Urban Meyer's generally blank-faced demeanor gave way to awe Thursday night after reporters told him of Oregon's 39-point victory over Florida State in the College Football Playoff semifinal.
Busy coaching Ohio State to a 42-35 upset over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, Meyer apparently hadn't had time to check the scoreline in Pasadena. Reporters kindly alerted him to the fact that Marcus Mariota and the Ducks had steamrolled Florida State at the Rose Bowl, 59-20.
Vine user Mighty Oregon uploaded video of Meyer struggling to metabolize this news:
"Oregon won by 40?" Urban asked. The Buckeyes head coach followed that up by making the only face you can make after hearing your next opponent had flash-fried the defending national champions.
He then said, "I gotta go. We gotta go get ready for that one."
It’s difficult to say whether Meyer was chuckling at Florida State’s collapse or the absurdity of the Oregon offense, which piled 41 points on the Seminoles in the second half. Either is an appropriate response, really.
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