Ohio State vs. Arkansas in Sugar Bowl: Reliving Buckeyes Bowl Losses To SEC

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Ohio State vs. Arkansas in Sugar Bowl: Reliving Buckeyes Bowl Losses To SEC
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Antonio Henton and Chris Wells after the 2008 loss to LSU

I don't mean to pick at old scabs, or bring back bad memories, but the fact of the matter is that Ohio State has been pitiful in bowl games against the SEC.

The Buckeyes are a woeful 0-9 in bowl games against teams from the conference. Their latest loss was to LSU at the conclusion of the 2007 season in the BCS National Championship Game.

Painful for most Scarlet and Gray faithful, it was the second consecutive defeat in the national title game, and the second consecutive loss to an SEC team. Florida defeated the Buckeyes in the BCS National Championship Game the year before.

Unfortunately for Buckeyes fans, there have been seven other losses to the SEC in bowl games, but they generally get lost themselves in the 0-9 statistic. No one ever talks about the loss to Georgia in the 1993 Citrus Bowl, or the loss to Alabama in the 1978 Sugar Bowl. People generally just know that Ohio State stinks against the SEC in bowl games.

On Jan. 4 in the Sugar Bowl, the Buckeyes have a chance to get the proverbial monkey off their backs and take down an SEC team in Arkansas, in their first ever meeting with the Razorbacks.

But before Ohio State does any dancing in the Bayou, here's a look at its past failures in bowl games against an SEC opponent.

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