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

Greene Hornet

November 12th, 2013
6:02 pm

Regarding the routing quote of the Buckeye player: I recall the RB for Oregon saying this past week they were going to put up at least 40 points on Stanford. That didn’t work out so well. I’m not saying players shouldn’t be confident of their team- they should. But don’t say it to the media or in public or you might look like a fool if your team can’t close the deal.

It’s not just for the Buckeyes, but for all teams.

MJ

November 12th, 2013
6:02 pm

The Big Ten Conference is respectable within the mid-west. I’m from the midwest and will not lie. If Ohio State steps out of the mid-west, they will be in serious trouble. THAT is why the Big 10 schools NEVER schedule the SEC or ACC football teams during the regular season. Also, the Big 10 cannot match the speed of the ACC or SEC teams. Alabama, Georgia, and several SEC or ACC teams would CRUSH Ohio State and they know it. Look at Notre Dame (a midwestern team)!! Alabama ran over Notre Dame like elementary school kids. However, if they wish to remain respectable, they MUST start playing the SEC and ACC teams. The Big 10 cannot hide because the NCAA playoffs will be here in 2014. Time to walk that talk, Big Ten!!

DD

November 12th, 2013
5:59 pm

Jason Barnes is lacking in the mental capacity department!!

Chris

November 12th, 2013
5:53 pm

See that the Ohio State have been smoking something again.

DawgNole

November 12th, 2013
5:41 pm

gag0874
November 12th, 2013
5:35 pm
Quick someone remind me what OSU’s record is in bowl games against the SEC? That would be 9 losses and 1 win . . . .
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Better make that ZERO wins. That’s what the record book shows.

DawgNole

November 12th, 2013
5:38 pm

Jason Barnes
November 12th, 2013
3:54 pm
@UGA Fan – What happened the last time UGA played Ohio State? I’ll wait (crickets)… We tapped that ass….
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Are you a liar? Or just ignorant?

The ONLY time UGA played your creampuffs, the Dawgs won 21-14.

DUH!

gag0874

November 12th, 2013
5:35 pm

Quick someone remind me what OSU’s record is in bowl games against the SEC? That would be 9 losses and 1 win. Who have they played this year that measures up to FSU or Bama’s schedule.

roughrider

November 12th, 2013
5:35 pm

Spencer should look at Ohio State’s record against the SEC in bowl games.

DawgNole

November 12th, 2013
5:34 pm

THEBuckeye
November 12th, 2013
2:24 pm
98,
Back pat for your oh so vaunted schedule.
Do they hand out crystal for schedules now?
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Not for soft ones. That’s why your team won’t get one.

DawgNole

November 12th, 2013
5:16 pm

BamaGrad
November 12th, 2013
5:00 pm
It’s good for this young man to have confidence. Unfortunately, he is wrong . . . .
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No. “FORTUNATELY, he is wrong.”