Re: Who Should Be #1 In College Football?
Struggled to get the win? Come on, jm, you're smarter than this. We get that you hate OSU. That's fine, that's part of sports. We all have teams we just can't stand. But come on, dude. Did you watch the game? If you dislike them so much, it's not likely that you've taken a lot of time to watch them this year. Outside of two bonehead plays, they dominated from start to finish. They outgained MSU 422 - 185. And MSU might not be a great team, but their offense has been good all year. They managed to score a single field goal. The score was 24 - 0 in the middle of the third quarter. They didn't "struggle". They made a couple of mistakes that hurt them, but they were never really threatened.
People are WAY overblowing this "soft schedule" thing when it comes to the Bucks. One thing this year should have taught all of us is that it's not easy to win every game, even if your schedule isn't incredibly tough. And OSU has pretty much dominated every opponent up until today. And even though the final score was fairly close, if you watched the game, the two teams weren't close. It's not easy to go out and play that well every week. Even I was a skeptic most of the year, but I've become a convert. This team's defense is outstanding. The best in the country, IMO. And the offense has one of the best RBs in the country, two really good WRs, and a strong O-line. Add to that a QB who is smart and doesn't make a lot of mistakes and you've got a pretty good, but not great, offense.
They're legit, no matter how much people hate OSU. They're as good as anyone. They might not beat a few of the top tier teams if they were to actually play, but there's no one out there this year where you'd go into a game with them thinking they're clear underdogs. They could lose to a few of the teams out there, but they're also capable of beating them, too. They've given up 4 TDs this entire season on defense. They might very well lose, but if I were a betting man, I wouldn't bet on it.
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