Friday, May 24, 2024

Fish and Bish working during MSU bye week

No. 6 Ohio State at No. 16 Penn State

Fish: This game has potential to be quite a low-scoring affair.

The Buckeyes have one of the best defenses in the Big Ten, and after last week's throttling of Minnesota, Penn State comes into the game with a little more swagger.

People have been writing Penn State off the last few years, but these Nittany Lions could spoil Ohio State's chances of winning the Big Ten.

I see this game coming down to who has the better offense, and although both teams have made steps in the right direction in this area, Ohio State's offensive tandem is more proven.

Look for a late Teddy Ginn Jr. touchdown catch to give the Buckeyes the win.

Ohio State 13, Penn State 12


And Bish: Just a few weeks ago, this game wasn't looking like a marquee matchup at all.

But now, both teams find themselves ranked in the Top 20 in the nation with this game possibly going a long way to determining the Big Ten champion.

Honestly, I have not been that impressed with the Nittany Lions.

They have three marginal nonconference victories, a comeback conference victory and then spanked a ranked team (Minnesota) at home last week. Now they are ranked themselves and get to find out what they are made of.

Ohio State, on the other hand, has been a national title contender since the beginning and a tough home loss to Texas did not stop the Buckeyes' hype.

Hopefully Joe Paterno can stay awake for this entire game (it doesn't start until 7:45 p.m.!) and coach his team effectively. Flip a coin on this one.

Ohio State 23, Penn State 17


Oklahoma vs. No. 2 Texas

Fish: It's funny how this game used to be a great matchup.

Oh wait, it was only last year this was a great matchup.

It's unbelievable how badly Oklahoma has slumped this year, and how Texas has surged as a national title contender.

This game is merely just the next game on Texas' schedule on their road to Pasadena.

Texas 39, Oklahoma 13


And Bish: Oh, how the tides have changed for this here Red River Shootout.

Texas head coach Mack Brown always has a hard time beating Oklahoma, but this year might be the year he breaks through.

Oklahoma is just not good. With star running back Adrian Peterson hobbled with an ankle injury, I have no doubt that the Longhorns will put a severe hurtin' on the Sooners.

Whatchu' gonna do when Vince Young runs wild on you?

Texas 56, Oklahoma 24


No. 5 Georgia at No. 8 Tennessee

Fish: Tennessee is due for a big win.

They were embarrassed by Florida a few weeks ago and now at a 3-1 record, are still trying to gain respect despite a No. 8 ranking.

This will be the game that defines Tennessee's season.

Tennessee 24, Georgia 14


And Bish: Here is another game between two Top 10 teams that I am having trouble figuring out why I should care.

Both teams have some tremendous talent, but I will once again have to flip my trusty coin on this one.

D.J. Shockley wins.

Georgia 31, Tennessee 27


Iowa at Purdue

Fish: Weren't these two teams ranked not too long ago?

Oh yeah, then Iowa went into Ohio State, and Purdue was destroyed by Notre Dame.

Now what we have here is a "who cares" matchup between two teams who were expected to vie for the Big Ten title.

Although, it isn't too late in the season to rule out either of these teams quite yet, you can rule out Iowa on Saturday for Big Ten contention after Purdue has a rebound game.

Purdue 27, Iowa 19


And Bish: Oh, how the "mighty" have fallen. These two teams were rumored for Big Ten stardom, but have each picked up two early season losses and the national title is now out of the question for these two frauds.

I could always imagine Purdue being faulty, but I had high expectations for Iowa.

Eh.

Iowa 31, Purdon't 21

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