those teams are better (except M, jury still out), but certainly capable of winning a game.
I am sorry the jury is "not out" on if UM is "better" than OSU this year. They are not. But UM can still beat OSU - any given day. Name me one position group on offense UM is better than OSU. There isn't any. We can have debates on defense position groups (I.e. I think our LBs with JMFR are better, our DL worse, and the DB I don't know) but if you are objective you cannot spot the other team an entire side of the ball, being better than every one of your position groups (offense) and then say the jury is out who has more talent.
Well I guess you have declared it, so it must be so.
In your mind.
I'm not interested in convincing you otherwise.
Uhh, overreact much? I'm pretty sure Wisconsin alone has a real shot to beat them this very night.
Up buckeye fan
Yeah why Wisconsin was not sitting back and playing prevent defense on that last play of the half escapes me. Got to keep everything in front of you. Then again, if your defensive back comes down with that gimme of a pick then you don't have to worry about it.
Still, OSU is looking beatable. Happy to get those guys at home. Defending our home turf for three complete seasons will likely be on the line that day.
Is that Washington's new stadium? Because at least one end zone is half empty. Not a good sign with a good conference opponent in town.
I can't believe that Miller finds wide open guys in the final moments of these games, and he never gets picked. It's incredible. I mean he just chucks it.
And Roby has interefered all night and not called once. This crew seems more interested in not calling anything. I have no idea why the illegal formation was called on the muffed punt. They showed Borland doing the same alignment twice.
To your last paragraph, it's even more exceptional that Abrederris has been getting open and playing as well as he has; he's looked like a legitimate NFL weapon tonight.
General thoughts - both offensive lines are miles ahead of ours which is just sad panda. Both teams have better RBs - 2 of them...also sad panda. 8 months ago I thought Gardner was on par as a passer to Miller but superior as a runner. Right now I have to tip my hat to their offensive staff for developing a QB - the strides Miller has made from his freshman year to junior as a PASSER are leaps and bounds past what this staff did with Denard. Seeing that 16-0 record next to Urban makes me puke. I am afraid it is going to be 2 more average years for UM, beating up on some softies, having way too close games versus average teams and not quite being there against the better teams. Thankfully in our conference there might just be 1 of those.
WIth all the talk of the balance of the top 4 teams in our division it is probable the best 2 teams lay in the other division this year. Wisconsin isn't great but their physicality would not be a good match up for us right now with so much youth on our team. As I think ahead to 2014 and an offense without Fitz, Gallon, Dielo, Lewan, Schofield - headed into the horseshoe I weep a bit. Not to sound like a downer because this year, being at home with the emotion of it all, I expect a close game and our defense to be better... and the 2014 defense to be the team strength. But we literally have about 9-10 starters out of our 2010/2011 classes and other than Jake Ryan, Countess and Devin when he is on - none of those can be marked as "special" players. The team speed on Ohio, for all their defensive errors (they are as young as us on D) is impressive. The way we are going to win is thru the air as we need a Notre Dame like performance from Devin - that is where they are weak right now. We won't run on that team with that speed.