Like the Minn-Iowa dual, the PSU-tOSU dual has more interesting match-ups than the PSU-Iowa dual where most weights had a clear favorite at the start. Both teams had close to the same result against Iowa (22-12 and 21-9) each winning 7 bouts. Should be very interesting. Here are matches (Rankings are Intermat, and will change with this weekend's results):
125: #8 Megaludis vs #15 DiJulius PSU Dec 3-0
133: UR Martelloti vs #4 L Stieber OSU Fall 3-6
141: UR Pearsall vs #7 H Stieber OSU MD 3-10
149: #1 Molinaro vs #16 Cessari PSU Dec 6-10
157: #8 Alton vs UR Demas PSU Dec 9-10
165: #1 Taylor vs UR Garcia PSU MD 13-10
174: #2 Ruth vs #8 Heflin PSU MD 17-10
184: #2 Wright vs #10 Magrum PSU Dec 20-10
197: #12 McIntosh vs UR Camp PSU Dec 23-10
Hwt: #6 Wade vs #15 Capone PSU Dec 26-10
A number of bouts where PSU is favored could go to tOSU: 157, 197, Hwt. tOSU probably is also hoping for wins at 125, 149--but I don't think so. If Magrum is again unable to wrestle, I look for MD or better for QW. A problem for tOSU as for Iowa is that their biggest strength is where PSU is weakest.
What are your predictions?