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2006 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Preview

2006 Ohio State Buckeyes season preview from Maddux Sports. Features an indepth look at the team, some info about the university, and the 2006 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Schedule. When you go to handicap NCAA football in 2006 consider using Maddux's College football spread picks for the added edge over your bookie this year. In addition don't forget to bookmark our free live College odds feed for the upcoming season.

Coach: Jim Tressel (6th year at Ohio State)
Team Name: Buckeyes
2005 Overall Record: 10-2
2005 Big 10 Conference Record 7-1
Returning Starters: 9

Ohio State is formidable. Leading the team is senior quarterback Troy Smith (149 COMP for 237 ATT, 62.9%, 2,282 YDS, 16 TDs, 4 INTs), who makes few mistakes, can run out of trouble and possesses a strong, precise arm.

Wide receiver Ted Ginn. Jr. (51 REC, 803 YDS, 4 TDs) can be spectacular, making the right play at the right time. At tailback, Antonio Pittman (243 CAR, 1,331 YDS, 7 TDs) has speed and power, slashing past defenders. New kid, Chris Wells, brings bulk and strength for short yardage situations.

The offensive line returns a bunch of starters and will add some sophomores to the mix to create one of the best groups of front-men the Buckeyes have ever seen.

The Ohio State offense was ranked thirty-second nationally in 2005, but the defense was even stronger placing fifth in the country. The “D” allowed teams only 15.3 PPG and were first against the rush, holding clubs to under 75 yards per contest. Look for them to be tough again.

There’s a lot of talent in the defensive ranks. The front four should be dominant and the linebackers, once they figure out the correct combination, will be very good. The secondary is questionable. Dominated by sophomores, they’ll have to learn a lot quickly.

Ohio State-- National Champions? It’s certainly a possibility. Texas and Michigan will be the key to a perfect season for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Sep 2
Northern IL
Home
Sep 9
Texas
Road
Sep 16
Cincinnati
Home
Sep 23
Penn State
Home
Sep 30
Iowa
Road
Oct 7
Bowling Green
Home
Oct 14
Michigan State
Road
Oct 21
Indiana
Home
Oct 28
Minnesota
Home
Nov 4
Illinois
Road
Nov 11
Northwestern
Road
Nov 18
Michigan
Road

 

For more info on this years 06 Ohio State football team visit the Buckeyes official athletic site, or read up on their competition via all of the big 10 team previews below.

 

2006 Big 10 Football Previews

Listed below are the individual team breaks downs for each university in the Big 10 Conference. If you click on the schools links you can find the 2006 football preview for each Big 10 school. To return to the main 2006 NCAA football preview page you may click here at anytime.

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