Buckeyes hit break with eye on passing improvements

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Now that the suspense is over and Ohio State has secured a spot in the College Football Playoff, the Buckeyes have some time to address their biggest weakness — throwing the ball down the field.

  • Written by MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer

Fiesta Bowl could be a QB showdown

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ohio State did not play in the Big Ten championship game a year ago and ended up in the Fiesta Bowl instead of the College Football Playoff.

  • Written by JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer

No conference title? No problem. It's happened before

Ohio State didn't win the Big Ten, but the Buckeyes will play for a much bigger prize. Their national title hopes are still very much intact.

That's rare, but not unprecedented.

  • Written by NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer