Nobody was making excuses for the ass kickings against Purdue or Iowa in previous seasons. They got destroyed.
The win against an average Maryland team where we gave up 50+ points was ridiculous.
I guess......IMO, OSU fans can be objective and also be understandably frustrated with a system that benefits significantly if the Big 10 sucks. Nobody at ESPN is hoping the Big 10 sets the ratings on fire.....its smart business.