A week after shocking the world with dominant performance in a 49-37 victory at Michigan State that vaulted the Buckeyes to #8 in the College Football Playoff, Ohio State must again take its show on the road, this time to face the 7-2 Minnesota Golden Gophers.
With an early kickoff and wintry weather in the forecast, J.T. Barrett and company will be looking to not only avoid a letdown but post another convincing win for the playoff committee to digest. A key matchup to watch will be how Barrett, averaging 214 passing yards per game in conference play (240 pass ypg overall), fares against the league's 3rd-best pass defense yielding 154 yards per B1G outing.
Considering those numbers, this week's contest winner will be the entrant who accurately predicts Barrett's total passing yardage against the Gophers. If no entrant pegs J.T.'s passing 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 whiskey glasses adorned with the official 11W seal. Just like the pint glasses we gave away last week, we've discontinued offering these via 11W Dry Goods due to the hassles of shipping glass, therefore 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 21-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.