The first challenge since the championship: Can Ohio State stay unbeaten after a clash with Michigan State?
Ever since it knocked off Oregon to claim the first championship in the College Football Playoff era, Ohio State has been the subject of national fascination. Who is the better fit at quarterback: J.T. Barrett or Cardale Jones? Why do the Buckeyes keep playing tight games against clearly inferior opponents?
Saturday brings the program's first real test since it hoisted the trophy, as No. 3 Ohio State (10–0) will host ninth-ranked Michigan State (9–1) in Columbus. It will provide an indication of whether these Buckeyes have what it takes to defend their title.
So, who emerges from a critical Big Ten clash? Get hyped for the game with the video below.