Ohio State is coming off of a rare loss. The Buckeyes just didn’t have it last Saturday against Penn State on the road in a tough environment. It happens.
But the loss doesn’t entirely damage their national championship aspirations. The Buckeyes will have a nice little recovery game against the Northwestern Wildcats this Saturday, before facing the Nebraska Cornhuskers in yet another test on the season.
Winning out would likely mean the Buckeyes are yet again in the College Football Playoff. Urban Meyer and his staff are undoubtedly making changes to help their young squad recover from their loss, which has been a rare occurrence, but typically a successful one.