1 Ohio State 35
Virginia Tech 24
Who would have thought that the Ohio State Buckeyes would have gone on to win the National Title, after losing their first game of the season against Virginia Tech? These two programs will play each other in the first game of the season again. This time they will play in the hostile confines of Lane Stadium, located in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Hokies were the only ball club that successfully taken out the Buckeyes fast past offense, during the Buckeyes pursuit of a National Title.
After a dismal 2014 campaign, the Hokies will make an attempt to become relevant once again in college football. It has been a long time since we heard the words Virginia Tech and National Title contender in the same sentence. A win versus the Buckeyes on Monday would be a huge confidence boost for this ball club going into 2015. To accomplish that they must apply pressure to quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones.
Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer has not named a starter for the Monday night match up against the Hokies. Frank Beamer’s defense will have their hands full with either quarterback. Both Jones and Barrett can pick apart a defense with both their arm and legs if they need to. For Ohio State to repeat as National Champions, they must remove the great memories from last year and begin defending their title 2015.
They are now considered the hunted of this year’s 2015 season. All of their opponents will give them their best effort because they are the defending National Champions. My prediction for this contest is that Hokies will keep it close in the beginning, but Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes will pull away in the end. This matchup is the first of many trap games for the Buckeyes this season.
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