Much has been said of the in-game and post-game reaction of Buckeye fans to the Buffalo game.
On the face of it, this is what happens when our team goes 12-0, can't go to a bowl and endures an extra-long off-season, anticipating what glory Urban Meyer and our "Eleven Warriors, Brave and Bold" will bring us, this season. Most of us expected the Bucks to post 40 on the board - by halftime! - en route to a final score of something like, 63-3, over Buffalo.
But, there's more to it:
1.) Buckeye Expectations = Woody Hayes calibrated the program to win national championships + Buckeye fans have expected nothing less, ever since. This has been underwritten by tOSU, its legion of sponsors and its wealthy benefactors, for over a half century. And the record shows, this has been the most glorious period, in Buckeye history. So, Woody's plan, works;
2.) Urban Meyer's star power = what happens, when you achieve his level of success, so quickly;
3.) Prevailing wisdom: an undefeated Ohio State must crush all but a few, to even reach this year's BCSNCG;
4.) The 41-14 Rule: This is unique among Buckeye HC's, for UFM is the only one to vanquish us in the MNCG and later become our coach. Thus, a first UFMOSUNC will only balance the books. This is the great, unspoken Buckeye Expectation, of Urban Meyer and
5.) The Fate of the SEC Dynasty: Many Buckeye fans feel, as this dark age began with Urban Meyer leading an SEC team over Ohio State in the BCSNCG, so it must end, with Urban Meyer leading Ohio State over an SEC team, in the BCSNCG.
So, if you feel angst, right now...it's normal: you're a Buckeye Fan! Go Bucks!