Week 12 College Football Top Games: Prediction/Analysis

#2 Ohio State at Michigan State, Saturday November 19th, Noon

This game should be an easy win for the Buckeyes, but as everyone knows, you throw away records for rivalry games. It has been a rising rivalry game each year, and it’s always a good one. Ohio State is looking to stay at number 2 in the rankings, and pesky Michigan State will look to ruin their season once again as they did in 2015. Since this game is played in East Lansing, I say it’s gonna be way closer than it would be if played in Columbus. I’ll take the Buckeyes in a close one, but L.J Scott will have a great day as usual.  

Prediction: Ohio State 34,  Michigan State 28

Indiana at #4 Michigan, Saturday November 19th, 3:30 PM

This is HUGE for Michigan, who is not only coming off a loss to Iowa, but now they have lost their star quarterback, Wilton Speight, to a broken collarbone. This loss has left Michigan with 2 choices: come back stronger and even better, or fold and give up their season. They are going to be mad and ready for redemption. I believe Jim Harbaugh will have this team ready for a win, and backup QB and transfer John O’Korn ready to pick apart Indiana. Indiana has a tendency to stick with teams and cause problems, but that won’t happen this Saturday because this game is played in Ann Arbor, where the defense will feed off of the energy of the over 100,000 people. Go Blue.

Prediction: Michigan 41, Indiana 17

#23 Florida at #16 LSU, Saturday November 19th, 1:00 PM

Big game for the SEC; if Florida loses, they most likely will be knocked out of the top 25. If they win, they have a better chance to go to the SEC Championship. They currently lead by two games in the east, and with this win, it should be enough to get them there. LSU could play the spoiler and make things interesting in the SEC East because if Tennessee wins out and Florida loses out, Tennessee is in over Florida. I think LSU will have the win because this game is played at Death Valley, one of the hardest places to play.

Prediction: LSU 27, Florida 21