Found October 02, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
No. 21 Nebraska at No. 14 Ohio State 8:00 p.m. ABC Line: Ohio State -4.5 Coming off an impressive victory in East Lansing last weekend, the Ohio State Buckeyes return home for a big home game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Nebraska is also coming off a huge win at home in which they dug out of a deep hole to put away Wisconsin. The latest battle of two of the top teams in the Big Ten should make for an interesting evening in Columbus, with Nebraska needing a similar rally against Ohio State last season in Lincoln to send the Buckeyes home with a tough loss. Can Ohio State fend off the Huskers this time around? For Ohio State to Win: Stay focused. Last year Ohio State jumped out to a surprising and early lead at Nebraska but was unable to keep the momentum going to allow Nebraska to chip away and take control of the game. If Ohio State gets in to that sort of situation again, a more mature Braxton Miller led by Urban Meyer figure to be a good combo not to let...

It’s time we talk about Kenny Guiton

  Urban Meyer has faith in both of signal callers. It’s about time we talk about Ohio State’s back-up quarterback Kenny Guiton. Guiton was a three sport athlete out of Texas who chose to go to Ohio State in 2009. This is his fourth season with the Buckeyes; he was red-shirted as a freshman, and still has another year on the team. He hasn’t taken a lot of snaps, but got a chance...

Buckeyes More Ready If Miller Goes Down

Last year, a young, battered Ohio State team fell apart when Braxton Miller was hurt at Nebraska. This year, the Buckeyes feel like they proved at Michigan State that won't be an issue going forward as the Cornhuskers return for this year's contest.

Improvements lead to success in Big Ten opener

  Was it a perfect game for the Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday in East Lansing as they took on the Spartans to not in their first road game, but to open their Big 10 schedule?  No, but what is a perfect game? Is it a complete blowout? Is ‘perfect’ running it back every time for a touchdown or is it methodically and meticulously running that time down? What is perfect? What we...

Monday Morning Optimism Week 5: Ohio State vs. MSU

It’s been used before on the Empire. I don’t care. This is now the official image of Monday Morning Optimism Being optimistic isn’t always easy. It’s already happened once, and it may happen again, that I struggle to pull three good things out of a performance. This week, though, I could’ve come up with 10 if I tried.  Heck, even Twitter was more positive this week (after...

Meyer happy, but says offense needs to improve

The spread offense Urban Meyer used at his previous coaching stops isn't totally clicking right now at Ohio State. The Buckeyes are winning anyway. ''We've got to score more points on offense,'' Meyer said. ''I like a 70 every once in a while. We're happy to be 5-0 and a chance to go 6-0.'' Relying on quarterback Braxton Miller's...

Buckeyes Grab Big Ten Opener Behind Braxton, Front Seven

Coming into this matchup, the Buckeyes’ first road game of the season, Urban Meyer and his team were underdogs against the stout defense of the Spartans. Coupled with running back Le’Veon Bell, I was buying into this being a game which the Buckeyes would end up on the wrong side. But, Braxton Miller carried the offense while taking several bumps and bruises along the way and...

Cus Words: Straight, No Chaser

Carlos Hyde and Braxton Miller carried the load for the Buckeyes on offense while Michigan State left its best car in the garage for much of the afternoon last weekend. We examine those decision and their impact before taking a look ahead at Nebraska in this week's column.

Big Ten Game of the Week: #21 Nebraska Cornhuskers at #12 Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

The Big Ten has been a bit of a disappointment nationally, but apparently Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes didn’t get the message. Bo Pelini’s Cornhuskers are in need of a big win to solidify their ranking and place atop the Big Ten’s Legends Division. Last year against Ohio State, the Huskers pulled off the greatest comeback in school history, scoring 28 straight to erase a 21...

When Terrelle Pryor Left Ohio State, So Did The Jersey Sales

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Ohio State football jersey sales have dropped 47% last season, right around the same time former star Terrelle Pryor left Columbus. Now, players names aren't allowed on the jerseys, but a generic number can carry some "star power", such as Pryor's number 2 jersey. Another reason jersey sales fell off is that Ohio State had...

Spartans-Buckeyes becoming heated since Meyer's arrival

When Urban Meyer was hired last November to be the new football coach at Ohio State, it didn't take long for him to get under the skin of opposing coaches and fans.Urban Meyer embraced Braxton Miller on Saturday, but he and Mark Dantonio didn't shake hands. Wisconsin's Bret Bielema criticized Meyer's recruiting tactics -- which cost the Badgers four-star OL Kyle...

Touchdown Tuesday – Ohio State vs. Michigan State

  Jordan Hall making Sparty his b*tch, via ESPN The conference games started this past weekend, and it was definitely the week Ohio State needed to step up and prove that they’re still one of the most talented teams in the Big Ten. Saturday’s game against Michigan State was undoubtedly a nail biter; with a final score of 17-16, the Buckeyes narrowly escaped with a victory. HALL...

Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio State Buckeyes College Football Week 6 Big Ten Preview

Follow @Dan Vasta Coming from behind after having a 17-point deficit, the Huskers have all of a sudden become serious threats to win the Big Ten and represent the conference in Pasadena. First things first and they must be able to win the primetimes games in order to win their division. While this is not a must-win game, the Huskers would love to open a lead in order to breathe easy...

Rival Rewind helped Michigan last week

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...
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