Real Pod Wednesdays: The Gap Between Ohio State and Michigan Looks Wider Than Ever, and Big Ten Championship Game Rematch Against Wisconsin Could Be More of the Same

By Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill on December 4, 2019 at 12:10 pm
Chris Olave vs. Michigan

We thought last week's game against Michigan would be a tougher test. It wasn't.

Ohio State blew out its rivals, 56-27, in Ann Arbor on Saturday, which has us talking about the ever-widening separation between the Buckeyes and Wolverines and whether Michigan has hope of closing that gap anytime soon on this week's episode of Real Pod Wednesdays.

We also review our takeaways from the Buckeyes' eighth straight rivalry game win including Justin Fields' latest big game, the development of J.K. Dobbins and how the defense bounced back and overcame the loss of Shaun Wade after a tough start.

After that, we look ahead to this week's Big Ten Championship Game, which quite frankly, we don't expect to be a whole lot different from Ohio State's first game against Wisconsin. After losing 38-7 to the Buckeyes in Columbus, do the Badgers really have enough tricks up their sleeves to turn the tables in this week's rare rematch? We're skeptical.

We also look ahead to Sunday's final College Football Playoff rankings, in which we believe Ohio State will earn the No. 1 seed if it beats Wisconsin on Saturday, but discuss other potential scenarios that could play out, as well.

In the back half of the show, we make our predictions of which of Ohio State's three candidates will ultimately earn invitations to the Heisman Trophy ceremony, preview Wednesday night's road test for Ohio State men's basketball against North Carolina and answer your questions, including which potential playoff opponent would pose the biggest threat to the Buckeyes and why Jonathon Cooper chose to play his final game this season against Michigan.

Listen to Real Pod Wednesdays in the audio player above or on your audio streaming platform of choice (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, StitcherTuneIn).

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