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Ohio State at Texas

January 5, 2009
img8:00 PM Eastern
Premium Pick
2 units on Ohio State +8 (-110) (risk 2 to return 2)
Result:
WIN

This is not what Texas expected after beating Oklahoma, who is now playing in the BCS Championship game. It is hard to imagine this team will be as focused as they were in that game, although I'm sure they won't be laying down either. The Buckeyes struggled on offense most of the season and decided to go with freshman Tyrelle Pryor. Pryor is a double threat, but he got better as he gained game experience. Chris Wells also got his legs back after his injury and went over 100 yards in each of his last three games. It is no coincidence that the Buckeyes suddenly averaged 39 ppg in their last three. The defense has been great all season. In their last six games Ohio State gave up 10 ppg including 13 to Penn State and seven to Michigan State. Texas has shown a big offense all season, as did Penn State, but did not face a defense even close to what they will see here. Ohio State has become better on both sides of the ball while Texas hasn't faced a big-time defense, and their defense is suspect to laying this many points. I'll go with the Buckeyes here.

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