The Game predictions.

Submitted by GoBlueBorderBattle on November 25th, 2016 at 11:45 AM
24-21 Michigan. Speight leads Michigan down the field on the last possession of the game until they're stopped shy of the red zone and Kenny Allen kicks the game winning walk-off FG.

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mgoblueben

November 25th, 2016 at 11:54 AM ^

Our chances slip away early after a late hit designed by Meyer knocks speight out and then okorn looks completely over matched like every back up QB for the last decade. osu 42 UM 13.

ShittyPlaceKicker

November 25th, 2016 at 11:56 AM ^

But I had a dream earlier in the week that Ohio State was driving late in the 4th quarter to potentially tie the game before Peppers jumped a pass and took it to the house for 6 to make it a two score game and effectively sealing it for Michigan.

You know who to thank if this was a vision at least.

blueblueblue

November 25th, 2016 at 11:59 AM ^

I dont think UM will win. I hope I am wrong. More importantly, I hope the fanbase reacts reasonably to this team playing an excellent, higher-ranked team on the road. 

LSAClassOf2000

November 25th, 2016 at 12:21 PM ^

One of the amusing things about this place is that, like most sports blogs, the threads for realism about rivalry games are always on time - about two weeks after the game is actually played if it is a loss, and about two minutes after the same game if it is a win. Well, maybe more like two days after a win, if we factor out threads started in irrational exuberance or started while drunk. 

desertwolvie1

November 25th, 2016 at 12:03 PM ^

While the ball is in the air he changes into street clothes, runs into the stands, pushes down an 8-year old buckeye fan, and catches the ball he just hit in the glove he brought to the game.

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Squash34

November 25th, 2016 at 8:15 PM ^

Has let Wisc and msu score more, and are one of the worst team in defensive explosiveness in the country. They are like 99 in that category, while Michigan offense is pretty good. I believe they are top 20.
Bottom line, they have not done well verse pro style teams, and harbaugh will get their young guys out of position.
Michigan is beating this osu team comfortably tomorrow. They are the more experanced and more talented team.

SpikeFan2016

November 25th, 2016 at 2:40 PM ^

Overall that's true, but that's mostly due to the closeness of the respective games and how much our offense was struggling (we scored on our first 6 posessions at State). 

 

Our offense deserves credit for being able to take the crowd out in EL; if we would have failed to score on our first drive so easily after MSU scored first, it would've been going insane. 

BassDude138

November 25th, 2016 at 12:25 PM ^

I think the noon kickoff, and the fact that they now have a loss on their record counteracts that a bit. The biggest games for OSU this year have all been at night. The only two noon games they played were Bowling Green and MSU. They struggled against MSU, and started slow against Bowling Green, actually down 7-0 after Barrett threw a pick-six.

Michigan has played mostly noon games.

I actually believe that the start time is a slight advantage.

Squeezebox

November 25th, 2016 at 12:04 PM ^

Here's a link to the recruits in attendance for tomorrow's game.  It's from 11 Warriors since they are the home team, but I am posting it because several recruits are also on UM's watch list.  If UM puts OSU away, they have a chance to take the wind out of OSU's recruiting sails and who knows from there.

http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/2016/11/77113/ohio-state-michigan-visitor-list-at-least-a-dozen-five-stars-headed-to-columbus

1974

November 25th, 2016 at 12:16 PM ^

Speight: OSU 24, UM 14
O'Korn: OSU 31, UM 9

Those predictions are painful, especially because several good players are leaving after this season and OSU has been in re-loading mode for a couple of years. (Michigan isn't there yet.) Trust in Harbaugh, though, for the long term.

I Like Burgers

November 25th, 2016 at 12:35 PM ^

The annoying part is about all of those players leaving is that Michigan should be taking a step back next season talent wise, while the Buckeyes will be getting better since their team is so young.  Like, they might have their entire damn team back including JT Barrett.  Gonna take a few more seasons of high level recruiting and development to close the gap with them.

newtopos

November 26th, 2016 at 1:13 AM ^

It'll be very hard to do with the way OSU is recruiting right now.  I know we are in good position to finish strong with our 2017 class, but right now the difference between their average rating (95.5) and ours (89.2) is more than the difference between ours and Rutgers (84.57).  Our second highest recruit is ranked around their average (95.33), and their 13th highest recruit would be our third highest (by a fair amount).