After the first three major conference title games on Saturday went according to plan, Ohio State just threw a wrench in the College Football Playoff committee's plans.
The Buckeyes have won the Big Ten behind a gutsy performance from JT Barrett, who underwent knee surgery earlier in the week.
Behind Barrett and an impressive JK Dobbins, the Buckeyes survived a late run from Wisconsin, and have a legitimate argument as a two-loss team to be invited to the College Football Playoff.
It'll be tough to keep the Buckeyes out of the top-4, much to the dismay of college football fans everywhere. Ohio State has two bad losses, not due to the opponent, but the margin of their defeats. Yet, one of those huge losses came to a playoff team in Oklahoma, which should help them in the eyes of the committee.
The other came on the road at Iowa. The Hawkeyes make a habit of embarrassing a team with title aspirations every season, but Ohio State might just avoid that curse this season due to a weak field.
Clemson: IN— 12up (@12upSport) December 3, 2017
This is gonna be interesting.
Sunday ought to be fun.