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I wanted to ask what was the most CRUCIAL PLAY and your FAVORITE PLAY from the 2002 National Championship season. This is a very hard question for me because there was probably about 30 or more plays that we could say that were crucial and also enjoyable. Tressel and OSU went undefeated but there were some tight games to say the least. We all have aged ten plus years in that one year from all the excitement. LOL. #1 I guess we all have to say that the holy Buckeye play from Krenzel to Jenkins was crucial. #2 The fourth down play on the goal line stand against Miami was also crucial to win the game. (Cie Grant blitzing Dorsey was great). My most favorite play from that season was Gamble intercepting the ball from Penn St. and running it back for a touchdown. I pick that play because that was the first time I went to the Horseshoe and got to see the Buckeyes play in person what a great day.
Hopefully you all will share your views and memories from that great season. Hope this brings enjoyment to everyone.
This post was edited by sprkh23 on 5/28/2012 at 9:29 AM
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buckeye092972 that was a great play! I remember the emotion of being disappointed to excited all in a matter of seconds. Clarett showed great hustle on that play.
This post was edited by sprkh23 on 5/28/2012 at 9:44 AM
4th and 14
4th and 14 was definitely crucial. Yes! Clutch Krenzel and Michael Jenkins.
It's difficult to say because there were so many. Maybe the interception to end the Cincy threat at the end of the game. Or maybe Krenzel's scramble to go to overtime against Illinois. Or Holy Buckeye against Purdue. Or Gamble's INT against Penn St. Don't forget the last second interception against scUM. Or multiple other plays against Mich including MoC coming back into the game over and over with that injured shoulder of his. Not to mention a great number of plays against Miami. That was a season of living on the edge every week. Not only was the title a great accomplishment, but the way they did it was just incredible. I thought I might been having a heart attack during the first overtime of the Fiesta Bowl, but I refused to allow my wife to call 911. There was no way I was going to miss the end of that game and season. Turned out to be a little anxiety attack. Who would have guessed that?
I agree with the plays against UM and Cincinnati and also Krenzel to Jenkins against Wisconsin on 3rd down was a big play that year.
The pass interference / holding / facemask penalty against Miami on 4th and goal
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When you look at the entire season there are about a dozen plays that meant the difference between a 7 - 7 season or 14 - 0 National Championship season. This team was one of the best I have ever seen at digging deep and knowing how to win the close games.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by 32BukI4ever on 5/28/2012 at 11:16 AM
There were like 10 plays that we're the difference between 9-5 and 14-0, like Bucki4Ever said.
I agree with you Buckeye Steves. What about the Illinois game and the fourth down goal line stand at the end of overtime there. Dustin Fox had a crucial pass defense on third down or fourth down of that game
The interception in cincy to start the season.
The interception by gamble against psu.
4th and 14.
The Buckeyes had so many pivotal plays during that season. I was a teacher meeting during the Purdue game and did not get to see the Holy Buckeye play when it happen. When we got out of the meeting I remember turning on the radio and hearing Paul Keels say what a great game and the Buckeyes escape with a victory. I watched that play later and was ecstatic.
Gamble made an interception when Purdue got the ball back after the Holy Buckeye play that if he did not go half way down the field and make Purdue might have come back and won also. That play was crucial and gets over looked a lot.
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What about your favorite play of that season? Just asking everybody.
Me cracking a tall boy beer at the national championship game
It really set the tone
I watched the game in Columbus at the Nationwide Arena. I forget the restaurant but it was an unbelievable game.
Krenzel to Jenkins probably #1.
But Krenzel had an unbelieveable scramble on a 3rd and like 13 against Illinois in the 4th quarter, two Illini DL practically went right over him as he ducked, whirled around and scrambled for a first down. I still do not know how he avoided that sack for a loss.
Krenzel scrambling for a go ahead and game winning TD late at Cincinnati, he looked hemmed in, but he weaved his way down and whirled and got a TD to win.
4th and 14, was at the game, had a great view of that play.
Best moments, OSU coming down the tunnel before the kick off vs. Miami, it was drowning loud for OSU, you thought you were in Columbus at a national tile game, even Miami took time outs on offense and said the crowd noise played a role.
Clarrett's TD before the half to go up14-7, not sure I ever heard a louder roar of cheers, our bleachers in that small mountain were shaking with OSU fans jumping up and down and yelling.
Post game, Tressel saying, "we not only have the best damn team in the land, we also have the best damn team in the land", great moment if you were on the field.
The scoreboards showing OSU was the first team to go 14-0, nice as well.
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