Well, here we are. The winners of each region have been determined, and there are a pair of top seeds as well as two underdogs that have overcome the competition all the way to the Final Four. Let’s take a look at where we stand, and the path it took to get here...
Braxton Miller put on an incredible showing out of the quarterback region. Defeating himself in two straight rounds, his spin move against Virginia Tech — the region’s No. 6 seed — has advanced all the way to the Final Four against all odds. The running back and wide receiver region each had their top seed advance to this penultimate round, but it was the No. 4 seed that advanced in the defense/special team’s region as Joey Bosa’s walk-off sack reigned supreme.
Can these Cinderella stories knock off the two highest remaining seeds in the tournament — two incredible plays in Ohio State history, both evidently from the same game — or is this the end of their impressive run? Let’s find out...
No. 1 Seed (Zeke’s TD vs. Alabama) vs. No. 6 Seed (Miller’s spin vs. Virginia Tech)
Ezekiel Elliott’s touchdown run against Alabama powered through its region with little opposition, and unsurprisingly so. While there have been a ton of great plays by Ohio State running backs in the last decade, not many can hold a candle to 85 yards through the heart of the South. On the other hand, we have Braxton Miller’s spin move, which after breezing through the first two rounds, narrowly avoided defeat against the No. 1 seed in the QB region, garnering 55 percent of the vote to advance. This will be by far the underdog’s toughest opponent yet. Can it keep the dream season alive, or is Zeke’s big run too strong?
Who ya got?
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No. 1: Zeke’s TD vs. Alabama
No. 6: Miller’s spin vs. Virginia Tech
No. 1 Seed (Thomas’ TD vs. Alabama) vs. No. 4 Seed (Bosa’s sack vs. Penn State)
Two plays that definitely deserve this Final Four appearance, this side of the bracket is set to be a great matchup. Michael Thomas’ trick play touchdown had a little bit of everything on the offensive side of the ball: a trick play, a perfect pass, and a beautiful catch with a foot in bounds for a monumental score. Joey Bosa’s sack is one of the more dominant plays you'll see from a defensive lineman, straight up bull rushing the opposing running back into his own QB for a sack. Did I mention this won Ohio State the game in double-OT? A pair of phenomenal plays, but only one can advance. This one comes down to which side of the ball you prefer — offense or defense?
Who ya got?
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No. 1: Thomas’ TD vs. Alabama
No. 4: Bosa’s sack vs. Penn State
Make sure to cast your vote for your favorite Ohio State play of the last decade. The two plays that advance from the Final Four will compete in the National Championship Game, which will take place at the start of next week. The winner will be crowned the undisputed Ohio State Play of the Decade.
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