Michigan v. Ohio State: Will they meet twice this year?

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  1. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    What a game that was.

    O-hi-o!
     
  2. countdemoney

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    A great game. The two best teams in the country, without question. They should really meet again on a neutral field.
     
  3. odoreater

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    It will be Rutgers and OSU playing for the championship this year fools.


    Well, there goes that.
     
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    If USC beats Cal, the winner of the USC-Notre Dame game is likely to be in the championship game.

    Done. And we were looking pretty good in the fourth quarter. If only the defense can remember what they did come ND time things should be good for us.
     
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    USC lost to an unranked team and Michigan killed Notre Dame so it should be an OSU- U of M rematch.
     
  6. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Still No. 2 in the BCS! To be honest, I am surprised.

    A Notre Dame victory over Southern Cal should help. Go Irish! (Can't believe I'm saying that.)
     
  7. NewYorkBuck

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    USC lost to an unranked team and Michigan killed Notre Dame so it should be an OSU- U of M rematch.

    OSU already beat UM. A rematch would effectively render the last game, one of the best in college football history, meaningless.

    When OSU lost late to MSU in 1998 and UM in 1996, I didnt hear anyone clamoring to get them a second shot. They were still likely the best team in the nation both years, but they finshed second. Florida won it in 1996, also with one loss. The difference? OSU lost late. UM just lost late. They had their shot, and missed. Next.
     
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    Yep - the same land grant school that just beat UM for the fifth time in the last six years....... [​IMG]
     
  9. NewYorkBuck

    NewYorkBuck Senior member

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    That would be fantastic! We can beat the Buckeyes TWICE instead of once!

    At the current rate - UM will need until 2016 to beat OSU twice.....
     
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    OSU already beat UM. A rematch would effectively render the last game, one of the best in college football history, meaningless.

    Hear, hear!
     
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    mrpologuy Senior member

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    If the play again the first game would not be meaningless. The loser of the first game did not know what game they are playing in and still does not know. The arguement here is that out of all the one loss teams U of M is the best. USC would not be able to give them the fight U of M did.
     
  12. Ambulance Chaser

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    An Ohio State-Michigan rematch in the BCS Championship Game would prove what we already know: that Ohio State is the superior team. Only Ohio State's miscues in the second half kept the game close.

    I would prefer to see Ohio State play USC or Florida.
     
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    If the play again the first game would not be meaningless.

    Yes it would. The winner of the rematch would be NC, meaning this game meant nothing. OSU has nothing to gain by playing UM again. UM had its chance and blew it. USCs turn.
     
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    Yes it would. The winner of the rematch would be NC, meaning this game meant nothing. OSU has nothing to gain by playing UM again. UM had its chance and blew it. USCs turn.

    So if you beat a team in baseball or pro football during the regular season, you shouldn't play them again in the playoffs as the regular season is meaningless?

    The reason michigan deserves a rematch is that they pushed OSU while on the road. They might have won on a neutral field. Michigan, more than any other team, deserves that chance.

    None of the other teams mentioned have enough firepower to score with OSU. USC? they'll be down by 30 at the half. Snoozefest. Notre Dame shouldn't be in the top 10. Florida is about the only team I would give reasonable upset chance.
     
  15. drizzt3117

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    Assuming ND beats USC (which I find very unlikely) why would anyone think they're better than Michigan. Probably because they beat them on the field, right?

    Oh wait, ND lost to Michigan by four touchdowns at home, I almost forgot. They also deserved to lose to MSU and to UCLA, but I suppose the luck of the Irish counts for
    something. It would be pretty bad if they played OSU, something like 4-5 touchdown loss I would predict. Last year they lost to OSU 34-20 and OSU is much better this year while ND is arguably worse.

    UF lost to Auburn, although not by as much as the score indicated. However, they deserved to lose to Vanderbilt and were a blocked field goal away from losing to South Carolina at home no less... I don't think UF has the weapons to stay with OSU. Their best attribute is their defense, but Troy Smith would spread it out and eat them up.

    Arkansas has a chance to go undefated in the SEC, which is definitely an accomplishment. However, there's the little 5 TD loss to USC at home. The problem is that they're too one-dimensional and while they'll probably be able to move the ball on the ground a bit against OSU, once they put 8 men in the box it will be all over for them, as OSU can play man to man and have success. Arkansas certainly doesn't have receivers like Manningham and Breaston, and I'd take Arrington over their #1.

    USC has an immaculate record, except when they played Oregon State... that said, they probably are the most deserving team to play OSU other than UM if they won out, considering they would have played two top 5 teams (Arkansas, ND) as well as Nebraska, Cal, and Oregon, which were all ranked. After they beat ND and UCLA they will be playing in Glendale. The best thing about USC is that their receivers are pretty good (Smith, Jarrett) but they won't have faced a defense like OSU, and I would take Breaston/Manningham over Smith and Jarrett, and Hart over Washington, and UM's defense over USCs, and UM's defense, then rated #2 in the country, gave up 5 touchdowns and 41 points to OSU.

    UM, which I think is the most deserving team, is the only team on that list to play three top 10 teams (Wisconsin, ND, OSU) and lost by 3 points to the consensus #1 team on the road... Sure the game wasn't as close as the score indicated, but so what? Haven't they shown they're the second best team in the country? The record seems to show that, but they probably won't play for the championship, which is a shame. Nonetheless, the two best teams in college football played Nov 18.
     

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