Good job, good effort, Ohio State.
A 56-0 victory over Purdue was fun to watch. The four touchdowns in the first quarter aren’t something you usually see every day, the 640 total yards are eye-popping, and the 56-point win is one of the larger margins of victory you’ll see this week.
The video game numbers are cool to witness in real life, but none of it means much at the end of the day. Let’s be serious, that local high school down the street from you could give a 1-7 Purdue team a run for its money.
The Boilermakers have now lost six games in a row, and most of them weren’t even close. They can’t do anything right on either side of the ball, and Ohio State pretty much did what it was supposed to do by beating their brains in.
The Buckeyes keep taking care of business, but it’s tough for them to get noticed against this weak competition. Currently ranked fourth in the BCS rankings, it’s nearly impossible for them to climb up the ladder. Blowouts or not, Urban Meyer’s squad is fighting a losing battle.
It’s like playing a game of basketball against your kid. You know you could block every shot, but does it really make you the bigger person to win the game by 78 points? Pick on somebody your own size.
Granted, this isn’t Ohio State’s fault, but under the current BCS system, these are the rules everybody has to play by. The Buckeyes aren’t moving up the rankings until a respectable team shares the same field with them. Looking at the final three regular season…