Congratulating the Ohio State University Buckeyesby Representative Marcia L. Fudge
Posted on 2015-01-16
in the house of representatives
Friday, January 16, 2015
Ms. FUDGE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate The Ohio State
University Buckeyes, the undisputed 2015 NCAA Football National
Champions. In the inaugural College Football Playoff National
Championship Game on January 12, 2015, the Buckeyes, led by Coach Urban
Meyer, beat the Oregon Ducks with a final score of 42-20.
In the state of Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. This year's Buckeye football team worked hard the entire season in the face of adversity. After the pre-season loss of starting quarterback Braxton Miller, many critics predicted the season would be doomed. Following a 35-21 defeat in the second game of the season to the Virginia Tech Hokies, many questioned whether the Buckeyes could win the Big-10 Championship. When J.T. Barrett broke his ankle in the final regular season game against the University of Michigan, some wondered if the Buckeyes even deserved to be considered for the playoffs despite a 11-1 record.
This year's team defied all odds, silenced the critics, and finished the season as national champions. In their final 3 games of the season the Buckeyes, led by quarterback Cardale Jones, a constituent of my Congressional District, won the Big 10 Championship against the Wisconsin Badgers, defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl to advance to the National Championship Game, and capped off the tremendous season with a win over the Oregon Ducks.
As a proud alum of The Ohio State University, I commend these student athletes for their hard work and dedication both on and off the football field. O-H-I-O! ____________________