The Buckeyes will not be able to run the football all night.
Just like they couldn't run against the best rush defense in the land? Oh wait...nevermind.
Not too tough for Michigan to be the #1 rush defense in the land when you only beat one ranked opponent all season (Notre Dame). I'm sure the Wolverines rush defense really had to be good to hold Vanderbilt, Central Michigan, Northwestern, Ball State, and Indiana to low rushing yards. We won't even get into how terrible Penn State, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota were this year.
But my point isn't even about Michigan. It's about OSU, and how easy they've had it all season. They played 4 top 25 teams. Two were legitimate (Michigan, Texas), but 2 were wannabes that dropped out of the top 25 by the end of the season (Penn State, Iowa). Rough schedule.
Let's look at Florida's opponents: 4 top 25 opponents, all of whom are still in the top 25 at the end of the season (#18 Tennessee,#4 LSU,#10 Auburn, and #13 Arkansas). All four of those teams were in the top 15 when they played the Gators. Three of them still are. And they've been battling scrappy Southeastern Conference teams all year, not Cincinnati and Northern Illinois. The Gators came out the other side of this schedule 12-1, their single loss on an extremely questionable official review.
Two unranked teams beaten by the Gators, Georgia and Florida State, had top 15 ranked defenses in the country, by the way. No one else has faced the strength of teams Florida has, especially the defenses.
You want to compare offenses?
Ave. total offense OSU 409 ypg, UF 398 ypg
Ave. rushing offense OSU 180 ypg, UF 160 ypg
Wow, I guess OSU is better in both categories. The difference is they do it against Cincinatti, Indiana, Northern Illinois, and Bowling Green.
Florida's schedule is an excellent justification for getting into the title game over Michigan, but that's where it stops. Congrats, you played more tough teams (although you also played your share of dogs too)...now go beat the Buckeyes. Nobody else has in like 18 games. Your description of OSU's offense is inaccurate because you fail to mention that half of their games involved them being up by 30+ points early on and then they go conservative to run out the clock. Tressel does not run the score up on purpose...I can't imagine their numbers if he did. Looking solely at YPG is misleading. I think they are just a little better than Florida at virtually every position and that's why they will win.
The scary part is, their defense is playing about as well as they did in '02 when they won the title...and they are mostly underclassmen. If they can replace Troy Smith next year, watch out