Michigan Football: Wolverines Favored Over Ohio State Buckeyes as ‘The Game’ Approaches

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Nov 21, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) stands on the field prior to the Buckeyes playing Michigan State.

Dissension in Columbus?

Will Ezekiel Elliott’s incident affect the Buckeyes Saturday?

In the aftermath of running back Eskiel Elliott’s criticism of coach Urban Meyer’s play calling in the loss to the Spartans, you can certainly ask if the individual is above the team.

In organized sports, one certainly has the right to voice his opinion, but what good does it do to voice it publicly rather than spelling it out behind closed doors.

“I’m disappointed in the play-calling, Elliott said after carrying the ball 12 times for 33 yards. I’m disappointed in the situations that we were put in, and I wish it all played out differently.”

MSU freshman running back LJ Scott, who lended a huge hand in Michigan State’s 17-14 victory, rushed for 58 yards on 13 carries (just one more carry than Elliott).

In fairness, Ohio State has had a tough 2015 season, given the pressure to defend a national title.

The main reason was the quarterback controversy where JT Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller were all exceptional signal callers.

So, will the Elliott controversy bleed into the bowl season and beyond? The answer will most likely come from Saturday’s final score.

“Winning isn’t everything,” Green Bay Packer coach Vince Lombardi said, “it’s the only thing.”

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