‘Holy Buckeye’ Saves OSU’s 2002 Season
October 28th, 2013| by Lost Lettermen
In 2000, Ohio State got burned late in its game at Purdue with a “Holy Toledo!” touchdown pass from Drew Brees to Seth Morales. Two years later, during OSU’s next trip to West Lafayette, they turned the tables with a “Holy Buckeye!” touchdown that saved their eventual BCS title-winning season.
Trailing 6-3 and facing a 4th-and-1 at the Boilermakers’ 38-yard line with under two minutes remaining, Ohio State – normally the epitome of conservative on offense – changed things up at just the right time. QB Craig Krenzel lofted a pass high into the end zone for Michael Jenkins, who came down with it for the game-winning score.
Most recently a member of the New England Patriots this past offseason, Jenkins – who previously played for the Atlanta Falcons (2004-2010) and Minnesota Vikings (2011-2012) – is currently an NFL free agent.
Another undefeated OSU team returns to Purdue this weekend. Will we see “Holy Buckeye 2.0”? Michael Jenkins profile