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EDITOR’S NOTE: Boyd Bergquist was the sports director at KETS-TV in East Tree Stump, Nebraska for almost 40 years. Known across the Husker state as the voice of the Boy’s High School Basketball Tournament, Bergquist was a four-time winner of the Marv J. Butz “Golden Cob” Award For Excellence In Nebraska Broadcast Journalism. That background, along with his quick if not cliché-riddled wit and love of single-malt scotch makes Bergquist a perfect fit to be our “Question” guy.
Hey, sports fans…Boyd Bergquist here. College football season is right around the corner. J-Dub calls this time of year the “Twelve Greatest Saturdays of the Year.” He’s a big man who is big into the college game which is why this guy has an interesting way of determining who the College Football Champion is…it’s a boxing thing. You’re the champ until somebody beats you.
I love that because I covered the U.S. Marine Boxing Championships back in my days in the Navy Signal Corps. Those jarheads loved to beat the bejeezus out of each other, and that’s when I learned the best way to tell a winner.
It almost always isn’t the guy flat on his back with blood running out of his ears.
But another great thing about boxing is that everybody has a “puncher’s chance.” That’s what may have to happen looking ahead to the Buckeyes’ schedule. While this may be a year with a new quarterback and a new head coach, Ohio State has to say the least a favorable schedule.
For starters, the Buckeyes only go on the road four times, the toughest being the year-ender at Michigan. Before that, there’s those pesky Penn Staters, although the Nittany Lions haven’t won in Columbus since 2011. Michigan State has two wins against the Buckeyes in that same time, including the 2013 B1G Ten Championship game. But the last two meetings with Sparty ended distinctly in favor of the scarlet and gray.
Anyway, there’s two things that are always true in this game. It’s really hard to go undefeated, and every team will have at least one bad day. But I’m pretty sure that ain’t gonna happen on the road at Rutgers. Frankly, it’s my bet Ohio State keeps this belt all the way to the B1G Ten championship game.
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