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Game Thread Game Two: #1 Ohio State 24, #2 Texas 7 (9/9/06)

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

  1. jwinslow

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

    I can understand the mistake at game speed, combined with the bone-crushing hit and sound it made. Excusing it and agreeing with it are two separate things for me. It's awfully hard for a 6'6" guy not to make contact with his helmet, especially when rushing from straight ahead, while trying to block a pass.
  2. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Now that's a dildo!
  3. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    No it's not.
  4. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    I think it was a horrible call. Helmets hit each other every play! Everytime linemen initiate contact there helmets hit. JRich didn't lower his head and use it as a weapon (putting his head down and using the crown of the helmet). He hit him just as McCoy released the ball and it was a very simple tackle. The ref just had to make his mark on the game.

    The call doesn't matter and to me turned out to work out well for the Bucks as it motivated the offense to finish off the last drive. But I don't see any justification for the flag.
  5. Bucks07

    Bucks07 Don't ask me about my business

    The call doesnt matter really except we cant say we held them to just a field goal...I would tell JRich to do the exact same thing next time, and the time after that, and every time he gets the chance. He didnt do anything intentionally and I cant get to riled up over the refs missing this one at full speed in a game we won by 3 scores. If it had affected the outcome directly maybe, but I think its time to let that call go.
  6. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    My question about the hit was ... How the %*#& can it be roughing the passer when the QB is still holding the football? :roll1:
  7. Bleed S & G

    Bleed S & G Taking Crazy Pills

    If it were Tressel would tell him to do it the proper way.
  8. TressforPrez

    TressforPrez Diehard

    why do we care?

    Why are people still even talking about the hit and the call that followed. Either way, we won the game handily and Texas can look back knowing that their single touchdown was perhaps given to them by a questionable call. It would be one thing if the call was game changing, but it wasn't so, lets all move on...
    Hell of a hit though, I'm glad my boy from Dublin put a hurtin on that baby faced little "colt" (real name Daniel)...Looks like Opie wasnt ready for a real defense...sorry texas...horns Down!!
  9. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Yeah, you're gonna fit in well here.. enjoy your rubbies.

  10. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Shit. I can't talk about the Texas game anymore?

    OK. Moving on. About the offense of ... uh ... who do we play next week?
  11. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    Hey XRay, I (for one) appreciate your post. BN73 included it, and I firmly believe it is your most cogent, insightful post of this thread. That said, your previous posts had much entertainment value in them, which I didn't appreciate until THAT thread, in which you disclose that much of what you did was for entertainment were playing a game within a game that I did not appreciate until I was shown 'the game'. I learned something today.

    OSU got clobbered by Florida State several years ago, and we learned that we needed to have 'fresh bodies' in the D and O lines......we incorporated that philosophy into the philosophy at OSU......I'll betcha that Mack and and boys start emphasizing special teams more (I did notice better coverage and returns by UT this game) because of our punter etc. UT will be hard to handle when we play y'all in the prediction is that we'll tee it up again in Glendale for the BCS.....

    :gobucks3: :gobucks4: :banger:
  12. txbuckeye1983

    txbuckeye1983 We are the innovators, they are the imitators

  13. MililaniBuckeye

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

    That was the only time all game I heard a clear helmet-to-helmet sound. Also, the helmet-to-helmet rule doesn't apply to line blocking. Trust me, no one was yelling louder or using more profanities than me when they threw the flag, but upon watching--and hearing--the play again, I totally understand why they called it.
  14. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    I was going to post this earlier - the NCAA refined and emphasized safety in all incidents that look like they might be helmet-to-helmet. They issued informational pieces in August 2005 and new NFL style signs to play "heads-up" football were issued to all NCAA football programs for use in the locker room.
    They also made this a specific point of emphasis for the 2006 season in their description of the rules, which are available as pdf files from
    While I might not agree with the strict interpretation of the rule in the context of the play on McCoy, there is no way that I can say this was outside the rules, or a blown call. Especially now that I have taken the time to read this years emphatic interpretation of the same by the NCAA.

    Key points, intent is not an issue here. If helmet hits helmet it can be called.
    Where I can still stand firm on Jay's play as being sound is that he was playing heads-up. Where the refs stood is that they were protecting the quarterback, who is one of the specifically listed examples of players to protect. Example, when helmet contact occurs if the QB is "unprotected." One example of which is while he is in the process of throwing the ball. In the end my opinion is just that, and their call is the one that counts.

    We may see few other examples of this precise play called as a PF during the season, but this I doubt, will be the last occasion.
  15. ytownbuckeye

    ytownbuckeye Freshman

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