Ohio State Michigan Game 2010

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Ohio State Michigan Game 2010 - Ohio State-Michigan History Lesson, Game Outlook/Prediction, and LIVE In-Game Chat.

by HD Handsoe Founder Block O Nation

Dan Herron, Terrelle Pryor, TTUN in 2008

Dan Herron and Terrelle Pryor in action vs. TTUN in 2008.

Outsiders might not see this as a big game when No. 8 Ohio State (10-1, 6-1) hosts TTUN (7-4, 3-4) today in The Shoe.

Astute college fans nationwide know that's not the case. The records don't matter—the rankings don't matter—the hype doesn't matter when the Buckeyes and TTUN meet.

Even with TTUN still somewhat in rebuilding mode (especially on defense), the hate and utter disdain between these two programs, fan bases, and neighboring states matters, and is unmatched.

That is why this rivalry has always, and will always, rank as the best rivalry in all of sports, period.

Ohio State has at least a share of the Big Ten title and a potential BCS Bowl invitation on the line today.

If Wisconsin and Michigan State were to lose to Northwestern and Penn State respectively, the Buckeyes would win the title outright with a win over their hated rival TTUN, from TSUN, aka (the team up North, from the state up North).

Under coach Rich Rodriguez, TTUN has missed going to a bowl game the last two years. This year, win or lose against the Buckeyes, the Wolverines are bowl eligible at 7-4 entering the game, but Dickrod's seat could still be hot this off-season.

Despite Buckeye fans hoping that a contract extension is offered to Rodriguez, there will be serious discussions about replacing him if his squad suffers yet another embarrassing loss to the Buckeyes.

QB Denard Robinson won the starting job this season, but last year's starter, Tate Forcier, has also seen some LIVE game-action.

Expect the offense to be able to move the ball and even put up a few scores.

That's where the positive thoughts on TTUN come to an end.

There are only 11 teams in the entire FBS that give up more points than TTUN. Calling TTUN's defense as weak as a wet paper towel is an insult to the paper towel.

Terrelle Pryor, Boom Herron, and company should find little to no resistance from the nation's 99th ranked scoring defense (33.5 points per game allowed).

The Buckeye offense is ninth in the nation in scoring average (39.6 points per game), and hitting that average (and more) shouldn't be a challenge.

TTUN is averaging 36.8 points per game (15th in the nation), while the Buckeyes defense is only allowing 13.9 points per game (fifth in the nation).

The Buckeyes look to continue their recent dominance in the series, while TTUN hopes to make their season by pulling the upset.

You can bet when toe meets leather at Noon this Saturday, that both teams will be ramped-up and ready for this one—The 107th edition of THE GAME.

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