Originally Posted by geauxforbroke
If Bama and tOSU played 10 times this year, I think Bama would win at least 7 of those times. tOSU just doesn't match up well against Bama.
For the record, I only think tOSU makes it to the NC this year because the Big 10 (12) is a cakewalk.
Really how is that? OSU has everything that has bothered Alabama over the past few years. Up tempo offense. Spread offense. Mobile QB. Throw in the fact that OSU has one of the most elite senior latent offensive lines in the nation, which boast a running back who is 22nd in total rushing yards, 7th in rushing yards per game, 12th in yards per carry, and 16th in TD's scored. Guess what, HE MISSED 3 GAMES. OSU isn't your typical spread offense. They power run the football. Want to know how many times Carlos Hyde has been stopped for a loss in the past year, twice. Think about how good this O-line is when the first time he was tackled for a loss was two weeks ago. Guess what, Urban has brought an SEC style defensive line to OSU. They are big, fast, active, disruptive. When it isn't Noah Spence, its Bennet, or the freshman monster Bosa. OSU is 2nd in sacks, 26th in tackles for loss, and 6th in rushing defense.
We wont talk that if OSU wins out they would face a tougher schedule than FSU, right? If FSU wins out they will end up with a 73-71 opposition record. If OSU wins out, they will have a 75-71 opposition record. That is making the assumption the better team wins in their record. Even if things switch around, its to late in the season to drastically change this, you are looking at only a few games difference in SOS. 2-3 games in the win/loss for SOS over 145 games played is 1-2% error. Everyone is harping on how terrible OSU schedule is, yet the number 2 team in the nation is just right their with OSU. Is this strength of schedule thing a big problem, or is people blind to that the big ten is getting and unwanted bashing.
If you look some of the saber metrics for college football. If you average the conferences, the only two elite conferences are the Pac-12 and the SEC. They have the most teams in the top 25 that have complete teams (offense, defense, special teams). Beauty of saber metrics, it takes into consideration the opponent when calculating the efficiency. Guess where the Big Ten is, in between the Big 12 and the ACC. The worst big conference is the Big 12. Why not harp on them a little, yet we celebrate Baylor's success, then they just get trashed.
You know what, it doesn't matter if Alabama wins those 7 out of 10, because winning a football game only takes 1 game. This isn't MLB, stop getting your sports mixed up man. Those arguements, "Well if you spread it out over a 10 game series". That is just BS talk because deep down you know OSU can hang with Alabama in a football game. You just need a reason to convince yourself otherwise.
Stop drinking the media cool aid and actually delve deep into the sport of college football.