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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Besides having national playoff implications, this years Ohio State vs. Cheap Bulls Jerseys Authentic . Michigan game is full of questions, story lines and intriguing matchups.Can Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett solve Michigans best-in-the-nation defense?Will Michigan superstar Jabrill Peppers be able to shut down Curtis Samuel, Ohio States do-it-all hybrid back?Will injured quarterback Wilton Speight be healthy enough to play for Michigan? If not, can backup John OKorn rebound from a lackluster performance last week to hurt Ohios States ball-hawking defense?If Ohio State triumphs, does it belong in the College Football Playoff even without a conference championship on its resume?Most of those answers will become clear Saturday afternoon after No. 2 Ohio (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten) State and No. 3 Michigan (10-1, 7-1) tangle in Ohio Stadium in the 2016 version of the storied rivalry. The Game hardly needs any more hype, but it returns to the national spotlight for the first time in a decade because the winner is likely to end up in the playoff, with the loser shut out.Yeah, were playing for it all, pretty much, Ohio State center Pat Elflein said. The stakes are always pretty high for this game. Everyone knows you can save a season by beating this team, no matter what your record is, but definitely the stakes are higher.Michigan tight end Jake Butt, who graduated from the same suburban Columbus high school as Elflein, said he cant wait to get on the field at Ohio Stadium.No. 2 vs. No 3, really everything on the line, Butt said. For both teams its an absolute must-win game, so its going to be a great atmosphere. Everybody is going to be tuning in to watch this.Some other things to watch as Michigan visits the Horseshoe on Saturday.LETS GET PHYSICALPeppers said he has watched other teams, including Penn State, Wisconsin and Northwestern, give the Buckeyes problems by getting extra physical. He and the Wolverines plan to test their rival in the same way.Were going to see how they respond with physicality, Peppers said. We come with bad intentions. Its never our intention to hurt anyone, but when we hit you, we want you to feel it.Peppers, who plays a position that is a hybrid between linebacker and defensive back, believes Michigan is in a much better position to win The Game than it was a year ago when Ohio State won in a rout.We got a lot of smart, savvy guys who have been through the 5-7 seasons and winning seasons, he said. We got a lot of experience on our side. We got much better athletes this year, too.CONTAINING BARRETTMichigan defensive end Chris Wormley said the experience playing against other teams that run a spread offense should help them to corral Barrett, whos passed for 2,304 yards and 24 touchdowns, and added 722 yards and seven scores on the ground. Last year against Michigan, Barrett ran for 139 yards and three touchdowns in Ohio States 42-13 win.The last couple years we played him he put some numbers up against us, Wormley said. Weve seen a lot of similar offenses this season, the spread, different option plays they have, quarterback runs and things like that, so weve been preparing all year. Obviously they have different athletes and things like that. Its going to be a game where were going to have to shut down a few players, and I feel were ready for that task.LAST HOME GAME FOR J.T.?Barrett demurred when he was asked this week if the Michigan game might be his last at Ohio Stadium. In other words, would he leave for the NFL after this season?Nah, I havent really begun to think about that, really, he said. Im just taking each week, trying to focus on the moment. But yeah, my mind, I havent got there.RIVALRY 101Ohio State wide receiver Terry McLaurin, a sophomore from Indianapolis, said out-of-state players are schooled on the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry pretty quickly.When you come here, thats one of the first things you learn, McLaurin said. We dont really say their names, and we know the significance and the history of the rivalry. You kind of learn pretty quickly what all this rivalrys about -- probably the biggest rivalry in all of sports. Coming in as a freshman, you learn very quickly what this game means to this university and to the team.He said it also didnt take much time for him and other out-of-staters to develop a distaste for the team up north.To be honest, we dont like em, he said. Its kind of personal for everybody. Its personal for the people who have played in the game, and its personal for the people who are currently about to play in the game. Thats just kind of how its always been.BIG TEN JUMBLEBecause of the tie-breaker system, Ohio State may not advance to the Big Ten Championship game if they beat Michigan. Penn State will win the East Division if Ohio State wins and the Nittany Lions take care of business at home against Michigan State. If Michigan beats Ohio State, the Wolverines will claim the divisional crown.If Ohio State beats Michigan, the playoff committee will have to decide whether to place them in the top four without having won their conference. That could be a good scenario for the Buckeyes, who get an extra week off and wont risk an upset in the conference championship game that would eliminate them from the playoff.---More AP college football at and Mitch Stacy at Cheap Bulls Jerseys China . On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. 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ORLANDO, Fla. -- David Duval and stepson Nick Karavites shot an 11-under 61 Saturday to take the first-round lead in the PNC Father/Son Challenge.They birdied Nos. 1, 3-7, 13-16 and 18 to open a one-stroke lead over Fred and Taylor Funk in the two-day, 20-team scramble event at Ritz-Carlton Golf Clubs Grande Lakes.To go out and have fun and hit good golf shots, make a couple putts, thats always enjoyable, but its secondary to walking around the golf course with the entire crew, said Duval, who made only one competitive start in 2016 -- missing the cut in the Sanderson Farms Championship.We just scrambled, Karavites added. If I hit a bad shot, he hit a good shot.Team Duval has been preparing for the tournament since receiving an invitation two months ago.Anyone you talk to will tell you that this is the best week of the year, Duval said. If youre fortunate enough to be asked to come play, invited to come play, you dont pass it up.The Funks got off to a fast start with birdies at Nos. 1 and 2 and an eagle at 3, where Taylorr -- a member of the University of Texas golf team -- hit a 3-wood from 265 yards to 30 feet and made the putt. Cheap NBA Jerseys. They added birdies at Nos. 5, 7, 10, 11, 15 and 18 for a 62.Birdie, birdie, eagle start, the elder Funk said. Thats a dream start. We played really good. I counted three really good opportunities that we missed and probably another two that we could have made.The Funks tied for second last year after a one-hole, four-team playoff won by Lanny and Tucker Wadkins.Retief and Leo Goosen, Raymond and Robert Floyd, Stewart and Connor Cink, Bernhard and Christina Langer, and Mark and Shaun OMeara were tied for third at 63.Fan favorites John and Little John Daly shot 64.It was a blast to play, John Daly said. 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