Ohio State Wideout Not Impressed with Bama or Florida State

Published on 12-Nov-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Ohio State Wideout Not Impressed with Bama or Florida State

Here we go again.

Yet another school wants Alabama and this time Florida State.

Seldom-used Ohio State wide receiver Evan Spencer said yesterday he believed the Buckeyes would not only defeat Bama and FSU, but beat them badly.

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

And no, it wasn't The Onion doing the interview.

“I was the biggest Cardinal fan for three hours,” Spencer noted. “We needed a little bit of help, but at the same time, we still have to take care of our business and we have to go out there and show them why we’re one of the best offenses in the country and show them why we have one of the best defenses in the country and why we have the best kicking game in the country.”

Among other things, this dude is in serious need of a few commas.

Spencer can backpedal all he wants, he said what he said. And he obviously had not seen the Buckeyes record against the SEC over the past few years. Long story short: it's not good. The last time the Buckeyes even played against an SEC team in the BCS Championship game, it was their current head coach who blew them out yet again.

And the one victory they got over an SEC team -- in the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas -- didn't even count. Probation does that to a record.

So, if I were Spencer, I'd worry about the rest of that Big Ten schedule first.

The way things often happen in college football he might get what he wished for, which probably wouldn't bode well for the Buckeyes.

But for the fun of it, let's see what Jeff Sagarin's calculations would predict.

Sagarin's rankings are part of the BCS formula. For the record, here's his Top Five:

  • Florida State
  • Alabama
  • Baylor
  • Oregon
  • Stanford

He's got Ohio State ranked seventh.

On his site, here's how Sagarin offers a quick-and-dirty prediction system for upcoming games:

"... Simply compare the RATINGS [column in the chart] of the teams in question and allow an additional  3  points for the home team."

So, Alabama's rating is 99.92 and Ohio State's is 90.21. As they'd play on a neutral field, we'll forego the 3-point home-team consideration. The result is the Tide would be a nine-point favorite in a game that's highly unlikely to happen.

Even if Florida State gets upset and Alabama wins out, computer projections are that either Stanford, Baylor, or both would jump the Bucks to meet the Tide. Spencer and his buddies would need all three teams to get dumped to even take a sniff at Bama.

Face it. Spencer might as well believe in Santa Claus. And if Santa was real, not even he would be that real.