This Ohio State fan remains in utter shambles after seeing the Buckeyes lose to Georgia.
Ohio State football fans are a resilient bunch, as they will find new and creative ways to place blame on others for their gridiron misfortunes.
I have to give Ryan Day’s team a ton of credit. I did not think they had it in them to play a full 60 minutes with my alma mater’s juggernaut football team. Frankly, the Buckeyes outplayed the Georgia Bulldogs for the better part of the first three. However, it takes a full four quarters to unseat a champion. A defensive collapse unraveled what would have been a massive upset bid.
A lot of things happened to cause Ohio State to crumble under pressure, but I don’t think the “woke” refs had anything to do with it whatsoever, but that’s just me.
Maybe Day should have run the ball once to the middle of the field late in the game to give Noah Ruggles an honest shot at the 50-yard game-winner, as opposed to kicking from the far-left hash?
Ohio State fan blames “woke” refs on why Buckeyes lost to Georgia in the playoff
Yes, the big hit by Javon Bullard on Marvin Harrison Jr. was controversial, but what else was the Georgia defensive back supposed to do? Let him score and put the game out of reach? You would be lying to yourself if you did not want your star defensive back to lay the lumber on a would-be receiver in that situation, regardless of how important he is to their opponent’s passing attack.
Look. Day, his staff, and his players should garner a ton of praise for taking defending national champion Georgia to the brink in the Dawgs’ backyard of Atlanta. Unfortunately, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. On the final drive, Day threw the pin and Ohio State’s semi-magical season blew up right when the clock struck midnight in the Eastern Time Zone of America.
Overall, Ohio State should still have one of the eight best teams in the country next season. That is about how many teams have a semi-realistic shot of getting to the College Football Playoff and winning a national title. Georgia will be favored to three-peat, but there are more than Buckeye nuts out there who like Ohio State’s chances to raise a banner. Are you taking Georgia or the field?
Ultimately, the Buckeyes need to beat Michigan badly next Thanksgiving Weekend. They have not beaten the school up north since COVID began. This year’s rendition of The Game will be in the Big House, probably tipping the scales in the two-time reigning Big Ten champion’s favor, all things considered. However, Ohio State is a blue blood that recruits and plays like one.
Let’s just say three straight losses to Michigan will have turned Day into 21st-century John Cooper.