Since OSU had what amounted to a $79 per person practice last week, I refused to make picks. To close the book on this, FAMU pocketed $900,000 for being a punching bag for 60 minutes. OSU announced a crowd of 103,595, which means they made $8,184,005 on tickets (I’m not even going to factor in concessions, seat backs, merchandising, or parking). Take away the 800k OSU paid to FAMU and they made close to $7.4 million. I’m glad I sold my tickets. I think it’s egregious OSU put the careers of numerous players in jeopardy at the expense of money. This game offered no benefit to anyone but the bottom line and for this… Gene Smith needs to be fired.
This week OSU plays a real opponent in Wisconsin who is averaging a staggering 500+ yards per game. The lowest point total they’ve been held to in 4 games is 30 (OSU’s lowest total is 40). I think this favors the Over.
In terms of the actual game…. it’s a night game in Columbus which always provides an electric atmosphere. On top of that, Wisconsin has a first year coach and I don’t trust their quarterback. This game feels like it’s close throughout but Ohio State wins by 10.
Mark and Wisconsin Superfan in 2009 at the Varsity Club
Line – Ohio State by 7
Over/Under – 54
This week – Ohio State Covers and I’m taking the Over
Last week – See opening paragraph
Season – 3-3
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