Friday, November 23, 2012
Predictions for Michigan/OSU, MSU/Minnesota
Saturday marks the end of the regular season for both
Michigan and , with both teams
playing very meaningful games. Here are my predictions for both contests. Michigan
This game really feels like more than just an annual rivalry game.
is looking to get an undefeated season while Michigan is seeking a ninth win. Both
coaches (Urban Meyer and Brady Hoke) are looking to make a statement against
the other for the sake of the rivalry.
I expect this game to be similar to last year’s game, where it is an offensive showcase that could come down to the final possession. I think
will be able to move the ball on the Michigan
defense thanks to the play-making ability of Braxton Miller. I think the
Wolverines will also be able to find plenty of offense against an
defense that isn’t all that strong. I think Ohio State Michigan will pull out all the stops on
offense, incorporating Devin Gardner and Denard Robinson at multiple positions
to keep the Buckeyes guessing.
Ultimately, I see the Buckeyes winning this one. This game means everything to
Ohio State (no offense, Michigan fans). With no bowl game and no Big
Ten Championship opportunity, this is the national title game for .
Meyer has built this game up to be everything for the fan base and the players,
and it will take place in the Horseshoe. I think Ohio State Michigan
puts up a fight, but finds a way to win
in the closing moments. Ohio
I know it’s easy to assume that MSU will just waltz in to Minnesota and win and become bowl eligible, but what have the Spartans done this year to prove that would be a given?
Mark Dantonio may have guaranteed victory in his weekly press conference, but the only guarantee I expect is that this game will come down to the final possession just like all other MSU games.
I am still going to pick
as the Spartans are more desperate for the win. A loss for MSU would make an
awful season even worse. I don’t expect it to be pretty, but some way, the
Spartans will find a way to win. Michigan State