Ohio State vs Illinois Cancelled

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AgronAlum

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Can't think like that. That embarrassment of a game likely woke this team up. Impossible to say if the season plays out the same.
I have a hard time believing this team would look past anyone, even if they beat Louisiana. You don’t roll out this string of W’s overlooking anyone.
 
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I have a hard time believing this team would look past anyone, even if they beat Louisiana. You don’t roll out this string of W’s overlooking anyone.
Still can't just say "if only we didn't lose that Louisiana game." The pressure would have really ramped up with each win. Not saying these guys couldn't handle it and do exactly what they did, but sports doesn't work with just a simple result of a game change. It's a little like a butterfly effect type of thing. Just my opinion as I never buy into that in sports unless of course it's the last game of the season and you lose to cost yourself a spot in the playoff a la Iowa when they lost to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship a few years ago.
 

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IMO the Buckeyes will be playing for the Big10 Championship game.

I believe the 6 game requirement is if Big10 teams average 8 games. With the rise of Covid, would not surprise me if they get 5 games in and are the East divisions team in the Big10 Championship against NW.
 

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Can't think like that. That embarrassment of a game likely woke this team up. Impossible to say if the season plays out the same.
If it wasn't Louisiana we would have started slow against someone else. We've looked rough to start the season in the Campbell era.
 

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Coach and several players tested positive which cancelled the game.

They are also very likely to cancel next week due to protocols making Ohio State ineligible for the B1G Championship

What will the playoff committee do?
If Ohio state has a practice game this year, they're in. Bar nun
 

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I will admit tOSU is a real legit football team. That being said, I have a hard time with having them in the playoffs when they MIGHT have played 7 total games including the Big 10 title game.

Poorly run conference.
 

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Coach and several players tested positive which cancelled the game.

They are also very likely to cancel next week due to protocols making Ohio State ineligible for the B1G Championship


What will the playoff committee do?
Easy, just change the rules and let OSU in even if they don't play another regular season game. :oops:
 
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I will admit tOSU is a real legit football team. That being said, I have a hard time with having them in the playoffs when they MIGHT have played 7 total games including the Big 10 title game.
There is a very good chance we end up with more wins than Ohio State (and Penn State combined) this year prior to post-season. Another first for the program.
 

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I'm sure I'm being a bad fan here, but I wouldn't want that at all. Backdooring into the playoffs to be massacred by Bama or Clemson doesn't sound fun at all. Give me a NY6 against a team we can compete with. Yes, the CFP would be great for the program, but the game would be bad.
How is going 10 -1 and winning your conference championship backdooring into the playoffs?
 

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They'd take Florida or A&M over the 4th seed. Hell this might let Cincy be the 4th seed. No chance a Big 12 team is getting in unfortunately unless absolute chaos happens in the top 10

Just opened the door for Buffalo! ;)