Ohio State vs. Michigan in the BIG GAME

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  1. hoodlum10

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    Ohio State vs. Michigan in the BIG GAME

    Judgement day has almost arrived. After battling all season long to obtain their goals, The Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines have arrived here at this point, just 1 step away from a national title game. Both teams have taken paths and started from different spots, but they both are here now at the pinnacle of this sport. Just like in 2006 both teams are undefeated heading into the final game of the year with a shot at the BCS Title on the line. Of course that year Troy Smith and the Buckeyes handled the Wolverines in Columbus on their way to being destroyed by Tebow and the Gators in the title game. Who knows what will happen this time around but it should be one for the ages.

    Michigan

    At the beginning of the year expectations were rather low for Michigan coming off the 3-9 debacle of last year. The coaching staff even admitted the season would be a success if this team could win 7 or 8 games. They started the year ranked 56th, and now they have a chance to be #1. It has been a tough road for these youngsters, but the children have persevered and showed their true colors countless times in make or break situations this season. For a team with only 6 senior starters this truely is remarkable. UM has relied on an oppurtunistic defense and the best special teams unit in the country to get them to this point. The offense has been nothing spectacular, but they have done enough to not lose. The Wolverines have proved the nay-sayers wrong more than once this year, getting upset wins against Alabama, Penn State, and Notre Dame. Each of their last 5 games have been decided by a TD or less and it hasnt always been pretty, but in each instance the Wolverines have found a way to get a job done. The coaches have thrown in a few new wrinkles for the big showdown, but in the end it will come down to whether or not people continue to step up in the clutch for the Wolverines.

    Key Players

    QB T.Forcier: T. Forcier: 129-218 1767 yds 8 TD 13 INT, 264 rush yds 10 TD
    RB B.Minor: 161 att 818 yds 10 TD, 19 rec 262 yds 1 TD
    WR J. Hemingway: 36 rec 480 yds 2 TD
    MLB O.Ezeh: 82 tack 10 tfl 1 INT
    DE B.Graham: 45 tack 19 tfl 5 sack 1 INT
    RET T.Robinson: 44.0 yd avg return, 4 return TDs

    Ohio State

    Expectations were high to start the year as usual in Columbus for the Buckeyes. It was Terrelle Pryor's sophomore year, the year he was to have his coming out party. There were doubters all throughout the country but the Bucks have shut them up. Pryor has been the greatest dual threat QB in the country so far, and fellow sOpohomore RB Daniel "Boom" Herron is in contention for the heisman. The Bucks have not had as many close games as the Wolverines, but they have had their own adversity to deal with, as a scandal with Coach Gibby forced the university to replace the coach late in the season. This bunch of kids has adapted well and their goal of a national title in still very attainable. Everyone knows this game will be war, and im sure the Buckeyes will be ready for war in Ann Arbor.

    Key Players

    QB T.Pryor: 80-154 1246 yds 8 TD 7 INT 602 rush yds 9 TD
    RB D.Herron: 181 att 1191 yds 23 TD
    WR D.Posey: 10 rec 197 yds 2 TD
    SS K.Coleman: 55 tack 7 tfl 4 INT
    DT D.Worthington: 41 tack 16 tfl 8 sacks
    RET J.Berry: 40.4 yd ret avg, 3 ret TD

    There will be plenty of post game analysis on this one, i will be posting videos no worries. However i would like each of you to make a prediction for this one. This is by far the biggest game we have had in our dynasty and we need to recognize that. So post your opinions on this one and please back up your prognostications with an explanation.
     
  2. einstein313

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    The media has been all over Coach Mark for an early comment, In a block bust move Coach Mark gave junior Mass comm major Ricky Davis who writes the football article for the BUckeye's collegiate newspaper a live interview in which he stated his game plan which was to utilize the running attack and make great decisions in the passing game. He says there will be a moment in the game either in special teams or a big play that decides this game.
     
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    about 1 hour till kickoff the stands are rockin
     
  4. hoodlum10

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    the game will be underway in a few minutes......i may post updates at the half.
     
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    Kicking off now.... GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!
     
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    OSU jumped out to an early 24-0 lead, score is now 27-14 OSU at the half, Michigan set to recieve.
     

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