Saturday, September 13, 2008

USC vs. Ohio St. Prediction

Here is a quick run down and prediction of the big game tonight...

USC vs. Ohio St.

This won't be a particularly high scoring game at all. Both teams have two of the best defenses in the country. I wouldn't be surprised to see special teams win this game for both. Mark Sanchez will have a tough task ahead of himself with a stellar OSU secondary.

It looks like Beanie Wells will have a limited role today, he may not even play at all. It appears it will be a game-time decision. If Beanie isn't effective, there is no doubt in my mind that USC will win this game. It will be tough to pass on USC if the Buckeyes aren't able to establish the run.

USC has looked very impressive thus far this season, their offense just clicked vs. Virginia. Look for Pete Carroll to try and establish the run and go right at OSU's tough front seven early. With the stable of backs they have I don't see a reason not to. Once they do that look for Sanchez and his talented WRs to be very effective at times.

I think a lot will be on USC's offense tonight, they're going against a very good defense. Can they outscore OSU's offense?

Look for a close game tonight with two offense's trying to grind out points against stellar defenses. Mark Sanchez will be fine against the OSU D and the loss of Beanie Wells will really hurt the Buckeyes as USC will key on Todd Boeckmans arm and the WRs.

The Pick:
USC 26 OSU 24

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