The Ohio State football season didn’t end the way we wanted it to, but these three things made it a great season nonetheless for all of us.
The Ohio State football team didn’t finish the season the way we would have liked holding up the National Championship trophy. However, there is plenty to be proud of as Buckeye Nation says goodbye to the 2020 college football season. In a season that almost didn’t happen at all, I look back on three of the best moments of the season that made this year still so worth it.
1. Destruction of the Clemson Tigers
We all had to wait an entire year, but the Buckeyes got their revenge on Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers. In the semifinal round of the College Football Playoff, we saw Justin Fields and the Buckeyes play their best game of the season by far and dominate the Clemson Tigers in every phase of the game with a final score of 49-28.
After the way the game ended the previous year and the things Dabo had to say about them getting in the playoffs at all, it was by far one of the best feelings in years as a Buckeye fan.
2. Another Big Ten Title
Ohio State continued their dominance of the Big Ten conference this season. As they ran off an undefeated shortened season the Buckeyes won their 4th consecutive Big Ten Championship. They defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 22-10.
We saw Trey Sermon break some records as he ran 29 times with 2 touchdowns and a monster 331 yards which broke an Ohio State single-game record previously held by former Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George.
3. The first game of the season
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of living and what we’ve been able to do on a daily basis and it has caused a great deal of stress and anxiety. The Big Ten season was originally canceled as we saw other conferences start their seasons.
Justin Fields, Ohio State, and Nebraska were voices of reason that were major players in getting the Big Ten back on the field for the 2020 season. It finally came to fruition on October 24th as the Buckeyes faced off against the Cornhuskers in the first game of the season.
Fields threw for 276 yards, Garrett Wilson had 129 yards receiving, and Ohio State won 52-17. The win was great, but at that moment we were all so relieved to have a bit of normal back at that time as we got to watch Ohio State football back on the field.
The 2020 season is now complete, we made it, and as the future continues to shine bright for our boys at The Shoe, we are grateful for this season and look forward to 2021 where we can hopefully break the next barrier and get our fans back in the stands.