Cardale Jones, Devin Smith, Joey Bosa and the rest of the Buckeyes shocked the world when they rolled past SEC powerhouse Alabama earlier this month in the Sugar Bowl. Playing the underdog role once again, Jones and crew are looking to prove they are pound-for-pound the top squad in college football tonight against recently named Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks.
As another great college football season finally reaches its conclusion, most of America will be on the edge of their seats watching the highly anticipated Bucks vs Ducks match-up this evening. With everything on the line, and so much attention focused on the OSU vs Oregon battle, Land-Grant Holy Land caught up with a few of the top prospects on the high school level, and had them break down what they are expecting out of tonight's title game:
2015 Ohio State commit Branden Bowen
Thoughts: "I think it is going to be an offensive shootout between these two. (OSU needs) great offensive line play. I also think Ezekiel Elliott needs to have another big game."
Prediction: Ohio State 49, Oregon 45
2015 Oregon commit James "PJ" Locke
Thoughts: "I'm excited to see Urban Meyer match his coaching style up against a very great Oregon team. I saw that Ohio State is 8-0 vs Oregon. I feel like this is one of the best Oregon teams from the past years. I think as long as the defense keeps progressing they can win this game."
Prediction: Oregon 38, Ohio State 28
2016 WR Austin Mack
Thoughts: "I want to see how OSU can handle Mariota, and if the wide receivers can come and show out like they have. This could be a flashback to the Rose Bowl in 2010."
Prediction: Ohio State by three
2016 DB Patrice Rene
Thoughts: "I'm really excited for this game. Having one of the schools that have offered me in the National Championship is great. I'm looking forward to seeing how OSU will control/contain Oregon's offense. Ezekiel Elliott is expected to have a huge game on the ground so I'm excited to see that."
Prediction: Ohio State 42, Oregon 35
2016 WR Brad Hawkins
Thoughts: "I expect to see the ball in the air a lot, and also a lot of hitting."
Prediction: Ohio State 28, Oregon 24
2016 DL Emmit Gooden
Thoughts: "I just want to see two teams go out there and compete for all the marbles."
Prediction: Ohio State wins
2016 WR Cornell Powell
Thoughts: "I'm expecting an up-beat, high speed offensive game with a lot of scoring."
Prediction: Ohio State 45, Oregon 42
2016 WR Tre Nixon
Thoughts: "I'm excited to see just the whole entire atmosphere of the game, and how the two offenses function under that kind of pressure."
Prediction: "I'm going to go with Ohio State taking home the win."
2017 OL Josh Myers
Thoughts: "I think the game could go either way, and I just hope to see a tough close good football game."
Prediction: "I don't have have a exact final prediction, but I think whoever wins will win by probably three or seven."