"This is a game that's got years and miles behind". He bet his teammate Nate Ebner, who went to Ohio State, and lost. Cleveland State couldn't get any closer as the Buckeyes outscored the Vikings 51-33 in the half.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes have won six straight against Northwestern and lost to the Wildcats just once, dating to 1972.
Lastly, take the OVER 78 on the Big 12 Championship Game odds, with the matchup between the No. 9 Texas Longhorns and the No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners.
The Buckeyes came into the annual rivalry game with a Swiss cheese defense that has given coach Urban Meyer headaches in the past month.
"I think we definitely showed the country the Ohio State Buckeyes are still here", offensive tackle Isaiah Prince said.
In case you didn't hear, James Franklin still has more Big Ten championships than Jim Harbaugh. After that game, the two quarterbacks shook hands, and it did not go well, with a report saying the two had a dustup. No matter what CFP executive director Bill Hancock says about there being an avenue for UCF to make the playoff, this week's ranking proved once again there simply is not a viable path. He's rewriting the school record book for single-season passing this year and has helped Ohio State rank second nationally in total yards.
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"I'm going to be very hard on everybody this week", Meyer promised.
Murray spoke with the media on Monday and said he wouldn't have run up to Ehlinger had Oklahoma won the game.
"Extremely proud of our players, the way they fought through it", Meyer said. Tight end Zach Gentry got a concussion.
MI will likely still go to the Rose Bowl, because the selection committee has been adamant in the past that this spot will go to the highest-ranked Big Ten team in the College Football Playoff Top 25 should the league champion reach the playoff.
Let's look ahead to this weekend, and their respective conference championship games.
"Certain parts of our team certainly are", he said.