On Saturday, November 27th, the 10-1 Ohio State Buckeyes will take on the 7-4 Michigan Wolverines in hopes of clinching the Big Ten Championship for the 35th time in the school's history.
The Buckeyes are led by the 6'6'', 233-pound junior quarterback out of Jeannette, Pennsylvania, Terrelle Pryor. Pryor has been outstanding this season throwing for 2,331 yards, 23 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 158.56 QB rating.
If the Buckeyes are going to beat the Wolverines and clinch their sixth consecutive Big Ten title, Pryor must have a stellar performance without turning the ball over. In his last three outings Pryor has been making a lot of mistakes, but has been talented enough to make up for them, except against Wisconsin when he failed to score a single touchdown. That was the only game of the season he didn't record a touchdown, which resulted in the Buckeyes' only loss of the season, diminishing their hopes of a national championship.
If Pryor wants to win this football game, he must be conservative in the early going to get a feel for Michigan's defense and the movement of their secondary. If he does, Terrelle Pryor should have a fantastic performance this Saturday.
However, Terrelle Pryor will not be the only dominating quarterback on the field. The Ohio State defense will have their hands full the entire game trying to stop Denard Robinson, who is basically the college version of Michael Vick. Not only does Robinson have an arm, but he has some of the quickest legs ever seen on a quarterback. The 6'0'' sophomore can flat out run the football.
Despite how good Denard Robinson has been, Ohio State should have no problem winning this football game. The Buckeyes have one of the most explosive offenses throughout all of college football and a defense that knows how to protect their end zone, only allowing 13.9 points per game. Ohio State has the ninth overall ranked scoring offense in Division I, which will be too much for the Michigan defense to handle, putting up an average of 39.6 points per game.
On Saturday, Ohio State will be wearing uniquely designed Nike uniforms to salute the Buckeyes' 1942 National Championship team, with hopes of accomplishing a similar feat.