2010 football season predictions

Submitted by vegasjeff on January 23rd, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Right before last year's season started there was an MGoBoard contest with many folks predicting the team's final record, with some kind of point award promised to those who hit the number.

I was one of those who predicted the 7-6 record and am wondering how many folks tied me (there probably were a bunch) and when the results will be tallied and points awarded. I know things have been just a tad busy after the season ended.

My early prediction for 2011: 10-3 (upsets against ND and OSU, losses against Nebraska and MSU and one upset loss, plus a bowl win in the Citrus vs. Florida)



January 23rd, 2011 at 11:35 AM ^

That game was truly awesome, I love beating ND!

I DVR'd it and have gone back and watched it at least 3-4 times.

Now we need to resume the dominance over lil-bro, wisky and Iowa.

As well as starting a new 10 year war with tsio.

Go Blue!


January 23rd, 2011 at 10:38 AM ^

11-2....wins vs OSU/MSU/Nebraska. Losses to ND and Wisconsin...I think well end up with Top 5 Recruiting class with all the talent in the Midwest, esp. Michigan. I think well start off a little slow, thus having the loss to ND, but well finish very very strong as our D gets better and better under Hoke/Mattison. Either way I hope were 13-0, but im trying to be as realistic as possible.

True Blue in CO

January 23rd, 2011 at 10:10 AM ^

and realistically thought 8-4 mid season. Penn State loss was the difference maker and will be in my mind the game that triggered Rodriguez's ultimate firing. Way too much to see and learn this spring and in August before casting a prediction for 2011.


January 23rd, 2011 at 10:14 AM ^

...how much work lies ahead in this offensive transition.

IMO, getting 7 wins would be a significant accomplishment.

This would be a good question to ask again after the spring game, and seeing if it looks like chaos or football.


January 23rd, 2011 at 10:14 AM ^

WMU- 38-10 (1-0)

ND- 28-24 (2-0)

EMU- 49-0 (3-0)

SDSU- 35-24 (4-0)

Minn- 33-7 (5-0)

NW- 13-10 (6-0)

MSU- 26-20 (7-0)

Pur- 38-13 (8-0)

Iowa- 28-27 (9-0)

Ill- 17-10 (10-0)

Neb- 19-30 (10-1)

Osu- 21-7 (11-1)

BT Championship vs Osu 17-6 (12-1)

Rose Bowl vs Ore st. 21-0 (13-1)


January 23rd, 2011 at 10:58 AM ^

Washington's year was supposed to be last year, and I think Oregon is losing a ton of folks, so it's not crazy to think Oregon State makes some noise in the North. But I think Stanford has got to be the favorite, for both the division and the league.

Also didn't realize SDSU graduated that much talent - makes me feel a heck of a lot better about that game


January 24th, 2011 at 11:02 AM ^

Oregon is losing some talent on defense, Casey Matthews in particular, but they're loaded at the skill positions. LaMichael James is back at RB, Darrin Thomas is back at QB, and they have this RS freshman RB, Lache Seastrunk, that you might have heard of.  Even though Luck returns, I still think Oregon is a better football team. I think Oregon's losses don't hurt as much as losing a head coach.


January 23rd, 2011 at 12:31 PM ^

Also interesting that our terrible defense from last year is only going to give up 21 tds this year.  I expect improvement but this seems a bit unreasonable.  Also giving up 3 tds to SDSU, but only 1 in 2 meetings with OSU with seniors in Pryor, Posey, Herron, and on the OL.  Not so fast my friend...


January 23rd, 2011 at 11:01 AM ^

Losses to ND (who I think will be pretty good), NW (who's always feisty) followed up with upsets of MSU and Nebraska, before a loss to Ohio keeps us from being Champions of the West. Not sure how deep the SEC will be next year, or whether M or Nebraska will get a BCS at large spot, so I'm copping out of predicting the bowl game.

But it's progress, and we all get really excited for 2012 with a senior Denardening.

EDIT: I predicted 8-4 for 2010, pending a bowl game (I guess I like to cop out of the bowl game)


January 23rd, 2011 at 10:41 AM ^

10-2 + a bowl game win.  sounds about right, but only if the defense makes the strides it needs to be at least average.  Of course, I would have said about the same with RR coming back and a new DC, so...yeah.  Good year


January 23rd, 2011 at 10:44 AM ^

If we could hit 9 - 3 with a bowl game win that would be HUGE for the program!  

I am sure I am not the only one who is getting very excited for the upcoming season and we are still 8 months away!


January 23rd, 2011 at 10:45 AM ^

NOTRE DAME       - L  
MINNESOTA        - W  
@ Northwestern   - W  
@ Michigan State - W 
PURDUE           - W  
@ Iowa           - L  
@ Illinois       - W 
NEBRASKA         - L   
OHIO STATE       - L 

Some tough games  to end of the season. A win over OSU in AA is definitley possible. I've never been impressed with Pryor and Hoke will have them ready to play. A lot will depend on how much the defense improves throughout the season.  


January 23rd, 2011 at 11:18 AM ^

Pryor is going to have a lot of questions to answer. I think if him and Tressel try to prove that he's an NFL drop-back quarterback then we should be fine. If Pryor just wants to impress and Tressel lets him, a lot of teams are going to be in for long days against that offense.


January 23rd, 2011 at 10:48 AM ^

7 and 6 with great frustration.

For 2011 I predict less frustration and a couple more wins.  9 - 4

Beat MSU and Iowa, but can't beat Tosu this year.

I would trade 5 wins for a win over Tosu.  Living in Columbus while there winning really is not much fun.


January 23rd, 2011 at 10:54 AM ^

I appreciate the optimism around here, but the offense is going to have some issues with the transition and the defense should be better (how could it be any worse?), but not sure the team will be ready to beat Iowa, Nebraska, or OSU this year.  MSU will be in East Lansing, so that is a tough one to win, too.  First five games at home sure helps and they definitely have a shot at ND.  ND is getting better, but they are young, too.  After 5 home games, the first road game at NU could be bumpy.  Dan Persa should be the first versatile, athletic spread QB they play against.


January 23rd, 2011 at 10:55 AM ^

Western Michigan - W

Notre Dame - L

Eastern Michigan - Is there a question?

San Diego State - W

Minnesota - W

Northwestern - W

Michigan State - W

Purdue - W

Iowa - W

Illinois - W

Nebraska - L

Ohio State - L, but competitive

Season: 9-3

Add: Bowl win

2011-12 Season: 10-3