There is some terrible news for Ohio State football fans. The Buckeyes’ hopes at making the College Football Playoff have now taken a big hit after an announcement on Tuesday that this weekend’s rivalry game against Michigan has been canceled.
Michigan was forced to cancel the game due to a lack of scholarship players available to play against Ohio State.
The Wolverines made the announcement with a brief statement.
“This decision is disappointing for our team and coaches but their health and safety is paramount, and it will always come first in our decision-making,” the statement read.
"This decision is disappointing for our team and coaches but their health and safety is paramount, and it will always come first in our decision-making.” pic.twitter.com/IHXOD6lXyj
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) December 8, 2020
The Big Ten requires teams play six games to be eligible for the conference championship game. The Buckeyes, however, have played in just five regular-season games this season.
Will the Big Ten switch the rules to allow the Buckeyes — one of the top teams in the country — to reach the conference championship game which would improve their chances of reaching the playoff?
We will have to wait and see. In the meantime, let the speculation commence in the comments section below.