The win last night against TCU was a perfect reminder of why we watch college football.
The NFL is fine. I've had arguments with people who love it because they feel that as the pinnacle of the sport, it's also the best expression of it. Fine, I can accept that (extremely wrong) argument. But it's telling that the most fun I've had watching the NFL over the past several years or so is in rooting for an 1-31 team to tie another, much more successful team. And as a Bengals fan I'm both agnostic about success in general and ostensibly an enemy of both aforementioned teams.
So, you know, whatever. TCU/Ohio State was a billion times more fun than any NFL game I've ever seen. There was a huge comeback, literally a thousand yards of offense, trick plays, a big guy touchdown, controversy, and the Buckeyes won. Which was great!
Undefeated! Never lost https://t.co/IMLHLfeh9a
— Jeff Okudah III (@jokudah_) September 16, 2018
You know it sir https://t.co/F6LfahbBwQ
— Mike Weber (@mikeweberjr) September 16, 2018
— RaShod Berry (@Shoddieslime_13) September 16, 2018
— Isaiah Pryor (@D1Zay13) September 16, 2018
Tough hard game! We played a good team and when things arent going your way, the last thing you do is stop believing in your guys or waver! You stick to it and fight thru it with them. Proud of our group. Amazing young men! #GoBucks #Zone6
— Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) September 16, 2018
— Jk dobbins (@Jkdobbins22) September 16, 2018
Haskins arm crazy! He looking NFL ready right now! Goodness! Make me want to run some routes for him!
— Dave Lighty (@OSULighty23) September 16, 2018
TCU offense nice but we gonna get pressure all game easily
— Eli Apple (@EliApple13) September 16, 2018
Always look for things to settle down after first 15 scripted plays. Thats when teams settle in and calm down.
— James Laurinaitis (@JLaurinaitis55) September 16, 2018
Sad but true bro. Hes gone https://t.co/fu9P1LlTk3
— JAY RICHARDSON (@JayRichardson99) September 16, 2018
Haskins has amazing confidence in Mack, obviously everyone else does too, or he would have been out.........
— Dee Miller (@DEEMILLER15) September 16, 2018
Hell get it fixed, yall wanted my head and I got things fixed. Have faith in Mike. https://t.co/Kf8Nm6EcK6
— Billy Price (@b_price53) September 16, 2018
I FEEL LIKE THERE'S A HEART-WARMING STORY HERE SO I'M GOING TO WITHHOLD JUDGEMENT UNTIL WE FIND OUT WHY THE HELL THIS HAS HAPPENED
Confused fans: pic.twitter.com/m3uAgLKCbI
— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) September 15, 2018
It sounds even sweeter after a win.
— Ohio State Alumni (@OhioStateAlumni) September 16, 2018
Through 2 weeks, Ohio State RT Isaiah Prince has not allowed a QB pressure.
— CFB Film Room (@CFBFilmRoom) September 15, 2018
— WSYX ABC 6 (@wsyx6) September 16, 2018
— All-America Game (@AllAmericaGame) September 16, 2018
I think @PCampbell21 said (or did) it best...
— Brutus Buckeye (@Brutus_Buckeye) September 16, 2018
Gary Patterson is toweling himself off with 10:32 to go in the second quarter of a game in an air-conditioned stadium.
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 16, 2018
— The Ohio State University Marching Band (@TBDBITL) September 16, 2018
Not too bad for an early-season out of conference matchup! We get another one next week, and then things get even more interesting.