1. Ohio State will avenge its only loss of the regular season in the B1G Championship Game.
Carrying on a proud tradition of the last few seasons, Ryan Day's Buckeyes will suffer their only regular season loss on the road at the hands of a Big Ten West team, this time Scott Frost's Nebraska. Nebraska will be 4-0 and in the "others receiving votes" section of the AP poll when they defeat the Buckeyes in a close one in Lincoln, and the win will catapult them into the top 15. When the two teams meet again in December, both will be 11-1 and each will still be in the playoff hunt, but this time the Buckeyes will triumph, soundly defeating Nebraska 38-17.
2. Justin Fields will be the Heisman runner-up behind Trevor Lawrence, Tua will finish 3rd
Justin Fields will get his eligibility, win the starting job, and blow the doors off the Big Ten. After one very shaky game in Lincoln that costs the Buckeyes a perfect regular season, Fields responds by going on a tear, registering three straight five hundred yard (both passing and rushing combined) games against Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Northwestern. He has his "Heisman moment" against Michigan, when, after the Buckeyes trail 3-17 at halftime, Fields has a monster second half, throwing for three touchdowns and rushing for two more for a final score of 41-34. Despite leading the Buckeyes to a third consecutive B1G title and having a remarkable 4,500 yard season, Fields is ultimately edged out for the Heisman trophy by Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, who has a similarly impressive season and the benefit of a year's head-start for the hype machine.
3. Justin Fields will outperform Lawrence when Ohio State finally gets one over Clemson
After taking care of Nebraska, Ryan Day's team is slotted in as the #3 seed in the playoff, where it faces off against #2 Clemson. After weeks of the media hyping up the QB duel between Fields and Lawrence, both quarterbacks get off to a roaring start. However, it's the play of Ohio State defensive end Chase Young that truly decides the contest, sacking Lawrence three times in the third quarter. After the final sack, Lawrence goes down with an injured shoulder and can't continue. What was a close game becomes a beatdown as a leaderless Clemson wilts, losing the contest to the Buckeyes 24-45
4. The Ohio State-Penn State game will not be close
After three years in a row of stomach-turning nailbiters, Ohio State finally lays the wood on Penn State in Columbus, routing the Nittany Lions 42-13. Afterwards, James Franklin reiterates how "This sort of thing doesn't happen to elite teams" amid swirling rumors that he's already agreed to take the USC job after the season is over.
5. Michigan will still suck.
Need I explain this one?
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