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100 greatest college football endings...

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BB73

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NightmaresDad said:
Bill, i think the '73 team was the best OSU team in history, and would put them up against any college team before or since.

Sounds like the reporter got his take on the game totally from Schembchler's point of view. Glad to see no bias :roll2:
The vote was a big part of the tie game's history, and Franklin's being hurt was a possible factor in the vote, so I didn't have a problem with the way it was described. That's how I remember it happening.

That also was a key event in changing the rules to allow more than 1 Big Ten team to go to Bowl games. After scUM once again came into The Game the next year (a 12-10 loss in 1974, with another Lantry miss following 4 good FG's by Tom Klaban) they sat home once again. In 1975, when tOSU was making a 4th straight Rose Bowl trip, scUM was allowed to go to the Orange Bowl as Big Ten runner-up (following the 21-14 tOSU victory in the Toilet). That Orange Bowl appearance was the first of 5 straight Bowl game losses for Bo.
 
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Yertle

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BuckeyeNation27 said:
you dont know tibor do you?

Personally? No.

vPersonally? Not really, but I've picked up on his antagonistic approach.

Admittedly, I don't spend a ton of time on this board (even though this is the only board I visit), but it seemed like a good-intentioned post.

Back to the post, WHERE'S THE STINKING MINNESOTA GAME?
 
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BB73

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NOTREDAMECHIEF said:
And how do you know they would have beat ND? OSU might very well have but they did not win all there games! ND did.............
I just knew, Chief. :wink2:

How about tOSU would have won the game 4 out of 5 times on a neutral field? That sounds about right to me.
 
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BB73

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Holy Buckeye comes in at #37. This was a great birthday present for me.

No. 37 Ohio State 10 ... Purdue 6, November 9, 2002
At the time: Ohio State was in the stretch run of a dream season with a number two ranking and a 10-0 record facing an unranked 4-5 Purdue team that had lost all five games by a touchdown or less.
The setup: Purdue was outplaying Ohio State on both sides of the ball, but couldn't pull away as the Buckeye defense held the Boilermaker offense to only a field goal in the first half and forced two turnovers. The Buckeyes were fortunate to get three points at the end of the first half as the field goal team had to sprint on to the field to get off a Mike Nugent 22-yard try as the time was running out. Purdue head coach Joe Tiller complained that there wasn't time left, but TV replays proved there was still one second on the clock. A 32-yard Berin Lacevic field goal midway through the fourth quarter gave Purdue a 6-3 lead.
The ending: Ohio State got the ball to the Purdue 46 with just over three minutes to play thanks to a 20-yard Chris Gamble punt return. Buckeye QB Craig Krenzel was sacked for four yards and threw an incompletion before hitting Ben Hartsock for a 13-yard gain. On 4th and 1 with 1:36 to play, Ohio State didn't run the ball with Maurice Clarett, and it didn't use Krenzel on a quarterback sneak. Instead, Krenzel dropped back and went deep to Michael Jenkins who made an over-the-shoulder catch for a dramatic touchdown. Depending on whose perspective you want, either Jenkins pushed off on Purdue CB Antwaun Rogers to get the ball, or the two were simply bumping their way down the field. Down 10-6, Purdue QB Kyle Orton final drive was ended by a Gamble interception.
How they ended up: The hard-luck Boilermakers won their final three games to finish 7-6 ending with a 34-24 win over Washington in the Sun Bowl. Ohio State's games got more and more dramatic beating Illinois in a 23-16 battle before surviving Michigan 14-9. A classic 31-24 overtime win over Miami in the Fiesta Bowl gave the Buckeyes the national title.
 
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Dryden

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Man ... this list has a lot of Buckeye games on it, ones that were both Ws and Ls. Off the top of my head, the Fiesta has to be on there, as does the 2002 game vs. UM. I can think of two or three games vs Iowa that are deserving, as was the 88 home game vs. LSU (16 points in what, about 5 minutes? Including LSU intentionally taking a safety and free kicking to Bobby Olive -- oops!)

Oh ... and I think the 2001/2002 Outback Bowl is probably deserving, given the Bucks miracle comeback with Bellisari at the helm and Fox getting a pinky tip on the game winning FG.
 
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Yertle

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great1 said:
Maybe NC State game from the 02 game?

I'm pretty sure you mean the 03 game. Great game, and should probably be on the list.

As far as 2002 goes, "Holy Buckeye" can only be beat by the Fiesta Bowl. Illinois and scUM deserve to be on the list, but not ahead of the Purdue game. I also don't think the 03 NC State game should be ahead of Purdue, but again, it should be in the top 100.

I still say, the '89 Minnesota game needs to be there, and the LSU home game ('88?). The Eddie George PSU game in '95 was pretty sweet too.
 
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Jaxbuck

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tibor75 said:
NO way would the endings for scUM or Illinois be ranked higher than Holy Buckeye.

Agree 100%

The only rational I see is that the later games were "bigger" in the sense that after Purdue, the Fiesta Bowl spot was ours to lose. Its a stretch but thats the only way I can see them make Illinois and scUM higher.

I'm guessing they put the Fiesta Bowl win over Miami in the top 10 and get a good dig in on us in the process.
 
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Yertle

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Jaxbuck said:
I'm guessing they put the Fiesta Bowl win over Miami in the top 10 and get a good dig in on us in the process.

Granted, I'm amazingly biased, but I can't imagine a game beating it. Sure, there were games that went past 2 OT's, but the Fiesta bowl had the missed holding call on Gamble near the end of regulation, the great Cane punt return, the field goal at the buzzer that squeacked in (Wilhelm even hit it with his finger), the 4th and 14 pass, THE play to Gamble, the hit on Dorsey, the 4th down conversion by Miami, and then the #1 Offense and #1 Defense squaring off in a goal-line stand for the ages. All of this, and I haven't even mentioned the ultimate significance of the game: winner take all. Then there's Miami's winning streak, the trash-talking before the game, the huge point spread, the preplanned victory party. Incredible. How can it be beat?
 
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Jaxbuck

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Yertle said:
Granted, I'm amazingly biased, but I can't imagine a game beating it. Sure, there were games that went past 2 OT's, but the Fiesta bowl had the missed holding call on Gamble near the end of regulation, the great Cane punt return, the field goal at the buzzer that squeacked in (Wilhelm even hit it with his finger), the 4th and 14 pass, THE play to Gamble, the hit on Dorsey, the 4th down conversion by Miami, and then the #1 Offense and #1 Defense squaring off in a goal-line stand for the ages. All of this, and I haven't even mentioned the ultimate significance of the game: winner take all. Then there's Miami's winning streak, the trash-talking before the game, the huge point spread, the preplanned victory party. Incredible. How can it be beat?

Considering it is the only NC game to go into OT and then be decided on a 4th and 1 to boot, I would give it the nod myself. Remember, however, this is the national media we're talking about I'm quite sure they will find a way to put us down and get a MoC jab in there somehow.
 
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