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Re: THE Ohio State University vs. Clemson

Postby cavaliereagle » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:01 pm

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The 2 x 2 Rule

Postby osu-grad » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:09 pm

I suspect that OSU fans will travel twice as far and fill the stadium with twice as many fans as Clemson will bring.

OSU fans are like Byrnes fans on the high school level. They travel very well...
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Re: The 2 x 2 Rule

Postby cavaliereagle » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:07 pm

osu-grad wrote:I suspect that OSU fans will travel twice as far and fill the stadium with twice as many fans as Clemson will bring.

OSU fans are like Byrnes fans on the high school level. They travel very well...

I hope they do travel well. I want as many as possible to witness, first hand, the beatdown OSU is about to receive.
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Re: The 2 x 2 Rule

Postby *Topcat* » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:50 pm

osu-grad wrote:I suspect that OSU fans will travel twice as far and fill the stadium with twice as many fans as Clemson will bring.

OSU fans are like Byrnes fans on the high school level. They travel very well...

Not what I'm reading.....
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Re: The 2 x 2 Rule

Postby greenville78 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:27 am

osu-grad wrote:I suspect that OSU fans will travel twice as far and fill the stadium with twice as many fans as Clemson will bring.

OSU fans are like Byrnes fans on the high school level. They travel very well...


I can promise you there will be more Clemson fans than Buckeyes in Miami, If you believe otherwise, you are as delusional as with your political opinions.
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Re: THE Ohio State University vs. Clemson

Postby cavaliereagle » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:34 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: You know it.
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Re: THE Ohio State University vs. Clemson

Postby 96fanatic » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:12 am

GO GET'EM TIGERS!
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Re: THE Ohio State University vs. Clemson

Postby osu-grad » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:27 pm

The Bucks have had not had a good week in Florida. A stomach virus swept through the team and all-Big Ten cornerback Bradley Roby will not play due to a bone bruise suffered against Michigan State. OSU's top pass rusher Noah Spence had been suspended. The loss of Spence and Roby leave crucial voids for a defense that faltered late in the season and must face Clemson's explosive offense.

At least the offense remains intact. OSU is 2nd in the country scoring when they touch the ball.
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Predictions from around the web

Postby osu-grad » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:31 pm

Tim May
OSU Beat Writer
The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State 41, Clemson 31
Tajh Boyd-to-Sammy Watkins looks scary vs. a pass defense torched by Michigan State, but if the Buckeyes can reach Boyd a couple of times, things will change. Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde should handle the rest.


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Bill Rabinowitz
OSU Beat Writer
The Columbus Dispatch
Clemson 41, Ohio State 38
OSU can win if it rides Hyde and gets some big plays from Miller, but how do Buckeyes slow Clemson enough with their depleted defense?


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Dom Tiberi
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WBNS-10TV

Ohio State 42, Clemson 30
Give Urban Meyer a month to prepare — no one is better getting a team ready in that span. The OSU ground attack with Braxton and Carlos will be the difference.


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Beau Bishop
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Ohio State 41, Clemson 38
I can’t see how this one turns into anything other than a **** The Buckeyes’ offense fires the last shot, and the bad taste from Indy will be at least partially cleansed.

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Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com
Ohio State 41, Clemson 38

Ohio State has the edge at both head coach and quarterback in this game, as I expect Miller to perform well both with his arm and his legs. Both offenses show up, but I'll take the running team with Urban Meyer at the helm. Hyde turns in a big fourth quarter as Ohio State rallies late.


Brian Bennett of ESPN.com
Clemson 38, Ohio State 35

The Big Ten just can't prepare you for the type of speed and playmaking ability Clemson has at receiver, and Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins will end their Tigers career in a big way while connecting for three scores.


Brian Pedersen of BleacherReport.com
Ohio State 43, Clemson 33

Ohio State (12-1) is making its 10th BCS bowl appearance — more than any other school - while Clemson looks to erase the memories of a 70-33 loss to West Virginia in the 2012 Orange Bowl.


Chip Patterson of CBSsports.com
Clemson 38, Ohio State 35

Both of these teams should enter the game with tremendous focus and a desire for redemption. Ohio State wants to shake the devastating loss in the Big Ten title game and Clemson would love to replace memories of the 70-33 Orange Bowl loss to West Virginia.


Connor Muldowney of RantSports.com
Ohio State 30, Clemson 24

Clemson has been one of those teams that have been extremely difficult to measure. It’s hard to tell if they are a legitimate contender than could beat anyone in the nation or just a team that made it through an easy conference schedule to play for a BCS bowl.


Chad Godfrey, isportsweb.com
Ohio State 56, Clemson 50

These teams are a lot alike in the sense that they both have offenses that can strike from anywhere on the field ... and they both have defenses that will allow that to happen at any time. Braxton Miller wants to show everyone he is better than Clemson QB Tajh Boyd. They will both have huge game, but Braxton gets the W.
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Five Keys for an OSU Victory

Postby osu-grad » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:37 pm

1. Contain Boyd
Ohio State has made workmanlike quarterbacks such as Wisconsin’s Joel Stave and Michigan State’s Connor Cook look like elite quarterbacks this season. Now the Buckeyes really are playing against one of the best. Tajh Boyd is a threat as a passer and runner. The Buckeyes must pressure Boyd, and pass protection has been an issue at times for Clemson.

2. Cover Watkins
Sammy Watkins is considered perhaps the top wide receiver prospect in the 2014 NFL draft if he enters. Blessed with superb speed and hands, Watkins has 85 catches for 1,237 yards and 10 touchdowns. The Buckeyes would like to match up Bradley Roby against Watkins as often as possible, but Roby’s status is uncertain because of a leg-bone bruise.

3. Create turnovers
Clemson committed four turnovers against Florida State and six against South Carolina. Not surprisingly, those are the Tigers’ losses. In Clemson’s 10 victories, the Tigers turned the ball over only 12 times total. Ohio State has been only so-so at forcing turnovers with 22. Given the likelihood that Clemson will be able to move the ball on a Buckeyes defense that was shaky late in the season, being able to stop drives with takeaways could be crucial.

4. Crank up passing game
Ohio State’s late-season passing woes were largely attributed to adverse weather. But the Buckeyes completed only eight passes against Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game at the domed Lucas Oil Stadium, which showed that the progress Braxton Miller and his supporting cast had made had stalled. The Buckeyes became predictable by becoming overly reliant on deep passes and swings. Throwing intermediate passes and using the middle of the field will be important.

5. Remember the workhorse
Carlos Hyde has been close to unstoppable this season, averaging almost 8 yards per carry. He got only 18 carries against Michigan State and many wondered why he didn’t get more. Clemson’s run defense is in the middle of the pack statistically, and using Hyde to maintain possession also might be the best way to neutralize Clemson’s offense.

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