There is a long-standing attitude throughout the Big Ten Conference. Nobody likes Ohio State University.
Even in the days when the Big Ten was the Big Two (Michigan & OSU) and the rest of the conference when it comes to football, nobody liked Ohio State. When OSU got the nod to represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl, it was never sacriligious to root for the Pac Ten contender. Nobody likes Ohio State University. And in all these years I could not put my finger on it as to why nobody likes Ohio State University.
Ohio State play dirty football.
Wisconsin’s quarterback ran for yardage until tackled by Ohio State. While the quarterback was down, the play dead, Ohio State player #44 proceeded to choke the Wisconsin quarterback! ESPN cameras caught all of it. The Wisconsin quarterback was forced to leave the game. He couldn’t call plays. He couldn’t talk. He had difficulty breathing, all because Ohio State player #44 deliberately played a dirty game and choked him. There was no penalty called.
ESPN commentators replayed the play over and over. One can clearly see Ohio State player #44 choking the Wisconsin quarterback. The ESPN commentators called it playing dirty.
Ohio State plays dirty football. That’s why nobody in the Big Ten Conference likes Ohio State. I remember Woody Hayes and his dirty football. It’s never gone away.
Wisconsin played fair. Ohio State played dirty.
Wisconsin beat Ohio State 17-10.