Now, they will be headed back to Arizona for a berth in the Fiesta Bowl in the school's fourth consecutive BCS bowl game.
The Buckeyes will face off against Texas, the No. 3 team in the Associated Press poll, in the Jan. 5 Fiesta Bowl.
Penn State will face USC in the Rose Bowl, giving the Big Ten two teams in the BCS for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.
The game will be the third between Texas and OSU since 2005, when the two teams took part in a home-and-home series that saw each team take home one victory.
Check back with BuckeyeSports.com later Sunday evening for reaction from the Buckeyes.