Monday began with Urban Meyer politicking for Ohio State, but the noise out of Columbus didn’t stop there.
Here’s Ohio State wide receiver Evan Spencer throwing out some bulletin board material — although it’s only bulletin board material if Ohio State actually gets to play in the BCS Championship:
Ohio State WR Evan Spencer on Alabama and FSU: “I think we’d wipe the floor with both of them.”
— Ryan Ginn (@RyanGinnBSB) November 11, 2013
Having confidence is fine, but maybe don’t say you’d “wipe the floor” with college football’s two best teams if you beat the only currently-ranked opponent on your schedule by seven.
Ohio State hasn’t lost a game since Urban Meyer took over in 2012. That’s a great accomplishment. And Ohio State’s win over Wisconsin is a very good one, since it should be the Badgers’ only loss of the season. By Bill Connelly’s S&P+ numbers, it’s the best win an undefeated team has all year.
On the other hand, both Alabama and FSU won extremely difficult road games (at Texas A&M, at Clemson) and picked up quality wins against solid teams at home (LSU, Miami). Sagarin rates Ohio State’s strength of schedule 81st, behind FSU (62) and Alabama (42). Baylor’s SOS is likely to jump from No. 96 with games against Texas and Oklahoma State left.
Anyways, back to the original point: Spencer may feel as if Ohio State would crush Alabama or FSU, but he and his Buckeyes will need some help to get that chance.