OSU vs Indiana 1995
best describes the Buckeyes 42-3 Super-Squirter
soaking of the hapless Indiana Injured
Bananas. First the good news;
- Bobby Hoying broke and set many individual records, and
moved back into first-place nationally for quarterback
- Eddie George had two touchdowns and 130 yards rushing,
plus three catches for another thirty-feet. Coach Cooper
then removed George to rest up for the team-up-north,
where his Heisman Trophy could be on the line.
- Terry Glenn returned from a week-off, nursing a sore
shoulder, and caught two first-quarter TD passes, pushing
his record-season total to 17. Gluefingers finished the
first half with 103 yards on five snags, and spent the
second half under wraps.
- Buster Tillman had three receptions for a smooth 93
- Stanley The Toolman Jackson quarterbacked
the team to three second-half scores, easing some of the
nagging doubts about next years signal-caller.
- The battle-hardened defense guarded the goaline
perfectly, allowing only a fieldgoal for the second week
in a row.
- Alonzo The Rat Shavers got the special
teams 'Cheese' again, blocking Indianas first punt
of the day. OSU converted the turnover into seven points,
all they really needed to win.
On the other hand;
- Bobby Hoying tossed two interceptions before leaving
the game in the third quarter with a mild concussion. He
practiced all week and will start, but a repeat head
injury in Ann A would exit Hoying from the rest of the
- In perhaps the worst officiated game of the season, a
total of nine penalties for 71 yards were thrown at the
S&G. Several quite obvious blown calls are apparent
on instant replay.
- Josh Jackson surprised few viewers, missing two
chip-shot field goals of 34 and 39 yards.
- The Indiana Under Dogs (IUDs) sacked the Buckeyes
seven times for a total of 26 minus-yards
- Eddie left the game 42 yards shy of breaking Keith
Byars single-season rushing record of 1,764 yards.
Setting a new record would have been a thoughtful touch
in his last home game.
- Northwestern beat Purdue to clinch a share of the Big
Now, about THE game;
- Terry Glenn guarantees OSU is going to the Rose Bowl.
- Injury report- Michigan tight end Jay Riemersma was
injured on-and-off all season, and their back-up tight
end Jerame Tuman blew a knee at Penn St. last week.
Starting cornerback Clarence Thompson left the PSU game
early with a concussion but is expected to play.
Offensive lineman Jon Jansen left the PSU game in the
first quarter with a bad wheel and is questionable. Coach
Carr blames the foot injury on, the stress you put
on your feet when you push off to block guys who weigh
300 pounds. If he plays, Jansen will be lining-up
against 285 pound Matt Bonhaus.
- Lloyd Carr was officially promoted from interim coach
to head coach on November 13. The last five Michigan
coaches all won their first game against Ohio State.
- The Bucks will fly to Ann Arbor and return by bus. In
1993 OSU spent the night before the game in Toledo, and
for some unexplained reason the 60 mile drive into Ann
Arbor took six hours, and royally screwed-up all final
A look at OSU Coaches
- Wide receivers coach Chuck Stobart was the Michigan
offensive coordinator in 1969 when Bo Schembechler upset
the undefeated Buckeyes 22-12. He has also served as
assistant coach at Southern Cal, Pittsburgh and Arizona,
and spent the last six years as head coach at Memphis
- Offensive line coach Mike Jacobs was offensive
coordinator at West Virginia for the past nine years.
- Running backs coach Tim Spencer was a three-year
starter at fullback and then tailback for OSU. In 1982 he
was named MVP of the Holiday Bowl.
- Quarterbacks coach Walt Harris held the same position
at Illinois, where he groomed Tony Eason, Dave Wilson and
Jack Trudeau for the NFL. Walt spent the last two years
as quarterback coach for BBBBoomer and
the Jets, guiding Esiasons resurgence.
- Offensive coordinator Joe Hollis still calls all the
plays. And hes still wearing the same underwear he
wore to the Boston College game last August. He is former
offensive coordinator at his alma mater, Auburn, as well
as at Georgia, when the Bulldogs played in bowl games
five of the six years he was there.
- Coach John Cooper was named National Coach of the Year
in 1986 when he led Arizona State to its first Pac-10
title and a victory over Michigan in the Rose Bowl. He
was one of four finalists for the same award in 1993, and
again appears on the short list this year.
- When the Woody Hayes Athletic Center opened there was a
sign above the door leading to the outdoor practice field
that said, Beat Michigan. The sign was
removed this summer. Cooper explained, Because
its a 12-game season this year. Theres no
question Michigan is the game weve got to win, but
now more than ever, you have to take it week to
- This week its Michigan. Line from Las Vegas says
Bucks by 9.5. California here we come. Guaranteed by
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