Originally Posted by Heath
did they get a partial win or tie in the scorebook??
My school, Akron, was up 2-0 against OSU in 2007 on the way to a 20-2 loss.
I was at that game too. It was quite possibly the most boring football game I've ever watched.
While I'm not a fan of "moral" victories, I do think that those games are as good a qualifier as any. The real beauty of those games was watching tOSU fans sweat, cry, and moan while the 1,000 or so OU fans scattered around the stadium were out cheering them. Now, I don't want to sound too hypocritical here, because Peden Stadium can be an absolute graveyard (as it was when I was a student), but I have learned that you can shut Ohio Stadium down pretty quickly with a combination of poor play from OSU and a lesser opponent. Ohio Stadium definitely rises to the occasion with big opponents like Texas, but the fans also play down to lesser opponents (like OU/Akron). Everyone in the stadium knows who is going to win and they act like it. However, what they fail to realize is that the fans could probably intimidate these little teams right out of the stadium with a little noise (like LSU does). Instead, they sit on their hands and let the other team gain a little confidence and the silence snowballs.
The worst part about those games is that I went with my wife, who has 2 degrees from OU, and yet was rooting 100% for tOSU. She has never been on campus unless it was for a football game. She has never seen the Oval, the Ohio Union (old or new), and couldn't tell you where Neil and Indianola are. I always tease her about being a traitor. Oh well.