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 […]


TBBC Awards: Ohio State Versus Illinois

With J.T. Barrett back at the helm this week, the Buckeyes didn’t exactly light up the scoreboard. The Silver Bullets were back to form and Ezekiel Elliott continues to roll along becoming the second best to ever carry the pigskin for Ohio State. Let’s take a look at the staff’s picks for this weeks awards. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


TBBC Awards: Indiana Hoosiers

First, lets give credit where it’s due. Hat is off to Indiana for a great game-plan and Kevin Wilson for putting the program on the map. They appear to be defending their territory better and it’s not quite the Shoe of the West anymore. For three of the five weeks we have had these, the […]



The line for the spots on the Buckeye Bridge wasn’t quite as long this week as it was the week before. What I mean is there was a considerable fewer number of Buckeye fans who wanted to be done with being a fan, it’s too much for their old ticker! I have to say there […]

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 12:  Michael Thomas #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes attempts to elude a tackle from Benetton Fonua #36 of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in the first quarter at Ohio Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Ohio State Shakes off Rust and Hawaii 38-0

After sitting idle for eight months, Ohio Stadium finally saw some gridiron action today. Hawaii traveled over nine thousand miles for the opportunity to play the Buckeyes, and gave Ohio State a surprisingly challenging dogfight for it. The Buckeyes only managed to pull away in the final quarter when they fully gained control of both […]

Sep 7, 2015; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Braxton Miller (1) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the third quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday Night Rumble: Exit Sandman

Monday Night Football college style was a rousing success if you’re a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Buckeyes came out like a house on fire, then took a step back in the second quarter but regrouped at halftime and finished up by walloping the Virginia Tech Hokies in Lane Stadium 42-24. I’ve been […]


Wednesday Night Rumble: GAME WEEK

The summer is drawing to an end, we’ve made it, it’s finally game week! Coming off an unexpected national championship run in 2014, the 2015 Buckeyes will open their season attempting to right their only wrong from The Chase. Monday night in Blacksburg, Virginia the defense of title eight and The Grind for title nine […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

First depth chart released

Urban Meyer must like the word “or.” The Buckeyes first depth chart was released a bit ago and that small, tiny 2-letter word appears 10 times on the two deep offense, defense and specialist charts. Of course it sticks out at the most prestigious position … quarterback. Meyer has vowed not to release whether J.T. […]



The BBC Awards returns for football season and the gang takes a look at who they predict to be on top for the season and still standing at the end! Awards will be back every Tuesday after each and every Buckeye game. Let’s look at what the staff thinks.   Offensive tOSU Offensive MVP – […]

Rumblin' Stumblin'

Rumblin’, Stumblin’, Bumblin': Offseason Roundtable

As we ramp things up and get ready to welcome the Buckeyes back to Columbus and the start of fall camp, I thought it’s be a good idea to get the gang together and talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly before they do. Let’s get rolling with the very good. Rumblin’ The gang has […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01:  Jalin Marshall #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in action against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

OK, Here’s What I Think About …

.. these suspensions, per the Columbus Dispatch. As we’re aware by now, Joey Bosa, Jalin Marshall, Dontre Wilson and Corey Smith have been suspended for the season opener against Virginia Tech. As pointed out here, here and here, these players’ policy violations may have some repercussions. First, these young men evidently had a, or repeated, […]

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 19:  Quarterback Jake Rudock #15 of the Iowa Hawkeyes passes in the second quarter as Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes applies pressure at Ohio Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.  Ohio State defeated Iowa 34-24.   (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Buckeye Sports Radio: Ohio State Must Overcome Suspensions

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer entered B1G Media Days on Thursday with a motto for the start of the season, after it had recently become public that Joey Bosa, Dontre Wilson, Jalin Marshall, and Corey Smith would be suspended for the first game of the season. Get Going. Move forward. That’s what Buckeyes will […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 03: Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on during warm ups prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Bosa, Marshall, Wilson and Smith Suspened For Season Opener

Ohio State’s opening contest against the Virginia Tech Huskies got just a bit tougher on September 7th. According to The Columbus Dispatch’s Tim May, four players will be suspended from action against the Virginia Tech Hokies. From Tim May’s Report: Ohio State All-American defensive end Joey Bosa, hybrid backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Willson, and […]


Nick Bosa is a Buckeye!

(Photo courtesy of 247sports) Per Doug Lesmerises at  five-star defensive lineman Nick Bosa of Ft. Lauderdale FL (St. Thomas Aquinas HS) has verbally committed to the Ohio State University. Nick Tweeted, earlier today: “Just wanted to let everyone know I’m committed to THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY !!!” The 6’4″ 265 pound Bosa The Younger is rated […]


Bosa, Decker, Elflein & Elliott: ESPN All-Americans

The Worldwide Leader, The Mothership, the enemy to some, ESPN has announced their preseason college football All-America team. Four Buckeyes are included: Joey Bosa, Taylor Decker, Pat Elflein and Ezekiel Elliott. This directly from the OSU sports information office…. Bosa, Decker, Elflein & Elliott: ESPN All-Americans And Cardale Jones is on the cover of network’s […]