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We Were Wrong About Ohio State

Hand up... I was way wrong about this take and I will own up to it. Ohio State is most definitely on the same level as Alabama and Clemson, and more importantly, the number of games Ohio State played and the quality of teams they have beaten did not matter at all.

We all knew that it was three teams above everyone else going into the 2020 season, and it was Alabama, Ohio State, and Clemson. But as the season went on, and the Big 10 did not start right away, there was speculation that Ohio State's season was not up to par with Alabama, Clemson, or even Notre Dame.

They barely beat Indiana and played Northwestern very tough in the Big 10 Championship. And to be honest, I was mad. I thought it was unfair that the Big 10 changed the rules just so Ohio State could get in the Championship and qualify for the Semifinals. But hey money talks. But I still believed that Clemson was going to kill the Buckeyes and that maybe Justin Fields was not going to have a great game.

Boy was I wrong. Trevor Lawerence was hit every which way by that defense, and Justin Fields was dropping dimes everywhere on the field. He was so accurate on his deep throws and was very efficient.

The question now is, did Justin Fields just play his way into the No. 1 overall draft pick in the upcoming draft? Well after that game he definitely makes an argument for it. I still think Trevor will go No. 1. But if Fields plays anywhere close or even better against Alabama like he did Clemson, then there will be a lot of question marks on who will be No. 1.

I will tell you this, I am a lot more excited about this matchup than if it were the usual Clemson vs Alabama. And it is not just because it's a different matchup, it's because all eyes will be on Justin Fields, and I will be anticipating a huge game for him.

If he does anything like this on Monday... the Jags might want to reconsider, but if not , it's a good second second prize for the Jets.

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