Big Ten East college football offseason preview - Can anyone close the gap on Ohio State?
Since Penn State's White-Out win over Ohio State in 2016, however, the Buckeyes are unbeaten against the East division. There are occasional scares here and there (42-35 vs. Indiana in 2020, 52-51 vs. Maryland in 2018, 39-38 and 27-26 against Penn State in 2017-18), but on average, the Buckeyes have dominated a very good division for years. Even as a college football blue blood, they're enjoying their highest long-term level of quality ever. And with the way they have continued to recruit under Ryan Day -- their 2021 haul was their third top-two class in five years -- there's no reason to assume a downfall is coming anytime soon.