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Angelique S. Chengelis: Ohio State presents too much of everything — offense, defense and a strong kicking game. Even if this game were played in Ann Arbor, Michigan would be a huge underdog. Ohio State's game plan will be simple — have QB J.T. Barrett attack UM's secondary. He will do that all game and get the Buckeyes the style points they need to impress the College Football Playoff committee. Ohio State 42-10

Matt Charboneau: It's Michigan's biggest rival and there likely will be plenty of emotion in what will likely be Brady Hoke's final game as coach. But none of that will trump the fact Ohio State is playing as well as any team in the country and should cruise into the Big Ten championship game. Ohio State 49-14

John Niyo: Michigan's run defense is solid, but the Wolverines won't be handle to the Buckeyes' tempo. And in that stadium — and that noise — it wouldn't be a surprise if early turnovers turned this one into a rout. Ohio State 38-21

Bob Wojnowski: Michigan will give a spirited effort for its coach, but under Brady Hoke, spirited effort simply hasn't been enough. Urban Meyer will be hunting for style points, in addition to the standard batch of points. Michigan's defense can hang in for a while, but there's absolutely no evidence the offense can keep up like it did in the 42-41 loss last year. Emotion always plays a role, but Ohio State needs a resounding victory and won't have trouble getting it. Ohio State 38-9