Buckeye: ‘We’d wipe the field’ with Alabama, FSU

Oregon fans had been making noise all season about how they wanted Alabama.

Until they lost to Stanford.

Urban Meyer's Ohio State team could miss out on playing in the BCS championship game. (Getty)

Urban Meyer's Ohio State team could miss out on playing in the BCS championship game. (Getty)

Now, Ohio State (9-0) receiver Evan Spencer thinks the Buckeyes are better than either Alabama or Florida State.

It seems he used his team’s off week to scout the other teams in the running for the national championship. He didn’t seem impressed with the Tide or Seminoles.

Here’s what he told the Northeast Ohio Media Group:

“I’m a little biased, but I think we’d wipe the field with both of them. They have their strengths and weaknesses. Personally, I think we can exploit them, but I’m a little biased.”

The Buckeyes, who are No. 3 in the both the AP poll and the BCS, are good — they’ve won 21 consecutive games — but their schedule is weak. They’ve played only two top 25 teams, and one was Northwestern, which is now 4-5 after losing five straight.

Ohio State shouldn’t have a problem with its next two opponents — Illinois (3-6) and Indiana (4-5) — before finishing the regular season at struggling Michigan (6-3), which has lost three of four.

Even Urban Meyer, Spencer’s coach, has been voting the Buckeyes No. 2 behind Alabama all season. He went with Alabama, Ohio State and Florida State this week, according to the article.

Meyer said:

“At times I don’t get to watch everybody, so it sometimes puts you in a hard position. This last week I did get to watch everybody. There are some very good teams in the country, and I believe we’re a very good team.”

Alabama could lose to either Auburn or in the SEC Championship game, but I don’t see it happening. And I also don’t think FSU will lose before the bowls, so Ohio State likely will be relegated to the Rose Bowl.

Meyer added:

“You’re in the same breath with some very, very good teams. And to maintain that status, you have to play very well. Very well.”

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83 comments Add your comment


November 12th, 2013
3:09 pm

We all know Nick made Urban quit football…he can do it again.


November 12th, 2013
2:59 pm

Ohio State could not even score on Alabama or FSU. You can’t play nobody and be a good team. Hawaii proved that a few years ago.


November 12th, 2013
2:58 pm

Just how many SEC teams have EVER beaten ?

Music City Dawg

November 12th, 2013
2:57 pm

What a joke!!! OSU hasn’t played a top 10 team in 3 years and thus far has only played the then-ranked 15th and 18th ranked teams this year (NW and Mich respectively) and he thinks they can beat Bama who has beaten a top ten team . My suggestion is for OSU to play a real football schedule each year and maybe they’ll get more respect. Based on who OSU has played, they shouldn’t even be ranked in the top 10 this year. At least Evan Spencer is smart enough to know and recognizes he is biased as is most OSU fans.


November 12th, 2013
2:48 pm

Last time an OSU player said they would “route” someone in a championship game, they got their arses handed to them southern style in said game. Buckeyes are a joke. Just like Notre Dame. Florida State is MUCH more of a worthy opponent for Bama.


November 12th, 2013
2:35 pm

The Buckeye- no they don’t hand out crystal balls for strength of schedule, if they did you would never win one.

Bring on a full playoff system…PLEASE!!!!!


November 12th, 2013
2:35 pm

OSU better hope they keep winning those mediocre games they play. We all know Urban’s strategy when it comes to coaching a losing team (UF after Tebow)….


November 12th, 2013
2:35 pm

OSU is a 9-3 SEC team. Good, but not great.The following teams would give them fits
Texas AM
Play all of them and get back to me…..


November 12th, 2013
2:33 pm

Yeah Urban, that is why your boy TEBOW is unemployed in the NFL..

Dr. No

November 12th, 2013
2:33 pm

Hey Buckwipe! You’re not even close. Georgia (even with injured starters out), Auburn, LSU and probably A&M would all beat the Buck wipes.