Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0 SU, 4-1 ATS) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (4-0 SU, 2-2 ATS)
College Football Week 6
Date and Time: Saturday October 5, 2013 8pm EST
Where: Ryan Field, Evanston IL
by Tim, Football Handicapper, Predictem.com
Point Spread: OSU. -6.5/NW +6.5
Over/Under Total: 60
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Pat Fitzgerald is smart! Hes a graduate from Northwestern meaning he must be smart! Coming into the 2013 football campaign, Pat Fitzgerald holds a 50-39 record at NW (computes to a 0.5617977528089888 winning percentage) and a 1-4 Bowl record (0.20 winning percentage). Pat Fitzgerald is a living legend among Northwestern alums. Pat Fitzgerald is smarter than the Northwestern alums. His average regular season record and his horrible bowl record should have been grounds for dismissal. Im going to re-think just how smart Northwestern alums really are after thinking this through
Urban Meyer is an intense competitor. Last Saturday night, Meyer prepared his team very well. Most Players were ready to play a game under the lights. Meyer apparently forgot to prepare his #1 or #2 Best Player on the team; CB Bradley Roby. Maybe Urbans preparation oversight was caused from zeal gushing through Robys smile when Roby announced I love playing night games! After the game was over, it seems important for Meyer to provide a pop-quiz each time a Player speaks confidently to the Press before a game. Robys quiz would have gone in this fashion:
Q #1) State specifically the parameters of your Night Game definition? End of quiz
Ohio States All-Everything CB was hypnotized and beaten on virtually every play by Wisconsins WR Jared Abbrederis. Bradley Roby has been timed in the 40 at 4.28 seconds. I believe the stop-watch that clocked Mr. Roby is broken? If 4.28 is Robys correct time then Mr. Abbrederis should quit football and enter the 100 Meter World Championships in Rome. If Roby and Abbrederis ever meet again I would suggest that Roby use some ancient technique of mind infiltration or leg disabling on Mr. Abbrederis. One last thing concerning Bradley Roby: Before you speak with the Press before any game, please review the game film of the Wisconsin gamethe game where you were voodoo-ed ad infinitum.
Northwestern is thinking, as usual, upset as the Buckeyes roll into Evanston. Ohio State and Northwestern are virtually identical to each other in almost every facet of comparison between the 2 teams. Already, these 2 teams have a common opponent in Pac-12 resurgent Cal. Northwestern won at Cal 44-30 while Ohio State won at Cal by a count of 52-34. Ohio State has a little more gas in their engine on offense being 7th in the nation in points/game. Northwestern hangs in there at 22nd in pts./game of all college teams. On defense, Northwestern is 52nd in the nation in points against while Ohio State hides at #23 in the same category. Evanstons Ryan Field will be bustling with really smart people in the stands supporting Pat and the Purple Cats. Ohio State should bring a bevy of commoners to ensure a sell-out in The City that sleeps quite a bit (Evanston, Illinois.
When two teams like Ohio State are so closely matched statistically, one must use smart people algorithms and smart people logic to try and pick the Best Possible Candidate for a successful future. But these candidates are such a close match; there must be some way to pick a Winner in this contest? Home Field advantage is a non sequitur since Ohio State will bring in throngs of supporters finding plenty of room to spread out at Ryan Field (I love saying things twice to hammer it home!). Lets look into the tiniest portions to find differences between Ohio State and Northwestern to predict a winner! At Northwestern, looking into a subject deeply is called; Regardant de plus pres!
Lets see: Urban Meyer is 17-0 (1.000 winning percentage) at Ohio State and 121-23 (.8403 winning percentage) overall for his career. Meyer enjoys a 7-1 (0.875 winning percentage) Bowl record with 2 National Championships. Lets seeFitzgeralds stuff is in the very first paragraph soin a game as evenly matched as this game (it really isnt; Ohio State has much better talent!), we must stand by the numbers! Ohio State is 59-14-1 all-time versus NW and the last time NW beat Ohio State was in 2004 in OT at Ryan Field. Look at the numbers like NW smart guysthis game will not be a very closely contested affair. Oh! If youre looking for Props, Im thinking Bradley Roby with 1 or more picks would be just fine. But what do I know; I live in Columbus, Ohio.
Tims Pick to Cover the Point Spread: Ohio State -6.5
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