Everyone knew the Ohio State Buckeyes would struggle this year without Terrelle Pryor, Jim Tressel, and a host of other suspended players … but 3-2 through five games? The Buckeyes haven’t faced a ranked team yet, barely survived Toledo (at the Horseshoe), were destroyed by a mediocre Miami team, have already made a QB change, and were incredibly inept at home Saturday in a 10-7 loss to Michigan State.
For what? A win over pathetic Colorado? Being ranked 108th in the country in offense? The Buckeyes are a unmitigated disaster this year and it’s going to get much, much worse. OSU travels to Nebraska (which is coming off an ass-whipping, and will be pissed) next, and then visits unbeaten Illinois. OSU still has to host Wisconsin. Let’s assume those three games are losses.
Is anyone certain OSU will definitely beat Indiana, Purdue and Penn State to get bowl-eligible? If OSU loses to Penn State, the Buckeyes will need to win at the Big House against Michigan to avoid missing a bowl for the first time since 1999 (finished 6-6, didn’t play a in bowl game). The last time Ohio State finished under .500 was 1988 (5-6), John Cooper’s first year as head coach.