Tickets currently are on sale at the Athletics Ticket Office in the Jerome Schottenstein Center and are $5 each. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at (800) GO BUCKS or by going on line at www.hangonsloopy.com. On Saturday, tickets will only be available at the Stadium, beginning at 9 a.m. at the north end of the Stadium. Gates to the Stadium will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
The game will be played with four 12-minute quarters with a regulation clock and a 25-second play clock.
On Wednesday, the team's seniors were split into two groups and they, along with members of the coaching staff, drafted teams for the Scarlet and Gray Game. For those headed to the game or those watching on television, here are rosters for the game:
Head Coach: Joe Daniels. Assistants: Mark Snyder, John Peterson, Dick Tressel, Jim Heacock. Support Staff: Jared Smith, Mike Cochran, Bernardo Amerson, Bob Tucker.
1 Thomas Matthews OLB4 Santonio Holmes FL 11 Tony Gonzalez WR 12 Justin Zwick QB 13 Harlen Jacobs CB 14 Antonio Smith S 17 Todd Boeckman* QB 18 David Lisko WR 19 Derek Harden WR 21 Nate Salley S 23 Josh Huston K-P 24 Michael Roberts CB 25 Antonio Pittman TB 26 Ashton Youboty CB 30 Lydell Ross TB 32 Brandon Mitchell S 33 John Kerr MLB 36 Michael DeMaria# TB 39 Branden Joe FB 42 Bobby Carpenter OLB 52 Mike Kne OG 58 Dimitrios Makridis LS 59 John Conroy OG 65 Chris Schlichter DL 65 Derek Coker DL 68 Drew Norman LS 69 Andree Tyree OG 72 T.J. Downing OT 73 Steve Winner C 77 Rob Sims OT 79 Justin Whaley C 80 Ryan Hamby TE 84 Marcel Frost DE 84 John Hollins SE 86 Kyle Turano P 89 Stan White Jr. FB 95 Sian Cotton DT 96 Jordan Hoewischer TE 98 Joel Penton# DE 99 Jay Richardson DE *-Will play for both teams #-Not expected to play due to injury
Head Coach: Mel Tucker. Assistants: Jim Bollman, Darrell Hazell, Luke Fickell, Paul Nichols, Al Johnson, Jack Johnson, John Hill, Stan Jefferson.
2 E.J. Underwood CB3 Bam Childress FL 8 Roy Hall SE 9 Donte Whitner S 9 Brent Ullery SE 10 Troy Smith QB 15 A.J. Trapasso P 17 Marcus Freeman OLB 17 Todd Boeckman* QB 19 De'Angelo Haslam CB 20 Roshawn Parker TB 28 Maurice Hall# TB 33 Colby Staubs FB 34 Rob Harley S 36 Curt Lukens LB 37 Dustin Fox# CB 40 Ryan Franzinger FB 43 Brandon Schnittker FB 47 A.J. Hawk OLB 48 Reggie Smith DE 49 Matthew Johnson RB 50 Doug Datish OG 51 Anthony Schlegel MLB 53 Caesar Buie DT 55 Nick Mangold C 57 Mike Kudla DE 60 Kyle Andrews LS 62 John McLaughlin OT 66 R.J. Coleman OG 68 Tim Schafer OT 70 Brandon Maupin DT 71 Steve Rehring OT 75 Simon Fraser DE 82 Devin Jordan SE 83 Redgie Arden DE 85 Mike Nugent K 87 Jason Caldwell TE 88 Louis Irizarry TE 90 Quinn Pitcock DT ?? J.D. Bergman P ?? Gruber P ?? Wes Scott SE ?? Knapke OLB ?? Danny Dye OG *-Will play for both teams #-Not expected to play due to injury
Not expected to play due to injury -- OT Kirk Barton, RB Michael DeMaria, FB Steve Fender, TB Maurice Hall, LB Joe Bradley, MLB Mike D'Andrea, S Tyler Everett, CB Dustin Fox, DT Marcus Green, DL David Patterson, DL Joel Penton.
Not expected to play due to department policy -- FL Dareus Hiley, TB Ira Guilford.
How We See It
* When the Scarlet has the ball -- The focus will obviously be on Justin Zwick, but also look for Lydell Ross and Branden Joe to get a few carries as well. Joe has been dinged up a little bit, so don't look for him to do too much. Likewise, they may not want to risk injury to Ross, their only healthy, proven tailback, so he may get just 10 or so carries before retiring for the day and turning the TB duties over to Antonio Pittman. Zwick should be well protected with Rob Sims guarding his blind side. He'll have Santonio Holmes and Tony Gonzalez to throw to. The Holmes-E.J. Underwood match-up should be fun to watch. Up front, Sims will have his hands full with ends Simon Fraser and Mike Kudla of the Gray. Anthony Schlegel and A.J. Hawk will do their best to bottle up Ross, although Hawk may only play a few plays.
* When the Gray has the ball -- The focus will obviously be on Troy Smith and, as I've noted, I think things set up nicely for him. His top RB is underrated Roshawn Parker, who could have a nice day. But Smith has three starting linemen, including C Nick Mangold, in front of him and an array of receivers to throw to with Roy Hall, Bam Childress and Devin Jordan as well as TE Louis Irizarry on his side. I would be shocked if that group doesn't make some big plays, although the Scarlet is adequate at corner with Ashton Youboty, Harlen Jacobs and Mike Roberts. LB Bobby Carpenter and FS Nate Salley will have to key the Scarlet defense, which will be rife with inexperience.
* How it could go -- Remember, Todd Boeckman will spell both quarterbacks, so his impact on this game can't be understated, either. For some reason, I see each side scoring two touchdowns. But the Gray, with Mike Nugent booting three field goals (including a 50-some yarder), will prevail 23-20.