The 2009 season had its share of surprises. From unranked Cincinnati transforming into a national title contender to Ndamukong Suh becoming a Heisman candidate, the message for the postseason is clear: Expect the unexpected.
Ohio State has held up as the Big Ten flagship, but the Buckeyes haven't received much help the past few seasons.
No. 5 Ohio State at No. 1 USC is a true heavyweight matchup. And we all know that heavyweight bouts cannot be fought until we have a tale of the tape.
Quarterbacks are calm and cool. They have all the answers. Not this season. Even the nation's best QBs have something to prove in 2007.
Replacing nine starters on defense looked like a problem for Ohio State. But the Buckeyes' replacements of '06 have outdone the studs of '05, writes Pat Forde.
Stanford QB Jim Plunkett won the Heisman in 1970, but the position has evolved so much since then, he might not have even made the field in 2005.