tBBC Preview: Illinois

The #13/#13 Buckeyes (6-1, 3-0) play a second consecutive Saturday night game when they host B1G West member Illinois (4-4, 1-3). When we last checked in on these teams, Ohio State edged PSU 31-24 in OT at Happy Valley and Illinois got of their B1G schneid with a scoop-n-score TD in the 4th quarter to […]


B1G Poll Dancing: Week 10

Our band of Big Ten pollsters decided to give it another go this week, and resident B1G cat-herder Andy Coppens of Talking Ten has compiled the results, below, for your reading enjoyment. Finally, a week that went as it should’ve on paper….oh, who are we kidding, this is 2014 and nothing about this season in Big […]


Buckeyes Declaw Lions in Overtime, 31-24

That was some game, wasn’t it? Maybe a little too exciting. I’ll take the win, no matter how it looked. It was a tale of three halfs; Ohio State was good in the 1st half, winning 17-0. Ohio State was terrible in the 2nd half, losing 0-17. Ohio State was good on overtime, winning 14-0, […]

That Kinda' Year

tBBC Preview: Penn State

The #13/#12 Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0) visit the Penn State Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-2) for a nationally televised Saturday evening “white out” game. Penn State is coming off an idle week, so they should at least be well rested. Overview: After beginning the season 4-0, the Nits have dropped two straight games to Northwestern followed by […]

EzE Rutgers

Buckeyes Handle Rutgers 56-17

The Buckeyes welcome the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to the friendly confines of Ohio Stadium for the first time as a Big Ten Team. The welcoming was none too friendly, however, as the Buckeyes controlled the game from start to finish on the way to a 56-17 victory. JT Barrett had another excellent day throwing the […]


tBBC Preview: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The #13/#13 Buckeyes  (4-1) host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights for their 2014 Homecoming Game. B1G newcomers Rutgers are also coming off an idle week at sit at  5-1 (1-1) going into Saturday’s game. They bring a decent scoring defense, comparable to Ohio State’s, and a decent scoring offense (29.5 PPG) into Saturday’s game. Yes, this will […]


Ohio State Offense: They Do Run Run

The Buckeyes may have been “idle” this past week, but here at tBBC, it’s full speed ahead. In an idle moment, I was thinking about Ohio State’s offense this year, and how it compares to the 2013 version. Specifically, how well is this year’s running game performing compared to last year. I got the idea […]


B1G Poll Dancing: Week 7

Our band of Big Ten pollsters decided to give it another go this week, and resident B1G cat-herder Andy Coppens of Talking Ten has compiled the results, below, for your reading enjoyment. Another week, another crazy set of results. With Northwestern taking down Wisconsin, Rutgers beating Michigan and Purdue getting Darrell Hazell his first Big […]


Buckeyes Claim 52-24 Victory Over Terrapins

Today marked Maryland’s inaugural home game in the Big Ten conference. Their door prize was having to play the Ohio State Buckeyes, which was softened by getting them in DC. The Buckeyes put up their third straight games with over 500 yards of offense on the way to a 52-24 victory over the Terrapins. JT […]


B1G Poll Dancing

This week’s poll is out, and there are some slight position changes based on Saturday’s results. In the East, Maryland moved from 5th to 3rd as PSU slipped from 3rd to 5th. The West was in flux as 6 of the 7 tAfter herding the cats, here is what B1G shepherd Andy Coppens has compiled […]


B1G Poll Dancing

We (Big Ten fans) got through a surprisingly good week, Michigan excepted, to little surprise. As always, or at least weekly, Andy Coppens of Talking 10 did his cat-herding to have his poll-cats give their opinions on where the various B1G teams rank in their Divisions. Without further ado, here is what Andy compiled, for your […]


tBBC Preview: Cincinnati Bearcats

The #22/#20 Buckeyes  (2-1) host downstate, in-state University of Cincinnati (2-0) Saturday. The Bearcats (American Athletic Conference) are led by 2nd year coach Tommy Tuberville.  Obviously, this us Tuberville’s 2nd year at Cincinnati; after making his name at Auburn 1999-2008), he took a couple years off, had a cup of coffee at Texas Tech (2010-2012), […]


tBBC Preview: Kent State

The #22 Buckeyes  (1-1) host Kent State (0-2) Saturday. Former Buckeye assistant coach Paul Haynes brings the Golden Flashes into Columbus Saturday. Not necessarily to stop a two-game skid, although I guess it’s possible, but more likely to calibrate his team against an Ohio State team that is also trying to find its footing. This will […]

The Bright Spot

Sunday Evening Quarterback: Virginia Tech

A record crowd came out on Saturday evening to see Ohio State’s marquee non-conference matchup of the season, pitting Frank Beamer’s Hokies against the Buckeyes of Ohio State for the first time in history. For two such storied programs, that stat alone is surprising. So too, are the other records that went down on Saturday night […]


tBBC Preview: Virginia Tech

The Buckeyes belied their patriotism by taking down Navy, 34-17 last Saturday. This week’s opponent, Virginia Tech, opened their season with a convincing win over their neighbors, the Tribe of William & Mary, an FCS school. This preview will necessarily be short because this is the 2nd game of the season (not much current history […]