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In the jubilation that followed Ohio State's strain-the-imagination win over Purdue on Saturday, several important considerations were pushed into the background.
Yes, the ninth-ranked Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) stayed unbeaten with the heart-pounding 29-22 overtime win in which they trailed by eight points with 47 seconds left and had the ball at their own 39 and their best player in the hospital.
Yet victory doesn't erase all the problems.
''I don't show (any disappointment) because I want our players to enjoy that win, our fans, the student body,'' coach Urban Meyer said. ''It was an incredible night for the Horseshoe and the people in there. ... Coaches are cheering and having a great time, and then deep in your heart, you know that we have a lot of work to do.''
Heading into a pivotal game at Penn State on Saturday, with first place in the Leaders Division at stake, the Buckeyes realize that they need to get a lot better if they ...
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When Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller first was hurt in Saturday's game against Purdue, he didn't know what to think.
He'd never before been thrown down on his head and neck.
''I didn't know what it was,'' he said of his injury. ''I was just a little bit dizzy from the hit, whiplash. So they sent me to the hospital to see what it was...
BY Marcus HartmanBuckeyeSports.com
Braxton Miller had a simple answer for those concerned about his health this week as Ohio State prepares to face Penn State on Saturday in University Park.
"I'm good," the Buckeyes' soft-spoken sophomore quarterback said Wednesday night, the first time he has met with reporters since absorbing a nasty collision with the Ohio Stadium...
Penn State senior QB Matt McGloin is ready to battle QB Braxton Miller and the Ohio State Buckeyes. The two best teams in the Big Ten conference are pitted to play each other this Saturday night. Despite their dominance on the field, both teams are ineligible for post season play because of NCAA sanctions dubbing this marquee match-up the Probation Bowl. Even though Ohio State...
No. 9 Ohio State at Penn State
Saturday, 5:30 p.m. ESPN
While it’s easy to crack (bad) jokes and call Saturday’s showdown between Ohio State and Penn State the “The Ineligi-Bowl” the truth is that while this game might not have postseason implications, it is still a matchup between the two best teams in the Big Ten right now. By far.
It is also a matchup...
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Don't mean to be coy, Roy.
Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke was being coy when it came to the possibility of using Wolverine quarterback Denard Robinson on kick returns the way he did in last Saturday's victory over Michigan State. (The Detroit Free Press)
This is it. The game most Penn State fans wait all season for.
The Buckeyes head to State College this weekend yet to suffer a defeat, and Penn State will return hom having won five straight games. To help us get a closer look at this week's opponent we welcome Kyle Rowland, beat reporter for the top Ohio State blog, Eleven Warriors.
Some of the topics...
Ok – every weekend is great for tailgating at a major college football game, and Columbus ranks up there as one of the most iconic college football spots in the nation.
But this past weekend was particularly good, as the Ohio State Buckeyes had their backs up against the wall versus the Purdue Boilermakers, a team that has given the Buckeyes fits in recent years.
The Buckeyes were...
Now that Buckeye Nation has had a few days to regain their breath from the end of the Ohio State v Purdue game, we can go back and relive some of the exciting and nail-biting moments from Saturday’s game.
TERBUSH TO SHAVERS (INSERT DIRTY JOKE HERE) | 14:43 1st
Typically, when the first play of the game is an 83 yard pass for a touchdown, certain warning sounds start going off in...
Michigan has the unique position of having three big rivals. Most teams only have one rival to get up for, but year-in and year-out, Michigan has three. While we, as fans, hate each of these teams, we carry some respect for them. Michigan State and Ohio State carry conference affiliation ties while Notre Dame, well, we all just put up with them. All season long, it’s fun to keep...
This game is setting up to be the biggest game of the Big Ten conference this year and one of the biggest FBS games of the season. Urban Meyer has proved to be the same coach he was a Florida by leading the Buckeyes to a flawless 8-0 record so far this season while first year Coach Bill O'Brien has rallied the Nittany Lions to 5-2 record. Ohio State's run game has powered...
Another week down and another paycheck...we might just stick with this "best team in every conference" strategy forever. Let's roll right into the picks for Week 9 and make you guys enough cheese to pay your Halloween bar tabs.
FLORIDA STATE (-28) vs. Duke: If the season ended today this would be your ACC Championship Game...yikes. Duke has never beaten the...
F*ck Ohio! (Clap, clap, clap clap clap) F*ck Ohio!
This was the inexcusable chant booming out of the Penn State student section on November 7, 2009 – the last time the Ohio State Buckeyes played in Beaver Stadium. This Saturday the Buckeyes come back to Happy Valley and, after some extended tailgating hours, I am sure my fellow Penn State students will be ready to make their...