Scenario where UM gets into playoff with loss to OSU.

Submitted by Bones032 on November 9th, 2018 at 11:25 AM

Since this is a semi bye week(lol Rutger) my mind has been wondering a bit.

Starting thinking about what would happen if we lose to OSU. And I think there is still a path to the playoff if we do. 

There are only 9 teams with less than 2 losses(my Alma mater UCF doesn't count, sorry Knights). The 3 undefeateds, plus 6 1-loss teams. So we would need the other 5 1-loss teams to lose and we would need to win the Big 10 CG. 

The scenario: OSU loses to MSU tomorrow to lockup the east for us. Alabama, Clemson and ND win out, which gives Georgia 2 losses. West Virginia and Oklahoma lose 1 more time each, there's a good chance they play head to head twice, so splitting that works. Then we would just need Washington State to lose to Washington or in the Pac 12 title game. 

That leaves 11-2 Big10 Champ UM competing against a 2 loss Big12 champ, a 2 loss Pac12 champ Washington State and a 2 loss Georgia who didn't win the SEC. We would have by far the 2 best losses and probably 3 top 25 wins. It's not a slam dunk, but I think we would have the best resume.





November 9th, 2018 at 12:44 PM ^

Yup. Don't need this scenario. Don't care for this scenario. It exists only in Buckeye fantasies.

We're killing them. We're getting in. Period.

In fact, killing the Buckeyes is way more important than getting into the CFP.


November 9th, 2018 at 1:24 PM ^


 Totally agree!!

Yes, I want to win the CFP, but if I have to chose, I want to decimate OSU most!! I have years of angst build up and I have friends that need a good heart-felt.. "In Your Face!!"

 Something comparable to Penn State (Fuck Penn State!!) would suffice but would prefer the big "goose-egg" and Buckeyes littered across the field like so many leaves scattered about in the wind!!

 (A prolonged scene with Urban crouched down on the sidelines with a UofM sustained headache is also included in my scenario. I know a bit mean, but damn he deserves it!)



November 9th, 2018 at 4:00 PM ^

Meh, there are other fun things to think through. 

Kate Upton in that zero-gravity flight video.

Mixing large amounts of Menthos and Coke together.

That 2-story beer bong on the State St. apartment balcony when you walk to the game.

And so on.

We don't need no stinking Ohio State loss scenarios.


November 9th, 2018 at 11:28 AM ^

Two-loss LSU might be the bigger wild card, despite the shellacking they just took.

I suggest each week we win the game.

Beat Rutger.


November 9th, 2018 at 11:31 AM ^

Bones, Bones, Bones.  You are missing the most critical variable.....ESPN, a.k.a. SEC Slappies, SEC Whores, SEC TV.

Don't underestimate their influence to reward the conference that helps them pay their terrible analysts so well.