Prediction No. 1): TreVeyon Henderson has the game of his life.
The biggest difference between this year’s game and the previous two could be the health of the Ohio State running back room. TreVeyon Henderson is finally healthy and appears to be playing the best football of his career. He has been dynamic, strong, agile, and fast the previous few games for Ohio State and has been a real difference-maker for this offense.
Last week, in limited duty, Henderson rushed for 149 yards on just 15 carries. He also scored two touchdowns, including a 75-yard game-breaking run. Simply put, Henderson has been outstanding down the stretch of this season. And if he plays like he has been against Michigan, the Wolverines could be in for a long day.
While the Wolverines’ defense has been steady against the run this season, they clearly have not seen a back like Henderson. I think Saturday will be a day where Henderson’s name could go down in Buckeye history.
I’m predicting a state line of 25 carries for 175 yards and two touchdowns for Henderson as he leaves his lasting mark on this great rivalry in a big way. But will that be enough to propel the Buckeyes to a win in Ann Arbor?