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December 08, 2013

Ohio State Falls, Auburn Likely to Face Florida State: Ohio State's winning streak ended at 24 games as the Buckeyes lost 34-24 to Michigan State, a defeat that appears all but certain to put Auburn in the National Championship game Jan. 6. They would face undefeated Florida State, which rolled over Duke in the ACC Championship Game.

posted by rcade to football at 12:36 AM - 29 comments

Well, good thing we had over 50 posts about the possibility of OSU being passed over in the BCS standings.

posted by Bonkers at 12:00 AM on December 08

*AHEM*

Doesn't Ohio State need to get past Michigan State's defense next week before we talk about whether or not the Buckeyes deserve a shot at the national title game?

posted by NoMich at 10:44 PM on November 30

posted by NoMich at 12:10 AM on December 08

To be perfectly fair, it's not like the BCS has *never* taken a team that straight-up lost its conference title game.

posted by Etrigan at 12:12 AM on December 08

OSU and Bama can hug it out for the Capital One Insufferable Coach Bowl.

posted by etagloh at 12:15 AM on December 08

Doesn't Ohio State need to get past Michigan State's defense next week before we talk about whether or not the Buckeyes deserve a shot at the national title game?

I think that Michigan States offense had as much to do with their victory as the defense did. Impressive job by the Spartans.

Auburn and Florida State. If you'd told me before the season started that it would come down to those two teams, I'd have laughed and happily offered to relieve you of your money.

posted by Mothball at 04:08 AM on December 08

*DOUBLE AHEM*

I have been looking at Michigan State being the team that finally puts Ohio State out of our misery once and for all. The Spartans win next week, and we will have a Florida State vs. SEC champ title game. If we're forced to sit through another Buckeye national title game debacle, it will ruin a tremendous college football season.

posted by dyams at 09:27 AM on December 01

posted by dyams at 06:51 AM on December 08

The Rose Bowl ought to be fun to watch. If Coach D'Antonio's facial muscles can recover from all the smiling he did late in the game and can revert to their normal position.

I think they'll need more than a handheld calculator to compute the over/under for the title game.

posted by beaverboard at 07:49 AM on December 08

I think they'll need more than a handheld calculator to compute the over/under for the title game. Unless Auburn decides to play defense. Auburn gave up 40-plus twice, 38 once and 20-29 points four times. Florida State may have been helped by the ACC schedule, but it allowed only 17 points or less in 12 games (34 against Boston College).

posted by jjzucal at 10:14 AM on December 08

Cue the Incredible Hulk end theme music.

posted by Etrigan at 10:18 AM on December 08

Are Michigan alums all good with State being the ones to deep six the Buckeyes?

posted by beaverboard at 10:59 AM on December 08

Judging from the twitters, yes.

posted by etagloh at 11:13 AM on December 08

We woulda rather it'd been us, but the UM attitude regarding MSU success is still very much "Good for you!" followed by a patronizing pat on the head.

posted by Etrigan at 11:50 AM on December 08

Penn State had a better Big 10 record than Michigan this year. *pats Michigan on head*

posted by phaedon at 01:33 PM on December 08

First time in my life I've actively cheered for Michigan State. It felt...weird.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:44 PM on December 08

Penn State really oughtn't be patting anyone on the head just yet. Give it a few more years and it won't be quite so creepy.

posted by Etrigan at 02:02 PM on December 08

I think you misconstrue who I root for. I'm totally fine if Penn State has their dick on Michigan's shoulder and is peeing in their apple cider. Typical Wolverines move to go 3-5 and shit on Ohio State for losing one game in two years. (Albeit Urban is a douche.)

posted by phaedon at 02:18 PM on December 08

I think you misconstrue who I root for. I'm totally fine if Penn State has their dick on Michigan's shoulder and is peeing in their apple cider.

Still a bad analogy when discussing Penn State.

posted by dyams at 02:21 PM on December 08

There's no such thing as a bad analogy in this particular rivalry.

posted by phaedon at 02:26 PM on December 08

Typical Wolverines move to go 3-5 and shit on Ohio State for losing one game in two years.

Seriously? Being happy our biggest rival lost is "shit[ting] on" them?

Also, I can assure you that there isn't a Michigan fan in the world who thinks there's any form of "rivalry" between us and Penn State. Sorry.

posted by Etrigan at 03:17 PM on December 08

FSU vs Auburn for the "National Title" ... anyone think these are the 2 best teams?

FSU has an impressive set of wins vs opponents like Bethune - Cookman, and Auburn is from - yes, the SEC, where 5 teams are granted top 10 status every year yet nobody ever can figure out how good they are until they play in bowl games.

Give me Ohio State, Michigan State, and Louisville against either of the "top 2" teams.

posted by cixelsyd at 08:38 PM on December 08

Really?

The same Louisville with its impressive set of wins against...UCF? Connecticut? Ohio State who, after barely beating a pathetic Michigan team, loses to Michigan State?

And yes, the SEC, whose teams have won the past seven national championships, is 17-8 in BCS bowls since 1998, and has more bowl wins than any other conference since 1998.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:57 PM on December 08

has more bowl wins than any other conference since 1998.

More teams than any other conference since 1998, too.

posted by Etrigan at 11:10 PM on December 08

Not that I don't agree that the SEC is on top of the college football world right now, but "SEC champion" should not equal "BCS title game participant" without any further qualification, any more than "undefeated AQ team" should automatically put a team in the game.

posted by Etrigan at 11:13 PM on December 08

Seriously? Being happy our biggest rival lost is "shit[ting] on" them?

Self-respecting Michigan fans shouldn't be so happy their in-state rival beat their out-of-state rival for them. But do Michigan fans with self-respect exist is the question? Sorry. Go for one point next year. Glad you guys survived Akron. *drops mic, walks off*

posted by phaedon at 01:27 AM on December 09

I feel like I just got served by Sam Malone on the evening news.

posted by Etrigan at 07:17 AM on December 09

FSU vs Auburn for the "National Title" ... anyone think these are the 2 best teams?

Florida State is clearly one of the two best teams. How can you possibly argue otherwise, given how they beat Clemson, Miami and Duke? Nobody has been able to stay on the field with the Seminoles all year. Their margin of victory is ranked No. 1 the FBS.

posted by rcade at 09:58 AM on December 09

I'm just sad to see that the NIU Cindy Crawfords won't be in the title game. They had a legitimate claim to the game, but alas, them Bowlers of Bowling Green got in the way.

posted by NoMich at 10:14 AM on December 09

***SUPER DUPER AHEM***

From my first pro-OSU post in that thread:

I'm not counting the Michigan State game as a victory, but if Ohio State wins next week...

posted by tahoemoj at 12:00 PM on December 09

*AHEM*

I'm not wearing any pants.

posted by yerfatma at 01:12 PM on December 09

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