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tOSU at Minnesota, Thurs. Sep 2nd, 8 ET on Fox

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by BB73, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. BB73

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

    The season opener at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
     
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    2. OHIO STATE AT MINNESOTA, SEPT. 2 (THURSDAY)
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    This season's opener comes the week before Ohio State’s anticipated showdown vs. nationally-ranked Oregon, a game most have circled as one of college football’s most important non-conference clashes of the season. That one would lose much, if not all, of its luster should the Buckeyes lose their first game as a likely double-digit favorite against the Gophers. Minnesota struggled last season and fell short of expectations, but P.J. Fleck’s team returns a veteran group led by a multi-year starter at quarterback and playing away from home on a Thursday night is never easy. Ohio State won’t look past this one, but it’s the definition of a trap with a bigger game looming.
     
  3. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    Whoa. This one is going to be on Fox as well.

     
  4. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    I really hate opening on a Thursday night. I really, really, really hate opening with a B1G opponent.
     
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  5. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    Season-Opening Conference Games
    The Buckeyes have never lost a season-opening conference game

    10/4/24 - Purdue 7-0

    10/6/34 - Indiana 33-0

    10/1/38 - Indiana 6-0

    9/27/52 - Indiana 33-13 (revenge)
    9/26/53 - Indiana 36-12
    9/25/54 - Indiana 28-0
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    From 1971 through 1976 (the Archie Griffin years, plus the year before and the year after) Ohio State opened with a conference opponent, something they had not done since 1954 and would not do again until 2017. The 40-season hiatus between season-opening conference games was by far the longest.

    9/11/71 - Iowa 52-21
    9/16/72 - Iowa 21-0
    9/15/73 - Minnesota 56-7
    9/14/74 - at Minnesota 34-19
    9/13/75 - at #11 MSU 21-0 (revenge)
    9/11/76 - MSU 49-21
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    8/31/2017 - at Indiana 49-21

    *10/24/2020 - Nebraska 52-17
     
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  6. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ


    Wasn't NU in 2004 a season opener?

    EDIT

    No it was a conference opener on the road. We opened with NC state or marshall or some such thing
     
  7. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    Just noticed something about those scores

    The Buckeyes have given up 21 points three times in season-opening conference games

    They’ve never given up more

    If the Buckeyes keep that going, I like their chances
     
  8. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    8 p.m. kick

     
  9. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Definitely trying to buy tickets for this one
     
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  12. Bought tickets for this game, today. Going with my 12yo son for a long weekend. Can’t wait!
     
  13. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Cincinnati. That was my first buckeye game!

    This game worries me. Big veteran OL, great RB, veteran QB and 1 so so WR. They get everyone back on defense but maybe that's a bad thing for them. Getting to the QB was a big problem for them last season which at least is great since we will be breaking in a new QB obviously. Plus with our WRs it's tough if the opponent can't get pressure.

    I don't think they can get the stops to beat us but a tough physical team week 1 just straight up sucks.

    At least with this being week 1 we'll be ready and in week 2 with a full house for Oregon we shouldn't have any issue getting back up again.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2021
  14. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    My Minnesota friend is buying tickets for us tomorrow, should be a really fun time having the opener at a 100% stadium capacity on a Thursday night in downtown Minneapolis. I didn't realize you could buy them already though, my friend better not be letting me down haha.
     
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  15. I bought them through Vivid Seats and with zone seating. I’ve never purchased tickets through Vivid seats before so I hope I didn’t make an expensive mistake.
     

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