ESPN’s College GameDay crew is on-site in Columbus to set the table for Saturday’s massive showdown between Ohio State and Penn State.

At this point, there’s no need to rehash what’s at stake for both teams. Both teams are undefeated and maintain legitimate B1G title and College Football Playoff aspirations, A win on Saturday catapults the winning team into serious discussion for a Playoff berth.

Without further ado, here is how the GameDay crew picked the matchup:


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Desmond Howard: Ohio State. “This is a tough one for me, I think both offenses are pretty good… I’m not sure PSU is mentally over that hurdle yet.”

Kirk Herbstreit: Ohio State. “I think that defense is going to be suffocating against the run game… I think 3rd-down is big for the Ohio State defense, I got the Buckeyes winning.”

Pat McAfee: Ohio State. “I do believe Kyle McCord is much more battle-tested than people give him credit for… This place is going to be bananas, the energy is palpable, and I think this is another step on the road to a natty for THE Ohio State Buckeyes.”

CJ Stroud: Ohio State. “You know who I’m going with, I’m going with the Buckeyes, I think this game always comes down to 3rd down adn red zone.”

Lee Corso: Ohio State.

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