Taking a look at Ohio State’s postseason opponent as it tries to move on from its loss in the Big Ten championship and looks to begin a new winning streak after the school-record 24-game string was snapped.
COMMENTARY | Heading into the Big Ten championship game as a six-point favorite, the Ohio State Buckeyes walked away with a 34-24 loss at the hands of the #10 Michigan State Spartans.
Ohio State: Five Things We Learned From the Buckeyes’ Big Ten Title Loss (Yahoo Contributor Network)
COMMENTARY | The Ohio State Buckeyes proved their doubters correct when they lost to Michigan State 34-24 on Saturday, December 8. The Buckeyes dropped their first game since falling to the Florida Gators in the 2011-2012 Gator Bowl. Here are five things we learned from the Buckeyes’ defeat:
MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) — The Bowl Championship Series came calling once again for Ohio State, albeit not the game the Buckeyes wanted.
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Not only did Auburn’s thrilling last-second victory over Alabama knock the Crimson Tide out of the national championship hunt and catapult the Tigers right into the thick of things, the unlikely finish gives the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes an inside track to a spot in the title game for the time-being.
The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play. The Wolverines went for the win – and the Buckeyes stayed undefeated.
Ohio State’s offensive guard Marcus Hall didn’t do himself any favors against the Michigan Wolverines at the Big House Saturday. No. 3 Ohio State managed to escape with a 42-41 victory, but the real story was a massive brawl in the second quarter after a kickoff.
No. 3 Ohio State came into its game against Michigan as 16-point favorites. After surviving a furious Wolverines rally, the Buckeyes left as one-point victors. Two of college football’s fiercest rivals staged an absolute classic in Ann Arbor, Mich., as the Wolverines (7-5) used an inspired offense to push the Buckeyes (12-0) to the brink of a huge upset. It all came down to one play. In the end, Ohio State found an answer to secure a much-needed 42-41 victory and, in turn, stay alive in the race for a national title. Here’s what we learned from Ohio State’s closer-than-expected win.
Ohio State looked nothing like a national championship contender on Saturday, stopping a two-point conversion with 32 seconds left to win at hated Michigan, 42-41, despite a porous and troubling defensive effort. The Buckeyes’ season so far has been one long game of Seek and Hyde: It is seeking a BCS National Championship on the strength of running back Carlos Hyde. To this point, that has worked out just fine. The Buckeyes are 12-0, and in their two toughest games, at Northwestern and Michigan, Hyde has been by far the best player on the field, rushing for a combined 394 yards on 53 carries (7.4 YPC). The 226 yards he totaled in Saturday’s win were the most a Buckeye has ever rushed for against Michigan, according to Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Dispatch: But every single one of those 226 yards—and especially his sole touchdown, which proved to be the game-winning score—was imperative, and therein lies the problem with this team, its makeup and its bid for a national title. The defense was softer than a melted bowl of ice cream, puddled into a tepid mass of soup after being left on the table overnight. The coverage holes were so vast and gaping that you could hear each footstep echo. The unit ceded 603 yards to Michigan, which couldn’t muster 176 in three of its previous four games. Things need to get better—much better. And fast. Otherwise, if this team gets shut out of the BCS National Championship Game, despite the potential 13-0 record,…
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan went for the victory – and Ohio State stayed undefeated. Tyvis Powell intercepted Devin Gardner’s pass as the Wolverines went for a go-ahead 2-point conversion with 32 seconds left and No. 3 Ohio State held on for a 42-41 victory Saturday in one the most thrilling games in the history of the storied Big Ten rivalry.