Originally Posted by revefsreleets
There was a longer article in the Columbus Dispatch that elaborated on this. Basically, the columnist stated that the respect of the entire conference lies on the Buckeyes shoulders when they play USC, as there is no other OOC game of anything approaching that magnitude. It even had a quote from Ron Zook stating that all the other teams will and should be pulling for the Bucks simply out of the fact that a win garners a lot of respect for the conference.
Pretty sure there are some people here who will not agree...
I'd say that game, and not losing any games in embarrasing fashion against teams that should be teams the Big Ten should beat will do the trick.