This week Ohio State Buckeyes President Gordon Gee publicly stated that non-major conference schools TCU and Boise State do not deserve a shot at the BCS Championship game. Gee's charge was backed by the criticism that Boise State's schedule lacks the intensity seen in that of major conference schools.
Boise State President Bob Kustra responded that Ohio State's schedule has been nothing to brag about this season. With the BCS controversy expected to continue without a clear path to a change to a playoff system, verbal sparring between schools jockeying for position in BCS bowl games will only get worse.
The defenses of both schools have been dominant this season. Boise State ranks second in the NCAA in points allowed, while Ohio State ranks fifth overall. Therefore, it is fair to say that it is a wash or at least that both defenses are comparable.
Avoiding the confrontation of the different schedules (both teams have played or will play three ranked teams this season), let's take a look at which team has the better offense.