The Bucks made them complacent. I happened to rewatch the game again last night before seeing this article this morning and the Bucks were the better team physically. AL was bigger, but not stronger, or faster. I remember seeing their linebackers and interior defensive lineman at the start of the game and thinking - how do you block these guys? AL dished out some hard hits but the Bucks dished out even more and never stopped.
I was also struck by the fact that the Bucks shot themselves in the foot on the first 2 drives in the red zone, losing yards on first down both times for what appeared to be the jitters on Cardale's part, bad clock management at the end of game, a really bad play on the part of our safety to give AL a cheap TD and not being able to get out of our own end zone at the end of the third and start of the 4th quarters. And then I look at the mistakes that AL made that could have changed the game and I come away with the fact that AL played a good game for them and still lost and had OSU fixed even a few of the blunders, they would have won by 3+ TD's. Given all that happened, they still should have won by at least 17.
So Amari, just shut up and admit that the Bucks were a better team. I hope they do get a rematch next year in the NC game next year.
Also, Cooper seems to be the odd man out. Most of the AL fan posts I've seen give plaudits to the Bucks, as does the OR fan base. However, the delusional SCum fans are still thumping their chests - for what?