Week 12 football picks
A perfect 5-0 week improves the season mark to 26-28-1. It's time get over .500. Here we go:
Liberty Union vs. Kirtland, Saturday: After last week's dramatic comeback win over Youngstown Ursuline, the defending Division V state champions won't be denied in a state semifinal game. PICK: Kirtland, 41-10.
Michigan (+4.5) at Ohio State, Saturday: Coach Urban Meyer says his offense will be wide-open against the Wolverines. If that happens, the Buckeyes will be on their way to a perfect 12-0 season. Still, this one will be really close. PICK: Ohio State, 38-34.
Notre Dame at USC (+6), Saturday: Because everyone has already put the Fighting Irish in the BCS National Championship game, let's take the Trojans - not just to cover, but to win outright. This is nothing more than a hunch. PICK: USC, 24-21.
Steelers at Browns (pick), Sunday: Sorry, I just can't pick the Browns, especially against the Steelers. PICK: Steelers, 16-10.
Packers at Giants (+1.5), Sunday: One thing I've learned over the years is don't bet against a home underdog team as good as the Giants. PICK: Giants, 31-28.
- Mark Podolski | @MPodo