Honestly, I’m a bit surprised that there was not more Buckeye talk this week after our huge win in Camp Randall. But while the Badgers get to play host once again to a top-25 opponent in Penn State, the Buckeyes will gear up for the Nittany Lions this week while they take on their last opponent in the Boilermakers of Purdue. Quarterback Curtis Painter didn’t make it through last week’s game due to some poor play, so you can bet he’ll try to step it up against the Buckeyes. On our end, we’ll be without several players (as mentioned by Rock in this week’s podcast). In the same regard, we could see a lot more from players like Brandon Saine and perhaps some of freshman speed threat Lamaar Thomas.
Of course, we also have the combo of Beanie Wells and Terrell Pryor to watch. But if this score winds up being where Vegas believes it will, it wouldn’t surprise me if both of these players received a bit of a break as they prepare for next week.
“Terrell Pryor gets his foot caught in a Jacuzzi motor and is unable to make the game. Understand, we’re not saying he would be unable to play due to injury – we’re saying he would need to be stuck and physically being unable to make it to the ‘shoe. Because, if he did, even with one foot we’re still a little afraid of him.”
As always, feel free to follow along in the comments. I’m just hoping that we don’t play to the level like we did in a few of the earlier games this season. Go Bucks!