Ohio State at Minnesota
The Gophers utterly boiled Iowa last week and snuck into the lower reaches of the College Football Playoff rankings. That’s tough to do without being in the actual polls. I think. We’ve only being doing this a few weeks, you know.
The question now is whether that success will hold up against Ohio State, a team that has played with ever-increasing intensity and ferocity since Week 2 of the season when … something happened. (Happy, Buckeye fans? Somebody wrote about your team without directly mentioning It.)
Can the Gophers make a game of it? Sure. Will they?
Probably not. About all the Buckeyes and Hawkeyes have in common right now is the last five letters of their names. It’ll be tight through a half, maybe even three quarters, but I’m expecting OSU to prevail.
The pick: Ohio State 30, Minnesota 20