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LSU-Texas A&M
I'm not optimistic about the outcome of tonight's game.
  • It's more likely to be ugly than a stirring Tiger win.
  • LSU is 3-0 vs. the Aggies since they joined the SEC, including 2-0 against Johnny Football.
  • But the architect of the defense that stopped A&M those three years is now on the other side, licking his chops to get a crack at the stagnant LSU offense that was a main reason he bolted to College Station.
  • It's hard to believe that the emotion of "winning one for the Hatter" in his last game in purple and gold will overcome the disjointed, undisciplined habits the Tigers have exhibited the last three weeks.
  • After each of the three losses, Miles had the same response. "We'll do what we always do - work harder." But how about work SMARTER?
  • Miles/Cameron have tried to open up the offense more the last two weeks but much of that "new look" was the result of falling behind in each game and having to go to the air.
  • A&M's defense is much improved under Chavis and it's unlikely an LSU O-line that's struggled for three weeks will be able to block their outstanding DEs.
  • Miles' tenure is likely to end with a fourth-straight double-digit loss.
  • Then the big questions will be: (a) Who's coaching the Tigers in the bowl game? and (b) who will be the coach for 2016? Monumental distractions for a team trying to win a bowl game.
Ferentz Got Chance at Iowa That Miles Won't Get
This week's Sports Illustrated has an article on two football programs that have improved tremendously since last season: Iowa and North Carolina.
  • The Hawkeyes finished 7-6 last year, the season ending with two ugly losses - 37-34 to Nebraska at home and 45-28 to Tennessee in the TaxSlayerBowl.
  • The fan base was restless. Kirk Ferentz, after 16 years as head coach, was on the hot seat. Although Iowa had winning seasons six of the last seven years, their winning percentage was only 60.
  • Numerous fans decided not to renew their season tickets, costing the university an estimated $2 million.
  • AD Gary Barta: There was a temptation to do something rash, a belief that some big change was possible needed. I don't think there weren't a lot of people who wanted me fired and wanted Coach fired.
  • Ferentz, age 60, had a contract through 2020 at $4 million per season.
  • Kirk responded by reconsidering all aspects of his program. In terms of changes that we were going to make, everything was up for grabs.
    • He promoted junior QB C.J. Beathard over two-year starter Jake Rudock (who transferred to Michigan).
    • He held extensive meetings with players and staff.
    • He and his coaches visited other schools.
    • He moved his practice time to 8 AM, which was shown to be players' most efficient time.
    • To extend their recovery period, he gave the players off from the end of Wednesday morning's practice except for a brisk Friday morning walk-through.
    • The offense became less predictable behind Beathard although the fundamentals remained the same: run first and play solid defense.
  • The result: The Hawkeyes are 12-0 and playing for the Big Ten title next Saturday against Michigan State.

Would Les Miles have been willing and able to rejuvenate his program for 2016 the way Ferentz did? Apparently, we'll never know.

My Live Game This Weekend
Texas A&M @ LSU

Les Miles is in a NO WIN situation.

  • If the team continues to play the way it has the last three games, they will get soundly beaten again and remove any doubt about his not returning for 2016. In fact, he probably won't even coach the bowl game.
  • If the team rights the ship and beats the Aggies, fans will ask, "Where was that the last two weeks? If you had played like this against Arkansas and Ole Miss, you would have won those games. This proves you had the talent to finish 10-1 but were soundly outcoached three times."
  • Whatever happens, I'll be there to see it and will root passionately for the Tigers. I will NEVER root against LSU so that "they'll fire the coach." (I admit that's easy to say right now since the coach is on his way out regardless of what happens against A&M.)
  • It certainly is Les's last home game and may be his last game as LSU coach period. A defeat makes the final record 7-4 and relegates the Tigers to a "lesser" bowl. Whether he coaches it is another matter.

More jobs, and particularly more "big" jobs (like LSU), have opened early this season than anyone can remember. Here's some interesting scenarios (based only on piecing together rumors in a fanciful way).

  1. Charlie Strong leaves Texas (by choice or forced out) for Miami, returning to the state of Florida where he was an outstanding D-coordinator for the Gators. Nick Saban, having done everything he can at Alabama, takes the Texas job that he discussed (or his agent discussed) several years ago when Mack Brown "retired." Alabama promotes D-coordinator Kirby Smart to keep him from taking over at South Carolina.
  2. Sean Payton leaves the Saints (I'd bet any amount of money that will happen but where he goes is the question) and becomes the LSU coach. The Saints hire Nick Saban, who wants to scratch the itch of his only failure as a coach - his two-year sojourn with the Dolphins. (Talk about killing two birds with one stone!)
  3. Saban scratches his NFL itch by becoming the head coach/GM/dictator of the Indianapolis Colts. Alabama then hires Clemson's Dabo Swinney (a grad).
  4. According to a recent biography, Saban left LSU reluctantly in 2005 and quickly regretted his decision. Is it beyond the realm of possibility that, being frustrated with spoiled Bama fans who want his hide when he loses even one game and knowing that he'd be welcomed back with open arms in Baton Rouge, he returns to LSU? (Dream on!)

What does LSU do?

  • The first question is why LSU has been in such a rush to replace Miles, who went from #2 in the CFP to being fired in two weeks (the Ole Miss loss simply confirmed his demise). The answer lies in two factors.
    • There are more coaching openings that usual, including two others in the SEC (South Carolina and Missouri). That means more schools going after the "hot" candidates, be they current head coaches (like Tom Herman at Houston and Jason Fuentes at Memphis) or well-regarded assistants (like Kirby Smart at Alabama).
    • Recruiting - you need to have someone in place fast to (a) hold onto the recruits you've already lined up for 2016 (LSU was regarded as having the #1 class before two, including QB Feleipe Franks, have decommitted already) and (b) continue the pursuit of other top prospects.
  • So whom does LSU have in mind to replace Miles? The coach the "big money men" want is Jimbo Fisher, who was O-coordinator under both Saban and Miles. He just signed a new eight-year contract with Florida State in January that includes a $5 million buyout if he leaves before 2017. But if the movers and shakers at LSU really want him, they would add that amount to the $15 million they're willing to pay to buyout Miles.
  • I wonder if LSU has anyone else in mind should Fisher say no. Awhile back, I threw out the name Chip Kelly, whose Eagles continue to falter in the NFL. But he's not being mentioned on rumor lists for LSU. (Then again, Nick Saban wasn't mentioned in 2000. See below.)
  • Another coach lurking in the wings is Tom Herman at Houston. He's been very successful in his first year there (10-1 and playing Navy this weekend for a spot in the AAC championship game) but his real claim to fame is that he was the offensive coordinator for Ohio State's national championship last year. His buyout is a "mere" $2.25 million - chump change for the big money LSU folks.
  • The common thread linking Fisher, Kelly, and Herman is that all three have backgrounds on the offensive side, a #1 priority for LSU.
  • It's good to remember that Nick Saban appeared out of nowhere when LSU hired him in 2000. The big name being floated for the job was Dennis Ericksen. Then, suddenly, AD Joe Dean held a news conference to announce Saban's hiring. Nick who? He didn't even have that great a record at Michigan State (34-24-1) and lost to Gerry DiNardo, the man he's replacing, in the 1995 Independence Bowl.
  • Les Miles surfaced quickly during LSU's search to replace Saban after the 2004 season. I don't recall anyone else being mentioned as a serious candidate.
  • Don't be surprised if Fisher turns down LSU and a new candidate emerges out of nowhere to take the job as Saban did in 2000. LSU is one of the most desirable jobs in the country and even coaches you'd think would be esconced at their current schools would secretly express interest.
  • Regardless, this hire will make or break Joe Alleva as LSU AD. He MUST get this right or the ax will fall. It appears he orchestrated this because he had decided before this season started that Miles had to go. He'd better come up with someone better.
Week 13 Picks
Home team in CAPS. Rankings are from the AP poll.
  • South Carolina +17 over #1 Clemson
    Gamecocks play their bowl game.
  • #2 Alabama over Auburn +14
    Tide remembers two years ago and the 44 points Tigers scored last year.
  • #3 Iowa over Nebraska +1.5
    Hawkeyes defend their #4 CFP position.
  • #4 Notre Dame +3.5 over #13 Stanford
    Irish want to regain spot in Top Four.
  • #5 Oklahoma over #9 Oklahoma State +6.5
    Sooners remember last year's Bedlam.
  • #6 Michigan State over Penn State NO SPREAD
    Spartans need one more victory to make Big Ten title game.
  • #15 TCU +1.5 over #7 Baylor
    Hard to predict which backup QB will play better.
  • #8 Ohio State +0 over #12 Michigan
    OSU's loss last week worst news for Wolverines.
  • #10 Florida +2 over #14 Florida State
    Neither FSU QB capable to beating Gator D in The Swamp.
  • #11 North Carolina over North Carolina State +6.5
    Tar Heels clinch spot in ACC championship game.
  • #21 Houston +1 over #16 Navy
    Cougars need starting QB to return from injury.
  • Illinois +3.5 over #17 Northwestern
    Illini need win to become bowl eligible.
  • #18 Oregon over Oregon State +34.5 X
    Ducks feast on Beaver meat.
  • #23 Mississippi State +1 over #19 Ole Miss
    Prescott says farewell with a victory.
  • Washington over #20 Washington State NO SPREAD
    WSU QB injured.
  • #22 Ucla +3.5 over USC
    Bruins capture Pac-12 South title.
  • #24 Toledo over Western Michigan +8 X
    Rockets qualify for MAC title clash.
  • #25 Temple over Connecticut +12
    Huskies got their upset and bowl eligibility last week.

Additional Big Ten Games

  • Rutgers +1 over Maryland
    Which bad team wants it more?
  • Indiana over Purdue +6.5
    Hoosiers need win for bowl.
  • Wisconsin over Minnesota +2.5
    Badgers angry over fluke loss last week.
Intriguing Numbers - Week Eleven
2004 Last time Toledo played in the MAC title game
2000 Last year Toledo finished a season 10-1
Last time Navy was 10-1.
1,009 Rushing yards by Navy QB Keenan Reynolds, No. 1 among QBs nationwide
6-0 Houston's record at home this season
630 Yards gained by Auburn in last year's 55-44 loss to Alabama
4-0 Alabama's record against the spread in road games this year.
1-11 Record of undefeated teams against the spread the last two weeks, including four outright losses
3 Touchdowns by Wisconsin last week against Northwestern were over either called by penalty or overturned by replay
573 Yards per game for Oregon over the last four contests
6-0 Urban Meyer's record as an underdog at Ohio State
2007 Last time Indiana went to a bowl
2001 Last time Indiana had two road wins in conference play, something they're trying to do with a win at Purdue Saturday
1967 Last time Maryland lost nine games in a row and went winless in conference play
3-23 UConn's record against ranked teams since joining the FBS in 2000

Record after TWELVE weeks: 110-107-2

Teams Needing a Win to Become Bowl Eligible
In the past, the NCAA has required teams to finish with at least a .500 record, 6-6, to be eligible for a bowl bid.
  • But with an unprecedented 40 bowls this year, it's not certain that there will be 80 teams with at least six wins.
  • So it is possible that a few 5-7 teams will gain spots - hardly an advancement of Western Civilization. The teams will supposedly be ranked based on their Academic Progress Rate scores.

With that proviso, here's the list of FBS teams needing one more win to become bowl eligible.


  1. Buffalo X
  2. East Carolina
  3. Illinois
  4. Indiana
  5. Kentucky
  6. Minnesota
  7. Missouri X
  8. Nebraska X
  9. Old Dominion
  10. San Jose State X
  11. South Alabama
  12. Tulsa
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. Washington


@Northwestern (Soldier Field)
Florida Atlantic
Boise State
@Georgia Southern, Appalachian State
Washington State

Did You Notice? NFL Week 11
Interesting Numbers
2 QBs who passed for 300+y in last weekend's action - both on Monday night: Carson Palmer, Arizona (317) and Andy Dalton, Cincinnati (315). Joe Flacco hit 299 for the Ravens in his last game this season, during which he suffered a knee injury.
2 200y rushers Week 11: Doug Martin, Eagles (235) and Thomas Rawls, Seahawks (209). Rawls' yardage was the most by an undrafted free agent since 1960.
Receivers with more than 150y: Julio Jones, Atlanta (160)
131.6 Jameis Winston's passer rating in the Bucs' 45-17 victory over the Eagles - his highest of the season.
5 TD passes by Winston, tying the NFL rookie record held by Detroit's Matthew Stafford (2009) and the Bears' Ray Biuvid (1937). After throwing 7 INTs in his first four starts, Jameis has thrown only two in the last six outings
0 Points scored by the Texans on their opening possessions this season
12 Consecutive quarters in which the Texans did not give up a TD until the Jets scored in Q3 last Sunday
345 Weight of Kansas City DL Dontari Poe, believed to be the most of any player who ever scored a TD in an NFL game after Poe plunged over from the 1 in the Chiefs' 33-3 romp over the Chargers.
  • Birthday Boy
    Brock Osweiler had big shoes to fill when he took over at QB for the Broncos against the Bears at Soldier Field. But on his 25th birthday, he led Denver to a 17-15 victory. He completed 20-of-27 for 250y, 2 TD, and 0 INT. His passer rating was 127.1, far better than Peyton Manning put up in any game this season. 101.7 was Peyton's best effort. Brock achieved his success without Peyton on the sidelines to help him. Manning stayed in Denver undergoing rehab for his foot.
  • .500 Is Good Enough - So Far
    The exciting AFC South division race is heating up. Both Indianapolis and Houston won to stay tied for 1st with 5-5 marks. The Giants also lead the NFC East with that same record, putting them one game ahead of the Redskins, who were stomped by Carolina 44-16 a week after their exhausting 47-14 win over the Saints. All that marching up and down the field against Rob Ryan's last defense took its toll.
  • Ravens Excitement
    Cardiologists in the Baltimore area are losing business. Sunday marked the third Ravens game in a row that was decided on the last snap. Any fan who has survived these three games doesn't need to get a heart checkup.
    Week 10: Justin Tucker's 39y FG on the final play lifted the Ravens over the Chargers 29-26.
    Jason Myers booted a 53y FG after Jacksonville got one final play on a facemask penalty to win 22-20.
    Tucker kicked a 47y FG as time expired to defeat the Rams 16-13.
  • Fisher Fights Back against Critics
    For the second times in three weeks, Rams coach Jeff Fisher addressed allegations that his team plays dirty. Two weeks ago, Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer didn't speak to Fisher while giving him a perfunctory handshake after the Vikings' 21-18 victory, during which their QB Teddy Bridgewater left the game after being hit while sliding down. NBC football analyst Rodney Harrison piled on that evening. This week, Ravens coach John Harbaugh ignited Jeff's ire at his Monday news conference while answering a question about a particular play in Sunday's game. On that one, I saw the punter hit one of our guys dead in the back that [the officials] missed. I saw our guy retaliate, which is not what you want to see. Then I saw a free fall out there, which is not unusual against the team we're playing. Fisher responded of his weekly radio show: I'm kind of intrigued by some of the stuff -- and I can't verify it -- but the insinuations or whatever of, that we were a dirty team coming out. ... Then I've got plays I've got to send the league office where their players are hitting us in the mouth after plays. With fists. It was allowed in the game because it wasn't called, and I'm not complaining. We played hard. The statistics show that St. Louis has committed 81 penalties this season to Baltimore's 78. The Rams are 18th in penalty yards (610); the Ravens are 29th (751). Baltimore has 13 assessments for personal fouls, roughing the passer, unnecessary roughness or unsportsmanlike conduct. The Rams have eight. As was said by a Wise Man long ago, Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
Golden NFL Rankings - after 11 Weeks
Golden NFL Top Ten
Average Opp. wins Last
1 Carolina
46 1
New England
45 2
32 4
4 Green Bay 7-3 17.31 30 7
32 3
35 5
25 6
Kansas City
24 10
Pittsburgh 6-4
23 8
25 14
"Opponent wins" means the total number of wins
by the teams the ranked team defeated.

Indianapolis jumps into the Top Ten after their win at Atlanta, replacing the Falcons.
stay at #25 after a bye week.

Complete Golden NFL rankings

Division Rankings
Rank Division Average Last Week
1 NFC South 16.577 2
2 AFC East 16.363 1
3 NFC North 16.152 3
4 NFC West 15.952 4
5 AFC West 15.825 5
6 AFC North 15.725 6
7 AFC South 15.650 7
8 NFC East 15.323 8

Overall: NFC 16.001, AFC 15.891

SI Cover Jinx No More
Remember the "Sports Illustrated Cover jinx"?
  • If you got your picture on the cover of Sports Illustrated, bad things would happen to you within the next few weeks. We haven't heard much about that in recent years.
  • I now nominate a new jinx candidate: ESPN the Magazine
  • Consider the covers of their last two issues.
  • We all know what has happened to LSU and Fournette's Heisman hopes these last three weeks since the cover appeared.
  • As for Andy Dalton, his Bengals lost their first game of the season Monday night November 16 - their next game after the issue hit the newstands. Then they lost again this past weekend.
  • I hope Ben Simmons never makes the cover of ESPN the Magazine.
Did You Notice? NCAA Week 12
  • Gloom in Columbus and Columbia
    The Ohio State Buckeyes gained the fewest yards ever by an Urban Meyer-coached team (132y) and lost their first game of the year as visiting Michigan State scored the last ten points to win 17-14. To add salt in the wounds, star OSU RB Ezekiel Elliott launched into a rant to reporters about his disappointment at carrying the ball only 12 times and ended by saying he's turning pro at the end of the season. Many commentators pointed to Elliott's comments as indicative of what's been wrong with the underachieving defending champions - players worrying about their own stats and NFL future rather than the team.
    Meanwhile, Columbia MO and Columbia SC are also shrouded in black. Many picked Missouri to upset Tennessee in the final home game of beloved Coach Gary Pinkel, who is retiring after this season to battle cancer. But the Vols won 19-8. The players carried Pinkel off on their shoulders anyway. (I wonder if LSU players will do that for their coach this coming Saturday win or lose?)
    But the real embarrassment occured in South Carolina where The Citadel of the FCS upset the Gamecocks 23-22 to kill any chance interim USC coach Shawn Elliott had of being retained permanently.
  • Another OSU Falls
    Ohio State
    's loss was followed by another OSU team - Oklahoma State - tumbling from the ranks of the undefeated. Playing at home against Baylor's second string QB - who didn't play the second half because of injuries - the Cowboys fell 45-35 to give Baylor its first victory in Stillwater since 1939. That left the Big 12 without an undefeated team. That puts the conference in jeopardy of being on the outside looking in at the CFP for the second straight year.
  • McElwain = McElWIN at Florida
    Florida, like Georgia, eked out an OT victory against a "rent-a-win" opponent Saturday. The Bulldogs beat Georgia Southern 23-17 while the Gators had to knock down a potential TD pass in OT to escape Florida Atlantic's upset bid 20-14. The Gators scored a TD to start the OT but missed the PAT. So if FAU had scored, they could have booted the point to win. The victory was UF's tenth of the season, making Jim Elwain the first Gator head coach to gain 10 wins in his first year. Not even Steve Spurrier did that.
  • Fuentes like Miles
    After eight games, Jason Fuente of Memphis was first on many schools' list to fill head coach vacancies. But his Tigers, like the LSU Tigers, had a back-loaded schedule (except for Ole Miss) and have lost three in a row to the toughest opponents in the American Athletic Conference: Navy 45-20, @Houston 35-34, and @Temple 31-12. Still, it seems likely Fuente will coach elsewhere next season. He may have lost his chance for an SEC spot (Missouri or South Carolina) but would still be attractive to "lesser" Power Five schools like Syracuse or Maryland. Also, another AAC coach who has been mentioned for Power Five jobs lost his first game of the season. Tom Herman's Houston Cougars took it on the chin at Connecticut 20-17.
  • Out-of-Spotlight Game of the Week
    Normally a ground-and-pound team with its triple option attack - like the other service academies - Air Force lived up to its name to upset Boise State on the blue turf 37-30. Falcons QB Karson Roberts flashed a wry grin afterwards. That was definitely fun. After not throwing for more than 156y in the first nine games, Roberts has thrown for 271 against Utah State and 279 against Boise the last two weeks. After going 6-7 in 2012 and a miserable 2-10 in 2013, Troy Calhoun has resurrected the Air Force program - and saved his job - with a 10-3 mark last season and 8-2 so far this year with one of the defeats coming to 9-1 Navy.
Miles to Go before We Sleep
As I write this, all signs point to Les Miles' tenure at LSU ending within days.
  • AD Joe Alleva better have somebody BIG lined up to take over. If his first football hire doesn't pan out, then within two years the long knives will be used on him.
  • Here's a name I'll throw out. I claim no inside dope but have just observed the passing scene.

Chip Kelly

  • He's in his third year as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. His tenure there started promisingly. He took a team that had been 4-8 the year before and took them to a 10-6 mark and the NFC East championship.
  • Last year, the team finished 10-6 again despite key injuries like QB Nick Foles. However, they failed to make the playoffs.
  • As a result, owner Jeffrey Lurie made Kelly head of football operations in name as well as in fact. Basically, he became GM as well as head coach.
  • However, this season has not gone as planned. The Eagles are 4-6 and just lost to the Buccaneers 45-17.
  • What got Chip the Philadelphia job was his great success at Oregon, where he compiled a 33-3 Pac-12 record and 46-7 overall with two Rose Bowl appearances (1-1 mark) and a Fiesta Bowl victory.
  • Since upgrading the offense seems to be the first priority for LSU, you couldn't do better than Chip, who took the no huddle spread offense to the next level.
  • Wouldn't it be ironic if, in order to beat Alabama, LSU hires a successful college coach who moved to the NFL and became disenchanted - the exact route that Saban traveled from Baton Rouge to Tuscaloosa?
Golden College Rankings after Twelve Weeks
Top two stay the same. Michigan State replaces Ohio State at #3. LSU tumbles further to 17th (from #1 heading into the Alabama game).
Golden Rankings Top Ten
Average Opp.
Alabama 10-1
59 246 10.97 1  
59 216 8.81 2  
Michigan State
60 271 6.22 9  
4 Notre Dame 10-1 15.87 52 213 6.59 4  
55 154 8.66 10  
Ohio State
49 166 9.47 3  
44 143 8.83 7  
48 181 5.80 5  
50 190 6.92 6  
46 199 7.47 8  
  • "Opps. wins" is the number of victories by the teams the ranked team defeated.
  • "Opp. opps". is the number of victories by the teams the defeated teams beat.
  • "Score value" is a measure of the margin of victory in relation to the defeated team's number of wins coupled with the margin of defeat in relation to the victorious team's number of losses.
Golden Conference Rankings
Average Impressive Non-Conference Wins
Ariz.St.,BYU, Louisville, No.Car., Syracuse, West.Ky., Wisconsin
Big Ten
BYU, Duke, Iowa St., Kansas, Oregon, Ore.St., Pitt, Stanford, Va.Tech
Michigan, Rutgers, Texas, Virginia
Big 12
Arkansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Tennessee
Illinois, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Purdue
Air Force, Louisville, Miami, Penn State
Arkansas, Iowa State, Maryland, Purdue, UNLV, Wyoming
Mtn. West
Colorado, Virginia, Washington
UCF, Kent State, Miami (OH), Ole Miss, Purdue, Vandy, Va.Tech
Sun Belt
San Diego State, Western Michigan

Complete Golden Rankings

Synopsis of the ranking system: Each team starts with 12 points for each game. The winning team goes up from there depending on the number of wins of the defeated opponent and the margin of victory. The loser goes down from 12 depending on the losses of the opponent and the margin of defeat. Teams can gain a bonus for road wins or a penalty for home losses. Read complete rules.

Compilation of Dozens of Rankings

Most Valuable College Wins
Here are the eight most valuable wins in the Golden College Rankings so far.
Pts. Game (Home team in caps) Victory
22.00 Iowa over Northwestern (9-2) 30
21.00 Michigan over Northwestern (9-2) 38
20.96 Ole Miss over Alabama (10-1) 6
20.64 Baylor over OklahomA State (10-1) 10
20.54 Utah over Oregon (8-3) 42
20.54 LSU over Western Kentucky (9-2) 28
20.26 Michigan State over Ohio State (10-1) 3
20.14 Alabama over Mississippi State (8-3) 25

Remember that, in the Golden system, each team in a game starts with 12 points. The winner gains points based on the number of victories of the vanquished team, the margin of victory, and whether it was a road game. Notice that six of the eight games above were won by the visiting team. The other two games involved a large margin of victory for the home team. Also keep in mind that the above point values are not final. For example, if Ohio State beats Michigan next Saturday, then Michigan State's win over the Buckeyes will increase in value.

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