Originally Posted by SloverUT
I do think exposed is a bit hard considering Michigan State is a really good team. However, Ohio State fans can't deny that they had their shot and lost it. They were playing for the Big 10 championship and a N.C. game chance and couldn't get the W. I think a lot of people felt this may happen so that is why we heard more scrutiny toward OSU as opposed to FSU. Even though FSU playing Duke for a conference championship is a bit humorous.
I will say that I find it amazing that Auburn had the year they did last year and now they are most likely contending for a N.C.
MSU is a heck of a team. They got beat early in the season by ND, when they had no offense at all. That defense is legit. I agree, OSU had destiny in their hands and let it slip away. All the props in the world to MSU for winning that game. I think the refs called a great game. I like when they don't call to many fouls. I think there was what, maybe 5 on each side. They let them play and it was a competitive game.
Honestly, I kinda think OSU gets trashed by FSU. If OSU's defense was top 20, I would say we could hang with anyone. Our offense can keep us in games, but FSU's passing game would lite us up to bad. It would probably be like 45 to 30 or something like that, but OSU wouldn't ever be that close. OSU Would have to run the hell out of the ball, and play keep away, which I think they could do for 3 quarters against FSU. Then it would probably end up similar to this game, were FSU would just pull away at the end.
Originally Posted by k-troop
Ohio State's offense is for real. And their defense is as advertised.
Edit: sarcasm. I guess we can stop arguing whether OSU deserves to be in the NC.
Yep, OSU's offense is for real. Well their running game is. They put up nearly 300 yards rushing on MSU, which only allows 65 a game. It wasn't enough, with out a legit passing attack we could only bend MSU's defense not break it. I thought Braxton would come out throwing the ball well. He's still not good when the coverage is tight. He had some decent throws. I am still pissed that we didn't go back to that seam route with the tight end. We had some advantages there when MSU had their safeties 10 yards from the line of scrimmage. Then we just run the ball into a 8-9 man front. Don't know, I think the check to something outside, or down the middle pass play would have been much better, and loosen up that defense.
OSU finally got caught playing with fire on their pass defense. That was horrible. I swear, if I saw another DB just push a WR for no reason, I MEAN NO REASON, and get called for a pass interference, god that was just bad.
On that note, congrats to MSU, they played one hell of a game.
Also anyone who gets a chance to go see a football game in Indy, DO IT!!! That stadium is amazing, just loved it. The atmosphere around that stadium is awesome. It is very fan friendly, some great restaurants, and easy access. A+ to Indy for hosting this game.