Saturday’s College Football Playoff showdown between Ohio State and Georgia is one of the most highly-anticipated games of the year.
Because the Bulldogs come in as defending champs and the Buckeyes barely made it this far, most were expecting the betting odds to heavily favor the former.
Instead, Georgia was favored by a mere 6.5 points from the jump. Over the past few days, some more odd movement occurred.
Heading into this weekend, Georgia is now down to being a 6.0-point favorite.
What is the reason for this movement? It appears as though college football fans are legitimately expecting a barnburner here. And in that high-scoring affair, they feel like the Buckeyes apparently have an advantage.
Among the Ohio State believers? Beloved ESPN broadcaster, Lee Corso.
During the Worldwide Leader’s college football show, Corso offered his bold prediction.
It’s #CFBPlayoff Semifinal day!!
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 31, 2022
“Ohio State and I don’t care who is picking Georgia,” Corso said.
“Ohio State is going to redeem itself for a bad loss against Michigan. They’re gonna outscore ’em. Brutus the Buckeye, I’m putting him on.”
The way everyone is disrespecting Georgia’s defense heading into this outing is truly incredible. This is a group that ranked second in the FBS allowing 12.7 points per game. The idea that the Buckeyes will outscore them when they couldn’t outscore Michigan is bananas.
There is a reason the Bulldogs are 10-2 in bowl games all time against Big Ten foes. And there is a reason why Ohio State is 2-11 in bowl games against SEC squads. That reason will reveal itself soon enough.
While Ohio State’s cheerleaders have certainly showed out in 2022, the football team has consistently been underwhelming.
As for Georgia, they may have kind of cheated to get to this point, but they are here – and they are clearly the superior team.
The photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/69D1YRHqTO
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 30, 2022
Obviously anything can happen in college football. Any team can win on any given day under the right circumstances.
That said, the better team usually emerges victorious. And in this case, Georgia is clearly the better team.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.