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Athlon Archive: Orlando Pace - The Pancake Man

Ohio State great Orlando Pace was only getting started at the time of this 1996 feature
Athlon Archive: Orlando Pace - The Pancake Man

After the 1995 season, Ohio State tackle Orlando Pace had only scratched the surface of his potential — and at that point he was already a Lombardi Award winner and blocker for a Heisman Trophy recipient. Pace would finish his career as a two-time unanimous All-American, a Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, a top-four finisher for the Heisman Trophy and a likely Pro Football Hall of Famer.

 

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Athlon Archive: Craig Krenzel is a Buckeye Bedrock

Krenzel ushered in Ohio State's return to powerhouse status with the 2002 national title
Athlon Archive: Craig Krenzel is a Buckeye Bedrock

Ohio State’s return to year-in and year-out dominance in the early 2000s was led by the most unlikely of quarterbacks. After a brief audition in 2001, Craig Krenzel became the starting quarterback in 2002. Despite modest numbers, Krenzel led Ohio State to a BCS championship and Fiesta Bowl MVP honors for the Buckeyes’ first national championship in more than 30 years.

 

College Football's 10 Most Intriguing September Non-Conference Matchups of 2015

Connor Cook and the Spartans will get their chance at revenge when they host Oregon on Sept. 12
College Football's 10 Most Intriguing Non-Conference Matchups of 2015

Long before we get to those bitter border and in-state conference wars that have come to define college football, we deal with a slate of non-conference games that, in many years, leave something to be desired.

 

In 2015, however, there are some pretty interesting matchups during the first month of the season that hardcore college football fans should definitely consider must-see TV.

 

Here are the 10 most intriguing non-conference matchups of the 2015 college football season.

 

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