The Ohio State Buckeyes have two major goals remaining this season: Beat Michigan to finish undefeated, and improve Braxton Miller’s shot at the Heisman trophy.
Accomplishing both goals would send the Buckeyes into 2013 with great momentum. It could be enough to put the team in the top two to begin next season. Urban Meyer has set this team up to be a major national contender in 2013.
That said, the 11-0 season has been a bit of a surprise. Most expected the team to be highly competitive but not to run the table.
Despite the great success, the Buckeyes need to win this game to maintain the buzz they have established. Not being eligible for the postseason will already dull the shine of their season, but losing to a disappointing Michigan team would hurt the perception of the season even more.
The Buckeyes are at home, and they are four-point favorites per Oddsshark.com. The Wolverines are currently ranked No. 19 by ESPN after winning their last three games, but they have been largely inconsistent.
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