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Michigan State vs. Ohio State matchup and 2021 CFP implications of Buckeyes win

It’s over for the Spartans, who can’t complain about being behind Michigan if they’re giving up near-50-burgers in a half.

Chris Olave of the Ohio State Buckeyes catches a pass for a touchdown during the first half of a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Ohio Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Normally we wait until the game is over to publish these, but in this case we’ll make an exception. The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes are up 49-0 at halftime on the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans, so we’re going to call this one over. We write for a site associated with wagering, so we’re willing to take this bet.

For the Buckeyes, it means they could very well overtake No. 2 Alabama or No. 3 Oregon after today’s games. It’s as complete a performance as any team in college football has had this season, and that includes No. 1 Georgia. And if you seed the tournament as to who is playing the best right now, tOSU is for sure the second-best team in the country.

As for the Spartans, who have been one of the best stories of the college football season behind Mel Tucker and Kenneth Walker III: My dudes, you can’t complain about being ranked behind the No. 6 Michigan you beat by one score when you’re getting eviscerated like this. It’s over, go home, your season ends on Senior Day against Penn State next week.

You’re deserving of a New Year’s Six Bowl with a win next week, and we’ll be pulling for you there. But this is one of the biggest clunkers on a big stage we’ve seen in a long, long time.