Big Ten writers make title game predictions

The picks are in! I canvassed my writing colleagues from all Big Ten precincts, as well as some national scribes and pundits, to get their prediction on the Big Ten title game between Ohio State and Michigan State this Saturday night in Indianapolis. And yes, we asked for a predicted final score, too.

Check it out. And don’t forget that you can vote for your pick here all the way up to the game.

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Scott Dochterman, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Ohio State 23, Michigan State 20 OT

Bill King, SiriusXM Radio: Ohio State 28, Michigan State 17

Tom Shatel, Omaha World-Herald: Ohio State 24, Michigan State 20

Tim May, Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State 34, Michigan State 17

Pete Thamel, Sports Illustrated: Ohio State 21, Michigan State 20

Seth Gruen, Chicago Sun-Times: Ohio State 24, Michigan State 20

George Schroeder, USAToday: Ohio State 27, Michigan State 13

Dennis Dodd, CBSSports.com: Michigan State 26, Ohio State 19

Clay Travis, FOX/Outkick the Coverage: Ohio State 27, Michigan State 24

Adam Rittenberg, ESPN.com: Michigan State 30, Ohio State 28

Brian Bennett, ESPN.com: Ohio State 27, Michigan State 24

Jeremy Fowler, CBSSports.com: Ohio State 24, Michigan State 17

Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland.com: Ohio State 38, Michigan State 27

David Woods, Indianapolis Star: Ohio State 24, Michigan State 23

Marcus Fuller, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Ohio State 24, Michigan State 20

Bob Kravitz, Indianapolis Star: Ohio State 21, Michigan State 17

Pat Forde, Yahoo! Sports: Ohio State 21, Michigan State 20

Brian Christopherson, Lincoln Journal Star: Michigan State 27, Ohio State 23

Phil Steele: Ohio State 30, Michigan State 20

Bryce Miller, Des Moines Register: Michigan State 26, Ohio State 24

Bob Flounders, Harrisburg Patriot-News: Ohio State 34, Michigan State 24

Rob Oller, Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State 27, Michigan State 17

Steve Greenberg, Chicago Sun-Times: Ohio State, 30, Michigan State 24

Diamond Leung, Mlive.com: Ohio State 31, Michigan State 20

Pete DiPrimio, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel: Michigan State 24, Ohio State 17

Joe Christensen, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Ohio State 34, Michigan State 30

Joey Galloway, ESPN: Ohio State 21, Michigan State 20

Bob Hunter, Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State 31, Michigan State 28

Eddie George, FOX: Ohio State 20, Michigan State 17

Dan Wolken, USAToday: Michigan State 24, Ohio State 21

Chris Solari, Lansing State Journal: Ohio State 21, Michigan State 17

Lee Barfknecht, Omaha World-Herald: Ohio State 34, Michigan State 31

Herb Gould, Chicago Sun-Times: Ohio State 38, Michigan State 35

Dirk Chatelain, Omaha World-Herald: Ohio State 31, Michigan State 17

Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Ohio State 28, Michigan State 14

Tom Oates, Wisconsin State Journal: Ohio State 31, Michigan State 17

Mike Griffith, Mlive.com: Michigan State 26, Ohio State 23 OT

Mike Carmin, Lafayette Journal and Courier: Ohio State 29, Michigan State 16

Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star: Ohio State 21, Michigan State 20

Audrey Snyder, Pennlive.com:  Ohio State 24, Michigan State 20

Andrew Logue, Des Moines Register: Michigan State 24, Ohio State 20

Matt Daniels, Champaign News-Gazette: Ohio State 27, Michigan State 24

Marc Morehouse, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Ohio State 31, Michigan State 24

Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Michigan State 17, Ohio State 14

Ben Jones, StateCollege.com: Ohio State 28, Michigan State 21

Dustin Dopirak, Bloomington Herald-Times: Ohio State 27, Michigan State 17

David Haugh, Chicago Tribune: Ohio State 30, Michigan State 27

Sam McKewon, Omaha World-Herald: Michigan State 24 Ohio State 23

Angelique Chengelis, Detroit News: Michigan State 21, Ohio State 17

Bill Rabinowitz, Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State 31, Michigan State 24

Brian Rosenthal, Lincoln Journal Star: Ohio State 28, Michigan State 24

Zack Meisel, Cleveland.com: Ohio State 27, Michigan State 20

Matt Charboneau, Detroit News: Ohio State 27, Michigan State 24

Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune: Michigan State 27, Ohio State 24

Matt Hayes, Sporting News: Ohio State 23, Michigan State 21

Nick Baumgardner, Mlive.com: Michigan State 28, Ohio State 24

Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press: Ohio State 27, Michigan State 21

Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com: Ohio State 24, Michigan State 14

Rachel Lenzi, Toledo Blade: Ohio State 31, Michigan State 14

Graham Couch, Lansing State Journal: Michigan State 33, Ohio State 30

Michael Rand, Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Ohio State 27, Michigan State 10

Ron Musselman, Muscle Media: Ohio State 35, Michigan State 21

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Grant on 12/6/2013 @ 1:58pm EDT Said:

I don’t see anyway that OSU will be held under 30 points, period. and I can’t see MSU getting enough points. My guess would be 38 – 17

Jeff on 12/6/2013 @ 5:40pm EDT Said:

I do not think this will be as close as everyone thinks I believe the OSU defense comes to play…OSU 35-MSU 10.

Jeremy on 12/7/2013 @ 12:54pm EDT Said:

MSU 34

OSU 27

debbie on 12/7/2013 @ 5:23pm EDT Said:

Ohio State is here to win!!! 28-14

Lucius P. Jackson on 12/7/2013 @ 6:13pm EDT Said:

MSU scores a defensive TD and shuts Miller down. Hyde rushes for less than 75 yards! MSU 17 OSU 9.

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