Ohio State’s spot in the 2014 College Football Playoff has been often debated. But in hindsight, there’s no doubt the Buckeyes deserved it after beating Alabama and Oregon.
TCU and Baylor, each with one loss, got jumped in the final CFP rankings by Ohio State and missed the playoff. Former Horned Frogs receiver Kolby Listenbee is still salty about it.
TCU still the 2014 National Champions..don't wanna hear it..
— Kolby Listenbee ™️ (@List10bee_Swagg) September 17, 2016
So Ezekiel Elliot, a catalyst behind that Buckeyes’ title, called him delusional.
Delusional ? https://t.co/0clIMJfjcF
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) September 17, 2016
That season, TCU lost to only Baylor and Baylor lost to only West Virginia. Ohio State fell to Virginia Tech in Week 2, but ran the table and dismantled Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game, jumping both those teams to get the No. 4 seed in the playoff.
The Cowboys took Elliot fourth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. He wasn’t spectacular in his debut, taking 20 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown.