The 2010 edition of the Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi, between the Oregon Ducks and The Ohio State Buckeyes, is the most anticipated match up of the grandest bowl game since the no. 2 Texas Longhorns spoiled the national championship dreams of the USC Trojans, in 2005.
In fact, this battle between Oregon and Ohio State is arguably the most anticipated match up of this year’s bowl season, including the BCS national title game between the Texas Longhorns and Alabama Crimson Tide.
A novice might listen to the general perceptions espoused by ESPN’s so-called “experts” who will say that the decidedly slower Buckeyes just can’t keep up with the speed of the Ducks. He might also listen to a local Columbus sportswriter talk about the Ducks inability to deal with the size advantage held by the Buckeyes.
However, the key to analyzing a game between two very different yet very similarly talented teams is to look at the head to head match ups of every player on the field.
The good news for you is it has already been done for you…and here is the last place you have to look to find out why the Buckeyes have no chance.