OSU may have been able to trade blows a lot longer if they had Sermon, who was absolutely the difference maker in the prior 2-3 games. They still would’ve lost though. Maybe if OSU was not missing 2 DL starters as well, they would’ve pressured Jones and stopped the run better.Notre Dame had a good defense and slowed down the game.
Notre Dames game plan looked like they knew they were over-matched so they wanted a game plan that would give them a chance if Alabama turned the ball over and made mistakes.
ohio state is really good. They ran a game plan that looked like they thought they could go blow for blow with them. They couldn’t.
I’d pick Ohio state over Notre dame