Sensors to measure 'fan quakes' at Michigan-Ohio State game

  • Sensors to measure 'fan quakes' at Michigan-Ohio State game

Sensors to measure 'fan quakes' at Michigan-Ohio State game

Will Michigan superstar Jabrill Peppers be able to shut down Curtis Samuel, Ohio State's do-it-all hybrid back?

"I actually remember it very well", Meyer said. Lose to MI, and it might come to swallowing that pride and rooting for MI to beat the Big Ten West champion.

When Michigan faces Ohio State on Saturday at Ohio Stadium (3:30 p.m., ABC), it'll be a battle between top four teams as the Buckeyes remained at No. 2 and Michigan landed at No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings announced tonight.

This might be the final calm before the storm, especially with Rivalry Week and so many big matchups looming.

"We're aware of the implications and the importance of this game", UW outside linebacker Vince Biegel said. "It doesn't need to be said". Sure, the loss to the Buckeyes is one of those "quality defeats" the committee likes, but it's not enough for me to put them over Wisconsin at this point.

Kirby Hocutt still deflecting questions on Oklahoma State's 9-2 record/CMU loss.

"We would be upset because we all know how much work we put in and we all know what our goals were", MI senior safety Dymonte Thomas said. If that happens, Penn State will be headed to Indianapolis next week.

"Anytime you lose it's a disappointment", he said. There's also the Big 12 rivalry game in Bedlam, as well as should the Big Ten have two teams in the field? However, a loss to OSU earlier this season could spoil any playoff aspirations for the Badgers, regardless of a conference crown.

Remember, that's the same Iowa team that upset MI two weeks ago.

"Yeah, we're playing for it all, pretty much", Ohio State center Pat Elflein said.

Fortunately for the Big Ten, Washington has a really tough schedule ahead, and a loss could wind up happening. But the Tigers - who have two wins over now ranked teams in Louisville and Florida State - saw their resume take a hit with the Cardinals' stumble. Michigan, 4. Clemson, 5.

The Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual gets the Pac-12 champ, which in this case would be No. 5 Washington.

The Big Ten remains well-represented with Wisconsin No. 6, Penn State No. 7 and Nebraska No. 16.

Even No. 12 USC is getting mentioned as a longshot to make the playoff with three losses if the deck gets sufficiently reshuffled.

The committee has already shown it thinks the Buckeyes are a better team by keeping them ranked ahead of Penn State in spite of the Nittany Lions' 24-21 win over Ohio State on October 22, but because Penn State also lost to Pitt, their resumes aren't comparable.

While Oklahoma State should have won the game, and the officiating and replay crews were later suspended, the result of the game stood.

The weather could play a factor this weekend, the forecast calling for temperatures in the mid-40s with a slight chance of precipitation in Columbus.

Defense has been key for both teams. Colorado must first beat No. 22 Utah to advance to the Pac-12 championship game. The Trojans are followed by No. 13 Auburn, which has a chance to make a statement if the Tigers can deliver top-ranked Alabama its first loss of the season on Saturday.