Published: Wed, November 28, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Big Ten championship has huge implications for Ohio State

Big Ten championship has huge implications for Ohio State

The College Football Playoff pairings will be revealed Sunday.

But he didn't have the starting job in hand until Joe Burrow dropped out of the quarterback derby in the summer and subsequently transferred to LSU. In his division, he's got one in Ohio State.

"Obviously, we saw talent but weren't sure".

But last week, in each team's stiffest test of the season, OU won 59-56 at 13-ranked West Virginia and Ohio State won 62-39 at home against No. 4 MI. "This is a game that's got years and miles behind".

A win also would complete an undefeated Big Ten season for MI for the first time since 1997 when it last won a national championship. "I think Ohio State would get the nod over Oklahoma as long as chalk holds".

MI has had a solid season.

Ohio State (11-1), meanwhile, is suddenly knocking on the playoff door. It's become a tradition in the state of OH for Buckeyes fans to avoid using the letter "M" in the buildup to the game, and Governor John Kasich signed an official resolution trolling Wolverines fans.

MI had one final stop on its Revenge Tour, but the venue was booked.

The season started for Ohio State with coach Urban Meyer suspended for three games for his handling of former assistant coach Zach Smith, who has been accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife. They have been increasingly confident publicly. "Ohio State is most likely in if they win out, but they also probably should wear some crimson and white on Saturday just in case they need some help". Linebacker Devin Bush, wearing a revenge tour hat, said a win would mean everything.

"Alabama is in provided they don't lose by 40 to Georgia", Sallee said.

Then the Buckeyes hung 62 points on the best defense in the nation.

Last season set a precedent, when one-loss non-champion Alabama made it, and ended up winning the national title.

AP sportswriter Larry Lage contributed from Ann Arbor, Mich.

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