Ohio State Buckeyes 2010 College Football Predictions & BCS Odds: The King may have fled the Buckeye state for a warmer climate in Miami, but the Ohio State Buckeyes feel a new prince is ready to ascend the throne and lead the Ohio State Buckeyes to the BCS odds promise land. Since his days at Jeanette High School in western Pennsylvania, like Lebron James, junior quarterback Terrelle Pryor has been considered the “chosen one,” the next, great superstar in his sport. So far, Pryor has had an up-and-down time in Columbus while adjusting to Jim Tressel’s conservative offense. Will the shackles come off in the 2010 college football predictions? Many forecasters believe the answer is “yes” and the Vegas odds makers agree, installing Ohio State with 5-1 BCS odds as one of a handful of preseason college football predictions favorites to get to the National Championship game in Glendale. OSU is also ranked second in the nation in the preseason USA Today poll.
Statistically, Pryor could be off the charts this year as a follow-up to a 2009 college football predictions season in which he rushed for over 1,000 yards and passed for over 2,000 yards. The Buckeyes will deploy a spread, 3-receiver formation for most of the time so expect receivers Dane Sanzenbacher (sr.) and junior DeVier Posey to get many of the catches. Posey led the team in receptions and yardage a year ago. At running back, the new starter is expected to be senior Brandon Saine but Dan Herron will see a lot of the ball too.
Nine of the eleven starters on defense are upperclassmen so this unit should be a year smarter and more effective in this years 2010 college football predictions matchups. Senior DE Cameron Heyward highlights a DL that will be breaking-in three new starters. However, the linebacker unit is one of the best in the country with three senior starters. Projected starters in the secondary are two seniors and two sophomores, and the group is headlined by CB Devon Torrence (Sr.).
Ohio State Buckeyes 2010 College Football Predictions & BCS Odds Forecast
If Pryor performs as expected, the Buckeyes will make another run at another BCS title game. They will get an early test when the Hurricanes visit Columbus, and will have to travel to Wisconsin and Iowa during their regular Big Ten college football predictions schedule. Circle the November 20th tilt against the Hawkeyes as a potential showdown for the Big Ten college football predictions title. There is no reason to think Ohio State cannot make it to Glendale and, depending on your outlook, that might either be a good or a bad thing.
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