2018 College Football Preview

Staff Writer
Buckeye Xtra
Ohio State's football team takes the field prior to the NCAA football game against Illinois at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 3, 2012. (Adam Cairns)

Until six weeks ago, the questions facing Ohio State's players was this: Could the Buckeyes, with a first-year starter at quarterback but experience elsewhere, compete for a Big Ten title and a spot in the College Football Playoff? Then scandal erupted.

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