The Ohio State Buckeyes could beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a battle of unbeaten.
If not for a bowl ban, the Ohio State football program could have won its second BCS National Championship in a decade.
Instead, the team opted to not self-impose a bowl ban in 2011, and ended up losing in the Gator Bowl to Florida. That’s not a great trade-off for the Buckeyes.
Still, there’s no going back in time and undoing what was done. The sanctions happened; it’s all ancient history. As a result, we’re left wondering what could have been.
There’s no guarantee that the Buckeyes would have even made the title game after either Alabama or Georgia win the SEC championship.
But let’s take a hypothetical look at how the Buckeyes would overcome the Irish if they weren’t banned from postseason play.
First and foremost, Notre Dame hasn’t been tested by a team that has a multi-dimensional attack. Most teams the Irish have faced have been…
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