Whether it’s on offense or defense, there is plenty of talent all over the field for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Following the conclusion of the regular season, a number of outlets released their All American lists. Of the five that the NCAA recognizes, three Ohio State players were named All-Americans. Not bad, huh?
For the second-consecutive season, Ohio State has the best center in college football. In 2016 it was Pat Elflein, this year, it’s first-year center Billy Price. The two-time captain has led the way for one of the most dominant offenses in college football.
For Power 5 teams, strength of schedule and record used to be the two most common factors in determining your postseason fate. If this year’s College Football Playoff committee proved anything, it’s that they set a new precedent: As long as you’re a Power 5 program, strength of schedule no longer matters.
Missing out on the Final Four is disappointing, but going up against USC isn’t a bad consolation prize. Ohio State will take on the Trojans in the Cotton Bowl at Jerry World on December 29, with kickoff set for 8:30 p.m. ET. The game will give both teams an opportunity to prove that maybe one of them *should* have been in the Playoff instead of Alabama.
It was ugly at times, but the Ohio State Buckeyes won their second Big Ten title in four years after beating Wisconsin, 27-21. If it weren’t for J.T. Barrett and the Buckeyes shooting themselves in the foot at times, the scarlet and gray would have blown out the Badgers.
WFNY’s Josh Poloha caught up with Cleveland native Danny Cunningham, who now covers the Badgers for The Zone in Madison, Wisconsin. Cunningham answered plenty of questions about the Badgers in order for Ohio State Buckeyes fans to get to know their opponent ahead of Saturday night’s showdown.
Quality wins? Bad losses? Conference titles? What will sway the selection committee? Do precedents matter? Are any other teams outside the current top four in the mix? The CFP selections will not be easy this year.
Outside of a bad loss at Iowa, the Ohio State Buckeyes plowed their way through the Big Ten in the regular season. With all the talent on the Buckeyes, 24 players were named All-Big Ten honorees, whether it’s first team, second team, third team, or as honorable mentions.
While the Ohio State Buckeyes may no longer control their own destiny in terms of making the Playoff, they still have plenty to play for in Indianapolis Saturday night. With a win, they will have won the Big Ten title for just the second time in the Urban Meyer Era. If that’s not enough motivation, watching this hype trailer will pump you up.
Although Ohio State jumped up one spot to No. 8 in the latest Playoff rankings, their road to a spot in the Final Four got tougher over the weekend after Alabama was upset by Auburn. The Buckeyes just have to worry about themselves and hope the rest plays out at this point.
Down 21-20, Ohio State was forced to count on backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins after J.T. Barrett was forced to leave the game due to a knee injury. Luckily for the Buckeyes, the redshirt freshman came in and didn’t miss a beat, leading the scarlet and gray to a come-from-behind win over their biggest rival Saturday afternoon.
You shouldn’t need to watch a hype trailer to get ready for The Game, but in case you do, Ohio State’s video and graphic team has outdone themselves once again. The history, the highlights, the sayings, everything is so, so well done.
Even after destroying Illinois, the Buckeyes stayed at No. 9 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. With just two weeks left to add to their resumé, Ohio State still has a shot to make the Final Four. They must first have to take care of their own business and beat Michigan and Wisconsin first.
On an emotional Senior Day, Ohio State made it look easy against a very bad Illinois team. Whether it was the offense or defense, almost every Buckeye played very well in the blowout win.
Ohio State is expected to blowout Illinois Saturday afternoon, but for many Buckeyes and even fans, it will be an emotional day on Senior Day. Along with many players playing their last game in the Shoe including both seniors and redshirt sophomore and juniors who will leave early and take their talents to the NFL, it will also be the last home game for many students as well.
So, you’re telling me there’s a chance? After a hectic weekend in college football, Ohio State moves up from No. 13 to No. 9 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. Just when you thought the Buckeyes were out of it, they still (somehow) have a good chance to make the Final Four.
After an embarrassing performance in Iowa last week, the Buckeyes made quite a statement Saturday afternoon. Back at Ohio Stadium, Ohio State scored early and often on their way to a 48-3 rout over No. 12 Michigan State. Whether it was the offense or the defense, both sides of the ball dominated for the scarlet and gray.
For the first time in the Urban Meyer Era, the Ohio State Buckeyes have lost two regular season games in the same season. At No. 13, the chances are very slim that Ohio State will make the Playoff even if they win out. The Buckeyes will need some major help and plenty of chaos to take place in order to make the Final Four. It all starts Saturday afternoon against Michigan State. Ohio State’s video and graphic team gets you ready for the game with this intense trailer.
Ohio State’s playoff hopes are very slim after their horrible loss at Iowa that dropped them to No. 13 in second (and most recent) Playoff rankings, but they still have plenty to play for. The Buckeyes control their own destiny in the Big Ten. It all starts this weekend when they host No. 12 Michigan State Saturday afternoon. The Spartans are coming off of an upset win over Penn State.
Whether it’s Ezekiel Elliott, Mike Weber, or J.K. Dobbins, just to name a few, Ohio State has had plenty of talent in the backfield during the Urban Meyer Era. In four of the Buckeyes’ last five losses, the group has been underutilized. Although Urban Meyer has continuously stated that things will change, the running backs have disappeared when you look at the box score when Ohio State loses. That must change.