Yes, you read that right. The Ohio State Buckeyes are currently 1-0, having knocked off Navy last weekend. It’s my contention that if Ohio State wins their second game of the year, they’re as good as 9-0.
With all the rabid discussion about the Ohio State-USC game, it appears as if nobody has taken a look at the schedule beyond this weekend’s game. Go ahead and look for yourself – it’s in the column directly to the right of this article.
Looks kinda…light. Right?
I’m calling it right now. If Ohio State beats USC Saturday night, they’re 9-0. Here’s why;
Then comes Penn State, Iowa and Michigan. We’ll have trouble at the end of the year, but with 7 games immediately following USC will only be a 2-month laundry list of tune-up games for the final stretch.
Dear God, win this game on Saturday night. 9-0 would be sweet for this team. So sweet.
Oh, and if you think I’m crazy for this prognostication, I’ve done it before. I was right then, too. And if that doesn’t convince you, perhaps this will…..
The last time that Ohio State lost a game to an opponent they should have defeated, it was 2004. This team does NOT lose to lesser opponents. There are no Toledos in our loss column. No Stanfords. None of that. For all the grief we get from the media for our recent big-game losses, they tend to overlook the fact that NO team has defeated us in five years that did not make a BCS bowl the same year they got us. None.
So when we finally break the big-game shackles tomorrow night and defeat USC, expect us to go 9-0 to start the season. Because Toledo, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Purdue, Minnesota, and New Mexico State will probably be watching the BCS bowls from home. Which means they’re not getting a win over us. Period.