Will Northwestern beat Ohio State and help OU?
Ohio State goes to Northwestern on Saturday, which might not seem like a game worth paying much attention to, but if you’re an Oklahoma fan, you’d best be pulling for the Wildcats.
Ohio State looks to have a primrose path to the national championship game. With the exception of a regular-season finale against Michigan, the rest of Ohio State’s schedule is a total cakewalk. Or maybe it’s more of a cupcake walk.
Iowa. Penn State. Purdue. Illinois. Indiana.
It looks like the Buckeyes are going to finish the season undefeated, and if they do, they’d likely win a tiebreaker against the Sooners to get into the national championship game. Of course, that would mean the Sooners would have to finish undefeated, and there’s still a lot of ball left, but hey, if you’re one who worries about these type of things in early October, Northwestern could be your best friend.
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So, do the Wildcats pull the upset?
Berry Tramel and I pick that game as well as a few others in our “We Pick ‘Em” segment of Press Row.
Oh, and a public service announcement: You can skip through the first 90 seconds or so as we talk about Texas at Iowa State, since that game has already come and gone. BT and I both picked Texas in a close game.