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Podcast: Which Ohio State shows up in Indianapolis?

How confident are you that the Buckeyes can keep things rolling after blowing out Michigan?

Michigan v Ohio State Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

Where was that all year?

After under-performing for most of their first 11 games, Ohio State proceeded to beat the brakes off a top-five Michigan team in one of the best all-around performances in the history of The Game. In doing so, they made a late case for their College Football Playoff inclusion, and also secured a spot in this weekend’s Big Ten Championship game against Northwestern.

So, which Ohio State team will show up in Indianapolis?

On this episode of the Hangout in the Holy Land, Patrick Mayhorn and I discuss whether to trust that what we saw last week is actually who the Buckeyes are now, preview the Big Ten Championship, and talk about why Ohio State is a bad matchup for the Wildcats.

Show notes

1:00- Is Northwestern good?

3:12- Do you trust that Ohio State is what we saw against Michigan, or still the team from the first 11 games?

8:20- Northwestern doesn’t fit the profile of a team that can give Ohio State trouble.

14:47- Any problems facing the NW zone defense?

17:40- It’s important that Ohio State starts fast

22:46- Wyatt Davis makes his first start, and is probably going to excel

26:22- How does NU move the ball?

34:14- Predictions

36:20- Discussion about playoff rankings, why ESPN doesn’t actually hate Ohio State, and Mack Brown joins the show