It's almost here. The game you've been waiting for since Michigan State dumped the Buckeyes in the B1G Championship game is just two more sunrises away.
Last year, Ohio State entered the game with a defense that had been routinely carved up, including surrendering 603 total yards to Michigan, and promptly gave up 438 to the Spartans with 304 of that coming through the air.
This year, Sparty's offense is significantly improved and in league play they boast the conference's most prolific attack to the tune of 515.5 yards of total offense per game. Meanwhile, Ohio State's defense is an improved unit giving up 284.5 yards of offense in B1G action.
With those stats in mind, this week's contest winner will be the entrant who accurately predicts the total offensive yardage the Silver Bullets will surrender on Saturday night. If no entrant pegs MSU's total offensive yardage exactly, we'll take the person closest to the final tally while employing the usual Price Is Right tie-breaker (person closest without going over).
Your prize this week is a set of pint glasses adorned with the official 11W seal. Since we've discontinued offering these via 11W Dry Goods due to the hassles of shipping glass, you'll want to make sure you've got your prediction game tight.
As always, leave your prediction in the comments and be mindful of the small print:
- Must be 18 years-old or older.
- One entry/comment per person.
- Duplicate predictions are ineligible – first come, first serve.
- Deadline for entries is kickoff.
- Any comment edited after kickoff will be disqualified, regardless of the edit.
- Ohio State must emerge victorious because #pride.