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Buckeyes' Most Satisfying Victory

Which Buckeyes' victory is the most satisfying?

  • 11-23-68: Ohio State 50, Michigan 14 (For a perfect regular season and a trip to the Rose Bowl)

    Votes: 7 3.1%
  • 01-01-69: Ohio State 27, Southern Cal 16 (For a Rose Bowl and consensus National Championship)

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • 01-01-74: Ohio State 42, Southern Cal 21 (For a Rose Bowl Championship and undefeated season)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 11-22-75: Ohio State 21, Michigan 14 (For a perfect regular season and a trip to the Rose Bowl)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 11-17-79: Ohio State 18, Michigan 15 (For a perfect regular season and a trip to the Rose Bowl)

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • 11-02-85: Ohio State 22, Iowa 13 (The Bucks knock off the number one team in the land)

    Votes: 2 0.9%
  • 11-27-87: Ohio State 23, Michigan 20 (Earle Bruce goes out in a blaze of glory)

    Votes: 2 0.9%
  • 11-21-92: Ohio State 13, Michigan 13 (E. Gordon Gee's choice for "greatest" victory)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 09-30-95: Ohio State 45, Notre Dame 26 (After 60+ years, the Bucks have revenge on the Domers)

    Votes: 4 1.7%
  • 09-28-96: Ohio State 29, Notre Dame 16 (The Bucks trounce the Irish in South Bend)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 01-01-97: Ohio State 20, Arizona State 17 (Germaine to Boston seals a Rose Bowl Championship)

    Votes: 3 1.3%
  • 11-21-98: Ohio State 31, Michigan 16 (For a trip to the Sugar Bowl)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 11-24-01: Ohio State 26, Michigan 20 (Jim Tressel brings home a victory in The Game)

    Votes: 16 7.0%
  • 11-23-02: Ohio State 14, Michigan 9 (For a perfect regular season and a trip to the Fiesta Bowl)

    Votes: 38 16.6%
  • 01-03-03: Ohio State 31, Miami 24 (For a Fiesta Bowl and consensus National Championship)

    Votes: 149 65.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 6 2.6%

  • Total voters


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Please vote for the Buckeyes' victory which you find the most satisfying. I voted for Michigan 2002 (that was the meat, Fiesta Bowl was the gravy).

Thanks to 3yardsandacloud for contributing to this poll.
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'02 Michigan.

(Oh '01 was nice... real nice)

But they had effed things up for us so many times in the past... and they jsut assumed they would do it again... so I was very happy that we were fortunate enough to get by them.
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That's a tough one. Either scUM in '02 or Miami. scUM had ruined our title hopes so many times before and Miami was the unbeatable, king of college football. The satisfaction of shocking the world was priceless.
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Probably michigan, at our house, in '02. Proved that '01 wasn't a fluke, and also marked the first time in a long time that we followed through on the season and didn't let the weasels spoil it for us.

That, and obviously the NC game in Tempe. My first trip to a bowl game. Incredible.

The '01 victory over michigan was great, too. I loved being at the game in the pig house, singing "Carmen Ohio" after beating them in their own backyard.
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Any win over scUM is awfully satisfying but for me it has to be the Fiesta Bowl victory over Miami. After hearing for over a month how they didn't belong on the same field as Miami, they didn't have Florida speed and they were going to get blown out, etc., it made the win that much sweeter.
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Well, I certainly didn't contribute much LJB, but thanks.

I went with the 03 Fiesta. Just too much drama and intrigue for an entire season and then to cap it with such an incredible finish ... against all odds ... That season and win is what all these trite phrases and overused sayings were created for.

But DAMN, there are some GREAT games on that list LJB. It was a very difficult choice.
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I'm with Nutty. It's difficult not to point out a win over scUM as one of the greatest victories but the NC game left me walking on a cloud for a couple of weeks.

I also liked the wins over ND as I won a nice chunk of cash two years in a row with those victories. :groove:
A friend of mine is a ND fan. He talked trash all the time and I got him to put his money where his mouth was. It was like taking candy from a baby.
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