Game Day: ES predicts MSU at Ohio State The Enlightened Spartan: Game Day: ES predicts MSU at Ohio State

Friday, September 30, 2011

Game Day: ES predicts MSU at Ohio State

Doctor: Hey, you wanna chance for a "program win?"  You wanna turn back the demons and make a statement, defining Spartan new defensive dominance?  Well, the time is nigh, time for MD and the Spartans to prove they belong in the upper tier... bring on da Buckeyes!!! 

#25 Michigan State (3-1) at Ohio State (3-1)
Columbus, Ohio.  3:30 pm ET.
Rankings:  MSU #25 (USA Today), #26 (AP), #41 (Sagarin).  Ohio State #27 (USAT), #30 (AP), #34 (Sagarin)
Weather: 50 degrees,partly cloudy.
Line:  Ohio State favored by 3

Picks:  ESPN/Rittenberg: MSU 23-21, ESPN/Bennett: MSU 16-14, Freep: MSU 27-24, Scout/CFN: MSU 23-16, Rivals/Noon: OSU 24-21, Rivals/Rowland, MSU 24-23, Rivals/Givler, OSU 24-21, Rivals/McLachlan, OSU 20-17, NBCSports: MSU 24-23,, OSU, GR Press: MSU 24-23, Cleveland Plain Dealer: OSU 24-21, MSU 21-13, MSU 30-17.

ES pick:  OSU 23, MSU 21. Pray I'm wrong! 
Predicted stats of the week:  Spartans hold Buckeyes to under 300 yards total offense; but, Cousins suffers 4 sacks and MSU held to under 100 yards rushing.