Ohio State's Nick Bosa, right, and Jalyn Holmes celebrate after Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook was sacked during the second half of the Big Ten championship game. The Big Ten champion Buckeyes were shut out of the college football playoffs, and will settle for a Cotton Bowl date against Southern California.
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COLUMBUS — Ohio State did everything in its power to make selection day compelling. But in the end, the Buckeyes could not outrun their worst performance of 2017.
The selection committee chose Alabama — a one-loss team that did not win the Southeastern Conference — over Ohio State for the fourth and final spot in the four-team playoff Sunday. FULL STORY
With Ohio State leading Wisconsin by a field goal in the final minutes of Saturday’s Big Ten championship game, the Buckeyes had the chance to make a door-slamming statement.
Fourth-and-1. Ball on the 3-yard line. May the better man win.
A national championship contender goes for it there, but don’t take it from me. FULL COLUMN
College football fans: I hope you’re ready for Alabama-Louisiana Lafayette next season, because the College Football Playoff committee just gave the green light for more snoozers like that one.
The committee opted to place Alabama (11-1) in the four-team postseason field over Ohio State (11-2) on Sunday, this just hours after the Buckeyes beat Wisconsin for a Big Ten title, 27-21. The Crimson Tide, on the other hand, lost last weekend to their rival Auburn and didn’t even make their conference championship game. FULL STORY
Toledo's Ja'Wuan Woodley (30) and Tyler Taafe bring down Akron quarterback Kato Nelson during the MAC Championship game in Detroit. Toledo will face Appalachian State in the Dollar General Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
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Fresh off its Mid-American Conference championship, the University of Toledo football team learned Sunday it will be playing in the Dollar General Bowl on Dec. 23 in Mobile, Ala.
The opponent will be Appalachian State (8-4) in a rematch of last year’s dramatic Raycom Media Camellia Bowl the Mountaineers won 31-28. FULL STORY
Michigan is bound for Florida.
The Wolverines (8-4) will play South Carolina (8-4) at noon New Year’s Day in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, marking the sixth time in the past decade UM’s season will end in a Sunshine State bowl game.
“We’re excited as heck to be coming down to the Outback Bowl,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said. “We’re excited about the competition against South Carolina. Hard football team. I’ve been watching them a little bit. They’re tough, they’re really well-coached.” FULL STORY
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