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In 2005, PSU beat OSU in one of the great all-time Beaver Stadium clashes. Troy Smith had not yet reached his peak -- he won the Heisman the following year. It was a perfect time for the Lions to strike.
In 2008, PSU beat OSU in a hard-fought game in Columbus. Tyrelle Pryor had not yet reaches his peak -- he later led the Buckeyes to 2 straight BCS-bowl game victories. It was a perfect time for the Lions to strike.
In 2012, PSU and OSU meet for an emotionally charged Whiteout in the Beav. Braxton Miller is a young, dynamic talent who is already considered a serious Heisman candidate, but hasn't yet reached his peak. ?
Correct me if I'm wron in 2005 or 2008 OSU was not undefeated. I understand where you are coming but TP was a true fresh in 2008 and Troy smith was coming off suspension. Braxton miller was is in his second year as a starter. This year it's the OSU defense that is sub par
Does last year's Penn State victory count? (Well, I guess none of them count according to the NCAA.)
In 2005 OSU was undefeated and ranked in the top 10 when they visited Happy Valley. We all know what happened.
In 2008 OSU had lost to USC at home earlier in the year and that was their only loss when we faced off in Columbus. Again, we all know what happened.
I'm really anxious to see the dynamic of our offense vs. their defense and vice versa. Our D is by far the best D they will go against so far this season. There offense is the best O we will have gone against so far too. Stop/limit Braxton though and we win.
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
OSU had one loss in 2005. They lost to Vince Young and Texas in the Shoe
This post was edited by roadzy33 21 months ago
Been to every home game the past 18 seasons. 2005 my favorite game over that span. Would love to come close to matching it .. not sure if it will ever be topped. 05 and 08 were all about our D... I think this will be about our D and our O overcoming our ST woes.
That's right. Thanks!
I didn't say there weren't differences. There are literally thousands of differences. I just think the similarities are interesting.
Agree with you totally a lot of similarities, I guess I was just trying to say this year is unlike the others because Ohio st doesn't have as many questions on offense as they did those years. But you are right same old casts. I like this year that Ohio st is bringing in a undefeated team and I feel we have a real shot to beat them. Unlike past years where you hope for everything to go our way so we could win.
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