The Ohio State football team has a good shot at making it into the College Football Playoff as long as it takes care of business. Recently returning to the top overall seed, committee members saw a terrible Buckeye performance still turn a dominant win on the scoreboard against Penn State.
With the win, the Buckeyes pushed their record to 11 – 0. They were able to take down the Nittany Lions behind outstanding performance from DE Chase Young and company, and running back J.K. Dobbins.
Young totaled three sacks and a career-high nine tackles, harassing the quarterback on almost every dropback. Dobbins put up 157 yards and two scores against one of the best rushing defenses in the nation.
Now with wins over Wisconsin, Penn State and Cincinnati (beating the one-loss Bearcats by 42), OSU has to finish the season out with Michigan and then the Big Ten Championship Game, already having clinched the Big Ten East and a bid to Indy.
For CFP implications, their matchup with a red-hot Michigan may not matter much. However, for pride, it almost matters more than any other thing this season can offer.
That said, let’s dive into five scenarios that you’ll want to watch for as we enter the home stretch of games.