Anyone else think that OSU will get handled in the Rose Bowl? If they end up playing Oregon I am predicting another B10 black eye thanks to the bucks.
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Yeah they're gonna get thrashed by Oregon.
I actually don't think so...I think they may have dodged a bullet with USC's collapse...
If Oregon goes, they'll get spread 'n shredded like they have the past few years. If Arizona or Stanford go, I think they've got a shot.
Stanford has been playing really consistently. I think the Rose Bowl will be a much closer game than it has in years past if Oregon or Stanford play.
If they play Oregon and do get shredded, does that put to rest the meme that the spread can't win in the Big Ten, albeit indrectly?
Having a better team works in the Big Ten. Wishbone, Veer, Pro, Spread, if you've got better players 9/10 times you'll probably win (Not that i think you don't get that, just saying). People who say that don't get football. It probably won't put it to bed, seeing as Florida ripped apart OSU years back and that didn't change people's opinions.
I don't think Oregon will be a good match up for OSU. We moved the ball on them and Oregon looks like a more complete offense then we do. Then again OSU's D should keep them in the game, will depend on Pryor and how much he has to throw.(which he is terrible at)
Agree with Sword. OSU matches up the best with Stanford, next Arizona, and Oregon..........they will get trounced.
If OSU plays the way they did today against the Wolverines and Oregon/AZ/Stanford/whoever doesn't give them the ball four or five times then I don't see OSU staying in the game. But it's along way off and you never know what kind of team will show up in a bowl game. I haven't seen Arizona play this year. But if Oregon or Stanford play their best games (especially after what they did to USC (whatever that is worth)) I would go with either of those teams.
And then of course the rest of the country will tell us how terrible the B10 is. But since Michigan is near the bottom instead of the top this year I don't really care...
You know, Texas runs a spread, and has a lot more talent than Oregon, and OSU gave them all they could take last year. I see no reason they can't hang with the Ducks. Not saying they'll win for sure. But OSU isn't going to be facing a world beater in a bowl for a change.
Texas's spread is different though; Big 12 spreads are more pass-oriented, air raid offenses, while the RichRod, Florida, and Oregon spreads are dependent on the run, especially in the QB. OSU does well against the pass, but not so well against the speedy run.
Point taken. But Florida's spread (the year OSU played them) was more passing than running. They had a passing QB, and the running one came in as a change up. (And one could argue LSU was kinda balanced).
And today, they had no problem versus our spread run, but we passed fairly effectively. At least when we were throwing it to the blue jerseys.
They could get destroyed if they can't do more on offense. I assume Tressel would have opened it up more if he had to but I just don't think Pryor has that kind of game.
He looks a lot like Lloyd did in his waning years. Conservative to a fault. He'll only throw it if he has to, and in that situation Pryor usually shits the bed. We need OSU to look good is Pasadena to bolster the Big Ten, and I have no confidence they can do it. The Pac-10 is up right now.