Stuffing the run | The Columbus Dispatch

The Buckeyes' run defense isn't all about the defensive line. Talented running back Evan Royster of Penn State found that out when confronted by linebacker Austin Spitler, left, and safety Kurt Coleman. Full Story
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Since: Oct 09

Cincinnati area

#1 Nov 13, 2009
If Mr. Gibson is correct...if that outstanding defensive line CAN "play better"...I'd say that's damn "scary"! Best wishes to the D-line (and the entire team). You've certainly played well enough to deserve roses...so go out there and take 'em!
Chris

Findlay, OH

#2 Nov 13, 2009
Our defense has been rock solid this year. If Pryor shows us the poise he had in the Penn State game then this one is already over with. I feel like Terrelle is finally turning the corner en route to being a great QB.
gr nichols

Inman, KS

#3 Nov 13, 2009
two years ago our seniors got stunned by Illinois in the Shoe.Well Pryor can salute his Senior buddies Sat with a great game. He owes them that. I was in the band when Iowa came to town ranked high in thr polls with Hayden Frye. They went home in tears. Earle and Co took care of buisness. I like this ... like the good ole days before Mark May and College game day....win the big ten.... Go to pasadena and forget all about those retarded pundits on ESPN.... Go Bucks
Reese

Atlanta, GA

#4 Nov 13, 2009
The Ohio St D will play with passion and purpose again this Sat against Iowa. All the Hawkeyes will have is the run game and short yardage passes. I hope the Ohio St defensive backs play man to man on the receivers with chips coming off the line. They did it last week against Penn St and it had positive results. The Penn St offense was defintely disrupted.

How dare the Hawkeyes challenge The Ohio St Univ for the Big Ten title? Who do they think they are?
buckeyetodd

Prairie Village, KS

#5 Nov 13, 2009
Sounds to me like we are a little too high on ourselves. Pride goes before a fall. We had better be careful this week.
az buck

Phoenix, AZ

#6 Nov 13, 2009
Iowa is starting a frosh in the shoe. We win by 20 easily. TP will have a monster day. This game and UM will be a walk in the park.
Cleaves

Curitiba, Brazil

#7 Nov 13, 2009
That loss to Purdue was necessary so this team will no longer take "walks in the park," but will always scrum down in the mud.

Neither Iowa nor Michigan will lay down for OSU.

Go Defense! Go Bucks!
Toledo Guy

Toledo, OH

#8 Nov 13, 2009
The fans are tallking big, but I think the team knows what is at stake and will do what it takes to win this game. Don't be surprised if this is another shutout.
Shoney

Missoula, MT

#9 Nov 13, 2009
Matt Finkes?? And the OSU team that gave up 300+ yards to Timmy B... of Michiga? Gimme a break... Is there another article to read????
OSU73

Dalton, GA

#11 Nov 13, 2009
Let's don't count our wins before the 'ol victory bell rings. Need I remind everyone that an overconfident Buckeye football team usually plus very poorly. OSU is just one severe injury away form great difficulty... so let's hope Pryor stays healthy for the rest of the season. Alos, The Buckeye OL is a bunch of walking wounded... they need to stay healthy and stay hungry. I do have confidence that the defense will play as expected so that gives us a decided advantage. Just hope it doesn't come down to punts and field goals this week. With all that said, my most optimistic prediction is OSU 31-Iowa 13.
Reality

Dublin, OH

#12 Nov 13, 2009
The Pride of the Buckeyes is the Defense!
Gator Gary

Birmingham, AL

#13 Nov 13, 2009
OSU PRIDE, Yes, OSU PLayers should take a lot of pride in winning the "WEAK 11". They should also take a lot of pride in being the DOORMAT for BCS BOWL TEAMS. Finally, they should take the most pride in being the most over-ranked football team in the NCAA. OSU will beat Iowa and Michigan easily,(probably be ranked 6), then on to the ROSE BOWL to be the DOORMAT for a PAC-10 TEAM. Buckeye fan can sit up in Ohio and bask in the glory of another "WEAK 11" Championship and live in Fantasy Football Land that the Buckeyes could actually copmpete in the SEC but then reality occurs when OSU plays a BCS BOWL Game and their weeknesses of slow, unathletic players and average coaching exposes OSU for what they really are: Just an above average team in a weak conference. GO GATORS!!!

Since: Oct 09

Chantilly, VA

#14 Nov 13, 2009
Confidence is high and there's no doubt they will back that up with a solid game on Saturday. Let's Go Bucks!!

Since: Oct 09

Akron, OH

#15 Nov 13, 2009
Shoney wrote:
Matt Finkes?? And the OSU team that gave up 300+ yards to Timmy B... of Michiga? Gimme a break... Is there another article to read????
Dude! Such negative vibes so early in the morning. The article is talking about Matt Finkes in 1996. The Timmy B debacle was in 1995! Check your facts. The 1996 defense was GREAT! If not for S. Spring's "slip" in the backfield against MeatChicken, we are NC that year. As great as this defense is, I agree with the Matt Finkes that his defense was better. Finkes and Vrabel were the best combo of DE to play at OSU.

GO BUCKS!!!!

Since: Oct 09

Chantilly, VA

#16 Nov 13, 2009
Gator Gary wrote:
OSU PRIDE, Yes, OSU PLayers should take a lot of pride in winning the "WEAK 11". They should also take a lot of pride in being the DOORMAT for BCS BOWL TEAMS. Finally, they should take the most pride in being the most over-ranked football team in the NCAA. OSU will beat Iowa and Michigan easily,(probably be ranked 6), then on to the ROSE BOWL to be the DOORMAT for a PAC-10 TEAM. Buckeye fan can sit up in Ohio and bask in the glory of another "WEAK 11" Championship and live in Fantasy Football Land that the Buckeyes could actually copmpete in the SEC but then reality occurs when OSU plays a BCS BOWL Game and their weeknesses of slow, unathletic players and average coaching exposes OSU for what they really are: Just an above average team in a weak conference. GO GATORS!!!
Gary Gator.....you are so wrong! Go Bucks!!

Since: Oct 09

Akron, OH

#17 Nov 13, 2009
Gator Gary wrote:
OSU PRIDE, Yes, OSU PLayers should take a lot of pride in winning the "WEAK 11". They should also take a lot of pride in being the DOORMAT for BCS BOWL TEAMS. Finally, they should take the most pride in being the most over-ranked football team in the NCAA. OSU will beat Iowa and Michigan easily,(probably be ranked 6), then on to the ROSE BOWL to be the DOORMAT for a PAC-10 TEAM. Buckeye fan can sit up in Ohio and bask in the glory of another "WEAK 11" Championship and live in Fantasy Football Land that the Buckeyes could actually copmpete in the SEC but then reality occurs when OSU plays a BCS BOWL Game and their weeknesses of slow, unathletic players and average coaching exposes OSU for what they really are: Just an above average team in a weak conference. GO GATORS!!!
Gator big mounth... Not even you can ruin our joy for the Buckeyes this week and next. Crawl back to your hole and don't come back for a couple of weeks.
LostIowaFan

United States

#18 Nov 13, 2009
It's not looking good for Iowa, but anything is possible. Please be kind to the fans. I attended a game that we (Iowa) lost and was threatened several times just walking to my car. In the end, it's a game, not a war.

Since: Oct 09

Akron, OH

#19 Nov 13, 2009
Reality wrote:
The Pride of the Buckeyes is the Defense!
It just goes to show you... Everyone can find something to agree on! You are 110% correct this time Reality! Defense IS our pride and joy. They also win championships!
Greg

Houston, TX

#20 Nov 13, 2009
So after one game (Purdue) everyone said the sky was falling. Now after playing Penn State (who was WAY over-rated) suddenly all of our problems are solved? I had every confidence that the Buckeyes would beat Penn State and think they can get the job done against Iowa. Confidence is good but let's not get overconfident. This will be a very tough game.
Buckeye in Phoenix

Gilbert, AZ

#21 Nov 13, 2009
What a sad life for Gary Gator. He has nothing better to do then hate on the Big 10. Why? I'm left only to speculate. Maybe he is jealous of tOSU's legacy that doesn't just span one decade. Maybe it's the six titles to the three the Gators have. Maybe it's that we are fifth all time in Winning pct while his Gators come in only at 16th. Or, maybe it's a realization that once Tebow leaves, UF will be a solid but unremarkable team. Or maybe I've missed the obvious...maybe even Gator fans have grown tired of his bad grammar and lack of anything interesting to say and refuse to chat with him on their boards. Either way Gary, welcome to the Buckeye network. We appreciate both the fans and the haters. A program is truly arrived something special when they have a legion of haters...

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