Unfortunately for the Big Ten, the chance to prove itself on the national stage in 2014 has officially been missed.
Tajh Boyd went out in style. Sammy Watkins probably played his finale as well. And Clemson even got to take a little swipe at rival South Carolina.
The finishing touches are underway at Sun Life Stadium for the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl Game between the Clemson Tigers and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Dressed in a Ohio State jersey with the name “Big Nut” on the back, Jon Peters poses for pictures. He painted his face scarlet and gray and is decked head-to-toe in everything Buckeye.
The 2014 Orange Bowl features a matchup of two storied football programs in Ohio State and Clemson. The game is expected to be one of the best of the bowl season, but it’s still possibly a loser for both teams due to the outgoing BCS system.
A week ago, the Southeastern Conference looked as though it had finally been vanquished.
Florida State wrapped up their regular season as No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Auburn has reached No. 2.
The last steps to the BCS championship game summed up their seasons. For No. 1 Florida State, it was a breeze. For Auburn, it took the unexpected.
With the shocking loss of Alabama to Auburn, questions again arise regarding the optimization of the BCS system. One of the primary issues up for debate: should a team with one loss be eligible for the title game?
If Ohio State gets by the defensive juggernaut of Michigan State in Indianapolis, the Buckeyes absolutely deserve to head to the final BCS Championship Game of the BCS era regardless of what happens at the SEC Championship in Atlanta.