You can't drag me any further down than I am. I have accepted terms that we will never beat you again.
As for the other turds, errr replies, Backing in is when you need another team to lose in order for you to advance. If you were to beat MSU and win the BIG, that is not backing in. If MSU was to lose to OSU and as a result you gained a 3rd of the title, that is backing in.
Note: that I am neither a OSU or MSU slappy, so nothing hurts me in this race. It is watching your fan base on your knees praying for something out of y our control to happen while cheering for your MORTAL Enemy.
As for MSU falling short, a #1 seed in the NCAA tourny, in my opinion, is far from short.