What is your list of 2014's most important OSU football games? For this post, the list only includes scheduled games, not the B1G championship game or playoff/bowl game(s), which would obviously be important games.
Yes, it does depend on how you define "important." That could be part of the discussion. And one could also say, as the cliche goes, that the next game is always the most important game. Always true.
Here is my list for 2014:
#1 - November 8: @ Michigan State. Must make a strong statement that Ohio State is the dominant team in the B1G, in front of MSU fans and all the media attending this key 2014 B1G matchup.
#2 - October 25: @ Penn State. A critical road game in the schedule, where a win helps further solidify Ohio State's dominance in the B1G.
#3 - November 29: MICHIGAN. No more needs be said.
#4 - August 30: Navy at Baltimore. First look at 2014's team on the field. How has the defense adjusted to 2013 problems, especially given Navy's unique offensive approach? What does the offense look like? Special teams/kicking?
#5 - September 20: VIRGINIA TECH. Nationally known, non-conference opponent.
#6 - September 27: CINCINNATI. An in-state rival that will provide a early test from a football program that will "bring it" to Columbus.