Three Yards and a Cloud of Links

Three Yards and a Cloud of Links is Men of the Scarlet and Gray’s newly renamed, semi-regular curated look at items that would interest the casual and hard-core Ohio State fan. These include news items, interesting blog posts and the occasional meme you’ve probably already seen. It’s all here and it’s all for you. Have a tip that should be included in the next TYAACOL? Drop us a line at or through our Contact Page.

A Big Upset with Big Implications: As the Buckeyes headed home from the state up north back to Columbus, they watched #4 Auburn stun #1 Alabama in one of the most entertaining games I’ve personally ever witnessed. Luckily for us, Buckeye wideout Frank Epitropoulos was recording the reactions around the bus when the Tigers scored the game winning touchdown. Here’s the joyful reaction from the team he posted on his Instagram account: Buckeyes Celebrate Auburn Win

The team is obviously happy because the Buckeyes are now the #2 team in the country. With a win against Michigan State in the B1G Championship (no easy task), Ohio State could be playing for the BCS National Championship. But let’s worry about the Spartans before throwing a party.

Let the Debate Begin: Florida State and Ohio State are the only two remaining undefeated teams in BCS conferences. Conventional wisdom says we have our two teams for the national title game. But of course ESPN and the rest of the national media want to tell another narrative to anyone who will listen. Should a one-loss SEC champion jump an undefeated Ohio State team? gives the fairest look at this situation, laying out the facts of both teams’ respective season. Of course it’s just a bunch of nonsense and there is no way that Ohio State is going to be jumped by a one-loss SEC champion. But it’s something that needs pointed out or rather you should be forewarned about because the national media is going to beat this drum all week long. My advice? Avoid ESPN and other media outlets that don’t like Ohio State, which is pretty much almost everyone. I know you won’t see me on social media as much this week.

Buckeyes on the Court: The Buckeyes’ men’s basketball team had a great performance on Friday, destroying North Florida by a score of 99-64. The shooting for the Bucks was red hot, as they made 69.2% of their shots. This is the sixth best shooting percentage in a game in school history. Ohio State was also pretty sharp behind the arch, hitting 14 three-pointers. LaQuinton Ross finally broke out of his shooting slump, hitting four three pointers and finished with 17 total points. Amir Williams had the most points with 18. Amedeo Della Valle had a career best game with his 17 points, while also leading the team in three-point shooting (five three-pointers). It was a great performance for a Buckeye team that had been struggling offensively this season and coach Thad Matta had to be encouraged by his team’s play. Hopefully this was the game that awakened the team offensively.

Beating TTUN: I saved the best for last. Ohio State players took to Twitter to express their feelings on beating TTUN. It ranged from pure jubilation to thankfulness to the realization of what is now at stake after a hard fought victory. Reactions:

And finally I think wide receiver coach Zach Smith said it best:

The chase is certainly on. And the Buckeyes with a win this Saturday will cap off another magical season and a shot to win it all.


  1. Great job on your first 3Y, Josh!

    I especially love Mewhort’s tweet. Patrick did a great job for the ejected Hall.

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