The Nits may have sealed their fate by scheduling the Zips this Saturday instead of a powerhouse:
Sixty minutes in Norman, Okla., last September helped to decide the fate of the College Football Playoff in 2016.
That’s when Ohio State went on the road to play fellow powerhouse Oklahoma rather than pulverize an early season cream puff. The Buckeyes’ 45-24 victory helped secure a spot in the playoff for Urban Meyer’s team, even after a nail-biter loss to Penn State that cost them a spot in the Big Ten Championship game.
“If a program wants to be in the playoff it’s going to have to give its players a chance to show what they can do against the best competition,” said Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff.