Ohio State fans would be none too happy if the local team finished a season 1-11, but as long as the "1" was against That Team Up North, well, things wouldn't be all that bad. Michigan has managed to win versus Ohio State just four times this century. Still, due to Michigan's cancelation in 2020, it's been nearly 1,100 days since the Buckeyes last defeated their hated rival.
This aggression will not stand, man.
With Saturday marking the 118th contest of The Greatest Rivalry in All of Sport, it's time for The Dubcast to break down the only game on the calendar that truly matters, the one Buckeye fans spend all year thinking about, and that wise coaches spend all year planning to win.
This time, the stakes couldn't be much higher, with both teams ranked in the top three of the College Football Playoff rankings, both a perfect 11-0, both with an eye on a Big Ten title (something Michigan has only done three times in the past 20 years, compared to Ohio State's 11), and ultimately a berth in the Playoff and a shot at a national championship.
The Buckeyes got pushed around a year ago in Ann Arbor, and with The Game returning to Columbus and both teams on the cusp of greatness, it would be hard to overhype what will happen Saturday. But we'll try!
Stick around for the betJACK Parlay, in which Andy & Johnny pick a four-wager parlay from among this weekend's contests. We'll also check on how our picks did last week so you can decide if you want to ride with our picks this week or fade us like we're Clay Travis.
Plus, we'll reach into the mailbag for a full slate of questions in Ask Us Anything, which you can do by sending questions to email@example.com!
Happy Thanksgiving, Friends. Thanks as always for listening; remember to check out the Dry Goods store, and we'll see you next week!