Winning in November and winning the big games are what makes the difference between a good season and a great season, especially at Ohio State.
Given that the last game left on the Buckeye schedule is against our toughest opponent (regardless of records), year in and year out, I felt it very appropriate in this edition of Time and Change, to spend time with one of the Buckeyes best “Big Game Players”, former All-Big Ten running back, Tim Spencer.
Spencer, now in his ninth year as the running backs coach of the Chicago Bears was a four year letterman at Ohio State, a two year starter and still ranks third in all-time rushing yards with 3,553 yards.
I will personally never forget the 1979 Michigan game in Ann Arbor (Mich.) in a season that very closely parallels this 2012 season. We were striving to finish the year with an undefeated record, just like the 2012 Buckeyes are attempting to do.
That day in Michigan Stadium, in front of 105,000 fans, we were clinging to an 18-15 lead with 3:50 to play. I’ll never forget Spencer rumbling for first down after first down as a true freshman, helping ice the victory, an undefeated season, a Big Ten Championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl for our team and Buckeye Nation.
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