Ohio State-Michigan: Who's Ready for Five in a Row?

Andrew GallagherContributor INovember 20, 2008

Well it's time!  The No. 10-ranked, 7-2 Buckeyes brace themselves for the unranked, 3-8 Michigan Wolverines.  This will be their 105th meeting in this historic rivalry.

Michigan holds a slight lead over Ohio State, but Ohio State has won six of the last seven games, including four times in a row. 

Ohio State has a freshman quarterback in Terrelle Pryor who is just lighting up the field.  He has over 1,000 passing yards, 10 touchdown passes, only three interceptions, and over 500 rushing yards in less than seven games.

Ohio State's strong running game consists of All-American Chris Wells and freshman Dan Herron. Wells has rushed for 954 yards and will easily break 1,000 against a thin Michigan defense. 

Though Ohio State's passing was held to just nine attempts against Illinois, expect to see Pryor go downfield on Saturday, as this is a very beaten-up Michigan secondary.

I expect to see the same thing that Ohio State has been doing all season long, which would be run, run, pass. 

Michigan will come in fired up, even after the loss of star running back Willie McGuffie and three other starters.  It is unclear why they are no longer on the team. 

Although, expect to see an optimistic Rich Rodriguez. With a win on Saturday, he can salvage his whole season. 

I would like to see an Ohio State blowout, and I think that is what we are going to see. Ohio State's offense and defense are too strong and will beat the Michigan Wolverines by at least 14. 

I expect a good game, and if it isn't a blowout, then Ohio State doesn't deserve to be in the top 15.  But as we learn in college football, some games are meant to be upsets.