Reality has begun to set in for most in Buckeye nation—their beloved Scarlet and Gray cannot make a run to the BCS National Championship game without help
Ohio State needs some good, old-fashioned BCS chaos to make its way to Pasadena, not for the Rose Bowl, but for that crystal football.
In fact, it may need the most help of any undefeated team in the country.
The good news is that BCS chaos is nothing new—just ask Oklahoma State.
First things first: Ohio State has to win the Big Ten Championship and go undefeated. Lose in any of the coming weeks and it's all over for the Buckeyes.
But what exactly are the scenarios that will help OSU into the national championship game?
Let's explore them together.
*Andy Coppens is Bleacher Report's lead writer for the Big Ten. You can follow him on Twitter: @ andycoppens.