Due to a lack of playoff success, the OVC does not enjoy a very good reputation in football. However, results on the field show that for this year- perception may not be reality. Here is a look at how teams from the OVC have done against non-conference foes this year:
Against FCS competition: 8 wins, 3 losses.
Against BCS competition: 1 win, 8 losses.
Against other teams: 2 wins, 0 losses.
Overall: 12- 11.
However, the most important statistic is against FCS competition. While the games against BCS teams generate a lot of excitement, they are an unfair measuring stick. The games are always played on the BCS' teams field and, more importantly, the BCS teams have about 20 more scholarships.