125 â€“ Lambert tech Rodriguez. Early season Jose is a toss up, recent Jose gets killed. I hope he can round back into form.
133 â€“ NaTo over Montoya by decision. I think NaTo can push for a major, but Montoya is tough and I think he can hang on and scramble enough to keep this to a 5-7 point win.
141 â€“ McCrystal over Pletcher by decision. I think the strength advantage will be a little too much. I think Pletcher keeps it close though.
149 â€“ Micah over Purinton by major. If Micah can get anything going from top, this could be a tech.
157 â€“ Berger with the major or tech over Ryan/DeCarlo/Powell. This weight is a huge hole right now and Iâ€™m not sure that changes this year.
165 â€“ I hate to say it, but give me Arthur over Burcher. If this were at home I might switch this pick, but Iâ€™ll give home mat advantage here.
174 â€“ If Bo doesnâ€™t wrestle, this might be the dual. Bo over Barnes by decision or Barnes over Kresevic by major. I think Bo will go. Needs to get some mat time every couple weeks.
184 â€“ Dudley over Martin by decision. This is absolutely a match Martin can win, but I canâ€™t pick him to beat a top 5 guy until he actually does.
197 â€“ Moore over Studebaker by decision. Moore doesnâ€™t seem to be hitting a freshman wall, and I think his pace is too much for Studebaker and he gets the decision.
285 â€“ Snyder over Jensen by tech. Snyder will be looking for a pin after he tires Jensen out, but I think Jensen stays off his back.
This match could easily go either way, as there are tossup matches and then, intricacies within the favorites as well.
125 and 157 are key bonus wins for Nebraska. I have them getting 5 in each match, but if itâ€™s only 4, then thatâ€™s a Buckeye win.
133 and 149 could be more bonus for OSU than I gave them, again potentially swinging the dual.
141 and 165 are toss ups, both of which I have going to Nebraska.
174 changes based on who is the starter.
184 and 197 are swing matches, which I have split.
285 depends on Snyder being available. I think heâ€™ll be there, but if not, thatâ€™s a 9-12 point swing.
Should be a great match. Canâ€™t wait!