The dust has barely settled from Penn State’s miraculous come-from-behind 38-31 victory over Wisconsin to claim the Big Ten Championship on Saturday.
But the Nittany Lions’ second half surge has Fox Sports reporter and analyst Clay Travis arguing that they should be in the College Football Playoff over Ohio State now. The outspoken media personality tweeted after Penn State stopped the Badgers on their final offensive drive that the College Football Playoff committee should “absolutely, positively, have to put Penn State in over Ohio State.”
You absolutely, positively, have to put Penn State in over Ohio State.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 4, 2016
This isn’t a popular opinion. Many believed that Ohio State was almost a lock to reach the College Football Playoff after it was ranked No. 2 in the committee’s latest rankings. But, Penn State’s win certainly makes things interesting. The Nittany Lions finish the season 11-2 with a Big Ten title and a head-to-head win over the Buckeyes.
Expect the conversations regarding this topic to only grow more colorful as the committee’s newest rankings unveiling nears.