The bitter rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan is set for this Saturday. Michigan looks to crush the BCS hopes of the Buckeyes, but that will be no easy feat with OSU looking for a National Championship bid. We break down the college football odds and share with you our college football picks.
Six times in the past have the Ohio State Buckeyes ruined an undefeated season for the Michigan Wolverines.
The final day of November finds the two old rivals squaring
off in their final regular season games, though we know the Buckeyes will play
two more games while the Wolverines appear in one extra. ABC broadcasts the noon (ET) kickoff at
Michigan Stadium, and
SBR's live college football odds show 58 for the scoreboard mark, that figure down a half-point from the initial release at some sportsbooks.
"I Think It's A Flawed System"
That's what Meyer had to say about the BCS a week ago prior
to his Buckeyes putting a 42-14 beat-down on the Indiana Hoosiers. Meyer didn't mention anything about his 2006
and 2008 BCS Championships while at
It is no doubt frustrating for Meyer and OSU to have won 23
straight games and still not be sitting at least No. 2 in the polls; but then,
some of that is Ohio State's own doing, as well as the Big Ten's overall ranking
behind other conferences. The Buckeyes
have played just two teams that were ranked at the time of the matchups,
Having a shot at an 11-1
The Buckeyes will be facing their toughest defense since
The Wolverines have the all-time lead in this rivalry (58-45-6), but they've been dominated by the Buckeyes in recent years. Ohio State has won eight of the last nine, Michigan's only win in that stretch coming in 2010 when the Buckeyes all but laid down at the end of Jim Tressel's days in Columbus. Not only have the Buckeyes ruled on the gridiron, their backers have also been winning at the college football odds window with eight winning tickets the past nine years, including the last six straight.
The Wolverines may have been looking forward to this one
when they fell at
The cold weather that has gripped a good part of the Lower 48 this week will still be hanging around in Ann Arbor come Saturday. The forecast has the thermometer just a couple of notches above the freezing mark for the early afternoon, under cloudy skies that include a 20% chance of precipitation along with a 10-12 mph SSE wind.
I said it when
Michigan faced Nebraska a few weeks ago, and I'll say it again now: