Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports spent the early portion of the week conjuring up his thoughts on OSU's 20-game win streak- and the media's coverage of said streak. I think you will all enjoy this.
And so this is me, hysterically whining about the magic that is happening at Ohio State and the refusal that is happening everywhere else by people who just don't want to acknowledge it. The polls don't respect what's going on in Columbus; since the start of the 2012 season, Ohio State has won every game it has played and still been jumped in the polls by 13 different teams, which is somewhere between silly and sad.
This season the Buckeyes have beaten Buffalo, San Diego State, Cal (which wasn't lousy when these games were scheduled) and FAMU by a combined 210-61. That's better, not that we're counting margin of victory. Because we're not. Unless Baylor does it.
Well, that's not true. When Ohio State beats Penn State 63-14, as it did on Saturday, we do count margin of victory. And we count it against Ohio State, because the Buckeyes actually tried an onsides kick ahead 42-7, and they challenged a spot on fourth down ahead 56-7.
There are additional facts but they don't seem to matter, even if the fact is the Buckeyes kicked it onside with three seconds left in the half -- they didn't want the ball back; they wanted to prevent a long kickoff return before halftime -- and if another fact is that the referees made an obviously incorrect spot on Penn State's fourth-down play and Ohio State challenged the call to get its defense off the field, which is allowed. Only, it's not allowed when the team doing it is Ohio State.
Ohio State is a traditional football power, but Meyer is turning it into an offensive juggernaut like something out of the SEC, averaging 517 yards and 47 points per game.