Athlon predicts Michigan-Ohio State B1G title game

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Athlon predicts Michigan-Ohio State B1G title game

Nov 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Philly Brown (10) dives into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

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Get familiar with your team’s bitter rival, Michigan and Ohio State fans. Athlon Sports picks the Buckeyes and Wolverines to meet in the 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game, meaning the two powerhouse programs would face off in back-to-back weeks (Nov. 30 at Michigan Stadium; Dec. 7 at Lucas Oil Stadium) for the first and last time.

[ AthlonSports.com: Big Ten Football 2013 Predictions ]

Athlon predicts Ohio State to sweep its way to the Leaders Division crown, finishing two games ahead of three-time reigning Big Ten champ Wisconsin (6-2). As for Michigan, the magazine pegs it to finish 6-2, tied with Nebraska, and to beat the Huskers on Nov. 9 to claim the tiebreaker and earn the Legends Division’s berth to Indianapolis.

At 13-0, yes, Athlon thinks the Buckeyes will beat the Wolverines on back-to-back weeks. Everyone OK in Ann Arbor after reading that? OK, good.

The rest of Athlon’s predictions are about what one should expect. In fact, it’s really tough to make much of an argument with any of the predicted ledgers.

On second thought, hardcore Illinois and Iowa fans might have a beef with their teams pegged to go 1-7 in conference play. Or do they?

About Brent Yarina BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.
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