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The Buckeyes are coming.... The Buckeyes are Coming!!!!!
Created: 9/29/2014 9:24:09 AMReplies: 21
9/29/2014 9:24:09 AM - Tuna Can

herve makes the short trip to College Park this weekend.

9/29/2014 10:16:04 AM - NJ Colonial

For herve's sake... GO OSU!

9/29/2014 10:49:16 AM - herve

Thankfully I will be out of town this weekend. I believe UMD will win the game with a final score of something like 32-30. I can't believe I wrote that, but I DO believe I haven't seen a much worse OSU defense.

9/29/2014 1:21:05 PM - Tuna Can

herve: don"t fret as maryland lost their starting qb in the Indiana game

9/29/2014 2:11:58 PM - herve

You obviously haven't seen our DBs or safeties. Might I suggest UMD simply run the long bomb to Diggs on a post-route over and over and over and over. OSU will NEVER cover it and it will net a minimum of two TDs and open up the run game. Hint: all Twerp tight-ends are also open.

9/29/2014 2:28:05 PM - Tuna Can

I thought that this was the new defensive coordinator"s plan? Meyer was very nice to blame his defensive coaches on that one.

9/29/2014 2:40:02 PM - Tuna Can

I say that it is OSU by two or three TDs

9/29/2014 3:44:10 PM - Thomas

Herve, Maryland is WAY better than I thought they would be and the Big 10 is worse than I thought it would be, but Ohio State isn't going to lose in College Park on Saturday. The game will be closer than people thought when the schedule came out, but Ohio State has way too much firepower on offense to lose. I think it will be similar to Ohio State's last game against Cincinnati meaning Maryland will hit some big plays on OSU's defense and keep the game close for about 2.5/ 3 quarters, and then OSU will put them away. Cincinnati was able to trade big play for big play with OSU until a point in the 3rd quarter. Maryland's defense isn't good enough to contain a team like Ohio State for 4 quarters. Maryland's back-up QB may be better suited for their offense because he's a better passer than C.J.Brown, Maryland has 3 wideouts who have the ability to get 100 yards in a game, the back-up has a better chance of making it happen than C.J.Brown does.

9/29/2014 4:26:51 PM - herve

UMD's defense is FAR better than Cincy. OSU has not played anybody this year and most of the games have been close enough (or a loss) against sub-par competitions to let everyone know OSU is a year away from being worth anything. Lots of frosh and sophs who will eventually wilt on the road and UMD will hit many big plays ALL game long. OSU's offense is pretty good and at times can be scary, but it's not consistent enough to overcome the bad, bad, bad, bad back 7 on defense.

9/29/2014 4:55:10 PM - The MV

Indiana winning at Missouri may end up being the most inexplicable college football result of the decade. 

9/29/2014 5:11:20 PM - Bo Knows

MV, you didn't like App. St. over Michigan at the Big House in 2007?

9/29/2014 6:11:31 PM - The MV

That was last decade Bo. :)

9/29/2014 7:13:43 PM - Tuna Can

I think that there is a bit of a "STRETCH".  Maryland does have a senior front 7 who are all more than decent and have gone against some top competition. They started the season missing all of the startes at LB and now guys who are not out for the year are filtering back. Match that with an offense that take the ball to the house on any given play and it is not that easy a deal. 

9/29/2014 8:28:56 PM - Thomas

Maryland has played well of late, but if you look at the West Virginia loss, in which they were playing a legit high-powered offense similar to Ohio State's, Maryland couldn't stop them at all. West Virginia pretty much went up and down the field without much resistance for the entire game. I see a similar result happening when they play Ohio State, except OSU won't need a field goal with no time left to win it. I think Ohio State will win a 56-42 type of game like the Florida State-N.C.State game last Saturday. N.C.State jumped out to a pretty big lead at home, and it seemed as if FSU then scored touchdowns on 10 straight possessions!!!

9/30/2014 12:29:22 PM - ELJ

Herve,

.I'm not a fan of OSU (goes back to Woody Hayes' antics), but you know how I feel about the Twerps.  Hoping for an Ohio State blowout win. 56-14 would be nice.

9/30/2014 12:50:44 PM - Bo Knows

MV, looks like we had different interpretations :-)

decade

[dek-eyd; British also duh-keyd]

  • Examples
  • Word Origin

noun

1. a period of ten years:

the three decades from 1776 to 1806.

2. a period of ten years beginning with a year whose last digit is zero:

the decade of the 1980s.

3.

a group, set, or series of ten.

 

9/30/2014 6:41:56 PM - Tuna Can

Thomas, as much as I really like you, I point out two facts, (1) MD will have their two best defenders playing against OSU that didn't play against WVA; and (2) you have to be stopping folks to score 4 times in a row (if I remember correctly) in MD's comeback.  At all is a strong statement. The year before, many of the same Terps absolutely stoned WVA when they were missing their top QB. WVA has great receivers.  As I have said over and over, this MD team is a special case. Football people respect them way more the fan base. 

THere are two types of offenses that drive you nuts (1) the dink and dunkers who can throw 45 times and get 4 yo 7 a throw; (2) and the one shot guys. WVA is a middle one that, if you don't pressure the passer, they run 25 yrd routes .... NO YAC, but still the ball is traveling over 20 yards a throw. MD, on the other hand is pure YAC if they don't throw it right into the endzone. 

The game in my book comes down to the OSU Defensive Line which I believe will cause problems. I think that MD is playing possum with CJ Brown's injury. I haven't even looked this evening to see if there is any news, but I don't think that he has just a sprained wrist of his non-throwing arm. If OSU were smart, they would gameplan for Caleb Rowe being the MD QB. Right now, CJ's best contribution to the MD team is that he MAY be the QB and there are a bunch of plays that OSU has to put into the practice program for the week just for CJ. ... The trouble with playing CJ is that, when he is the runner, if the first guy doesn't get him, and there isn't another tackler right there to help, he is gone. He has legit cornerback speed. DB's are constantly taking the wrong angle on him.... no one believes it and he has been at MD since the Truman administration. 

Again, Thomas, the game will come down to the OSU front to disrupt Caleb Rowe. If he isn't looking downfield, or he is looking at the grass under his nose after a hit, then he isn't winning the game. If OSU gives him time, then sadly, it will be a barn burner. 

9/30/2014 10:08:30 PM - Thomas

Tuna Can, before I respond to your comments, I've got to ask you this about C.J.Brown, do you think NFL scouts will tell him to switch positions in order to be drafted?? We know he won't make it to the NFL as a QB, but it seems that he has enough size and speed to be switched to Tight End, Fullback, or another position.

True, Maryland was able to make a big comeback against West Virginia and tied the game late, so the defense slowed that offense down in the second half, but WVA still ended up with huge offensive numbers in the game, and went down the field with ease late in the game which set up the winning field goal with no time left on the clock. West Virginia is the only offense Maryland has faced that had NFL talent(I'm guessing that WVA's QB will be a 1st or 2nd round pick when he comes out) on offense and they had a difficult time containing them. I understand that Maryland has been getting key defensive players back, but I think OSU will wear them out late in the 3rd quarter or early in the 4th quarter, and win comfortable. OSU's QB had the 'Deer In The Headlights' look in the first 2 games against Navy and VA Tech, but he and the offense has been explosive in their last 2 games. Granted, it's been against suspect competition, but they've put up over 50 points in both games.

It will be intersting to see what the make-up of the crowd will be at Byrd Stadium. Before the season when everyone had Ohio State penciled in as one of the 4 playoff teams, I would've said 80 percent Ohio State fans in Byrd Stadium, but with Braxton Miller getting injured, OSU losing to VA Tech and Maryland being a lot better than everyone predicted, I'm expecting a lot more Maryland fans will show up. There will be fewer Maryland fans and Maryland ticket outlets selling their tickets to the opposing fans of "Big-Name U" this time around!!!

9/30/2014 10:18:21 PM - NJ Colonial

Colonials will win - the Buff and Blue by 14!

10/1/2014 8:15:07 PM - Tuna Can

Thomas, thanks for the great post. Do I think that he would move to TE? I may be an idiot... well I am, but a guy like this who didn't become a 5th year senior for no reason can't seem to put 4 or 5 games together without getting hurt. Tight ends in the NFL have to take on Linemen and Linebackers for a living. If he signed a contract, it wouldn't amount to much. Basically, I see him "moving on" with his life. He is almost 40, so it's time.

It is wrong, in my book, to suggest that Brown can't throw the ball. He has one of the best long balls in the country when he is on. He gives his man a chance to catch the ball by dropping it over the coverage. His problem is sort of RGIII's--bad reads or slow reads.

He is no Tice. 

Who knows who will play and who will win. I agree with you, Thomas, that OSU will win, but there is a chance that they can also push OSU for a game. With 6 LB's playing now that can rotate and feature, five coule make the NFL, rather than 3 against WVA, (one being a soph with little experience), that's a big deal. It is almost like GW playing D without Garino.

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