Brian Robiskie is a Biletnikoff Semifinalist
October 30, 2007 8:15 pm EST

Brian Robiskie was initially on the watch list but now he is in the final 10 for the Biletnikoff Award.

Davey O'Brien Semifinalist List Includes Boeckman
October 29, 2007 8:30 pm EST

The votes are in and Boeckman is in the group of the nation's top 15 quarterbacks being considered for the Davey O'Brien Award.  Fans get a vote in this so be sure to visit their web site and vote often.

Boeckman is Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week
October 29, 2007 2:00 pm EST

OSU quarterback Todd Boeckman, a first-year starter, threw for 253 yards and three touchdowns with an interception to help keep the Buckeyes atop the polls and BCS rankings. He completed 19 of 26 passes and remained atop the Big Ten in passing efficiency while moving up to third nationally.  For this, he has been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.  Boeckman has thrown at least two touchdown passes in each game this season and has 21 TD passes in all, fourth most in a season in OSU history. 

His award today gave the Buckeyes back-to-back winners; running back Chris "Beanie" Wells took it a week ago. Wells followed up his career-high 221-yard performance in the win over Michigan State with a 133-yard night at Penn State, leaving him 4 yards short of 1,000 for the season.

Buckeyes Stay on Top BCS Standings
October 28, 2007 8:15 pm EST

It is no surprise Ohio State remains the number one team in the BCS, but can the Wolverines actually be #12? 

Buckeye Fans Leave Penn State Happy
October 28, 2007 1:00 pm EST

The Scarlet & Gray took care of business with a solid win over a ranked Penn State team 37-17.  The win secured our position on top the polls and brought us one game closer to the date with Michigan.  Also, after this weekend there are 36 teams eligible for a bowl game, 6 of those are from the Big Ten.

November 15th - Save the Date
October 25, 2007 11:00 pm EST

It is that time of year again.  On November 15th, former OSU and Michigan players will get together for a benefit dinner to raise money for Central Ohio Diabetes.  I have attended this even every year and it is truly a great experience for every Buckeye or Michigan fan.  You can get tickets for individuals or groups. 

Wells-Trapasso Earn Big Ten Honors
October 22, 2007 7:00 pm EST

The league recognizes their efforts in the 24-17 victory over Michigan State Saturday.  This was the second such honor for Trapasso this season.

OSU Solidifies Their Position in the Polls
October 21, 2007 9:30 pm EST

For the second straight week, OSU is on top of the BCS standings. As expected OSU improves their position in all the polls.  We have a new team at #2, Boston College, but will they last as the #2 team has lost three straight weeks.

Same Day Losses by #1 and #2 Ranked Teams in the AP Poll
October 15, 2007 11:00 pm EST

It is great to be ranked #1 but our road to the top was paved with loses by those in front of us.  We have our fate in our own hands the rest of the way as long as we keep winning but does history say we will end the season holding up the crystal football?  Joe-S-U takes a look at the previous seasons when 1/2 lost on the same day, and who won that year. (Ranking in parentheses next to eventual national champion is their poll position on the day the #1 and #2 upsets occurred)

SAME DAY LOSSES BY #1 AND #2 RANKED TEAMS IN AP POLL
                                     EVENTUAL
DATE        SCORES                         NAT’L CHAMP
11/28/42    #1 Boston College 12, Holy Cross 55       Ohio State (3rd)
        #2 Georgia Tech 0, Georgia 34
(Buckeyes win their 1st-ever national crown as AP top 2
are annihilated)

10/7/50      #1 Notre Dame 14, Purdue 28            Oklahoma (5th)
        #2 Michigan State 7, Maryland 34

11/16/57    #1 Texas A&M 6, Rice 7             Auburn (3rd)
          #2 Oklahoma 0, Notre Dame 7
(Irish snap Oklahoma’s 47-game win streak,  Buckeyes
win UPI title but finish 2nd to Auburn in AP final poll)

11/7/59     #1 LSU 13, Tennessee 14          Syracuse (4th)
         #2 Northwestern 19, Wisconsin 24
(One week after eventual Heisman winner Billy Cannon’s legendary
punt return beats Ole Miss, he and his LSU mates cost
themselves a shot at back-to-back crowns)

11/4/61     #1 Michigan State 0, Minnesota 13       Alabama (4th)
        #2 Ole Miss 7, LSU 10

9/26/64     #1 Ole Miss 21, Kentucky 27       Alabama (6th)
        #2 Oklahoma 14, USC 40
(Kentucky’s only win over a top-ranked team until last Saturday)

1/1/66        #1 Michigan State 12, UCLA 14 (Rose Bowl)Alabama (4th)
        #2 Arkansas 7, LSU 14 (Cotton Bowl)    
(First time that the AP waited until after the bowl games to 
award the national title; Tide are glad they did)

1/1/71       #1 Texas 11, Notre Dame 24 (Cotton Bowl)  Nebraska (3rd)
        #2 Ohio State 17, Stanford 27 (Rose Bowl)
(Only two losses by the “Super Sophs”; both cost them NC’s)

12/22/75     #2 Texas A&M 0, USC 20 (Liberty Bowl)    Oklahoma (3rd)
1/1/76        #1 Ohio State 10, UCLA 23 (Rose Bowl)
(Would Woody have retired had the Bucks handled the Bruins?)

10/8/77      #1 USC 20, Alabama 21            Notre Dame (11th)
         #2 Oklahoma 6, Texas 13

1/2/78        #1 Texas 10, Notre Dame 38           Notre Dame (5th)
          #2 Oklahoma 6, Arkansas 31
(#3 Alabama destroys a solid OSU squad in the Sugar Bowl, but
gets screwed by all the media drinking the Irish Kool-Aid)

11/1/80     #1 Alabama 3, Mississippi State 6      Georgia (4th)
         #2 UCLA 17, Arizona 23

9/12/81     #1 Michigan 14, Wisconsin 21      Clemson (unranked)
        #2 Alabama 21, Georgia Tech 24

1/2/84        #1 Nebraska 30, Miami, FL 31 (Orange Bowl)      Miami (5th)
        #2 Texas 9, Georgia 10 (Cotton Bowl)
(Tom Osborne had the guts to go for two in Miami, but came up short; the 
karma train wouldn’t come back around for another decade)

11/17/84    #1 Nebraska 7, Oklahoma 17           Brigham Young (3rd)
          #2 South Carolina 21, Navy 38

1/1/86        #1 Penn State 10, Oklahoma 25         Oklahoma (3rd)
        #2 Miami, FL 7, Tennessee 35

10/6/90     #1 Notre Dame 31, Stanford 36          Colorado (12th)
        #2 Florida State 22, Miami, FL 31

9/21/96     #1 Nebraska 0, Arizona State 19         Florida (4th)
        #2 Tennessee 29, Florida 35

Hartline Special Teams Player of the Week - All Awards
October 15, 2007 8:00 pm EST

Brian Hartline was recognized as the special-units player of the week by Ohio State and the Big Ten Conference for his school-record 90-yard punt return for a touchdown.  Other Buckeye team awards went to:

* Todd Boeckman - offensive player of the week

* Donald Washington - defensive player of the week.

* Spencer Smith (offense), Tony Jackson (defense) and Ben Kacsandi (special units) - Scout Team

* Steve Rehring - Jim Parker offensive lineman award.

* Dexter Larimore - Attack Force award


Where Are They Now?: Josh Huston
October 10, 2007 10:45 pm EST

Josh Huston, owner of 4 pairs of gold pants while playing for the Buckeyes, was signed yesterday to the practice squad of the Bengals.  With the injury to Bengals kicker Shayne Graham, Huston could see action as early as this week if he makes the squad.  Josh has not kicked in any official NFL games.  He was with Bears and the Giants in the past two seasons, and was in the New Orleans training camp this week when he got the nod from Cincinnati.

FoxSports.com Agrees with Joe-S-U
October 10, 2007 8:30 pm EST

Yesterday, FoxSports.com submitted their projects for this season's bowl projections.  They have the Buckeyes playing LSU in the National Championship game.  Of course, Joe-S-U predicted that outcome 6 weeks ago. To get a complete rundown of all the anticipated bowl projections, check out FoxSports.com

Interested in Bowl Tickets for the Buckeyes?
October 9, 2007 6:30 am EST

Is to early to be thinking about the bowl season?  If you are a Buckeye fan, of course not.  Click here to read how to reserve the right to buy BCS tickets for the Championship game or one of the other BCS bowls -- at face value.  When you go to the page they will ask you to sign up but it only takes two minutes and you can choose to get future emails from the site or not.  I am ready to reserve my BCS game tickets, are you?

Chekwa named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week
October 8, 2007 10:00 am EST

Cornerback Chimdi Chekwa won the Big Ten defensive player of the week after his 10-tackle performance in the third-ranked Buckeyes 23-7 win at Purdue on Saturday night.  Chekwa, the redshirt-freshman only had 11 tackles total going into the game. All of his stops at Purdue were solo tackles, as he helped the nation's #1 defense shut down the Boilermakers’ passing game.  He became the first OSU defensive freshman or redshirt-freshman to win a league player of the week award since linebacker Andy Katzenmoyer did as a first-year player on Oct.22, 1996.

Buckeyes Punish Purdue 23-7
October 7, 2007 3:30 pm EST

OSU dominates yet another opponent and improves their record to 6-0 for the season.  It was enough to move them to 3rd in the AP, Harris and USA Today polls. Where are they in the BCS?

Paul Keels Honored
October 5, 2007 10:00 am EST

OSU basketball and football play-by-play announcer Paul Keels will be inducted into the Ohio Radio and Television Broadcasts Hall of Fame, October 7th, in Akron.

OSU to Retire the Number of Bill Willis
October 5, 2007 8:00 am EST

Today, OSU announced that on November 3rd, the number 99 will be retired in honor of Bill Willis,  This will be the seventh such number retired.  Willis was a three-year, two-Way starting lineman for the Buckeyes from 1942-44.  He then left Ohio State and became first African-American full-time starter in the modern era of professional football.  He was a member of the school's first national championship team, in 1942, and he was its first African-American All-American before moving on to his pro career with the Cleveland Browns.

His number will join the already retired OSU numbers of Heisman Trophy winners Archie Griffin (45), Howard "Hopalong" Cassady (40), Vic Janowicz (31), Les Horvath (22) and Eddie George (27), and that of the original OSU All-American, Chic Harley (47).

"Bill Willis is the ultimate Buckeye. His record of accomplishment on the field and the class and dignity he exudes exemplify the qualities of Ohio State. He is the consummate gentleman," OSU athletics director Gene Smith said in a statement released by the school. "Recognizing his career and legacy as an athletics pioneer by retiring his jersey number is a way to salute not just the Willis family, but the Buckeye program overall."

Have Extra Tickets for Sale?
October 4, 2007 9:15 pm EST

Perhaps you can help a Buckeye fan in need. Story


Buckeye 50 Archives Main Menu

Buckeye 50 Archives
October
 2007
10/2/07
Buckeye50.com is an independent site and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Ohio State
 or the Ohio State Athletic Department. All original material is Copyright 2000-2008
by PhotOSU, all rights reserved.
Click Logo to return to Archives Menu