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College football: Oregon defense rises to occasion | BuckeyeXtra

There are 133 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Dec 18, 2009, titled College football: Oregon defense rises to occasion | BuckeyeXtra. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Think Oregon football, and one of the first things to come to mind is what's on the sides of the helmets: "O," which seems to stand for Often Outrageous Offense .

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Reality

Dublin, OH

#1 Dec 18, 2009
I see the Buckeyes playing it VEST style and getting outscored in the second half. OSU does not adjust well to high powered offenses as they proved at Purdue.

I fully expect a rusty Pryor to have very limited passing, maybe 8 at the most, Tressel will try to run the clock out after the first quarter.

Ducks win by 14!!!!
Tennessee Jerry

Quebeck, TN

#2 Dec 18, 2009
A Big 10 team will not be able to stay with Oregon, OSU included and USC didn't. The only way to beat them is to put more points on the board & that is not our strength. We took what we thought were good defensive teams against Florida & LSU and we found a different brand of football that the Big 10 can't match. We looked better against Texas and this year against a very bad USC. USC showed us about where we are nationally. We are just good enough in the Big 10 to get overmatched in the bowl games.
Jason Thomas

Columbus, OH

#3 Dec 18, 2009
The Big 10 can play with any conference. You're a moron if you think otherwise. However, if the bucks play "vest style" we will lose the bowl game.
Reality

Dublin, OH

#4 Dec 18, 2009
Jason Thomas wrote:
The Big 10 can play with any conference. You're a moron if you think otherwise. However, if the bucks play "vest style" we will lose the bowl game.
SEC=lost Big 12=Lost Pac10=Lost

Now how do you get the Buckeyes can play the best of any conference????
Reality

Dublin, OH

#5 Dec 18, 2009
I love the Buckeyes but at some point "reality" must be faced,..we are the best team in a very weak conference!!!
striated

Columbus, OH

#6 Dec 18, 2009
Oregon and Iowa are basically the same teams, save for Oregon's QB being faster. The Bucks will win, as long as they play mistake free football.
Saine, Herron, and Pryor come up big for the Offense, while the 'D' sacks and picks its way to another victory!
Brutus

Monclova, OH

#7 Dec 18, 2009
Two more weeks of this. Don't you guys get tired of defending OSU or putting down OSU since we found out we would play Oregon in the Rose Bowl? Everyone posts the same thing over and over and over again. I'm just going to read the articles and take it for what it's worth and skip reading these blogs.
Reynadon

AOL

#8 Dec 18, 2009
Can't get too excited knowing we are taking Tresel ball to play the Ducks. I will root hard for the Bucks but will watch in pain if this is the offensive we will see.
Reality

Dublin, OH

#9 Dec 18, 2009
Brutus wrote:
Two more weeks of this. Don't you guys get tired of defending OSU or putting down OSU since we found out we would play Oregon in the Rose Bowl? Everyone posts the same thing over and over and over again. I'm just going to read the articles and take it for what it's worth and skip reading these blogs.
Then please stop commenting if you are so opposed to sports rantings,..it is what makes all of this so fun!! I think we will get beat but it will not stop me from cheering for the Buckeyes!!!

Since: Sep 09

Washington, GA

#10 Dec 18, 2009
Remember they beat USC welost to them I.m think we will get our back sides kicked.
BuckeyePa in TN

Kingsport, TN

#11 Dec 18, 2009
OSU 30 - UO 13
GO BUCKS!!!!!!!!!!
mittymjs

Biglerville, PA

#12 Dec 18, 2009
Allow me to present some facts - no opinion just facts! I analyzed the performance of Oregons offense and Oregons defense - as compared to OSU's. I used NCAA season ending statistics. I compared how each team ranked nationally and in conference using 14 different statistical measures. This article is about DEFENSE so I will only address defense here ( not offense ). Oregons defensive NATIONAL rank in scoring defense, total defense, rushing defense, pass defense and pass efficiency defense are as follows and in order as I've listed them above: 52, 32, 39, 37, 22. And in the PAC 10 Conference these rankings are 6, 3, 5, 3, 3. Now if we look at where OSU finished in all these same catagories and in the same order they are as follows NATIONALLY: 5, 5, 5, 17, 7 while in the Big 10 OSU finished 2, 1, 1, 2, 2.

And if one wants to look at this issue of Oregons defense more completely then study, as I have, the offensive statistical comparisons between the teams Oregon played versus the teams OSU played. I'll leave that for you to do.

Now - what do you all think about Oregons defense?
pathetic nut fans

Carrollton, OH

#13 Dec 18, 2009
mittymjs wrote:
Allow me to present some facts - no opinion just facts! I analyzed the performance of Oregons offense and Oregons defense - as compared to OSU's. I used NCAA season ending statistics. I compared how each team ranked nationally and in conference using 14 different statistical measures. This article is about DEFENSE so I will only address defense here ( not offense ). Oregons defensive NATIONAL rank in scoring defense, total defense, rushing defense, pass defense and pass efficiency defense are as follows and in order as I've listed them above: 52, 32, 39, 37, 22. And in the PAC 10 Conference these rankings are 6, 3, 5, 3, 3. Now if we look at where OSU finished in all these same catagories and in the same order they are as follows NATIONALLY: 5, 5, 5, 17, 7 while in the Big 10 OSU finished 2, 1, 1, 2, 2.
And if one wants to look at this issue of Oregons defense more completely then study, as I have, the offensive statistical comparisons between the teams Oregon played versus the teams OSU played. I'll leave that for you to do.
Now - what do you all think about Oregons defense?
Geez, pointing this out will only make Tressel's offense look worse when they can't score on them.
Go Bucks

Little Rock, AR

#14 Dec 18, 2009
Oregon is going to be the fastest team we have faced in a while.
buckmont

Canal Winchester, OH

#15 Dec 18, 2009
I'm at least encouraged to read one article speaking about Oregon's defense. It's not as though tOSU has a prolific offense, so it makes me "optimistic" that the Bucks are planning for ways to score (knock on wood). Though a different game I saw Northland last night take out a high scoring offense by taking them out of their tendencies, controlling the boards, and giving them a steady diet of their mismatches. Similarly, OSU will seek to control the ball with the run (including Pryor and wildcat formations), screens (tight end and backs), and simple routes that keep Duck offense off the field. Devier, Dane, and Small could be lethal here. Defensively--pin your ears back--bc the Ducks are coming. Not sure if we can stop them--but I think we got the athletes to slow them down--and force them into taking some gambles that our opportunistic defense should be prepared (turn overs--as Oregon showed they will do in the Civil War). It's not rocket science--it's a formula. Follow it--we'll be there in the 4th qtr to win. Don't follow it---or get taken out of it---its a L possibly by 10. Simple as that---Go Bucks!
duck doubter

Portland, OR

#16 Dec 18, 2009
OSU must recover 3 fumbles. The ball will be there, OSU just needs to pick them up. Oh, yeah, OSU also needs touchdowns, not field goals, at least 5 of them.

So, your assigment: recover 3 fumbles and score at least 5 touchdowns.
Tired Buckeye

United States

#17 Dec 18, 2009
Bet on Oregon. We've seen all this before. Oregon will show up with some new defensive plans, confuse Tressel, who will then attempt a few passes which end in disaster. From that point on the defense will have to score the points to win. They will try and make a credible attempt but it will fail. This could be a very embarrassing game, but the vest won't understand why he lost. His style of offense is past it's shelf life.
Charlie Bauman-Clemson

Baltimore, MD

#18 Dec 18, 2009
good post buckmont, keep the ducks on their toes and we can win, get all scared and aka Tressle like and these guys are going to make our Buckeyes their little prom queens.
Mike D

Thornville, OH

#20 Dec 18, 2009
I had a vision of this game and I'll bet you did too!
Close until the 4th when the Ducks take control as they have all year.
Buckeyes were too conservative and did not score enough to withstand that late up tempo onslaught.
Cleaves

Curitiba, Brazil

#21 Dec 18, 2009
An evenly matched game, regardless of the "ours-is-a-superteam-that -can-overrun-any-other-team " approach given by some Ducks fans throughout these commentaries. That far-fetched enthusiasm can be forgiven as a result of their understandable BCS Bowl appearance excitement. Doesn't happen a lot for Oregon, they should be overly excited!

But I see this as a test of which team is made up of the more hungry players. As is most often the case, whichever team wants it the most, will win.

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