Whoa! When I called Penn State-Ohio State `The Bigger Game,’ I was merely trying to distinguish it from Michigan-Ohio State, which is traditionally The Game in the Big Ten.

That might not have been enough hype. By now, you know what a marvelous epic it was, Ohio State’s miraculous 39-38 comeback to beat the Nittany Lions, who had jumped out to an early 21-3 lead.

When it was all said and done, the Buckeyes were tracking for the College Football Playoff, and J.T. Barrett was tracking into the Heisman Trophy race—and the Nittany Lions and Saquon Barkley were feeling the Horseshoe didn’t fit.

Barkley isn’t finished in the Heisman hunt yet. He remains on my short list with Barrett, Notre Dame’s Josh Adams and a player (or two) to be named later. But I’m weird. I like to wait till November before I start getting serious about my Heisman vote.


Urban Meyer has lost three bowl games as a head coach. In 2007, 2013 and 2016.

The year after the first two losses, he won the 2008 and 2014 national championships.Let’s just mark 2017 as “to be determined.’’ The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.