I said that I was going to do a breakdown of the Game of the Century. I am no longer going to do it. Why? Because if you wake up, hop onto the internet, and browse for, oh, six minutes, you’ll come across at least four articles about Saturday’s game. Heaven forbid you go to ESPN.com or SI.com or any other sports site. I think it’s fair to say that enough has been written already. You almost literally can’t escape the game. It’s everywhere. In the past few days ESPN.com has posted more than 15 stories, including one about a band whose main conceit is that they dress like Woody (this story actually made the front page of ESPN.com; don’t ask me). The ESPN homepage has a countdown clock (just a bit under two days…in case you forgot when the game was).
And frankly I’m not in an emotional position to do anything other than sit here quietly and wait. If you even remotely care about OSU or Michigan then you understand what’s going on. It’s tough right now to be a fan.
Anyway, I think OSU wins and covers the spread. Michigan’s secondary is too pourous and OSU’s passing game is too potent to keep OSU to under 24 points, and OSU’s defense is too good and Michigan’s offense is too inconsistent for Michigan to score more than 23 points. Plus OSU has the better punter, which should not be overlooked. The game will be close until the fourth quarter, when OSU scores 10 points, which proves to be the margin of victory. 27-17.