I put all the blame on Ohio State and the BCS for the piss poor performance of the Big Ten in this season’s bowl games. I’m sure I am like the rest of you, in that I share an ever-burning hatred for OSU, but after the Fiesta Bowl tonight, the Big Ten will be the laughing stock of college football for the first time in history. Ohio State has no right to play in a BCS bowl this year. They went 0-2 versus BCS teams; one of which was over before halftime. What made the BCS selection committee think that OSU would be able to win a game against a top 3 team? Take a look at how much better the bowl games look if OSU went to the Capital One bowl where they belong.
Penn State vs. USC – Obviously a loss
OSU vs. Georgia – OSU -7 to -10
Michigan State vs. South Carolina – Even Money or State +3
Iowa vs. Missouri – Even Money or Iowa -3
Northwestern vs. Florida State – Even Money or NW +3
Wisconsin vs. Kansas – Even Money or Wisconsin -3
Minnesota vs. Central Michigan – Even Money or Minnesota +3
With these matchups, the Big Ten has a much better chance of going 5-2 instead of what looks to be a 1-6 campaign. Not only has OSU tarnished the reputation of the Big Ten with humiliating national championship losses the past 2 years, the can single handedly ruin the chance of the Big Ten playing for a national championship for years to come, with a loss tonight to Texas.