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This needed to be a signature moment for Ohio State. It needed to be impressive, and to feel good. And if the Buckeyes wanted to be in the national championship race, they needed Northwestern to look like a national power, not the little guy playing over his head.
Ohio State had a Saturday night national TV audience, a ranked opponent, a road game. And it won 40-30 after scoring a touchdown on defense on the final goofy play.
But here's the truth: This isn't going to be enough. It never quite felt like the moment it could have been. The Big Ten looks like a second-rung league, and Ohio State?
It looks like the Louisville of the Big Ten.
If there was a hero of the night, it was running back Carlos Hyde and even he left you with mixed feelings. His tears afterward were just so hard to interpret. He is trying to redeem himself following a three-game suspension.
"That suspension, it really hurt,'' he said. "Not being out there with my brothers cause of the...
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Northwestern brought their A-game when they hosted the Ohio State Football team in Evanston on Saturday night, and it looked like Ohio State brought their C-game. The Buckeyes escaped with a 40-30 victory, handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season. I took a few days to let the game sink in, and here’s my take on the game.
No. 34 Carlos Hyde leaps into the end zone,...
Carlos Hyde had a huge game at Northwestern last night- three touchdowns and over 160 yards. On a night when Ohio State really needed Carlos Hyde. Jordan Hall did not dress and has a knee issue that they need to take care of according to Urban Meyer. So Hyde was MVP for the Buckeyes.
NU has had issues stopping star tailbacks in games when they host ESPN College Gameday. Mikel Leshoure...
Ohio State took Northwestern's best shot on a wet and raucous night at Ryan Field and Carlos Hyde and the Buckeyes are still perfect.
Hyde ran for a career-high 168 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 4 Ohio State rallied to beat No. 16 Northwestern 40-30 Saturday night and extend the nation's longest win streak to 18 games.
The Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) remained undefeated...
Week Six record: 3-2. Overall my record stands at 48-7 or 87%. My best pick last week was the Ohio State over Northwestern game..I said OSU would win 45-17…they won 40-30. My worst pick was Penn State beating Indiana 38-24….when the Hoosiers actually won 44-24.
Indiana-44 Penn State-24….MISS
Bobby Richardson (Photo Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports)
Congrats to the...
It was a rainy night in Evanston, but it wasn't enough to stop Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde.
Hyde ran for 168 yards and 3 TD's, leading the Buckeye's to a 40-30 comeback win against Northwestern.
It wasn't always pretty, but the win moved tOSU to 6-0 on the season and cemented them as a BCS contender despite the overall lackluster state of Big 10 football...
Senior running back Carlos Hyde rushed for 168 yards on 26 carriers and three touchdowns as No. 4/3 Ohio State defeated Northwestern, 40-30, in a Big Ten contest at Ryan Field in Evanston, Saturday night. […]
The Ohio State Buckeyes showed a large amount testicular fortitude in gutting and scrapping their way to a 40-30 victory over Northwestern Saturday night in Evanston. The Buckeye nation showed itself to be lacking in testicular fortitude as the message boards filled up with whining, crying Bucks fans certain that everything we wanted for this team was lost after Northwestern ‘hit...
Earlier today from the Big Ten offices in Rosemont, Ill., the conference announced that three Ohio State football players garnered weekly awards. Senior running back Carlos Hyde was named the Big Ten’s Co-Offensive Player of […]
Northwestern looked like it might be on its way to that signature win, the kind that would show the Wildcats can beat the best in the Big Ten.
Ohio State simply refused to sign off on it.
So the Wildcats settled for a close loss, knowing they gave the Buckeyes their best shot on a wet and wild night at Ryan Field and it still wasn't enough.
Carlos Hyde ran for a career-high...
It’s almost that time of year: where I switch from Big Ten football power rankings to Big Ten basketball power rankings. Because in a a week or so, the hoops rankings will be a lot more fun to do than gridiron. Also, I’m an Illinois alum, did my MBA at Michigan State. So I’m Big Ten through and through; and of course, those two schools are a weeeeee bit better at college basketball...
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Polls - Ohio State still holding at number 4. It is going to take some help I think to move back up to that number two spot. I think it will come but we just have to be patient and wait. We are in control of what happens from here til that meeting in November. More on the polls later this week
Other news – 2 Georgia players are out for the season...