Ohio State may be scoreboard watching on conference championship Saturday, but the Buckeyes must make a big statement against Northwestern if they are to have any chance of advancing to the College Football Playoff.
Ohio State went out on the road and beat both Penn State and TCU, Kentucky cemented itself as a top team, and Alabama kept rolling. But will any of this matter when the College Football Playoff Committee sits down to pick their top four teams at the end of the season?
On Saturday night, Penn State and Ohio State battle to become the frontrunner in a loaded Big Ten conference. SI college football reporter Laken Litman discusses why the Nittany Lions' playoff hopes rest on quarterback Trace McSorley.
Do Auburn, Ohio State and Oklahoma still have a chance to reach the College Football Playoff? SI's Pete Mundo explains why this may be the year a two-loss team gets a chance to win the national championship.