​If you'd asked us which game in this week's slate of College Football we thought would be the best, you would have been hard pressed to find someone who would have said Ohio State vs. Maryland.


But here we are in Week 12!

I mean, OSU has looked bad the last few weeks, and Maryland has been in the headlines more for what's been happening ​off the field than on it. But thanks to a spectacular game on the ground from Maryland running back Anthony McFarland Jr., and some incredibly gutsy play from Buckeyes ​QB Dwayne Haskins and Terps QB Tyrrell Pigrome, OSU's victory in a 52-51 OT thriller was an instant classic.

​​The Terps jumped ahead early after ​two long McFarland TDs, but Ohio State battled back. Maryland regained a 14-point lead on a pick-six on the first drive of the second half, but the craziness was only just getting started.

The final FIVE drives of regulation all ended in touchdowns. A Haskins TD pass answered by one from Pigrome. A Haskins run, followed by one from McFarland with 1:41 remaining to put the Terrapins up 45-38.

Haskins then led the Buckeyes down the field, finding Binjimen Victor for the game-tying TD with 40 ticks left.

Haskins' heroics continued with a TD run on the first drive of overtime -- one which included a key 4th-down conversion on a pass from Haskins to Rashod Berry. 

What happened next? What else: Maryland answered with a McFarland run down to the one-yard line. Tayon Fleet-Davis punched it in on the next play, but a rushed two-point conversion attempt for the win saw Pigrome firing just wide of his wide open receiver, bringing one of the best underdog performances we've seen in a long time to a bitter, disappointing end.

They may have lost, but Maryland should hold their heads high. They played a hell of a game, despite all the turmoil they've gone through this season, and came within inches of beating a great Ohio State team.


​As for the Buckeyes? If this showed anything, it's that this team is clutch, resilient, and has no business being in the College Football Playoff if they're going to be giving up 51 points to an inferior opponent -- no matter what happens at Michigan next week.