Ohio State Climbs To No. 6 In Latest AP Poll

Ohio State Climbs To No. 6 In Latest AP Poll

Each routed a so-so mid-major (OU beat Florida Atlantic, Ohio State beat Tulane). Freshman receiver Chris Olave caught two TD passes and blocked a punt that turned into the touchdown.

Ohio State is 0-3 ATS in its last three games coming off of an ATS win, most recently following up a 26-6 win over Michigan State with an ugly 52-51 overtime win over Maryland as 14-point favorites. He looped through a seam in the line and got a chunk of Will Hart's punt.

Ohio State and Oklahoma were able to find out who was better on the field in each of the past two seasons. "Win our next game, that's our motivation now".

Haskins and the Buckeyes carved up the top-ranked defense in the country for 567 yards. The Sooners were No. 7 the first week and have been No. 6 since.

Shea Patterson passed for 187 yards and three touchdowns for MI.

Last season set a precedent, when one-loss non-champion Alabama made it, and ended up winning the national title. A cloud of uncertainty hung over the Buckeyes throughout preseason practice and it has lingered. And obviously some adversity earlier in the year - not some, big-time adversity.

In this scenario Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma would make the College Football Playoff. Jackson hit a layup to open the second half and kick off a 10-2 Ohio State run.

Not only did MI lose, it got banged up.

Ohio State's Damon Arnette, left to right, Shaun Wade, and Kendall Sheffield celebrate with fans after beating MI in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State (11-1), meanwhile, is suddenly knocking on the playoff door.

Ohio State offensive lineman Thayer Munford (knee), receiver Terry McLaurin (head), running back Mike Weber (thigh bruise), defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones (shoulder) and linebacker Baron Browning (unspecified) all are expected to play. Ohio State plays Northwestern, and the committee will look down on anything less than a blowout.

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