The Spun

Ryan Day and the Buckeyes play the Georgia Bulldogs on New Years Eve.

Na'Jier Howard, Sports Writer

After losing to newly #2 ranked Michigan, Ohio State currently is at #4 as only the top four teams make the college football playoffs and with USC losing in the PAC 12 championship to Utah. It moved them back up to four in the rankings.

Ohio State lost by a score of 45-23 at home against Michigan, losing back to back years for the first time since 2000 and the first time losing at home since 2000. Ohio State has dominated this rivalry for the past two decades. Players and coaches are very sickened; they’ve lost back to back years.

QB C.J. Stroud seemed the most upset as he is now 0-2 against Michigan being the first to do that in years.

“It all just kind of happened so fast. I don’t know if this is my last time playing in the ‘Shoe, but I enjoyed every minute of it,” says Stroud.

Ohio State plays number one ranked Georgia who has the most electric defenses in all of college football if not the best defense. Georgia dominated in their SEC championship game as it was a 50-23 final against a ranked LSU team. Georgia also beat a formerly ranked number three team in Tennessee.

Head Coach Ryan Day talked about how they clinched a playoff berth and how it would be a good chance to fight for a national championship.

“What an unbelievable chance to go do something special,” says Day.

Michigan and Ohio State can potentially have a rematch game in the national championship if Ohio State can get past Georgia and Michigan can get past number three ranked TCU. The favorites for the national championship are Georgia but going into the playoffs will finally be healthy and able to play at full potential. As long as they have great play calling, they can pull this one off.

Ohio State looks to add back to the active roster Jaxon Smith-Njigba the best wide receiver in the nation.

“We’ll probably have more of an update over the next couple of days as to exactly where that’s at,” says Day.