It’s definitely a bold pick to go with an upset where one team is favored by 17.5 points. However, ESPN’s Mark May is going with that, as he is predicting Nebraska to upset No. 6 Ohio State on Saturday night.
Nebraska is currently a 17.5-point underdog to the Buckeyes, and that number is significant for one reason: that is also how much Ohio State was favored when they lost to Penn State two weeks ago.
Ohio State hasn’t played well since their overtime win at Wisconsin, so the grind of the season could be starting to set in for the Buckeyes. Ohio State narrowly avoided a loss to Northwestern last week, and maybe Nebraska is able to put the game of their season together in order to upset the favored Buckeyes.