Where will the Ohio State football team play next? That’s not a question we were used to asking ourselves earlier this December. Usually we find out where they will be playing a CFP game after the Big Ten Championship Game. Instead, they will be sitting at home this weekend.
So where can they end up playing, and who might their opponents be? Let’s start with the most obvious scenario. If TTUN beats Iowa in the Big Ten Championship, the Buckeyes will advance to the Rose Bowl to win the Pac-12 Championship. That means a rematch against Oregon.
If TTUN loses, then everything changes. Ohio State can play in the Fiesta Bowl or the Peach Bowl. In the Peach Bowl, they could face someone like Alabama if they lose the SEC Championship Game, or Ole Miss if Bama takes care of the business.
In the Fiesta Bowl, they will likely lose the Big 12 Championship game, or perhaps Cincinnati if they lose the conference title game. A battle in Ohio would certainly be exciting, but far less satisfying than we thought would be just a few weeks ago.
Regardless of which bowl they end up with, we’ll have to see who decides to play in the game. There always seem to be players who want to sit out the bad games. It will be interesting to see the players decide to sit out and prepare for the NFL Draft.
Motivation is always a question when it comes to these types of bowling games. I have a feeling this Ohio State team wants to get that bad taste of last weekend out of their mouths, so they should be ready to take on whoever they face.
We’ll let you know when the bowl bids come out later this weekend where the Buckeyes end.
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