Prognosticating: That Team Up North

By 11W Staff on November 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Ohio State doesn't have to be the only winner this weekend.

The Buckeyes will finish their regular season as they always do – with a battle against That Team Up North in The Game. It's Ohio State and Michigan. It's the Buckeyes and the Wolverines. It's the scarlet and gray and the maize and the blue.

Everything will be on the line when No. 2 Ohio State meets No. 3 Michigan on Saturday in Columbus, as a Big Ten East title, a trip to Indianapolis for the conference championship and increased odds at reaching the College Football Playoff allowing for a chance to play for the national championship are all at stake for the programs.

But this is The Game we're talking about. Did you really expect anything different? It's the greatest rivalry in all of sports.

Because this is Ohio State's biggest regular-season game of 2022, we are offering Buckeye fans a chance to win a $100 gift card to the famed Eleven Warriors Dry Goods Store. All you have to do is tell us the future!

Here's how to win:

Post your prediction to the following question in the comments section below. Yes, right here – not on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else you can respond to us.
If Ohio State wins, we will notify the contestant with the correct prediction the Monday after the game. The winner will receive instructions on how to claim your prize. If you do not hear from us before the next week's game, please email

The rules:

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • One entry/comment per person.
  • Duplicate predictions are ineligible – first come, first serve.
  • The deadline for entries is kickoff.
  • Any comment edited after kickoff will be disqualified, regardless of the edit.
  • Ohio State must win the game for a giveaway to take place.

For full contest rules, see here.

The Prediction

According to most sportsbooks from around the country, C.J. Stroud enters The Game as the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy. The Ohio State quarterback has thrown for 2,991 yards this season and is tied with North Carolina's Drake Maye for an NCAA-best 35 touchdown passes.

Stroud could all but lock up the award as college football's best player on Saturday, but he'll need a strong performance against the Wolverines' top-ranked defense to do so.

With that said, how good will Stroud be on in Ohio State's matchup with Michigan?

Correctly predict Stroud's total passing yards in Saturday night's game and win a $100 gift card from Eleven Warriors Dry Goods. As always, roll with the Price is Right rules – the prize will be awarded to the closest prediction without going over.

Good luck!

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