Don’t Be Surprised If….
Kirk Herbstreit says “SEC Speed” so many times that it must be expressed in scientific notation.
Brent Mussburger says, “I have seen this Buckeyes team, and folks, let me tell you, they can run with anyone.”
James Laurinaitis has two sacks and Vernon Gholston has two more.
Ohio State intercepts Leak three times.
You are wondering what Florida is doing in this game by halftime. (I wonder if it will be too late to book Michigan or USC to play the second half).
Ohio State comes out gunning, using the spread and firing on all cylinders.
Troy Smith throws three first half TDs.
Justin Zwick gets play-time (and a well deserved TD in trash time).
Florida doesn’t even attempt a kick if given a reasonable alternative.
If I were a betting man…
I would take the Buckeyes –7.5 Hell, I think I would take them –17.5. I have not seen an opposing team slow Ohio State’s offense, nor have I ever seen Jim Tressel struggle to game plan for an opponent. There is no doubt in my mind that he has solved the “SEC Speed” enigma and the Buckeyes will be ready to hoist the trophy by halftime.
I am not a big fan of the over under in this game, but I would take the over. The Buckeyes will score their points, probably 30-40 of them and that makes the over a pretty likely bet.
My score: In the end it will be the Buckeyes that are doing the mastergating.
Ohio State 38 Florida 14.