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Statistical Projection: Ohio State at Michigan

Just last year, for instance, Michigan was the betting favorite and came into the contest with the best statistical defense in the nation. That is, until Urban Meyer looked like Red Beaulieu with a stolen playbook. Jim Harbaugh and Don Brown (collective Coach Kleins in this Waterboy comparison) had no answer for a Buckeye team that put up 62 points and won by 23.

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Statistical Projection: Ohio State vs. Michigan State

Holy moly, Ohio State! Though my offensive statistical projections for the Buckeyes were pretty close last week, I wasn’t ready for the defense to continue crushing souls quite like they did. I hadn’t been impressed with the Huskers’ defense, so I figured that a Ryan Day offense would cut through it like butter. But the Silver Bullets truly turned heads last weekend.

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Statistical Projection: Ohio State at Nebraska

So if you’ll recall from last week’s statistical recap, I thought that OSU would score a lot of points (56, to be exact). Ryan Day and company thought that was hilarious and tacked on an extra 20 for good measure. I predicted that Justin Fields would throw for 213 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs, and rush for another score. He had the audacity to toss in an extra ten yards passing and an additional…