College football fans and media went for the low-hanging fruit after Michigan-Ohio State was canceled on Tuesday, which came after Ole Miss at Texas A&M was postponed by the SEC on Monday.

Since both the No. 4 Buckeyes and No. 5 Texas A&M are in need of an opponent this weekend, why couldn’t they work something out?

The winner of this theoretical contest would almost certainly be included in the College Football Playoff, barring some unexpected chaos.

Ohio State, however, is just 5-0 and needs more data points — and ideally a conference championship — in order to impress the College Football Playoff rankings committee.

Texas A&M is currently on the outside-looking-in of the Playoff and the Aggies need a flashy victory. Their only loss is to No. 1 Alabama, but they could use another big win to pair with their triumph over Florida.

With both teams having an open date this weekend, it makes a lot of sense. And as Coastal Carolina and BYU proved last weekend, games can come together on short notice.

However, the Big Ten has already denied requests from teams — most notably, Nebraska — to play non-conference opponents this season due to COVID-19. Allowing Ohio State to scheduled A&M would be a controversial move in some areas of the conference and would go against their own coronavirus protocols.

Still, it makes sense from the perspective of both individual schools who have College Football Playoff aspirations but not necessarily the résumé at this point in time.

Ohio State and Texas A&M have met four times previous, with the Buckeyes winning all four games. The last contest came on Jan. 1, 1999, in the Sugar Bowl. Ohio State won 24-14.

Here’s a summary of the suggestions from Twitter: