So much has happened over the past few months -- most of it good for Ohio State and most of it bad for Washington -- that it's almost hard to remember that back on Sept. 15 the Huskies held a second half lead against Ohio State.
Washington was ahead 7-3 and setting up for a field goal that might have increased that lead. Then Ohio State's Kurt Coleman broke through and blocked Ryan Perkins' field goal attempt, and two plays later the Buckeyes took the lead on their way to a 33-14 win -- and eventually on their way to the national championship game.
"I definitely think that was the first step in our road to success," Coleman said today. "We went out on the road, it was a hostile environment, and we came back with a win. And we had to come from behind. It showed out versatility to be able to come back no matter what."
Some other Buckeyes agreed, and I'll write more about that as part of our BCS coverage in the Saturday paper.