Michigan Football ends its regular season as it always does this week against the hated Ohio State Buckeyes as they try to reverse the norm in this rivalry and salvage what has otherwise been a roller coaster season.
Quarterback still remains up in the air in this contest with Brandon Peters questionable with a head injury after getting literally knocked out of the game against Wisconsin. Wilton Speight is not expected to be ready to go, so John O’Korn would get the start for Michigan.
That development alone has fans largely apathetic and preparing themselves for a blowout in this contest.
However, the old rivalry game cliche still applies here and we have seen strange things happen between these two teams in the past. Michigan’s defense gives them a chance to hang around and they may need to have their best effort of the season.
Do not be surprised if this is a close one heading into the second half, though I believe the Buckeyes will pull away and win this one without much drama.
A loss would drop the Wolverines to 1-5 in rivalry games under Jim Harbaugh.
Prediction: Ohio State 31, Michigan 20
Teams: No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes (9-2, 7-1 B1G) vs. Michigan Wolverines (8-3, 4-3 B1G)
Date: November 25, 2017
Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Kickoff: 12 p.m. ET
Radio: Michigan/IMG Sports Network (for a list of affiliates, click here)
Spread: Ohio State -12, O/U 50
- Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft will be on the television call for the second week in a row after doing last week’s game at Wisconsin.
- This will be the first time in 30 years that The Game will be televised on a network other than ABC and first time it will be on FOX.
- The Buckeyes have won five-straight in the series and 12 of the last 13 matchups overall.
- This marks the 100th consecutive year that Michigan and Ohio State have played