Predicting Every Single FBS College Football Game: Week 14

Record in Week 13: 42-17 (71.1% of games predicted correctly) To see my picks for week 13, click here.
Overall Record for the Season: 549-220

Last week’s games weren’t exactly the best. But you won’t have to worry about that this week. There are plenty of great games to watch, including several rivalry games and games that will have implications on playoffs, conference championships and bowl games. This will also be the last week of the season for several programs. It’s getting down to crunch time! Not only are these games going to be more exciting than normal, but I have picked a lot of upsets because I see a lot of carnage happening. Let’s take a look…

Tuesday Nov. 25
Ohio @ Miami (OH) – Pick: Ohio

Thanksgiving Night
TCU @ Texas – Pick: Texas (Upset)
LSU @ Texas A&M – Pick: Texas A&M

Friday Nov. 28
Northern Illinois @ Western Michigan – Pick: Western Michigan
Nebraska @ Iowa – Pick: Iowa
Houston @ SMU – Pick: Houston
Western Kentucky @ Marshall – Pick: Marshall
UCF @ South Florida – Pick: UCF
Ball State @ Bowling Green – Pick: Bowling Green
Toledo @ Eastern Michigan – Pick: Toledo
Akron @ Kent State – Pick: Akron
Buffalo @ UMass – Pick: UMass
Arkansas @ Missouri – Pick: Arkansas (Upset)
Navy @ South Alabama – Pick: Navy
Arizona State @ Arizona – Pick: Arizona
Stanford @ UCLA – Pick: Stanford (Upset)
Colorado State @ Air Force – Pick: Colorado State
Virginia @ Virginia Tech – Pick: Virginia Tech
East Carolina @ Tulsa – Pick: East Carolina

Saturday Nov. 29
South Carolina @ Clemson – Pick: South Carolina
Cincinnati @ Temple – Pick: Cincinnati
West Virginia @ Iowa State – Pick: West Virginia
Purdue @ Indiana – Pick: Purdue
Illinois @ Northwestern – Pick: Northwestern
Team Up North @ Ohio State – Pick: Ohio State
Rice @ Louisiana Tech – Pick: Rice
Georgia Tech @ Georgia – Pick: Georgia
Kentucky @ Louisville – Pick: Louisville
Old Dominion @ Florida Atlantic – Pick: Florida Atlantic
North Texas @ UTSA – Pick: North Texas
NC State @ North Carolina – Pick: North Carolina
Syracuse @ Boston College – Pick: Boston College
LA Lafayette @ Troy – Pick: LA Lafayette
Utah @ Colorado – Pick: Utah
Idaho @ Appalachian State – Pick: Appalachian State
Texas State @ Georgia State – Pick: Texas State
New Mexico State @ Arkansas State – Pick: Arkansas State
Wyoming @ New Mexico – Pick: Wyoming
Florida @ Florida State – Pick: Florida (Earle Bruce Upset Special)
Rutgers @ Maryland – Pick: Maryland
Michigan State @ Penn State – Pick: Michigan State
Minnesota @ Wisconsin – Pick: Wisconsin
Notre Dame @ USC – Pick: USC
Mississippi State @ Ole Miss – Pick: Ole Miss (Upset)
Baylor @ Texas Tech – Pick: Baylor
San Jose State @ San Diego State – Pick: San Diego State
UAB @ Southern Miss – Pick: UAB
Kansas @ Kansas State – Pick: Kansas State
Tennessee @ Vanderbilt – Pick: Tennessee
Connecticut @ Memphis – Pick: Memphis
BYU @ California – Pick: BYU
LA Monroe @ Georgia Southern – Pick: Georgia Southern
Wake Forest @ Duke – Pick: Duke
Pittsburgh @ Miami – Pick: Pittsburgh
Hawaii @ Fresno State – Pick: Fresno State
Middle Tennessee State @ UTEP – Pick: UTEP
Auburn @ Alabama – Pick: Auburn (Upset)
Oregon @ Oregon State – Pick: Oregon
Utah State @ Boise State – Pick: Boise State
Nevada @ UNLV – Pick: Nevada
Washington @ Washington State – Pick: Washington

I’ll let you know how I did with my predictions on next week’s post. Let me know in the comments what you think of my picks and feel free to ask me why I picked the way I did. Also you can follow me on Twitter @SchottJosh.

Negabuck- No Pity for Michigan

 

Coming off another sometimes impressive/sometimes horrendous win against a very pedestrian Indiana squad, the Buckeyes fix their focus to the final game of the regular season against Michigan.

Indiana is a team that really sucks but they are a different kind of suck than most other sucks.

Their quarterback couldn’t throw a pass further than 20 yards down the field but they have arguably two of the best playmakers in the conference in Tevin Coleman and Shane Wynn-two guys who can turn any crease into 6 points. These two burned the Buckeye defense on Saturday a few times and kept the game close from an offensive side.  SEC East leader Missouri learned this the hard way as well.

Indiana’s defense was given three gift turnovers and the outmatched Hoosiers played about as well as they could have, all things considered.

The Buckeyes look as good as any team in the nation when things are going smoothly but turnovers are turning into an alarming issue. If Ohio State continues in this giving mood they will be in trouble in every game the rest of the season- yes even this Saturday.

Growing up a 90’s kid, I have learned to never sleep on any Michigan team, no matter the year. So forgive me if I am not feeling sorry for the Michigan team and fans during another disappointing campaign in 2014 and neither should you.

I’m not feeling as much of the awesome hate that usually comes this time of year and this is because human nature is to not kick a horse while he’s down. Brady Hoke is a lame duck and will probably be coaching his last game for the pee and blue on Saturday and many Buckeye fans are sleepily going through this week looking forward to the Big Ten Championship Game.

Well I say not only should you kick this horse while they lay dying, but you should also elbow drop this horse to hell…

 

 

 

Here are ten reminders to get your blood boiling about that poopy school to the north:

 

 

10.  1996-

The first vivid memory in my tiny little Buckeye brain is of the heartbreaking season finale of the 96 Rose Bowl year. Ohio State was up 9-0 at the half and didn’t score again while losing to a Michigan team that finished 8-4.

Ohio State finished 2nd in the country after the bowl games…

9. 2013 Premeditated attack on Ohio State’s smallest player-

I don’t care what anybody says, last years game contained an organized attack on a spunky Ohio State freshmen.

After some pregame trash talk, the first time Ohio State frosh Dontre Wilson touched the ball the Michigan hoodlums did this…

 

The scuffle lead to Dontre and senior offensive lineman Marcus Hall getting ejected with no Michigan penalites….

8. Desmond Howard-

Turd.

7.  Taylor Lewan-

Not only did he knock out an Ohio State fan after last years game… Seriously

But he’s the one who “allegedly” threatened to rape a girl who accused his roommate of sexual assault if she spoke to the cops… Super Seriously

He has denied the second allegation and how can you not believe a guy with such a great smile?

6. Kyle Kalis-

After decommitting from Ohio State after the Tat-Gate situation came to light (not a big deal) and receiving some nasty tweets from some white trash Buckeye fans (probably me) the lifelong Ohio State fan had this to say… LOL

When asked about the 2012 game between the Big Ten rivals, which will be played in Columbus.

“There will be blood on the field and it won’t be mine. … Quote it. Let them know.”

Kalis didn’t even see the field during the loss and is currently a big part of Michigan’s atrocious offensive issues.

5. 2003-

Not many Ohio State fans bring up this season (probably due to still being drunk from the previous National Title season) but Michigan cost Ohio State a shot at defending their national championship after defeating the Bucks the last week of the year.

Gross.

4. Brady Hoke still says Ohio-

That worm says it just to get under dumb people like myself’s skin.

And it works…

3. 2-10-1-

John Cooper is in the College Football hall of fame but is not remembered as one of the games best due to some pesky team from some smelly state.

How annoying

 

2. 58-45-6-

Even though the majority of Michigan’s victories over Ohio State occurred when Babe Ruth was in grade school, Ohio State still needs 13 more wins in a row to tie the once great program.

#LivingInThePast

1. Trying to steal our loved one-

The University of Michigan had the audacity to offer Joey Bosa a scholarship…

Ohio State and Joey Bosa are perfect for each other and these snobs tried to intervene like a jealous ex girlfriend. Even though it didn’t work out for the jamokes, I will never forgive them for trying to ruin my everything.

They crossed the line and no amount of losing seasons will ever redeem the Michigan punks in my book.

 

 

 

I hope all Buckeye fans will get up with me Saturday at 6AM and start downing the hate juice (liquor) and remind themselves how truly disgusting and fun this rivalry is.

 

Bonus- I finally forced myself to watch the whole thing and was not disappointed. How long will you last?

 

 

 

 

 

Double Bonus Michigan Edition- It never get old:

 

 

B1G Weekly Recap: Buckeyes Clinch East, Badgers Hold Serve In West

Despite some momentary struggles, Ohio State accomplished its goal going into the weekend and that was clinching a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game. Wisconsin held off a pesky Iowa team to improve to 6-1 in conference play and will clinch their spot opposite Ohio State in Indianapolis with a win in their final regular season game.

Ohio State 42, Indiana 27

The Buckeyes looked shaky against Indiana, even trailing in the third quarter after a 90-yard Tevin Coleman touchdown run, one of three on the day for him. When they looked their shakiest, they turned to a player many turned their back on just a week ago. Jalin Marshall returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown to regain the lead and Ohio State would never give it back.

Marshall set an Ohio State record by scoring four touchdowns in one half, adding three receiving touchdowns to his punt return. Indiana returns to Bloomington to finish their season while Ohio State will remain in Columbus and take on That Team Up North.

Illinois 16, Penn State 14

Illinois came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat Penn State thanks to a David Reisner field goal with just eight seconds left in the game. Both offenses struggled in this one, with neither team hitting the 300 yard total offense mark. Christian Hackenberg went just 8-16 for 93 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

Mike Dudek was consistent throughout for the Illini, catching 11 passes for 115 yards as Illinois moved to within a game of bowl eligibility. Penn State will head back to Happy Valley to host Michigan State and Illinois will go on the road to take on in-state rival Northwestern.

Minnesota 28, Nebraska 24

Ohio State’s win over Minnesota looks even better this week after the Golden Gophers were able to go on the road and knock off Nebraska. Tommy Armstrong threw for over 200 yards and Ameer Abdullah rushed for 98 but it wasn’t enough to take down Minnesota at home.

Despite throwing for just 135 yards, Mitch Leidner led the way for the Gophers, rushing for 110 and two scores. David Cobb added 80 and another score on the ground as Minnesota kept their hopes of a rematch against Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game alive. Nebraska will go on the road at Iowa to finish out the regular season and Minnesota hits the road again as they travel to Camp Randall.

Northwestern 38, Purdue 14

Northwestern kept their slim bowl hopes alive by dominated Purdue in West Lafayette. Justin Jackson ran for 147 yards and two scores to lead the Wildcats to victory. Trevor Siemian left the game in the second quarter with a knee injury but that didn’t slow Northwestern down, as Zack Oliver came in and did his job.

The Wildcat defense was extremely tough on the Boilermakers, especially in the run game. Akeem Hunt managed just 60 yards on 20 carries and Purdue as a team combined for just 61 yards on the ground. Northwestern will host Illinois this week while Purdue goes on the road to take on the Hoosiers.

Michigan State 45, Rutgers 3

After losing to Ohio State at home two weeks ago, Michigan State has been nothing short of dominant, making quick work of both Maryland and Rutgers. This week, the Spartans jumped out to a 35-0 halftime lead on the back of Jeremy Langford. Langford finished the day with 126 yards and two touchdowns.

Michigan State’s vaunted defense showed up again, holding the Scarlet Knights to just 234 yards of total offense. The Spartans picked off Rutgers three times as they cruised to another victory. Michigan State will go on the road next week to take on Penn State and Rutgers will also be away from home as they go to Maryland to close out the regular season.

Wisconsin 26, Iowa 24

Once again, it was the Melvin Gordon show for Wisconsin. On the week he would lose his single-game rushing yards record, Gordon made it to the 2,000 yards mark on the season. Gordon rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns on the day, bolstering his Heisman resume even more.

Jake Rudock did what he could to give the Hawkeyes a chance to win this game, throwing for 311 yards and two scores, but it was barely not enough. Iowa will host Nebraska next week and Wisconsin will host Minnesota in a play-in game for the Big Ten Championship.

Maryland 23, That Team Up North 16

Despite not having their best player in Stefon Diggs, Maryland was able to go into Ann Arbor and knock off the Wolverines for their seventh win of the season. C.J. Brown threw for 165 yards and ran for 87 and a score, but it was Wes Brown’s 1-yard touchdown run with less than six minutes left in the game.

Devin Gardner threw for 106 yards and an interception to go with 82 rushing yards in his final home game as a Wolverine. Maryland will go back to College Park next week to host Rutgers and That Team Up North will make a trip into extremely hostile territory to take on Ohio State.

What are your predictions for the upcoming slate of games? Will it be Wisconsin or Minnesota taking on the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship Game? Let us know below!

Urban Flips Another One

Buckeyes head coach is at it again, making the nation mad and flipping kids to commit to The Ohio State University. This time he flipped a Utah commit and it must not of been hard to do seeing how said commit came to Columbus on November 1 for an official visit (Illinois game) and twelve days later he decommited.

Branden Bowen who is 6’7 and comes in about 315-330 lbs hails from Draper Utah which is just an hour south of Salt Lake City. Bowen who many have between a three and four star offensive lineman is the 22nd commit for the Buckeyes this season and he becomes the 4th offensive lineman. He joins Kevin Feder, Grant Schmidt and Matthew Burrell who just recently committed to the Buckeyes also. Branden played for Corner Canyon High School and were unfortunately eliminated in the semi-finals of the Utah State playoffs.

With Bowen’s committing to Ohio State 247sports now has the Buckeyes with the number 4 class nationally, not to bad considering so many Buckeye fans were scared during the summer that Penn State was getting all the recruits.

Brenden Bowen senior year highlights

Welcome to Buckeye Nation Branden.

MotSaG B1G Power Poll Week 13

Here we are the final week of the college football regular season for the Big Ten. Excuse me while I wipe away some tears as this season has come and gone so quickly but rest assured not only is this rivalry week but many B1G teams have bowl games to play. There are three teams fighting to become bowl eligible in this final week, two play each other and one well lets face it hopefully they lose big since they are playing the Buckeyes.

1. Ohio State (10-1,7-1) The Hoosiers gave the Buckeyes a scare on Saturday but this kid named Jalin Marshall made up for his miscues the week earlier and put the Buckeyes on his back and carried them into the B1G Championship Game.
Last Week: #1
Next Game: TTUN

2. Michigan State (9-2,6-1) Sparty isn’t out of the playoff picture just yet, there are scenarios where they could possibly get a spot if that SEC keeps beating itself up.
Last Week: #2
Next Game: @Penn State

3. Wisconsin (9-2,6-1) The Badgers win and they are in the B1G Championship game to face the Buckeyes and my preseason pick comes true but they play a strong Minnesota team.
Last Week: #3
Next Game: Minnesota

4. Minnesota (8-3,5-2) The Gophers knock off the Cornhuskers to make sure this Saturdays match up is for all the marbles and a possible rematch against the Buckeyes.
Last Week: #5
Next Game: @Wisconsin

5. Nebraska (8-3,4-3) Bo Pelini’s must have used up all his cats nine lives as the Cornhuskers drop two straight and are eliminated from possibly playing in the B1G Championship game or even tying to win the West.
Last Week: #4
Next Game: @Iowa

6. Maryland (7-4,4-3) Big Ten newcomer might have knocked the Wolverines out of bowl contention and they did this without Stefon Diggs. If the Terps win Saturday and Wolverines loose Maryland will have as many conference wins as TTUN has all season. Hail to the Victors
Last Week: #6
Next Game: Rutgers

7. Iowa (7-4,4-3) Many picked the Hawkeyes to win the West saying they had the easiest path but when you don’t know what team will show up and show no consistency you fail to get your goal.
Last Week: #7
Next Game: Nebraska

8. Northwestern (5-6,3-4) Everytime you count out the Wildcats the go on some kind of winning streak and claw their way back into fighting for a bowl berth, big game for them this weekend plus bragging rights for the State of Illinois
Last Week: #11
Next Game: Illinois

9. Penn State (6-5,2-5) They are happy in Happy Valley to be going bowling but they must have forgotten that they still have games to be played in the conference after getting beat by the Fighting Illini
Last Week: #8
Next Game: Michigan State

10. Rutgers (6-5,2-5) The Scarlet Knights first year in the B1G has been tough only beating TTUN and Indiana so far. Preseason I didn’t believe they would be bowl eligible but they got there and TTUN hasn’t. Hail to the Victors
Last Week: #9
Next Game: @Maryland

11. TTUN (5-6,3-4) Every year since Brady cHoke’s first at the helm of the Maize and Blue they have gotten worse, A Buckeye win will knock the Wolverines officially out of bowl contention and will undoubtedly finish cHoke’s career as the head coach. Hail to the Victors
Last Week: #10
Next Game: @TheOhioState

12. Illinois (5-6,2-5) The fighting Illini are fighting to become bowl eligible and it may influence the decision on keeping Tim Beckman on the sidelines.
Last Week: #13
Next Game: @Northwestern

13. Purdue (3-8,1-6) We have seen improvement and growth from Darrell Hazel’s team, but the injuries were to much to overcome and the Boilermakers are still rebuilding but seem to be heading in the right direction hopefully he gets some more time to see a different relevant team in West Lafayette.
Last Week: #12
Next Game: @Indiana

14. Indiana (3-8,0-7) Can the SEC East champs win a B1G conference game this year? The battle of Indiana will be their last hope.
Last Week: #14
Next Game: Purdue

Always love hearing your feedback, don’t forget you can email me at AskMotSaG@gmail.com with any questions.

Predicting Every Single FBS College Football Game: Week 13

Record in Week 12: 33-17 (66% of games predicted correctly) To see my picks for week 12, click here.
For those paying attention closely, this is the second week in a row I went 33-17 with my picks. Strange.

Overall Record for the Season: 507-203

If you haven’t look at this week’s games yet, I’m afraid I have some bad news. They’re absolutely terrible. The two most exciting games on paper are Kansas State at West Virginia (on Thursday night), Arizona at Utah and USC at UCLA. Yuck! So if you want to spend this weekend getting some early Christmas shopping done or get some yard work done in lieu of watching these terrible games, then I don’t blame you one bit. But despite these terrible games I must pick them all!

Tuesday Nov. 18
Massachusetts @ Akron – Pick: Akron
Northern Illinois @ Ohio – Pick: Northern Illinois

Wednesday Nov. 19
Bowling Green @ Toledo – Pick: Bowling Green
Kent State @ Buffalo – Pick: Buffalo

Thursday Nov. 20
Kansas State @ West Virginia – Pick: Kansas State
North Carolina @ Duke – Pick: North Carolina
Arkansas State @ Texas State – Pick: Arkansas State

Friday Nov. 21
UTEP @ Rice – Pick: Rice
San Jose State @ Utah State – Pick: Utah State
Air Force @ San Diego State – Pick: Air Force

Saturday Nov. 22
Minnesota @ Nebraska – Pick: Minnesota
Kansas @ Oklahoma – Pick: Oklahoma
Penn State @ Illinois – Pick: Penn State
Rutgers @ Michigan State – Pick: Michigan State
Indiana @ Ohio State – Pick: Ohio State
Northwestern @ Purdue – Pick: Northwestern
Eastern Kentucky @ Florida – Pick: Florida
Charleston Southern @ Georgia – Pick: Georgia
South Alabama @ South Carolina – Pick: South Carolina
Fordham @ Army – Pick: Army
Marshall @ UAB – Pick: Marshall
SMU @ UCF – Pick: UCF
UTSA @ Western Kentucky – Pick: Western Kentucky
Virginia Tech @ Wake Forest – Pick: Virginia Tech
Western Michigan @ Central Michigan – Pick: Central Michigan
Washington State @ Arizona State – Pick: Arizona State
Louisiana Tech @ Old Dominion – Pick: Louisiana Tech
New Mexico @ Colorado State – Pick: Colorado State
Eastern Michigan @ Ball State – Pick: Ball State
Tulsa @ Houston – Pick: Houston
Savannah State @ BYU – Pick: BYU
Georgia State @ Clemson – Pick: Clemson
Boston College @ Florida State – Pick: Florida State
Syracuse @ Pittsburgh – Pick: Syracuse
Texas Tech @ Iowa State – Pick: Iowa State
Wisconsin @ Iowa – Pick: Wisconsin
Maryland @ Michigan – Pick: Maryland
Ole Miss @ Arkansas – Pick: Ole Miss
Arizona @ Utah – Pick: Arizona
Tulane @ East Carolina – Pick: East Carolina
Louisville @ Notre Dame – Pick: Notre Dame
Florida International @ North Texas – Pick: North Texas
LA Monroe @ New Mexico State – Pick: LA Monroe
Stanford @ California – Pick: California
Western Carolina @ Alabama – Pick: Alabama
South Florida @ Memphis – Pick: Memphis
Colorado @ Oregon – Pick: Oregon
Appalachian State @ Louisiana-Lafayette – Pick: Louisiana-Lafayette
Miami @ Virginia – Pick: Miami
Samford @ Auburn – Pick: Auburn
Florida Atlantic @ Middle Tennessee State – Pick: Middle Tennessee
Missouri @ Tennessee – Pick: Tennessee
Vanderbilt @ Mississippi State – Pick: Mississippi State
Oklahoma State @ Baylor – Pick: Baylor
USC @ UCLA – Pick: USC (Upset)
Cincinnati @ Connecticut – Pick: Cincinnati
Boise State @ Wyoming – Pick: Boise State
Fresno State @ Nevada – Pick: Nevada
Oregon State @ Washington – Pick: Washington
UNLV @ Hawaii – Pick: Hawaii

I’ll let you know how I did with my predictions on next week’s post. Let me know in the comments what you think of my picks and feel free to ask me why I picked the way I did. Also you can follow me on Twitter @SchottJosh.

Negabuck: A Final Quarter Midterm

 

Sit down and shut up you little twerps, it’s the final quarter of the season and it is time for midterms. The Buckeyes kind of blew out/kind of almost lost to the Goofs of Minnesota Saturday and there are only two tests left in the 2014 season. This isn’t about them however, this week is all about how much you have been paying attention to this crazy college football year.

Did you do your homework? Did you take notes? Find the harsh reality now…

 

Here is your 2014 final quarter midterm; the answer key is located at the bottom (no peeking):

 

1. What does the J.T. stand for in J.T. Barrett?

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2. Where is the strongest media bias located in the country?

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3. If Team A beats Team B and both have the same record while playing near identical schedules, who should be ranked higher?

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4. If a three loss team falls 59-0 in the forest, should they still be ranked?

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5. Who should Ohio State start at quarterback in 2015?

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6. Which team has more rushing yards than Wake Forest this season?

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7. Northwestern is a team that plays in the state of Illinois, please define:

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8. Please explain the San Jose Punt Phenomenon of 11/15/2014:

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9. How many rib bones does Ezekiel Elliott show on a given Saturday?

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10. Would you rather fight 100 duck sized Joey Bosa’s or one Joey Bosa sized duck?

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Your Grade: ___________________________

 

O.k. you little cheats, pencils down! Grade yourself on the honors system.

 

Here is the answer key:

 

1. What does the J.T. stand for in J.T. Barrett?

John Heisman

2. Where is the strongest media bias located in the country?

Eugene, Oregon. Somehow the Ducks slip by the media sensibility goalie every year and are considered the darlings of College Football only to be a bigger letdown than Dumb and Dumber To (I haven’t seen it but I’m an ASSumer). They already laid one egg this year against a decent Zona team but I bet they are good for one more. They moved in front of Florida State last week in the playoff poll for some reason, who knows why. Enough people are sick of Winston and FSU that nobody seems to have a problem with it.

If they finally break through this year and win a playoff game then I will eat some crow with a side of duck. The SEC certainly gets a lot more credit than they deserve and many losses are forgiven somehow, but they win the big one a lot.

I’m still not sure what Oregon has done to earn all of this street cred… I guess they beat Wisconsin a few years ago?

3. If Team A beats Team B and both have the same record while playing near identical schedules, who should be ranked higher?

Team B. I don’t come up with the material, I just give out the tests…

I still think the committee will come to their senses after a few weeks and move Baylor ahead of TCU but don’t be surprised to see chaos head down south before the season’s over.

4. If a three loss team falls 59-0 in the forest, should they still be ranked?

Yes. Forget the murder at the hands of Alabama, or the two other losses that weren’t all that close- The Texas A&M Aggies creeped into the top 25 last week.

Can you imagine a Big Ten team being ranked with a 7-3 record with wins over:

South Carolina, Lamar, Rice, SMU, Arkansas, Louisiana-Monroe and Auburn?

Luckily the Aggies fell out after a loss to Mizzou on Saturday- I’m assuming this, too lazy to double check the polls because… I’m over it.

5. Who should Ohio State start at quarterback in 2015?

If you answered this question with J.T. Barrett or Braxton Miller then you get zero points. The correct answer is “Who the hell cares?” This currently pointless debate will have plenty of time to be beaten to death from mid-January to August next year. Enjoy this current run Buckeye fans.

6. Which team player has more rushing yards than Wake Forest this season in one game?

Melvin Gordon.

Gordon had 408 yards in one game against Nebraska. Wake Forest has 341 yards rushing on the season…

Farooq can put it like only he can:

 

7. Northwestern is a team that plays in the state of Illinois, please define:

Bipolar: A team that manages to beat Wisconsin and Penn State soundly on the road, then wins in overtime against a once top 5 Notre Dame… Also lost to Cal, Northern Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Michigan and Iowa (48-7)…

What the hell?

 

8. Please explain the San Jose Punt Phenomenon of 11/15/2014:

A truly spectacular case in which a team loses to Hawaii and scores zero points:

WITHOUT PUNTING ONCE!!!!! WHAT I DON’T EVEN!!!!!

That makes less sense then those tiny water bottles that John Beilein likes to drink.

 You got to respect a man so cautious he won’t even risk over hydration.

9. How many rib bones does Ezekiel Elliott show on a given Saturday?

Four. And I bet he’s got at least half a dozen hidden under there- He leaves that part to the imagination, which makes him even more a catch.

10. Would you rather fight 100 duck sized Joey Bosa’s or one Joey Bosa sized duck?

100 Duck sized Joey Bosa’s. You’re dead either way but just imagine trying to fight off that many pony tailed dreamboats. That’s a beautiful way for an Ohio State fan to reach his/her demise.

 

 

Bonus: Annunciation is everything in Broadway:

 

 

Double Bonus: The greatest pump up song of any kids childhood:

 

 

 

B1G Weekly Recap: Wisconsin Gains Control in B1G West, Buckeyes Take Care of Minnesota

In a game that will likely decide the Big Ten West champion, Wisconsin took Nebraska behind the woodshed on the back of a record-setting day of Melvin Gordon. Ohio State battled the elements and themselves to beat Minnesota, leaving the Buckeyes one win away from returning to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship Game. Penn State, Iowa, Northwestern, Rutgers, and Michigan State all came out victorious this weekend.

Ohio State 31, Minnesota 24

J.T. Barrett broke three Ohio State records in this game, which, at 15 degrees at kickoff, was the coldest game that the Buckeyes had played since 1964. Barrett ran for a quarterback-record 189 yards, set the record for longest TD run by a QB with his 86 yarder, and became Ohio State’s single-season touchdown record-holder as he is now responsible for 38 Buckeye touchdowns.

David Cobb was impressive for the Golden Gophers, rushing the ball 27 times for 145 yards and three touchdowns as Minnesota fell to 7-3 on the season. The Gophers will travel to Nebraska next week while the Buckeyes return to the Horseshoe to welcome the Hoosiers of Indiana.

Penn State 30, Temple 14

Penn State turned a close game into a blowout in the second half as the Nittany Lions capitalized on five Temple turnovers to become bowl-eligible for the first time since 2011. Akeel Lynch ran for 130 yards and a touchdown and Bill Belton added 92 on the ground to go with a score of his own.

Christian Hackenberg was just 12-26 for 112 yards but the Nittany Lions didn’t need him to be at his best for this one. Penn State makes a trip to Champaign to take on the Fighting Illini on Saturday.

Iowa 30, Illinois 14

Iowa went into Memorial Stadium and dominated the Illini to get the bad taste of their blowout loss to Minnesota out of their mouths. Iowa outgained Illinois 587-235 in total offense, including 304-88 on the ground. Mark Weisman led the way for the Hawkeyes with 134 rushing yards.

Jake Rudock finished with 210 passing yards and two scores as Iowa moved to 7-3 overall and 4-2 in Big Ten play. The Hawkeyes will go back home this week to play Wisconsin and Illinois will host Penn State.

Wisconsin 59, Nebraska 24

Nebraska started the game off hot, jumping out to an early 17-3 lead. That’s as good as it would get for the Cornhuskers, as Wisconsin would score the next 56 points to blow out their opponents. Melvin Gordon added to his already impressive Heisman resume with his greatest performance yet. Gordon broke LaDainian Tomlinson’s 15-year-old record for most rushing yards in a game with 408. Oh, and he did it in just three quarters as he sat out the entire 4th quarter.

Nebraska struggled all day, managing just 180 yards of offense. Ameer Abdullah was not at his best, getting burnt repeatedly in pass protection and rushing for just 69 yards in the game. Wisconsin now holds the edge in the race for the Big Ten West and will look to continue their run next week when they go to Kinnick Stadium to take on Iowa. Nebraska will try to rebound back at home when Minnesota comes to Lincoln.

Northwestern 43, Notre Dame 40 (OT)

Northwestern went in to South Bend and knocked off the Fighting Irish thanks to a Jack Mitchell field goal in overtime after Notre Dame missed a field goal on their opening possession of overtime. The Wildcats bounced back in a huge way after rushing for a whopping negative 9 yards rushing last week to gain 263 yards on the ground.

Justin Jackson carried the majority of the load, rushing for 149 yards and a touchdown as Northwestern kept their slim bowl hopes alive with the win moving them to 4-6 on the season. The Wildcats go to Purdue next weekend to continue their march towards bowl eligibility.

Rutgers 45, Indiana 23

Rutgers became bowl eligible as they ran away from Indiana in the second half after going into the break trailing 13-10. The Scarlet Knights outscored the Hoosiers 35-10 over the final 30 minutes behind 217 yards passing and two TDs from Gary Nova, with both touchdowns going to Leonte Carroo.

If not for Melvin Gordon, the Big Ten’s best rushing day would have belonged to Indiana’s Tevin Coleman, who carried the ball 32 times for 307 yards and a touchdown. Things don’t get any easier for Indiana, who will travel to Columbus to play Ohio State, and things will certainly get tougher for the Scarlet Knights, who make a trip to East Lansing to take on the Spartans.

Michigan State 37, Maryland 15

Michigan State bounced back from the loss to Ohio State by shutting down Maryland throughout the game, holding the Terrapins to just six yards on the ground. C.J. Brown did throw for 246 yards and two touchdowns but he was also picked off three times.

Jeremy Langford ran for 138 yards and two scores as he continues his impressive senior campaign, crossing the 1,000-yard mark in this game. Maryland travels to Ann Arbor this weekend while Michigan State hosts Rutgers while hoping Ohio State will slip up in their last two games to make the Big Ten Championship Game.

Will the Buckeyes clinch their spot in the Big Ten Championship Game this weekend? Has Wisconsin grabbed their place as well, or will there be an upset in the West over the next two weeks? Let us know what you think the matchup will be in Indianapolis!

MotSaG B1G Power Poll Week 12

With two weeks left in the regular season two teams became bowl eligible this past Saturday with two on the bubble fighting to join the group. One more win by Ohio State and they are in the B1G Championship game to face the craziness that is going on for the West. Wisconsin is in the drivers seat but they have to face Minnesota yet who is still a contender.

1. Ohio State (9-1,6-0) The Buckeyes escape out of the cold frozen tundra of Minnesota Saturday with a win. Costly turnovers kept the Golden Gophers hopes alive for an upset but Buckeyes prevail.
Last Week: #1
Next Game: Indiana

2. Michigan State (8-2,5-1) Sparty beat the Terps handily but they are on the outside looking in for another Big Ten Championship game. They need the Buckeyes to lose their next two games to get in.
Last Week: #2
Next Game: Rutgers

3. Wisconsin (8-2,5-1) The Badgers had a statement win to take control of the West with a record performance by Melvin Gordon over the Cornhuskers
Last Week: #4
Next Game: @Iowa

4. Nebraska (8-2,4-2) The Cornhuskers watched their B1G Championship hope rush by them and are now needing help to get to the title game
Last Week: #3
Next Game: Minnesota

5. Minnesota (7-3,4-2) Even with the loss to the Buckeyes the Golden Gophers can make some noise and play their way into the championship game by winning their last two games but they are both on the road.
Last Week: #5
Next Game: Nebraska

6. Maryland (6-4,3-3) The Terps need some more wins to get a better bowl selection and this week they face a Wolverines team that is playing for pride now.
Last Week: #6
Next Game: Michigan

7. Iowa (7-3,4-2) The Hawkeyes bounced back from their loss to Minnesota with an easy win over the Fighting Illini and are looking to make some noise to get back into the West race.
Last Week: #7
Next Game: Wisconsin

8. Penn State (6-4,2-4) The Nittany Lions became bowl eligible Saturday but they had to go outside of the conference to get the win.
Last Week: #8
Next Game: Illinois

9. Rutgers (6-4,2-4) The Scarlet Knights became bowl eligible after snapping their three game losing skid.
Last Week: #9
Next Game: @Michigan State

10. Michigan (5-5,3-3) Even during a bye week it seems the Maize and Blue can’t stop losing. I’m looking at you Frank Clark who is currently sitting in a cell in Ohio for accusations of domestic violence. Brady Hoke’s squad has to win one of the next two to become bowl eligible and that looks like a tall order.
Last Week: #10
Next Game: Maryland

11. Northwestern (4-6,2-4) The Wildcats pull off the win over the Fighting Irish and still have their eyes set on become bowl eligible, have to win out.
Last Week: #11
Next Game: @Purdue

12. Purdue (3-7,1-5) The Boilermakers have no shot at a bowl this season and the injuries have just become to much to over come but look for them to play spoilers down the stretch.
Last Week: #12
Next Game: Northwestern

13. Illinois (4-6,1-5) If the Fighting Illini win their last two games of the season they can become bowl eligible and possibly save Tim Beckmans job.
Last Week: #13
Next Game: Penn State

14. Indiana (3-7,0-6) The Hoosiers are fighting to win one conference game this season and that will be a tough task this weekend.
Last Week: #14
Next Game: @Ohio State

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Predicting Every Single FBS College Football Game: Week 12

Record in Week 11: 33-17 (66% of games predicted correctly) To see my picks for week 11, click here.

I blame the Sun Belt and Conference USA for my mediocre records in back-to-back weeks.

Overall Record for the Season: 474-170

Tuesday Nov. 11
Toledo @ Northern Illinois – Pick: Northern Illinois
Akron @ Buffalo – Pick: Akron

Wednesday Nov. 12
Kent State @ Bowling Green – Pick: Bowling Green
Ball State @ UMass – Pick: Ball State

Thursday Nov. 13
East Carolina @ Cincinnati – Pick: Cincinnati
Southern Miss @ UTSA – Pick: UTSA
California @ USC – Pick: USC

Friday Nov. 14
Tulsa @ UCF – Pick: UCF

Saturday Nov. 15
Virginia Tech @ Duke – Pick: Duke
Clemson @ Georgia Tech – Pick: Clemson
Indiana @ Rutgers – Pick: Rutgers
Temple @ Penn State – Pick: Penn State
South Carolina @ Florida – Pick: Florida
Auburn @ Georgia – Pick: Georgia (Upset)
Army @ Western Kentucky – Pick: Western Kentucky
Pittsburgh @ North Carolina – Pick: North Carolina
Iowa @ Illinois – Pick: Illinois
Ohio State @ Minnesota – Pick: Ohio State
Miami (OH) @ Central Michigan – Pick: Central Michigan
Mississippi State @ Alabama – Pick: Alabama
Eastern Michigan @ Western Michigan – Pick: Western Michigan
Nevada @ Air Force – Pick: Air Force
Rice @ Marshall – Pick: Marshall
Wake Forest @ NC State – Pick: NC State
TCU @ Kansas – Pick: TCU
Appalachian State @ Arkansas State – Pick: Arkansas State
Nebraska @ Wisconsin – Pick: Wisconsin
Washington @ Arizona – Pick: Arizona
Oklahoma @ Texas Tech – Pick: Oklahoma
Georgia Southern @ Navy – Pick: Navy
Northwestern @ Notre Dame – Pick: Notre Dame
Memphis @ Tulane – Pick: Memphis
Middle Tennessee State @ Florida International – Pick: Middle Tennessee State
Texas State @ South Alabama – Pick: Texas State
New Mexico @ Utah State – Pick: Utah State
Kentucky @ Tennessee – Pick: Tennessee
Hawaii @ San Jose State – Pick: San Jose State
Troy @ Idaho – Pick: Idaho
Utah @ Stanford – Pick: Stanford
UNLV @ BYU – Pick: BYU
Louisiana-Lafayette @ LA-Monroe – Pick: Louisiana-Lafayette
Texas @ Oklahoma State – Pick: Oklahoma State
Missouri @ Texas A&M – Pick: Texas A&M
Michigan State @ Maryland – Pick: Michigan State
Florida State @ Miami – Pick: Florida State
LSU @ Arkansas – Pick: LSU
South Florida @ SMU – Pick: South Florida
North Texas @ UTEP – Pick: UTEP
San Diego State @ Boise State – Pick: Boise State
Arizona State @ Oregon State – Pick: Arizona State

I’ll let you know how I did with my predictions on next week’s post. Let me know in the comments what you think of my picks and feel free to ask me why I picked the way I did. Also you can follow me on Twitter @SchottJosh.