"Two weeks ago after watching us against scUM most of the people on this site would agree that we didn't belong in the same sentence with Alabama. Now suddenly everyone seems convinced we do!"
I'm not sure what game you watched last week, but I thought OSU finally clicked on all cylinders. Now it's not as sufficient of a win because so many are saying that Wisky's D was overrated and hadn't played anyone. It was a total DOMINATION from start to finish in all three phases of the game. You really can't help but embrace this team coming to fruition at the best possible time.
To your point about the TTUN game, we played not to lose in the first half against a good defense that did EXACTLY what PSU did. They played drop zones and other types of defensive schemes I'm not even going to try to explain (see Ross' explanation, it would be MUCH better than mine). So, if you noticed, Wisky tried a similar defense against an inexperienced QB, thinking they could take advantage of this causing us to run more.
Again, at the risk of sounding redundant and idiotic, you did see that game Saturday night from beginning to end, right? If they can muster a fraction of that in New Orleans (3/4 of that would be nice), then I think they have an EXCELLENT chance of beating this team you say OSU shouldn't be uttered in the same sentence as. To which I couldn't disagree more with and I too can't wait to see Ohio State beating who's at the top of the mountain. I think repeating what they did in Indy isn't going to be a piece of cake, but if you look back at Bama's "wins"...they were not as good as their present #1 ranking and past championship teams.