"The 2013, scUM, 2-For-1, BCS Bonus Plan"

Hoody Wayes's picture
October 7, 2013 at 8:31a
24 Comments

Halfway into the college football season the evil empire known as the Electronic Sports Propaganda Network, is commencing primary ignition of America's, final, annual BCS debate.

ESPN's campaigns to brainwash America into associating the Big Ten conference with weakness and paint all of Ohio State's victories to this point as pyrrhic, will converge in one moment, Sunday night at 8:30 Eastern standard time and likely culminate in pissing off the best damn fans in the land.

Beyond winning there's not much that Ohio State can do but hope for misfortune to befall those ranked above it and one other thing that defies the imagination of every single solitary Buckeye fan: hope that scUM will be undefeated when it hosts us for, The Game.

While easy to sneer and rage at this suggestion, consider that good things can come from Ohio State facing an undefeated scUM in...The Game:

We get to beat an undefeated scUM;

We get to beat an undefeated scUM in, The Big House;

We get to beat an undefeated scUM in The Big House and end Brady Hoax' winning streak in, The Big House...

And by beating an undefeated scUM, we get to go to the Big Ten Championship Game - our rightful place - the following weekend in Indianapolis and beat scUM, again. Beating scUM twice in one year and over consecutive weekends, would be a very famous first and a great event in Buckeye, American and World history.

And then...there's "The 2013, scUM, 2-For-1, BCS Bonus Plan."

Facing an undefeated scUM in The Game gives Ohio State a unique opportunity to defeat two ranked opponents in one - over a fortnight - and boost its BCS ranking at the very end of the season, when it counts most. 

Think about it: Ohio State defeats two ranked opponents at the very end of the season...both of whom are scUM. This is the stuff dreams are made of!

You may not be able to root for scUM. But, you can certainly root for this possibility.

Comments

hail2victors9's picture

Good luck with that.
A) Michigan is not going to go undefeated
B) If they did, they're not going to boost your SOS because they almost lost to two inferior teams and the Network has already written them off. #Scraps
C) If they did, I figure they may be around 10 in the polls in the regular season, and then probably 15-17 if OSU wins in Ann Arbor.  OSU just beat #16 on the road and is getting no additional love.

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

AndyVance's picture

Sadly, this all appears to be pretty spot on, Hail.

Earle's picture

Sober assessment of your team, Hail. You don't see Gardner using his first no-turnover game since, well, ever, as a springboard for the second half of the season?

Italics are for emphasis.

FitzBuck's picture

First loss would drop them to 15 and second loss would drop them out of top 25.  (Not really but it feels that way). 

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

hail2victors9's picture

I think Gardner is fine, and if they play [close to] mistake-free football, they could beat any one.  I'd be lying to say I'm nervous about every game left on the schedule.  I think Michigan should beat PSU, IU, MSU, Nebraska, and Iowa.  @NU and OSU are the toughest in my mind, right now.   
I can surely say I don't want any part of Evanston, this year.  Granted, it's not supposed to be a night game (at this point), but they're tough to prepare for on offense and scrappy on defense.
 

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

BlockO's picture

The way our defense has been playing we may not go undefeated ourselves. Let's take it one game at a time. The best thing about going 6-0 is the chance to go 7-0.

"faith seeking understanding” (fides quaerens intellectum)

sharks's picture

At this point, I would much rather face the AACC team I've seen so far than face NW again.

I also think they could realistically lose 3-4 games before the regular season ends.

The postgame show is brought to you by... Christ, I can't find it. The hell with it...

Jonnferrell's picture

It would be a fun scenario to actually be able to play TTUN twice the same year and have an opportunity to beat them twice in the same year.  What bragging rights that would be for all time--actually beating TTUN twice in one season.  LOL.  

"I'm still hungry." --Brady Hoke

Hovenaut's picture

Nice in theory, but I really like the Fighting Pat Fitzgeralds to take out Hoke and company next month.

Jonnferrell's picture

Yes, I don't see the wolverines winning that one.  Right now I think we will be meeting Northwestern again--doesn't sound like half as much fun.

"I'm still hungry." --Brady Hoke

M Man's picture

I hate to think about how psyched the Mildcats will be for Michigan.  Two years ago we beat them in a night game in Evanston where Fitzgerald almost got kicked out of the game.  And last year we stole the game from them on a Roy Roundtree circus catch; one of the freakiest game-endings in the Conference.
I sat very near to the visitors' bench when the Pat Fitzgerald/Darnell Autry UpsetCats beat Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Autry was amazing, but Fitzgerald was truly the heart and soul of that team.  He was possessed.  He was an extra coach for Northwestern, wearing shoulder pads and a helmet.

hail2victors9's picture

One of the best days of my pre-existence.  +1

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

M Man's picture

There are a number of parallells.  The 1969 Ohio State Buckeyes really were an overwhelming powerhouse.  They had curb-stomped Michigan in Columbus in 1968.  And they came into Ann Arbor in 1969 riding a 22-game winning streak, as the defending national champions, and as 17-point favorites.
Michigan, for its part, had a team filled with quality players but had started the season very slowly, including a pounding at home in Week 2 from the Missouri Tigers.
The 1969 game featured the consensus Number 1-ranked Buckeyes versus the Number 12-ranked Wolverines.
Sound familiar?

Haybucks's picture

Kern was injured but Coach Hayes lets him play instead of using a quality backup in Ron Maciejowski.  IF Braxton is injured and Kenny G. rides the pine, then I'll look at your Masters of the Parallel Universe differently.  Until then I'll just drop nuts on your noggin'.
 

The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively, but says nothing. - Henry S. Haskins

 

M Man's picture

Yes, Kern was injured in the '69 game.  But no; Coach Hayes did put Ron Maciejowski into the game.  Didn't Maciejowski play part of the first half and all of the (scoreless) second half? 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

BLASPHEMY!!!

Class of 2010.

BuckeyeVet's picture

That's a low blow, M Man. Here I am scrolling along in my happy little 11W world and you bring up THAT abomination.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

Hello_Heisman's picture

I agree with most of Hail's comments above and to them, I'll just add this.  If Michigan is actually undefeated come November 30, that probably means they've fixed a lot of their early season problems and that OSU will have a decent shot of losing. 
Of course, Michigan won't be undefeated by that point but it's nice to dream about as I watch the Tigers flail away in the 4th inning.

60% of the time it works.....every time

BuckeyeVet's picture

@ Hail, Heisman, & M Man. People have short memories. I will NEVER speak of a game against UM as an expected future win. You are correct that if UM comes in undefeated, that means they will have fixed a lot of problems. Which also means anything can happen.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

The alternative plan would be this:
-Hope Northwestern wins out so the Buckeyes get them in Indy again
-Hope TTUN wins out except for against Northwestern until the Buckeyes get to AA 
-Beat TTUN then beat Northwestern again
Northwestern could be looked at as a team that learned from the early October loss to OSU and has improved drastically to where they may now be a threat to beat OSU.  Then OSU beats them again and gets some credit.  In a way, it may be better to see the team that OSU beat early in the season than a team that OSU would beat at the end of the season.  Northwestern could recover in the polls and be ranked even higher than where they were going into last weekend.
I would love to beat TTUN twice in a season.  Only time that it'll ever be possible again - something fun to bring up in trash talk.

Class of 2010.

Toilrt Paper's picture

in football it's hard to beat the same good team in back to back games in one season. How often has it been done?

Haybucks's picture

It's hard enough just beating the same team twice in a season no matter when the 1st win was. 

The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively, but says nothing. - Henry S. Haskins

 

harleymanjax's picture

If your scenario plays out and we beat an undefeated SCUM in the little house, and then beat them in the B1G Championship, I guarantee you they will finish the season UNRANKED and only hurt our SOS!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"