Ohio State obliterated Wisconsin to capture the B1G championship and sneak in the back door of the inaugural College Football Playoff and we're now just one sunrise away from Urban versus Saban for a chance to be the last man standing in this magnificent college football season.
The oddsmakers see Bama as a prohibitive favorite, of course they also had the Buckeyes as underdogs to the Badgers and there's no question Meyer's squad is thriving off the lack of respect.
There are tons of keys to this game but one in particular is how well Ohio State can execute in trying to slow down Alabama's stud wide receiver, Amari Cooper. The Heisman finalist set single-season school records this year with 115 receptions for 1,656 yards and 14 touchdowns. For perspective, the 2nd-leading receiver in Lane Kiffin's offense is DeAndrew White and his 37 grabs for 439 yards and four scores.
With slowing Cooper on the minds of the Bullets, this week's contest winner will be the entrant who pegs Cooper's receiving yardage for the game, or at least comes closest without going over.
As always, leave your prediction in the comments below to enter 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.