In my opinion, OSU has the edge in momentum. Coming off a bye week, at Cp Randal and getting the win. Plus, their goal is in sight and it is a home game this week. tsun has to figure out a game plan now that Fitz is out and DR is still gimpy to be the main RB. It just seems as though the Football Gods have all the planets aligned for a win, and a crossing pattern across the middle to DR with Mr Boren waiting for him!
Yessir. Ryan "The Missile" Shazier, say hello to the dreaded one that loves to eat air. I can see that collision now. Good luck with that Denard.
Man, I sort of feel bad here. If (when) OSU wins, it'll have a bit of lost appeal to me. Much the way we as fans see last years Michigan win as tainted, I'd have to say this year would be the same without their best players available. Love him or hate him, Michigan is pretty good with the Nard Dog on the field @ %100.
Regardless, I hope OSU wins by a bagillion points and scores all the touchdowns.
Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.
Never feel bad about beating Michigan. Ever.
Denard will play running back which is a better position for him. It keeps him from arm punting. Gardner is a better QB. This is a better meatchicken team than we played last year, but this OSU team is hungry for revenge. I really feel we are at least 2 touchdowns better. Pour it on Bucks. Damn I hate ttun.
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Kick some serious wolverine ass this week boys. I don't give a flying fudge about them being at full strength. They beat us last year, barely. We beat them this year and the next 10. A loss is not an option.
p.s. Who are the 29 people that voted for AACC? Turn in your Buckeye cards at the front desk.
"Say my name."
I was thinking the same thing - about those voting for the fighting d'Nards....Bucks roll....12-0
Couldn't agree more DOC...love your post! I inquired when I started coming here if the 11W staff could make a disclaimer ?(s) to weed out tTUN fans...they unfortunately said no.
"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."
"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
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I hope they're voting the spread. Thinking OSU will win by 4 or less.
If they're not, they're either M Man and Hail, or serious, serious douchebags.
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Guilty. But only of 1 vote.
Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!
QB's first start for Michigan ever at the Shoe facing an undefeated Buckeye team
Last game of the season, trying to remain undefeated, almost like a bowl game / national title game for OSU
Seniors last game ever in front of their fans
John Simon not coming off the field for any reason what-so-ever
The Silver Bullets playing with a confidence the last few weeks and playing well
Urban keeping the pedal down the entire game
Potential for a blowout
Cannot in good conscience pick Michigan even with the points, but I think the Bucks win in a close game. Would love to see a blowout, though.
Just say no to italics abuse.
I'm pretty sure this poll was a ploy to truly see how many scUM trolls are on this website.
Tough questions guys...and I agree with GoBUCKS above. I can tell you now GO there's about 5-6 that come here to be perceived as if they want to create good ole banter between rivals. In all actuality, they came here because of what Brewster said above....bc of a tainted win last year. Just look at their join dates....all in 2012 besides MMan. They're all here to talk shit and they better just stay away for 6-10 years...bc OSU is going to dominate them and the B1G. It's obvious...just like the question for today.
Whoever voted that they take michigan, I hate you.
Devin Gardner has played the soul-crushing schedule of Minnesota, Northwestern, and Iowa, with Minny being the only road win. Not exactly a murderer's row. Plus, Gardner has thrown an INT every game he's started. Every single one. None of the teams he's played have elite defenses, nor does any team Michigan's played without Denard rank higher than 55th in points per game. I don't think it will be a cakewalk. But I don't believe that Coach Meyer will hold anything back this week, especially since this will be the last game ever for the seniors, and the last game of the season for the team.
I voted for michigan to cover the 5 point spread, not to win the game, and I will not turn in my Buckeye card. Replacing Denard with Gardner, and Touissant with Denard is a positive move for michigan, and one that they seem to have made smoothly. Their team has been playing with discipline and purpose on both sides of the ball, and although I think the Buckeyes have more talent, I also think that michigan will be the most talented opposing team we've faced this season.
On the other hand our Buckeyes have managed to go 11-0 while playing hot and cold. We've overwhelmed very few of our opponents, but always found a way to win. After 11 games I'd say the pattern is set. The Buckeyes will make us sweat, but will prevail.
Voted for OSU to cover each week, not changing anything now!
If we play even or are winning at the end of the 1st quarter we will win by at least 14, Urban will not take his foot off the gas, noon game time (thank god not a night game), our last game, Braxton will be wanting to make up for last year and he will be chomping at the bit after his play at wisconsin. I hope we hang 60 on em!!!
I expect a very close game. VERY close.
After Wisky and Purdue, my heart can't take any more. But close it will likely be.
every time I see "BFM" I think "Bill Fucking Murray"
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I never learned how to read the gambling numbers, but when a vote has the ohio state button next to it. I click it.
~Because we couldn't go for three~
I voted to pick the most popular choice and I nailed it... :
BEAT TSUN and that Kyle guy
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