When was our last upset?

Submitted by Real and Spectacular on November 22nd, 2016 at 11:09 AM
Honest question. I can't think of the last time we went into a game as an underdog and came out with a win. I don't know if there's such a thing as being "due", but man does it feel like we are way beyond due at this point. Anyway, just curious if anyone knows the answer to this. I was thinking maybe one of the ND games with Denard but I wasn't even sure about that.



November 22nd, 2016 at 12:40 PM ^

Although in fairness I'm always nervous for this game, with the exception of the RR years.

I grew up during the Cooper years so I've been scarred.

Your offense is iffy, even with Speight.  And our defense is pretty good.

But it is your defense that worries me.  It's pretty darn good.   I worry about our OC's tendency to turtle and just call runs for Barrett when it gets tough.  If that happens we are done for.  Barrett will need to get yards, don't get me wrong.  But, if that is all we are doing.  YIKES.

I really have no idea how this one goes down, but I'm pretty sure if you ask other Buckeye fans who aren't internet posturing you'd get a similar response.

Also,  a team of 43, or whatever the number is, seniors vs one of the youngest teams out there (who also has more new starters than any other FBS program) should do better.  I don't think that is an excuse.


December 7th, 2016 at 12:35 PM ^

all those seasons of 6 games or 8 games teams used to play.  Throw out any team that played less than 11 games for this purpose.   Your pool of comparison becomes quite smaller.  I don't think this is saying much other than offense hasn't been a historical UM powerhouse.


November 22nd, 2016 at 11:13 AM ^

Northwestern probably..  Not  a huge upset as a home #18 vs #13, but signified that we were relevant again.


It's nice to have very limited opportunities for upsets these days :)

Perkis-Size Me

November 22nd, 2016 at 11:17 AM ^

Depends on what side of the fence you're asking about. If you're talking about when we've been upset, I think we've got a pretty big slew of those. 

As far as when we've upset another team, it's been a while. The last few I can think of are:

'08 Wisconsin

'09 ND

'05 PSU

'06 ND

In other words, it's been a good long while. We've tended to beat the teams we should beat, lose to the teams we should lose to, or occasionally lose to the teams we should beat. Been a LONNNNNG time since we've upset a truly good team. Have a great opportunity to do so this weekend. 


November 22nd, 2016 at 11:19 AM ^

I'm not healthy. I keep checking MGoBlog. My mind only directs towards UM vs. OSU. I'm anxious. I want us to win so much it is making me ill. I can't face a loss.

It's only Tuesday.