For this week’s edition of Friend vs. Foe, we are proud to welcome Jason Priestas from the best damn Ohio State blog in the land, Eleven Warriors. He will provide his perspective on how or why Ohio State can beat Michigan on Saturday. Remember, this is not an actual game prediction. It is an attempt to describe how or why each team can win from each side of the matchup.
The case for Ohio State
As any fan of either team can tell you, records don’t mean a whole lot in this series. You can go back to 1969, 1973 or pick a random year during the John Cooper era to confirm this fact. Ohio State is 11-0, sure, but they’re the ugliest 11-0 team you’ll ever find. Whether it’s the comeback win over Purdue or the 49 points surrendered to Indiana, this team has warts and plenty of them.
Despite that, they’ve found ways to win.
I expect that to continue Saturday where they’ll be playing in front of a friendly home crowd and looking for a bit of redemption from last season’s loss in An...