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


November 13th, 2013
9:58 am

Speaking of wiping the field, we’re only three days away from Auburn crushing the leghumpers’ dreams of backing into the SEC West title.


November 13th, 2013
6:54 am

raider beater,

That’s what they said last time we played Oregon in the Rose.

We man- handled them.


November 12th, 2013
11:19 pm

Ohio State would not come within a TD of either FSU or Bama. They are only undefeated because they have an impossibly weak schedule. There is not but one good team in the big 10 and OSU is it. If they had to play 4 tough games they would lose one of them. Silly talk.


November 12th, 2013
11:04 pm

“I’m a little biased, but I think we’d wipe the field with both of them.”

I doubt that very much


November 12th, 2013
7:42 pm

The Alabama Crimson Tide from Tuscaloosa, Alabama are the best college football team in the United States of America !!!

Rick James

November 12th, 2013
7:38 pm

Sounds like what Missouri’s Sheldon Richardson’s “Old Man Football” remark about how Georgia played last season..

Under The Bleachers

November 12th, 2013
7:33 pm

Even Urban knows not to vote his Buckeyes over the Tide.
Best Bowl Matchups would be:

Rose: Stanford vs Ohio
Fiesta: Baylor vs Oregon
Orange: Clemson vs UCF
Sugar: LSU or South Carolina vs Oklahoma St or Michigan St.
Chic-Fil-a Georgia vs Miami( battle of the injured players bowl) or Louisville

Know some of these are not tied conference bowls but it would be fun.
Especially the First two listed.


November 12th, 2013
6:21 pm

Oregon or Stanford.


November 12th, 2013
6:21 pm

Oregon will wipe their rears with OSU in the Rose. Won’t be close.