If Ohio State wins Saturday, the Buckeyes will have one of the best résumés in college football, with wins over the No. 3 (Michigan), No. 6 (Wisconsin), and No. 8 (Oklahoma) ranked teams. Then, they would have to play USC or Colorado again in the title game, and both of them could beat the Huskies.
Having James on hand will not only add hype to the game, but it could also help with the big recruiting weekend the Buckeyes are about to host.
MI is 2-7 ATS in its last nine games against Ohio State.
Indeed, if MI dwelled on past year it would be losing sleep tonight, considering how Barrett directed an offense that ran it down the Wolverines’ throats in up-tempo fashion in the second half on the way to a 42-13 win.
Rounding out the top 10 behind UW are Penn State, Oklahoma, Colorado and Oklahoma State.
Ohio State: H-B Curtis Samuel.
“It has been an unbelievable ride and I’ll never forget my time here at Penn State”.
Path to the playoffs: First the Buckeyes have to beat MI.
I asked Hocutt if he could envision a day – say, maybe December 4 – when a three-loss team would get into the four-team bracket?
The game has been played every year since 1918, and has been the final scheduled game of the season for both teams since 1935. MI 4. Clemson 5. “The best thing is everybody’s had that feeling from past year with Iowa and I could only imagine how it would feel for Minnesota to do that”.
All of the Power-5 conference teams with one loss are ranked ahead of all the teams with two losses and most of the teams with two losses are ranked ahead of the teams with three losses. The victor of this game will most likely get into the College Football Playoff and get a shot at Alabama. Stanford maintained their spot at #24 right behind the 3-loss Washington State Cougars at 23 and the 3-loss Utah Utes at number 22.
As for the ’06 game, some of the current Buckeyes recalled where they were when the top-ranked Buckeyes clinched a spot in the BCS National Championship Game. Washington will have its hands full with the rival Cougars, with the victor advancing to the Pac-12 championship.
Big, blue numbers that line the suites at Beaver Stadium honor the years of Penn State’s unbeaten, national championship and Big Ten winning squads. In 1975, MI became the first team to accept an invitation to another bowl game. Woodson returned a punt 78 yards for a score, sprinting up the same sideline – Ohio State’s – and into the same end zone that Howard did to help No. 1 MI beat No. 4 Ohio State 20-14 en route to a national championship.
The Heisman Trophy candidate might be playing Ohio State for the last time.
Before a possible conference title game, and a chance to perhaps reach the College Football Playoff, is the work of playing Michigan State, senior defensive end Evan Schwan said. The Wolverines were 18-9-1 from 1976-2003 under Schembechler, Gary Moeller and Lloyd Carr.
It seems Jim Harbaugh isn’t too interested in talking about the past. “They’re an extremely talented football team”.
The A-Team is calling this game. An Ohio State win would put Penn State in the title game if they beat Michigan State. Ohio State pushed its lead back to 11 with 5:38 remaining in an entertaining contest that wasn’t quite as close as the final score. Within several years, Ohio State opened Ohio Stadium which was one of the largest stadiums of its era.