On the 5th of September 2009 this happened: OSU 31, Navy 27. Navy in fact had a chance to tie the game, but their two point attempt was intercepted and return for two points. Hence the four point deficit.
This OSU team would go on to win 11 games and the Rose Bowl.
In other words don't take a struggle versus a service academy has a sign of imminent DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.
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