4. The Buckeyes are hitting their stride when it matters most
There have been many times when the Buckeyes have been great in this season but there have also been some times where they’ve been bad. Unfortunately, this team has been mostly perceived for their poorly played games than when they’ve been great. That’s just he way it has been for the Buckeyes every time and it will continue to be that way in the future.
The Buckeyes had a tough stretch between their loss at Purdue and their one point win at Maryland where over 100 total points were scored. Three out of four of those games were on the road in the conference though which is always going to be tough. Lost in all of that is the fact that the Buckeyes beat every ranked team on their schedule handily.
#16 TCU got bounced early on along with #9 Penn State on the road, #18 Michigan State on the road, #4 Michigan, and #21 Northwestern. Apparently this was still not enough to impress anyone so why bother to argue when they have our 29 point loss at Purdue in prime time in their back pocket…
However, the most important thing about it all is that they’re playing their best now in the postseason where trophies are earned. There was a time toward the end of the regular season where the Buckeyes really hit a hard slump and that’s what has stayed in the forefront of popular opinion.
The Buckeyes ended the regular season by routing #4 Michigan 62-39 where Haskins threw for six touchdowns and nearly 400 yards on the nation’s top passing defense. This performance was followed up by throwing 500 yards and five touchdowns against Northwestern in the conference championship and they’re not slouch on defense either. If there was a time that the Buckeyes were on fire then it would be right now. Expect the Buckeyes to keep it rolling against Washington in the Rose Bowl.