Nobody is a champion the way Jack Nicklaus is a champion.
Holding the record for most Majors won by a professional golfer, the Golden Bear knows a thing or two about bringing home the hardware. If his alma mater Ohio State wants to do that at the end of the year, they’ll have to get past heir Big Ten foe Penn State this Saturday.
Nicklaus, a Buckeye alumnus, was on ESPN College GameDay this morning alongside a skeleton-clad Lee Corso to make his pick.
“You’ve got to be kidding,” Nicklaus said before making the “O-H-I-O” with his arms.
The matchup pitting the Buckeyes against the Nittany Lions has greater College Football Playoff ramifications than any other this weekend. Both teams are undefeated and ranked in the top-ten.
Aside from jockeying for position with the committee, the conference ramifications also loom large.
Nicklaus will be on hand to watch his Buckeyes do their best to slow down a dynamic attack led by Saquon Barkley. With the Michigan Wolverines already losers of two games, the representative of the Big Ten is likely going to end up being the winner of this game.