Michigan and Ohio State have had some memorable matchups over the years, and now, this is the biggest rivalry in College Football history. This year could be the most exciting matchup in the rivalry, as Ohio State comes off what might be a playoff berth-ending loss to Michigan State, and Michigan tries to convince the College Football Playoff Committee that they should be in it as a 2-loss team. Here is who I think will win and what the scenarios would be after that:
The Game Preview
Jake Rudock, the Michigan QB, has looked like the best QB in college football since he saved Michigan’s playoff hopes by beating Indiana in a 2OT thriller. Ohio State played like they knew they would win the game no matter what, making some extremely head-scratching play calls throughout, leaving star RB Ezekiel Elliott to make his decision to elect for the NFL. I think that right now, the underdog is still Michigan, but the win will still come to them, and it may be a blowout loss for the Buckeyes.
What Happens Now?
Well, a lot of things need to happen. They cannot get higher than the 4th seed in the playoff to make things clear, but still, a lot of things need to go Michigan’s way for them to get into the playoff. First, Penn State has to beat Michigan State, which isn’t completely out of the question, but Michigan State has been hot as of late, so hold your breath Wolverine fans. Also, Florida State and Temple have to lose, putting each of them at 3 losses. Lastly, they need Stanford to beat Notre Dame, and then hold their breath until Tuesday night and pray that the Committee messes up big time, much like last year, when we saw no Big 12 Conference teams in the playoff. Anyways, TCU beating Baylor last night could for the Committee to ruin the playoff for everyone once again this year, so just pray Michigan fans. Just. Pray.