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Game Thread Game Three: #1 Ohio State 37, Cincinnati 7 (9/16/06)

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

  1. Alex Boone fan

    Alex Boone fan #1 Alex Boone Fan

    Thanks for the post!:)
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

  3. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

  4. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now

    I'm not sure why, but they're using fewer 2-return-man formations on punts than in the past. A lot of times the gunners aren't being blocked well at all.
  5. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    I do believe that was exactly why he was remonstrating after getting tackled early on an attempted return against Texas. It had an air of Ginn telling one or more fellows in the wedge that they have to pick up blocks.

    He might have a point, as he cannot do this all by himself.
  6. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Another Snippet from the "Bucket of Bullets" Column

    On BN a particularly good column this week in the Bucket of Bullets series.

    The summary of the game vs Cincy - focus.
    Not really much he said there that you can strongly disagree with.
  7. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting. Staff Member

    haha good one
    :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
  8. martinss01

    martinss01 blissfully stupid

    yep, i mentioned that earlier in the thread. people like to point to the production ginn has had in the past with punt returns. i like to note the great blocks holmes threw on those returns. right now, the blocking looks weak on punt returns. until that changes returns will look equally so.
  9. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    personally I would get a kick out of seeing Ray Small back there with Ginn.
  10. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    We need to get Roy Hall in there and go for a few blocks now and then, that will slow down the coverage if they have to worry about a block. Then Ginn will go!
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Unfortunately, some heat seems to be creeping towards Coach D...


    Numbers hardly add up
    Virginia Tech's defense looms large against UC
    If the University of Cincinnati football program really is making progress in its third season under head coach Mark Dantonio, the numbers are disguising it.
    As the Bearcats (1-2) prepare to play at No. 11 Virginia Tech (3-0) on Saturday, they have lost their last five games to Division I-A opponents, including the final three games of 2005 and the first two of this season.
    In those five games, they've been outscored 183-47. Their only victory during that span was a 31-0 win over Division I-AA Eastern Kentucky.
    Since becoming a member of the Bowl Championship Series with their move to the Big East Conference last season, the Bearcats are 2-8 vs. fellow BCS teams, their two victories coming over Connecticut and Syracuse.
    The Bearcats do occasionally show promise. To their credit, they played No. 1 Ohio State fairly evenly in the first half last Saturday, only to fold in the second half for the second straight week.
    "I don't really know the reason for that," Dantonio said Monday, "because I know we make good adjustments at halftime. We come out ready to play. When we looked at Ohio State, they scored once in the third quarter to make it 20-7 (on a 60-yard drive). We had a chance to get out of the drive and didn't do it. In the fourth quarter, I think we just really ran out of gas. I saw a lot of missed tackles."
    While the defense sparkles at times, the UC offense is basically a mess. The line, which allowed a league-high 40 sacks last season, already has allowed 12 for 85 yards this season, including eight last week against Ohio State.
    The Bearcats average a paltry 53.3 yards rushing per game - last in the Big East.
    "We need to be able to run the football," Dantonio said. "We're not the type of team that can drop back and throw the ball 50 times ... We've got to continue to find ways with different formations and different blocking angles.
    "We have to continue to do it with technique," Dantonio added.
    "If one person blows an assignment, it makes the whole group look ineffective. I think we have running backs that, if given the opportunity, if they get into space, can make people miss, but that has yet to show itself. If you go back to last year, we've run it more effectively than we have this year."
    UC ranks last in the Big East in scoring offense (17.7 points per game) and seventh in total offense (293.0 yards per game).
    Improving those numbers will be difficult this week against a Virginia Tech defense that has shut out two of its first three opponents and has allowed only 10 points this season.
    The Hokies, who left the Big East Conference in 2004 for the Atlantic Coast Conference, have held their opponents - Northeastern, North Carolina and Duke - to 204.7 yards per game, just 82.7 rushing yards.
    They rank first nationally in scoring defense (3.3 points per game), eighth in total defense and have outscored their opponents 109-10.
    This is the third game in a brutal stretch of schedule that started with Pitt on Sept. 8, followed by No. 1 Ohio State last week and now Virginia Tech.
    Still ahead are road games at No. 8 Louisville (Oct. 14) and No. 4 West Virginia (Nov. 11).
    Dantonio says he embraces such tough competition.
    "We need to have a measuring stick here," he said. "We need to measure where we're at against the best teams in America."
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    September 19, 2006 2:10 PM
    Football: OSU Head Coach Jim Tressel announced the players of the week for the Cincinnati game at his week press luncheon today.
    Offensive Player of the Week - Antonio Pittman
    Defensive Player of the Week - Quinn Pitcock
    Special Teams Player of the Week - Aaron Pettrey
    Attack Force Player of the Week - James Laurinaitis
    Offensive Lineman of the Week - Steve Rehring
    Hit of the Week - Ted Ginn JR.
    Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week - Andrew Moses
    Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week - Chimdi Chekwa
    Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week - De'Angelo Haslam
    Tressel remarked the Rehring graded out the highest of all the offensive linemen last week despite having to play two different positions (tackle and guard) as a substitute. He also singled out Pittman for bringing a spark to the OSU offense when it was struggling in the first half against the Bearcats.
  13. nicw20

    nicw20 Brutus buckeye

    :osu2: :osu2: Go bucks
  14. timBUCK2

    timBUCK2 Tim the Enchanter... WOLVERINE SLAYER!!

    This game is available for download, just FYI.

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