2013 Recap

June 15, 2013 Big 33 Staff

This one was a show for the ages. Pennsylvania’s recent troubles in the Big 33 Classic faded away once Clairton’s dynamic Tyler Boyd returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown. And that was only the beginning. The Pitt-bound Boyd guaranteed himself a special place in Big 33 history, scoring four times and throwing […]

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2012 Recap

June 16, 2012 Big 33 Staff

Six costly Pennsylvania turnovers ultimately undid an outstanding defensive performance from the Keystone side, setting the stage for Ohio kicker Tyler Grassman’s 39-yard field goal that lifted Ohio to a stunning 24-21 overtime victory. The outcome was especially painful for Pennsylvania because of a 14-point fourth quarter lead that vanished in 17 seconds. Lima Central […]

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2011 Recap

June 18, 2011 Big 33 Staff

The 54th Big 33 Classic was a convincing display of Ohio superiority from start to finish. Showcasing a dazzling cast of playmakers on offense and a downright destructive front four on defense, the Buckeye state walloped Pennsylvania 50-14. Not only was this Ohio’s third consecutive win in the series, it also was their largest margin […]

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2010 Recap

June 19, 2010 Big 33 Staff

Most fans will not remember the sloppy play in the first 46 minutes of the 53rd Big 33 Football Classic. The first half is one both teams would like to forget, with the sides tallying a combined seven first downs, 137 total yards and 215 penalty yards. The only highlight was when Ohio punter Terry […]

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2009 Recap

June 20, 2009 Big 33 Staff

Coming into the 2009 Big 33 game, Pennsylvania was in the midst of a three game winning streak over their counterparts from Ohio. However, 2009 was looking like a good year to end that streak for Ohio, with 32 of their 34 players being recruited by Div. I-A teams. Ohio was expecting to blow-out the […]

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2008 Recap

June 14, 2008 Big 33 Staff

Coming into the the 51st Annual Big 33 Classic, most observers believed this was going to be an evenly matched game with Ohio fielding a stronger team than it had in recent years. Whether or not that was true, it became apparent on the opening series of the game that Pennsylvania had a huge advantage […]

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2007 Recap

June 16, 2007 Big 33 Staff

As in years past, there was speculation coming into the Big 33 Football Classic that Ohio may not be sending their best 34 players to the annual Big 33 Football Classic due to the North-South game which is played on the same day. However, this was overshadowed by the fact that this year was the […]

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2006 Recap

June 17, 2006 Big 33 Staff

Pennsylvania surprised many as they ripped off an unanswered 40 points on the Buckeye State giving the team a 61-42 victory. It looked grim for Pennsylvania as starting quarterback Pat Devlin (Downingtown East) had his first 2 of 3 passes intercepted by the Ohio squad which led to a 10-0 lead behind a 22 yard […]

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2005 Recap

July 23, 2005 Big 33 Staff

It looked as if Ohio was going to continue their dominance and win their third straight Big 33 game with ease as they jumped out to a 28-7 lead over the Pennsylvania team. However, with supposed questions of whether or not the Ohio team would return next year to play Pennsylvania due to a time […]

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2004 Recap

July 24, 2004 Big 33 Staff

Last year’s defining game marked Ohio’s second consecutive win against the Keystone state. Pennsylvania stepped out on the field ready to play, but Ohio stepped out ready to win. Many Big 33 players have graced us with their talent in Johnstown, Altoona, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and Hershey, but no one has ever put their mark on a […]

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