Will Ohio State finally get over the hump this season as the Buckeyes enter the 2022 season?
It seems like a lifetime ago when Ohio State raised the CFP National Championship Trophy. At least Buckeye fans can tell their grandkids that they were the first team to win under the playoff format. Ryan Day and his staff are in another prime position to win the National Championship.
The Buckeyes are currently ranked 2nd (+300) in title odds to win this year’s National Championship with Alabama only ahead of them. Since taking over the program, all that Ryan Day has done is win, but has not won the important one.
Like Alabama, Ohio State reloads on talent every year on both sides of the ball. This year the Buckeyes have a Heisman favorite in QB C.J. Stroud. Also, they have dark horse candidate for Heisman in WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba after his stellar performance in the Rose Bowl. Expect the offense to take off flying week 1.
Ohio State Schedule Review
- Sept. 3 vs. Notre Dame
- Sept. 10 vs. Arkansas State
- Sept. 17 vs. Toledo
- Sept. 24 vs. Wisconsin
- Oct. 1 vs. Rutgers
- Oct. 8 at Michigan State
- Oct. 22 vs. Iowa
- Oct. 29 at Penn State
- Nov. 5 at Northwestern
- Nov. 12 vs. Indiana
- Nov. 19 at Maryland
- Nov. 26 vs. Michigan
Looking at the Buckeye schedule and it looks favorable for a title run. Most of the important games are at home if the Buckeyes can control their destiny. Ohio State will need to be sharp as Notre Dame comes into town week 1 unlike, they were last year versus Oregon at home.
Of course, two games this year where the Buckeyes can slip up are the Michigan St. and Penn St. games. Both on the road where we have seen the Buckeyes lose and hurt their chances for CFP run.
To get over the hump, the Buckeyes will need to start the season fast with no mental breakdowns. Their offense can win them a title. If the Buckeyes can do that, I believe in C.J. Stroud to lead the Buckeyes to a title since 2014.