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tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 11

In today’s edition, we celebrate number 11, the Ohio State’s margin of victory over Penn State on October 30th, 2004, 21-10. Yet another defense-first game in these series played out in Columbus. Penn State outgained Ohio State, 247 yards to 202 yards. In a game where two horrifically bad offenses were required to suit up, […]

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 32

In today’s edition, we celebrate number 32, an Ohio State victory over Washington State on  September 14th, 2002, 25-7. In a match-up of two ranked teams (#8 Ohio State, #11 Washington State), the Buckeyes overcame a sluggish 1st half (trailed 7-6) to roll past the Cougars. This was beautiful Tressel-ball as Maurice Clarett rushed for […]

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 47

In today’s edition, we celebrate number 47, an Ohio State victory over the Indiana Hoosiers  on  October 21st, 2006, 44-3. The Buckeye offense was preternaturally balanced in this game; they rushed for 270 yards (1 TD) and passed for 270 yards (5 TD’s). Indiana’s offense less so 7 yards rushing and 158 yards passing. OSU’s […]

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 59

In today’s edition, just like The Count, we continue the march to the season opener by celebrating Buckeye victories. No, no, we insist. Today’s contest is Ohio State’s 35-24 win over Michigan State in 2005. Having incurred their 2nd loss (and last of the season) the previous week at Penn State, the Buckeyes returned home […]

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 65

In today’s episode of tBBC’s Kickoff Countdown, we feature #65, which was the total score of Ohio State’s September 7th, 2007 beat down of Northwestern, 58-7. Not to put too fine a point on this game, but it was effectively over with 5:26 left in the 1st Quarter when Vern Gholston returned a fumble to put the […]

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 73

In today’s episode of the tBBC’s Countdown to Kickoff series, we come to #73; the November 5th, 1983 beat down of Indiana, 56-17. The Buckeyes came into the game with a 6-2 record, with a big win against the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman, but having suffered losses to Iowa and Illinois on the road. Indiana […]

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 74

In today’s episode of the tBBC’s Countdown to Kickoff series, we come to #74 a more recent game. The feature game is the November 3rd, 2012 smoking of Illinois, 52-22. After a tight 1st quarter (7-6, OSU) the Buckeyes effectively put this game away in the 2nd quarter, outscoring the Illini 24-0. Drew Basil kicked […]

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 75

In today’s episode of tBBC’s Countdown to Kickoff series, we are at #75; another Minnesota Golden Gopher appearance on the countdown list. On October 27th, 1990 OSU rolled the Gophers, 52-23. It may seem that I’m picking on the Gophers, but I’m not. It’s just that they are “Minnesota Nice”, so they are well represented […]

TBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 76

Today is #76 in our continuing Countdown to Kickoff series placing us squarely at Minnesota’s 2nd appearance on the list. On October 29th, 2005, OSU outgunned the Gophers, 45-31. The Buckeyes and Gophers played to 14-14 halftime at but Ohio State pulled away with 28 2nd half points. Antonio Pittman (186 yds, 2 TD’s) and […]

TBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 77

We are at #77 in today’s episode of the tBBC’s Countdown to Kickoff series, that means Rice was on the short end of OSU’s 1996 season opener, 70-7. The Buckeyes had to replace Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George, QB Bobby Hoying, TE Rickey Dudley and WR Terry Glenn. They did so, in a manner, with […]

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 78

In today’s episode of the tBBC’s Countdown to Kickoff series, we are at #78, which features the Buckeyes in their never-say-die comeback win over Minnesota on October 28, 1989, 41-37. Coach Cooper’s Buckeyes were down 31-0 with 4:29 remaining in 1st half before getting on the board to trail 31-8 at the half. OSU rode […]

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 79

In today’s episode of the tBBC’s Countdown to Kickoff series, we are at #79, which can only mean the point total of the November 4th, 1989 beat-down that Ohio State put on Northwestern, 52-27. Coach Cooper had the running game going in Evanston, with three Buckeyes hitting 100 yards. They were Dante Lee (157 yds, 3 TD’s), […]

Numero Uno

Nope, not that one… With kickoff of the 120th season of Buckeye football mere hours away, it’s time to celebrate being on top. As St. Woody once said, “Without winners, there’d be no civilization.” And he should know. At the end of the season, The Ohio State University left the field as the number one […]

Dropping a deuce – Part Four – Cris Carter

Two days before kickoff.  48 hours.  Are you ready? In keeping with the tradition of our countdown format, we bring you a player who has worn #2 for the Buckeyes.  But Jeebus, who to pick????  Oh, the hell with it…..let’s just do a series of our #2 legends! Our final honoree of the day, the […]

Dropping a deuce – Part Three – Mike Doss

Two days before kickoff.  48 hours.  Are you ready? In keeping with the tradition of our countdown format, we bring you a player who has worn #2 for the Buckeyes.  But Jeebus, who to pick????  Oh, the hell with it…..let’s just do a series of our #2 legends! Part 3 belongs to a guy from […]

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