Friday, November 25, 2016

Michigan-Ohio State game picks from CSO CFP mock committee members

With the Michigan/Ohio State less than 24 hours from kicking off, here are some of College Sports Overload's mock committee member picks for the epic showdown:

Carter Adler, CSO Mock College Football committee member:

Ohio State 24, Michigan 17

They're both very good teams that are very well coached. In the absence of anything more concrete to base it on, I'll pick Ohio State purely on the basis of home field advantage -- which in a close game, does matter. If this were being played at a neutral site, I'd just flip a coin, it's that close.

Davaughn Lucas, CSO Mock College Football committee member:

Michigan 23, Ohio State 20

Both teams are fairly even, but at the end of the day, the Wolverines have the most dynamic playmaker in college football in Peppers and an elite defense. If Speight is healthy, its going to be a nice road to Indy.

Jeremy Rosenberg, CSO freelance writer and Mock College Football committee member:

Ohio State 21, Michigan 13

This game will be about which team's playmaker can come through. Will it be J.T. Barrett or Jabrill Peppers? We've been waiting all season for Peppers to have a breakout game, and it hasn't happened yet. My money is on Barrett.

Sean Baligian, WJR 760/ Fox 2 Detroit:

Ohio State 23, Michigan 13

Michigan took a nice step this year, but I think OSU at home, and the uncertainty at the QB position proves to be too much for the Wolverines. Can see a few field goals between the two old foes, in a throwback type of game. There is no shame in a 10-2 season, and a New Year's Six bowl for Michigan in this new college football landscape.

Ryan Larimore, Host of the SportsTalk 313 podcast:

Michigan 34, Ohio State 27

I think Wilton Speight ends up playing, and this game it ends up being a classic. It is hard to pick against J.T. Barrett, but I think Michigan has an edge overall talent-wise.

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