Analyst Makes “Bold Prediction” For Ohio State-Michigan Game

first_imgUrban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh meet after a game.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands after the game. Ohio State won 31 to 20 on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)A college football analyst has made a “bold prediction” for this year’s Ohio State-Michigan game set to be played in Ann Arbor, Mich.Jim Harbaugh, of course, has never beaten Ohio State as Michigan’s head coach. Urban Meyer defeated him in every matchup, including his final one as the Buckeyes head coach this past November.There were some close calls – most notably, the double overtime win in 2016 – but Harbaugh has come up short each time.Will that change now that Meyer has retired and Ryan Day has taken over Ohio State’s program? 247Sports’ Brad Crawford believes so.He has boldly predicted a Michigan win this year.It’s bound to happen at some point for Jim Harbaugh, right? He gets the Buckeyes in Ann Arbor this season with senior quarterback Shea Patterson finally finding his comfort zone in an offensive scheme that’ll compliment his skill set. And considering 2018’s massacre and the year-long aftertaste it has left in the mouths of the Wolverines, there’s extra motivation in this one for Michigan to snap the streak. There’s three teams in my opinion who could win the Big Ten in 2019 and the Wolverines are one of them. Keep an eye on Michigan’s defense this fall. Despite losing key contributors Rashan Gary, Devin Bush and Chase Winovich, Don Brown believes this could be the most athletic unit he has fielded at the program. There’s the Ryan Day factor, too. Ohio State’s first-year coach will be facing immense pressure to get back to the Big Ten title game in his first season and needing this one to do so.Michigan could be favored over Ohio State this year, with the Wolverines being at home and the Buckeyes boasting both a first-year head coach (Day) and quarterback (Justin Fields).Still, there are a lot of people that are going to pick Ohio State to beat Michigan until the opposite happens. It’s tough to blame those people, too.Ohio State and Michigan are set to play on Nov. 30.last_img

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