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Game Thread Game One: #1 Ohio State 35, Northern Illinois 12 (9/2/06)

Discussion in '2006 Football Season Capsule' started by 3yardsandacloud, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. OSUBuckeye4Life

    OSUBuckeye4Life "THE" Ohio State Buckeyes

    3. You just know a “please Hammer, don’t hurt ‘em” will come flying out soon
    Mark Jones after a big play by Ted Ginn: “Too much Ginn and juice and you start to walk crooked.” (Heavy sigh) It’s not a question of if, but when Jones says something bizarre. It takes away from his talents as a more-than-competent play-by-play man.
  2. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    "Buckeye" Tree, is there a reason you chose MoC as your avatar?
  3. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU Senior Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    For anybody that cares, here were my post-game observations(this is very late but with school, football, work, etc., I have been busy):
    QB: No big surprise here but with Smith at the helm, we are an offensive machine. Amazing how has progressed from a QB that looks to run first to a QB that looks to pass first now.
    HB: We are truly loaded here. Pittman is the #1 guy and his cutbacks, patience, and power looked all very good and he looks a step quicker. Chris Wells is a beast and he covers ground before you know it. He gets 7-8 yards before you think he's got started. He is going to be a GREAT one(yes we already knew but still). Maurice Wells did well and I like the idea of him being a third down RB to catch the ball. He looks very quick and I think he will be a contributor.
    FB: Stan White looks very solid blocking.
    WR: Scary good. We are so loaded it's amazing. Teddy Ginn has turned into a very polished WR on top of his gamebreaking ability and it is very noticeable. This draws attention to him. Teams can double cover him but Gonzo is tough and will burn you as well. Brian Hartline looks pretty good and I think he will be a great slot guy. Brian Robiskie looked very comfortable catching the football and runs great routes. Not a burner but a solid player. Add Roy Hall and your even deeper.
    TE: Rory Nicol looked decent but I have to say I was a bit disappointed with his output. I'm expecting more from him this year.
    OL: I was VERY impressed with the OL. They provided some nice holes for the run game and were excellent in pass protection. Smith was very comfortable throwing behind them. I think as far as a unit as a whole goes, I think I may have been more impressed with the OL than any other.
    DE: We looked pretty tough on passing downs. Vernon Gholston is a real talent and is freakishly quick for a man that size. Jay Richardson looked pretty solid as well, Barrow looked good on run support, and Lawrence Wilson looked pretty good as well. I would have liked to see run support on the edges though and Barrow would be a great guy to put there against a good running team like NIU.
    DT: Not very impressed here as a whole. Kind of hard to tell at times but it didn't seem like Pitcock or Penton were very disruptive. David Patterson looked very good though.
    LB: Not too excited here either. To be honest, I was most impressed with Homan. He seemed to have the best instincts to get in on the play. Freeman looked decent but a lot of the plays I saw him making were 5 yards down field. Kerr was non-existent and if he continues like that, I would be very surprised if Homan wasn't getting more PT over him. Lauranitis looked pretty solid but nothing special. Grant made a nice INT but there were times were he wasn't reading his keys. One in particular that caught my attention was when a guard pulled and he didn't come up to fill. If he would have filled, the play would have been stopped in the backfield but instead Wolfe had around a 40 yard run. He will have to improve there but he is a good athlete. I see potential here but we'll have to step it up at LB next week.
    DB: I was pretty darn impressed with our secondary, though NIU isn't a pass-heavy offense. As a whole, I saw very good pursuit out of the DB's. Malcolm Jenkins looks like an absolute stud on both the run and on pass coverage. Nick Patterson racked up 9 tackles and was good on run support. Mitchell also was tough all around, especially on run support. Antonio Smith seemed to be around the ball a lot as well and nobody got open on him. Anderson Russel also was a guy that really stood out on run support.
    Special Teams: Everything looked good besides our kicking game. I think it will come but it's vital that we get our kicking game together because it is necessary for a JT team to have a good kicker, even with our explosive offense.
    Overall- Very excited and I believe other than our run defense(which went against a VERY good Garret Wolfe in their defense) and kicking game, we looked exactly like I would have wanted us to. Very excited about seeing our match up in Austin.
  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Jones is a dipshit. Yet again he called us "Garnet and gray"...he does that every single game of ours he calls.
  5. G-FORCE

    G-FORCE Newbie

    He reminds me of Stuart Scott. He tries too hard.

    "He stopped on a dime and didn't leave Ohio State any change."

    wtf is that?
  6. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Defense struggling for NIU

    Tuesday, September 12, 2006Elton Alexander
    Plain Dealer Reporter
    Mid-American Conference favorite Northern Illinois has lost its opening two games, including last week to surprising Ohio University (2-0) at home.
    NIU head coach Joe Novak admitted a lot of the Huskies' problems are on defense.
    The secondary, in particular, has been lit up. There was not much concern when No. 1 Ohio State did it. But when Ohio's option quarterback Austin Everson doubled his career high with more than 300 yards passing, red flags went up.
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    "Our biggest thing is getting pressure on the quarterback," he said. "We don't have a sack yet this season."
    The Bobcats converted 11 of 16 third downs.
    Something different: Brian Kelly, coach of Central Michigan (0-2), praised Akron for its win over North Carolina State on Saturday and said Akron's defense would be a chore to prepare for.
    "I like the way they play with great confidence," Kelly said. "They are a unique defense, very difficult to prepare for. It's like preparing for a split-back veer in a week."
    The Zips (1-1) also have the MAC East Player of the Week in tailback Dennis Kennedy, who rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns in the road upset over North Carolina State.
  7. SanAntonioBuck

    SanAntonioBuck RIP Our Friend and Hero

    Hey, G-Force good luck against the mighty Buffalo Bulls! You guys, need to keep our SOS strong!
  8. ytownbuckeye

    ytownbuckeye Freshman

  9. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Whatever helps tOSU.

  10. timBUCK2

    timBUCK2 Tim the Enchanter... WOLVERINE SLAYER!!

    This game is available for download. Just FYI...
  11. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

  12. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Looks like Doug has been Free-basing...

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