TBBC Awards: Sparty

Even though it has been quite some time since we did an awards after the Buckeyes lost a game, there have been times that we were just too disappointed in their play to give much of an effort to find the silver lining. The gang does their best this week as we gear up for […]


Recap: Sparty stuns Buckeyes 17-14

Unless we have Armageddon there will be a new college football national champion. Michael Geiger’s 41-yard field goal as time expired gave No. 9 Michigan State a 17-14 win over No. 3 Ohio State, causing a shakeup in the College Football Playoff situation. When the new rankings are announced, the defending national champion Buckeyes will likely […]

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for a 17-yard touchdown ahead of Trae Waynes #15 of the Michigan State Spartans in the fourth quarter of the game at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

What Do You Want To See? Michigan State

Well, I guess it’s “put up or shut up” time for the Buckeyes. We have been hearing a lot about how OSU plays down to its level of competition and only gets up for the Big Boys.  The next two weeks the boys are as big as they come as OSU plays Michigan State and […]

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TBBC Fans Interact: Ohio State Versus Illinois

I have a lot of fun interacting with Buckeye fans on Twitter. There have been a pretty good group of opinions each week and this week is no different! I have finally gotten all of my family involved as my son @TheeRobMac, Patrick @debbiecat4 and Mike

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Rumblin’, Stumblin’, Bumblin': Illinois

We are coming to a time in the season where I believe that there should be less and less of the Bad and Ugly and way more of the Good, but we seem to have plenty of everything! We have a very diverse group of writers that has a pretty good pulse on how Buckeye […]

CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 14: at Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2nd Thoughts: OSU vs Illinois

It turned out to be a steady-as-she goes win for Ohio State on Saturday, as they beat Illinois 28-3. J.T. Barrett was again took the snaps, but make no mistake, this is Ezekiel Elliott’s offense. So, here we go… Special Teams It was a bit of a “yawner” day for the special teams. The return game […]

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 26:  Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shouts instructions to his team in the second quarter against the Western Michigan Broncos at Ohio Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Western Michigan 38-12.   (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Are You Not Entertained? Illinois

(Urban wants to you be entertained, but keep the noise level down) It’s a win. That’s what it’s all about. I could sit here and talk about the eye test, the need to pound pansies and how the offense allegedly is not what it was last year. But no. I’m going to avoid the superlatives […]


TBBC Awards: Ohio State versus Minnesota

Another week and another start by Cardale Jones left the natives restless and it was clearly his fault the defense let two slip by them late in the game to make it interesting! I jest of course, but you will see by this weeks results that the Buckeyes have several pieces coming together for what […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 06:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates his team's 59-0 win over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

2nd Thoughts: Buckeyes Edge Gophers, 28-14

Urban Meyer approves of wins! It turned out to be a slow-roll win for Ohio State, downing Minnesota 28-14. On again, off again starter Cardale Jones quarterbacked the Buckeyes, and remained undefeated. The off again, on again starter J.T. Barrett enjoyed watched the game from the press-box. So, here we go… Special Teams It was […]

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TBBC Staff Takes on Trick Or Treat

No real reason to have a slights this week so I though it would be fun to see what everyone’s trick or treat has been so far in this college football season. The premise is simple, give us what they thought they were tricked by and what they have been treated or pleasantly surprised with. […]


TBBC Awards: Ohio State Versus Rutgers

JT “Just Touch Downs”(to quote my wife) Barrett was the cure for what ails the Buckeye offense. Was there ever really any doubt as to the effectiveness of his type of play? The only downside to his type of play may be Ezekiel’s early production in games, but really it takes the offense time to […]

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 18:  Quarterback J.T. Barrett of the Ohio State Buckeyes completes a pass in the first quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 18, 2014 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

What Do You Want To See? Rutgers

Welcome back, J.T. Like I did, many Ohio State football fans rejoiced when Coach Urban Meyer announced that J.T. Barrett would start at Rutgers Saturday night. Nothing against previous starter Cardale Jones, but the offense seemed to flow better and have that rhythm that it had much of last year when Barrett was putting up […]

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Rumblin’, Stumblin’, Bumblin': Penn State

The good, the bad, and the ugly has been on a roll as of late and there have been some great contributions by the staff. It amazes me at how little respect fans, and the media in general, have for college student athletes. First and foremost, they are all kids and shouldn’t be treated like […]


TBBC Awards: Ohio State vs. Penn State

Here are this week’s awards for The Buckeye Battle Cry staff, after a 38-10 win over the Penn State Nittany Lions. Offensive tOSU Offensive MVP MDotySr –  JT. Barrett played his arse off and maybe into a new starter! Joe – J.T. Barrett might have played his most efficient game of his career. That’s saying […]

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 17:  Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scores on a 10-yard touchdown run in the second quarter as Gary Wooten Jr. #8, Trevor Williams #10, Manny Bowen #43, Carl Nassib #95, and Marcus Allen #2, all of the Penn State Nittany Lions, watch at Ohio Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Are You Not Entertained? Penn State

Well, well, well. Lookie at what he have he-eah. A real quarterback controversy. J.T. Barrett comes in to relieve an ineffective Cardale Jones and he sparks the offense, giving it the pace and flow it had much of last season as OSU thrashed Penn State. Coach Urban Meyer said he would take a look at […]

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(Photo courtesy Columbus Dispatch) (Today we have another guest article by Brandon. It is his perspective on Saturday’s OSU win over PSU. It’s a good read, I suggest you take a few minutes and give it a look; Ken) Even though we don’t like to admit it as a fan base, Saturday night was a huge day […]

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 25:  J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for a 5 yard touchdown in the second overtime against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the game on October 25, 2014 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

What Do You Want To See? Penn State vs. Ohio State

It’s time to put on the big-boy pants Buckeyes. A formidable opponent in Penn State awaits Ohio State in a nationally televised game with ESPN on ABC’s top announcing crew. This is a perfect opportunity for Ohio State to show what it is really is. With Big Brother and Little Brother playing in that state […]

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tBBC Fans Interact: Ohio State vs Maryland

I am really enjoying the interaction that is taking place between me and the twitter peeps who agree to be a part of this weekly article. I find that I am paying more attention to what they are saying on game-days just so I have a feel for what they’ll be saying come Wednesday. The […]

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 10:  Braxton Miller #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes is facemasked by Jalen Brooks #43 of the Maryland Terrapins in the first quarter at Ohio Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Are You Not Entertained? Maryland

Well, well, well. Welcome back offense. Where’d ya go defense? Seems to be the continuing saga of the Buckeyes football season. Eventually both sides are going to start playing complete games at the same time. When that happens, watch out. In reality, the defense needs to stop giving up the big play. It’s OK to […]

COLLEGE PARK, MD - OCTOBER 04:  Dontre Wilson #2 (C) of the Ohio State Buckeyes stiff-arms cornerback William Likely #4 (R) of the Maryland Terrapins during the first half of Ohio State's 52-24 win at Byrd Stadium on October 4, 2014 in College Park, Maryland.  (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

What Do You Want To See? Maryland

I didn’t realize OSU was idle this week. Oh wait, they play Maryland. Just as good as being off, I guess. The Terps really, um, well … they are not good. This is just what the Buckeyes need to get things ramped up. Coach Urban Meyer said he thinks the team is close to breaking […]