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Mosi

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I am going to go against the vast majority of the board today and play Ohio State laying the 7. This game with be the Ok State/Oklahoma game of last week. Not quite the blowout, but rather the home team getting it done laying the generous points.

Everything I have heard this week and recently has people saying that the Buckeyes are the weakest of the one loss teams. It may be true, but the truth is people can only look at them on paper against the other one loss teams.

The Bucks have the intangible, Tressel. He simply knows how to win games. He wins tight games and he wins big games, but he usually finds a way to win. Today the Bucks will show why they are one of the top teams in the country. Their defense will shut down Smoker. While having Krenzel back will make enough of a difference on offense.

Although 2-3-1 ATS at home, they seem to save their best games for the biggest opponents. This year they have taken care of Iowa and Washington. They were disinterested with SD State and had NC State and BG put away before they let them back into the game. Today with MSU, they will be focused the entire 60 minutes.

Ohio State 27 MSU 10

Best of luck.
 

DAWGMAN

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Mosi my man, I think you gotta winner! Also, what's up with ecerone on Penn State? I think Northwestern has a shot?!

DAWG
 

A.I.D-NICE

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It's funny that people consider them the weakest of the 1 loss teams. They are the National Champions, and they have beaten 3 Top 25 teams this year, only losing to 1. Just because they don't have a potent offense doesn't mean they dont belong in the top 5-6 teams in the country. I may be partial, but I think they deserve more credit.
 

ChadC

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Ohio State will win by pulling off one of their lucky last second comebacks. Michigan State will be reeling after coming apart at the seams last week againt Michigan. OSU doesn't have the offense Michigan does so it will be easier for the Sparty's to contain it.
 

mightyvol

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ohio state is garbage. how can you say they are not the worst 1 loss team in the nation. who have they beaten? this year? i could care less that they were national champs. that was LAST YEAR! they havent proven anything this year, they are living by a thread and that thread is about to snap. prefect spot for msu to win outright.

go spartans

later
mighty
 

Mosi

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And Michigan State has beaten? At least Washington and NC State were touted at the beginning of the year as top 25 teams. Anyway, I am by no means an Ohio State apologist, I actually rather dislike them. But they get the win and the cover today.
 

IDENTITY

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mosi - the "they were national champs last year!!!" argument is why the line is 7. dont fall for that trap and take the much better team THIS year. mich st. is for REAL with an excellent qb...
 

Mosi

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by IDENTITY:
mosi - the "they were national champs last year!!!" argument is why the line is 7. dont fall for that trap and take the much better team THIS year. mich st. is for REAL with an excellent qb...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I am not on this team today because they were National Champs last year. I like Smoker but MSU has not shown me anything this year. They were handled by Michigan last week.

We will know by 4:00 who the better team is.
 

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Aloha Mosi,

Your Ohio St. play looks solid, and I agree with you about Tressel. Coaches like him understand what they need to do, for both those on the field and off. He's not one to play around or play others games. He and Ohio St. get this one with big Def plays and up the gut in your face ground game. Good Luck on your other plays today. Aloha CC
 

Mosi

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by IDENTITY:
mosi - the "they were national champs last year!!!" argument is why the line is 7. dont fall for that trap and take the much better team THIS year. mich st. is for REAL with an excellent qb...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, it is 4:00 and I think now all of us know who the better team is. MSU layed another egg. Smoker had yards but could not finish drives.

And how bout them Hurricanes. Who would have thought Berlin transfered just too bring down their program.
 

Mosi

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Thanks Cobra!
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Mosi

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Head to head my man. Took Iowa +3-. Maybe it will land on three.
 

A.I.D-NICE

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Bring on Purdue
Bring on Michigan
Bring on Oklahoma

Nobody wants any part of this OSU team!
 

cincyfred

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"September's for PRETENDERS. November's for CONTENDERS."

-Coach Jim Tressel
 

A.I.D-NICE

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cincyfred....
I went to Fairfield High School....It's nice to see a fellow GMC alum on the board
 

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