Full analysis for Response
to WinWithPeople from Dinosaur Thread:
OSU Out of Conference games
2003: Losses @ Wisc
17-10 and #4 OSU @ #5 Michigan in 100th game 35-38
#17 Washington v #2 OSU W 28-9
San Diego State v #2 OSU W 16-13 (!)
#24 NC State v #2 OSU W 44-38 3OT - OSU
had a 14 points in 1Q
Bowling Green v #5 OSU W 24-17 (!)
Fiesta Bowl: Kansas v #10 OSU W 35-28 “Krenzel overcame two first quarter interceptions to complete
11-of-24 passes for 189 yards and four touchdowns, finding both Michael Jenkins
and Santonio Holmes for two scoring strikes each. He earned his second straight
Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP honor.” Wha?
How does that earn MVP?
2004: 8-4 3 losses in
a row mid-season
Cincinnati v #9 OSU W 27-6
Marshall v #9 OSU W 24-21
#9 OSU @ NC State W 22-14
Alamo Bowl: Ok State v OSU W 33-7
Notes: Losses on the season - @NWU,
Wisc, @Iowa (33-7!), @PU Troy smith sucked a lot, beat Michigan, and then was
suspended for the bowl game because someone found out he was getting paid.
2005: 11-2 Loss @ PSU
Miami(NTM) v #6 OSU W 27-6
Game in question #1: #2Texas v #4 OSU L
25-22 more later
SDSU v #9 OSU W 72-6
Fiesta Bowl: #6 ND v #4 OSU W 34-20
(even dinosaurs can out-scheme Jabba)
Northern ILL v #1(!)OSU W 35-12
#1OSU @ #2 Texas W 24-7 (Colt McCoy’s
second start ever – T. Smith is a buckeye god)
Cincinnati @ #1 OSU W 37-7
BCS National Championship Game: BEAT DOWN by Florida 41-14
Halftime score 34-14 with Ted Ginn kick return on first play. Total Yards from scrimmage – FL: 370 OSU: 82 (hur
hur !!!11!!) Heisman Trophy winner T. Smith:
4-14 (29%) 35 Yards 1Int – not a god anymore.
Hello Future Football, nice to meet you. Hey Urban, Senator Tressel wants to know where
you got that Delorean…oh, some guy named Rich Rodriquez? Cool.
2007: 11-2 season –
Lost to ILL at home
Youngstown State v #10 OSU W 38-6
Akron v #11 OSU W 20-2 (2-3 OSU lead at
#10 OSU @ Washington W 33-14
Kent State v #3 OSU W 48-2
BCS National Championship Game: BEAT DOWN by LSU 38-24
Notes: OSU should never have been in this game. Their schedule was horrendous. Anywho: 4th play of the game wells scores
a 65 yard TD. 25-yard field goal on next
possession to make it 10-0. Dinosaur then
takes hold… LSU scores the next 31 points!!! “The Buckeyes made the score
more respectable on Boeckman’s 5-yard TD pass on fourth down to Brian
Robiskie, only to have Flynn come back and throw his second TD pass to Dickson.
As the clock ticked down, Boeckman threw a
15-yard touchdown pass to Brian Hartline.”
2008: 10-3 w/ loss to
PSU @ home 16-3!
Youngstown State v OSU W 43-0
Ohio U v #3 OSU W 26-14 (losing 7-6 at
halftime!!! Had a punt return TD and one other TD in fourth quarter)
OSU @ USC L 35-3 BEAT DOWN – no need to
recap this, right? 207 total yards for
the buckeyes in this one and the FG was in 1Q.
Fiesta Bowl: #3 Texas v #10 OSU L 24-21
Texas Total Defense was ranked 110th (!) in 2008. Their offense ranked 11th. OSU? Total
offense: 69th Total Defense: 40th
Tressel ball comes up short again.
OSU Record since 2005 in “Big
Time” national out-of-conference games: 2 wins and 5 losses
[UPDAE: Texas Lost 2009 BCS Bowl to Texas - sorry. I was thinking of 2005 ND I think]Texas twice- 2006 Texas in Austin – see
full analysis for more notes – Colt McCoy’s 2nd game. Texas team coming off national
title – OSU should have won this big and did. 2008-09 BCS bowl - Beat an Texas
team with the 111th ranked defense by 3 points.
Obvious Beat Downs:
2007 LSU - see full analysis.
This was a beat-down.
Close Losses, or “Non-Beat-downs”
in question (really only 2):
USC 2009: USC just
lost to Washington, who had lost 19 straight games, then beat Idaho, then beat
USC. I think it is safe to say the USC is not that good and OSU should have
destroyed them like the beat down OSU received in 2008 in L.A. This qualifies
as a ‘bad-beat’ at least, if not a full beat down due to the sheer magnitude of
the USC follow-up loss. Plus, this was in Columbus at night.
2005 #1 Texas @ USO: OSU was down 10-0, after 1Q, and outscored 9-0 in 4Q. School record 5 field goals
made by OSU. "A.J. Hawk had an interception, two sacks, a team-high 12
tackles (including three for loss), a forced fumble and a fumble
recovery." also "In the game, Ohio State had 255 yards of total
offense, Texas 382." also "With his seventh career interception, Hawk
doubled back and returned the ball 24 yards to the UT 18-yard line, but Ohio
State could not pick up a first down and settled for the go-ahead field
goal." "Hawk fell on a fumble on the ensuing Texas possession to give
the ball back to Ohio State. OSU defensive end Jay Richardson forced Texas
tailback Selvin Young to fumble and Hawk pounced on the ball at the UT 30-yard
line. Nine plays later, Huston kicked his third field goal of the night to
build the Buckeye lead to 16-10 with 35 seconds to play before intermission.
Texas pulled within three points on a Pino 37-yard field goal with two seconds
left in the opening half. In the second half, another Texas turnover led to
another Huston field goal. On the Longhorns’ second play of their first
second-half drive, Vince Young threw his second interception of the game as
safety Nate Salley picked off a ball tipped by linebacker Bobby Carpenter. Six
plays later, Huston booted his fourth field goal of the game, this time
connecting from 44 yards to give the Buckeyes a 19-13 lead with 11:46 to play
in the third quarter." Despite the score - that was a smackdown,
spectacularly punctuated by Smith taking a safety while down 1 point with 2
mins to go. Without two linebackers currently starting in the NFL, and Vince
Young being generous with the ball, it is a blowout.