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The Collision in the Coliseum: USC vs OSU


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#1 Tobias Fünke

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Posted September 10, 2008 - 11:35 AM

Biggest game of the season. It deserves it's own thread. Who ya' got?

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Posted September 10, 2008 - 11:37 AM

OSU. :beers:

I'm joking... it should be an easy game for SC. I expect SC to win by a big margin.

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Posted September 10, 2008 - 02:18 PM

USC,
I expect a low-medium scoring game.
Both teams have a potent defense


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Posted September 10, 2008 - 02:50 PM

SC in a walk... especially if Tressel doesn't give Beanie 100% touches

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Posted September 10, 2008 - 09:23 PM

i hate OSU but don't expect a blowout while it could happen obviously OSU could very well win this game

defensively they are just as talented as USC

offensively no but you never know what the motivation of proving the entire nation wrong can do for a team
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Posted September 10, 2008 - 10:47 PM

I hope it's USC. *knocks on wood*

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Posted September 10, 2008 - 11:13 PM

i hate OSU but don't expect a blowout while it could happen obviously OSU could very well win this game

defensively they are just as talented as USC

offensively no but you never know what the motivation of proving the entire nation wrong can do for a team


We have a much better D. best DT, one of the best ends, best two LB's, one of the best secondary.

Only real edge they have is O-line. But USc has more skilled players, a better QB, and a better coach.
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Posted September 10, 2008 - 11:25 PM

40 - 20 SC wins

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Posted September 10, 2008 - 11:38 PM

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 01:52 PM

We have a much better D. best DT, one of the best ends, best two LB's, one of the best secondary.

Only real edge they have is O-line. But USc has more skilled players, a better QB, and a better coach.


just how USC was better than texas in every facet of the game

how about USC vs. UCLA a couple years ago they were way more talented then also

or even stanford from last year

i like USC an i know how good they are but if everything went on talent then the patriots would only have one superbowl, last years. USC would be going on their 5th straight national title game and the yankees would win the world series every year

to say this is easy for USC is either blind homerism or an ignoring of the fact that motivation plays a huge role in sports

nobody wants this game more than OSU not even USC

USC doesn't have to answer questions about why they cannot beat elite college football teams

now OSU are big underdogs very often that can motivate a team to make some plays and win some games
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Posted September 11, 2008 - 01:54 PM

just how USC was better than texas in every facet of the game

how about USC vs. UCLA a couple years ago they were way more talented then also

or even stanford from last year

i like USC an i know how good they are but if everything went on talent then the patriots would only have one superbowl, last years. USC would be going on their 5th straight national title game and the yankees would win the world series every year

to say this is easy for USC is either blind homerism or an ignoring of the fact that motivation plays a huge role in sports

nobody wants this game more than OSU not even USC

USC doesn't have to answer questions about why they cannot beat elite college football teams

now OSU are big underdogs very often that can motivate a team to make some plays and win some games


That's what it is form me :bounces:
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Posted September 11, 2008 - 02:01 PM

That's what it is form me :bounces:


ok then i understand but brace yourself because while it looks like an outside chance USC is catching them at a bad time two national title losses everyone questioning their talent saying its all easy schedule

most of the players on that team were their last year and some the previous year

they will be fired up i promise you that

OSU will want this more its just a question if USC will want it enough that their superior talent on all facets of the game compensates for the superior desire of OSU

don't be shocked if OSU is close or even wins it

i do think USC is the best team in college football but this is simply the wrong place and wrong time to be playing OSU

look what pride lead texas to do to the obviously superior talented USC don't be suprised if OSU can at least come close to pulling off something similar

in pete carrolls tenure his and his teams achilles heal has been overconfidence that could come back to bite them in this trap game

do i think they will lose hell no they look too good right now

but coming off a bye week, overconfident, and OSU being pissed are common factors in upsets
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Posted September 11, 2008 - 04:57 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said Thursday it is doubtful that starting tailback Chris “Beanie” Wells will play Saturday night against No. 1 Southern California.

Tressel said there was lingering soreness for Wells in his right foot after he worked out on Wednesday night. Wells did not practice with the team Thursday morning just before it departed for Los Angeles.

“We were hoping he’d wake up this morning and feel even better than yesterday,” Tressel said shortly before boarding the team bus to the airport. “But it didn’t happen. We’ll see from here.”

Wells injured his right foot in the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ opener against Youngstown State, did not play last week against Ohio and has not had contact in partial practices this week. He flew with the team on Thursday afternoon.

Tressel did not rule out the possibility of the junior seeing action, but did not sound optimistic.

“Beanie practiced about 20 carries yesterday, and maybe 20 percent of the practice,” Tressel said. “We didn’t have him work today. He had more soreness this morning than we had hoped for. A late afternoon practice followed by a morning practice, we’re hoping that’s a little bit of the reason why. So we’ll just have to play it by ear.”

Co-offensive coordinator Jim Bollman said after Wednesday night’s practice that Wells was about 75 percent healthy.

“The chances of him being 100 percent are not high, I would think,” Bollman said. “That would be a miraculous recovery.”

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 10:23 PM

just how USC was better than texas in every facet of the game

how about USC vs. UCLA a couple years ago they were way more talented then also

or even stanford from last year

i like USC an i know how good they are but if everything went on talent then the patriots would only have one superbowl, last years. USC would be going on their 5th straight national title game and the yankees would win the world series every year

to say this is easy for USC is either blind homerism or an ignoring of the fact that motivation plays a huge role in sports

nobody wants this game more than OSU not even USC

USC doesn't have to answer questions about why they cannot beat elite college football teams

now OSU are big underdogs very often that can motivate a team to make some plays and win some games


Motivation? Both teams are going to have motivation. USC has stumbled the last couple of year, OSU has stumbled the last couple of years, it cancels out. If you cannot get up for a game like this then you deserve to lose. Both will be giving it their all, not one more then the other because of motivation.

OSU has not impressed me at all this season especially against the likes of Youngstown St and Ohio.

This is whats going to happen. USC is preparing to stop the run. Beanie and Pryor are going to be the ones they focus on. You stop them its a very easy game for SC. Pete Carroll has been very good the last few years in taking away the opponents strength and making them do the opposite. Im not sure if Tressel is going to throw Pryor into the game a lot or if its just going to be limited use. And we are not even sure if Beanie is going to play. Im sure he will, OSU is just trying to play some jedi mind tricks, he's playing, he's doubtful, he's a game time decision, blah blah blah.

Defensively, USC may have its best defense at USC. THe passing game for OSU better have something good planned, because they are going against one of the most talented secondaries in the nation. We all know about the linebackers, so that doesnt need to be discussed.

As for OSU, its going to be very difficult to plan for SC. The Running back system has so many weapons, they cannot be stopped but only hoped to be contained. Unless OSU is planning on having all 5 running backs shut down, its going to be very tough for them, which will open the passing game. Teams were able to key in on SC the last two years because Booty had a noodle for an arm and could only throw about 30 yards. Sanchez has the strongest arm since Carson Palmer, USC likes the short pass plays but now they can open it for big time plays, like the one against Virgina.

OSU is going to put up a fight but in the end, USC will be too much IMO. I could be wrong though, we all know College Football could go either way.

Prediction: USC 38 - OSU 13

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 10:25 PM

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Posted September 12, 2008 - 10:19 PM

USC isn't really my team, but I gotta go with the team with like 9 RBs...
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Posted September 12, 2008 - 10:26 PM

^^hahah, that's the truth.
I got to witness Allen Bradford completely dismantle my high school's defense two years in a row, so my vote is with the SC rbs.

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Posted September 13, 2008 - 12:53 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP)—Ohio State running back Chris “Beanie” Wells will not play for the fifth-ranked Buckeyes against No. 1 Southern California on Saturday night because of his injured right foot.

Ohio State coach Jim Tressel made the announcement late Friday afternoon after the team went through a 40-minute walkthrough at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

“We won’t have Beanie tomorrow,” Tressel told the assembled media just minutes after he told his team of the decision. “He was getting treatment 15 times a day. I guess if looks could kill, he fought me. I just told the team because it’s important our guys know what we thought we should do.

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Posted September 13, 2008 - 01:08 AM

USC better win by like 30 because anything less will have buckeye faithful crying that if they had beanie they would have won
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Posted September 13, 2008 - 08:09 AM

Not having Beanie will really hurt the Buckeyes.

BUT, I am not so sure that Beanie is really out for this game. Mind tricks perhaps?

It don't matter though. Beanie or no Beanie. USC takes this one big.

Fight on!




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