Since the Ohio State Buckeyes were not eligible to play for the 2012 BCS National Championship, we will never know how good the 12-0 Buckeyes truly were.
But one thing from this season was pretty clear: despite its record, OSU was not one of the two best teams in the country.
Braxton Miller was outstanding, but the Buckeyes had too many flaws throughout the roster to really be considered a serious national championship caliber team if they were able to play for a title.
Do Notre Dame and Alabama have flaws? Without a doubt.
Ohio State, however, had significant flaws in that it had trouble sustaining a consistent passing attack and its defense was extremely inconsistent, especially in giving up the big play.
In games against Wisconsin and Purdue for example, their defenses found a way to shut down the Buckeyes’ offense which had big games against teams like Nebraska. They showed no respect for OSU’s passing game, and the Buckeyes failed to take advantage due to Miller’s inaccuracy.
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