I think we'll have more close/interesting games than tough ones. I'm trying to avoid work, so I'll give my shilling on the matter:
Navy: Closer score than the game probably will be. Navy has an *excellent* quarterback for the system, and the triple option will be tough on new players. 2nd half, their D can't stop our O, and we will grind them down for a two score win.
VT: It's at home, so I think it's a win, since VT is a little behind. Probably not a blowout- one of those get out early, hold of a late surge kind of games
Kent State: Takes their money, makes a good play or two, goes home thinking about MACtion.
Cincy: Cincy will come out hard to try to prove something, but will stumble more as the game goes on. Expect a tight first half, though.
Rugers: Home Game, B1G opener, I don't think Rutgers puts up much of a fight.
Maryland: The first B1G away game, so I'd expect some jitters, but good guys pull away towards the end.
Penn State: They're going to come out hard, play tough, and then realize that it's still not 1986, or even 2008. Expect an ESPN Sad Co-Ed gifable moment in the early 4th when the PSU QB throws a pick-six just as they start a comeback. This game strikes me as the bellweather for the season.
Illinois: Warm up for the next game.
MSU: This is a tough one to call. If Ohio State is rockin' going in, I think we pull out the close one. If we're not up to snuff, we're losing this one. I wouldn't be shocked if we lost, but I kinda hope Sparty will SPARTY NO this one. They're due. (If we've lost to PSU, we lose this one, too.)
Minnesota: It's an away game, so it'll be closer than we like. Also, it'll be cold as balls, I'll bet. Still, Minnesota doesn't have the horses to run two halves with us. I think it'll be close until the last two minutes of the first half, when everything changes, letting Lou Holtz make one of his speeches about the last two minutes of the first half against a good team. Maybe including his three safeties on a kickoff speech.
Indiana: I'm sure there will be some talk on this one- someone on OSU will be hurt that's important, Indiana will probably look good in a game or two. Then, they come to Ohio Stadium and it looks like 2013 all over again.
Fuckers: Those guys play well against us in Whore-Town, but, since Tressel, get rocked in the Shoe. This trend continues.
Put a gun to my head? 12-1 at the end of the year, with a win in the Capital One Bowl against an SEC team that's either playing over it's head or disappointed that their here. Unless we beat MSU. Then it's 13-0 and a 1 or 2 seed heading into the playoffs, since I don't see Wisco beating us in the B1G championship.