Sunday, December 2, 2007

Ohio State To Play In National Title Game!!


I must admit I haven't watched much (American) Football this year. For whatever reason it just doesn't hold my interest terribly long (and not nearly enough to Blog about it most days). You can call me Un-American if you want, I suppose. That said, when it comes to either the New England Patriots, or the college I attended, Ohio State, I become all that much more interested. Well, today the Buckeyes got a bunch of good news, as their National Title hopes (and opportunity to avenge last years crap showing in the title game) have not been dashed yet!

Three weeks after their unbeaten season, No. 1 ranking and dreams of redemption in the BCS title game seemed to turn to ashes, Ohio State is headed back to the ultimate game in college football.

The Buckeyes, No. 3 in the Bowl Championship Series rankings going into Saturday's final regular-season and conference title games, will make a return trip to the national championship game to meet a yet-to-be determined opponent on Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Sugar Bowl.

Having waited two weeks since beating Michigan in their last game, the Buckeyes will have to wait a little longer to find out who they'll play. The possibilities include Georgia, Kansas, Virginia Tech, LSU and USC -- the teams ranked Nos. 4 through 8 in the most recent rankings.

Ohio State appears to be a lock for the game. A combination of human and computer polls will decide the final rankings on Sunday afternoon, making the 1-2 matchup official.

West Virginia, No. 2 in the BCS rankings, played at home against Pittsburgh in its regular season finale on Saturday night. Quarterback Pat White was hurt, crippling the Mountaineers' hopes, as they fell 13-9 in a colossal upset.

That was enough to punch the Buckeyes' ticket for the BCS title game.

Missouri, No. 1 in the latest BCS rankings, played Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship game in San Antonio later on Saturday night. The Sooners pounded the top-ranked Tigers 38-17, but Ohio State was already all but assured of being in the top two even as that game was being played out.

The Buckeyes look to avenge last year's humiliating defeat in the National Title Game. A year ago, the Buckeyes were ranked No. 1 from the preseason through the bowl games. In the BCS title game against Florida, Ted Ginn Jr. returned the opening kickoff and it appeared Ohio State would back up its lofty ranking.

However, the Gators dominated the rest of the night in Glendale, Ariz., winning 41-14 and saddling the Buckeyes with a defeat that still hurts.



GO BUCKS!

TomC

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

you can thank PITT for the big upset they made against WV!!!
Here you go again for a second BCS title game...
See you again when they'll decided who will play against Bucks...
I BET ON HAWAII.... :-))
Mwahahahah !! (Evil laugh...)

FP

Anonymous said...

LSU second in AP 25 :-D

Ah ah YiSSSSS!!!!

GO TIGERS !

FP

ColbyPants said...

Yep it looks like we have an OSU/LSU title game. . . in New Orleans, Louisiana. . .

I hope the Buckeyes fare better than last year. . .

ColbyPants said...

I Think Hawaii should play for the title (no losses)

FP said...

I heard they will may change next year the system of the Bowl cause yeah i agree with you that HAWAII should have been to the BCS Champion title with their no losses. Thats not fair cause they are not ranked in the 5 first teams cause they had the easiest schedule in the NCAA. Their way to calcul the rank is far too complicated for a frog like me!!

FP

ColbyPants said...

No kidding, all Hawaii can do is beat the teams put before them (and I know they have a hard time getting real good competition to come play them in Hawaii, because the trip is soooooooo long). And if it makes you feel better, I really have no idea how the BCS works either.

Anonymous said...

i read today that OSU are condidered the "underdog" in the BCS...
Aie caramba!...

i can't hide i'm a LSU fan... but personnally i don't think it will be an easy game for both team...

i'm looking for Georgia/Hawai too. That will be a great game!
FP

ColbyPants said...

I think it has to do with the fact that an SEC team killed them in the title game last year. . .


I think Georgia/Hawaii has the potential to be the best bowl game this year. Hawaii has nothing to lose and so will pull out all the stops, much like Boise state versus Oklahoma last year, which was an amazing game.

TomC