Bob Stoops says 'Jim Harbaugh, Michigan football team, they’re due,' on FOX Big Noon Kickoff

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  • Jim Harbaugh
    Jim Harbaugh
    American football player and coach
  • Bob Stoops
    Bob Stoops
    American football coach
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"FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff" was live and on location for the third time before an Ohio State football game on Saturday.

And this time it was from Michigan Stadium, which is where the No. 2 Buckeyes play No. 5 Michigan in a game that is televised on FOX after the pregame show.

“This is one of those games ... this is where legends are made," said 2005 Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush.

Ohio State bookends the season with the FOX crew, as “Big Noon Kickoff” was actually big Thursday night in primetime in September when the show was in Minneapolis for the first Ohio State game against the Gophers. The show was then live in Columbus a week later for the Oregon game, the only loss so far in Ohio State’s season.

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FOX doesn’t give traditional picks like "ESPN College GameDay," but Columbus native Brady Quinn, Youngstown native Bob Stoops and former USC Heisman Trophy winners Matt Leinart and Bush liked Michigan's chances.

But only Stoops picked them to win.

“Jim Harbaugh, Michigan football team, they’re due," Stoops said. "I just believe that at a certain time, the percentages, odds get you. And it’s Jim Harbaugh’s time and Michigan's time to beat them."

Charles Woodson, a contributor on FOX's pregame show, appeared on the broadcast. In 1997, Woodson's Ohio State-Michigan performance capped his Heisman Trophy win.

Woodson, from Fremont, Ohio, has high-hopes for the Wolverines.

"My question is: If not now, then when?" Woodson said. "They have the team and talent to win this game. If we make plays, more than they make, we win this ball game."

FOX will broadcast the Big Ten Championship Game, which is Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It is likely that FOX's pregame show will air live from Indianapolis.

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How can I watch Ohio State football vs. Michigan?

Ohio State football's last game of the 2021 regular season will be on FOX (Ch. 28). Here's who is broadcasting the game:

  • Gus Johnson (play by play)

  • Joel Klatt (analysis)

  • Jenny Taft (reporter)

The College Football Playoff schedule

Here are the dates to know for the College Football Playoff:

  • Selection show: Noon Dec. 5 on ESPN

  • Cotton Bowl: 3:30 or 7:30 p.m., Dec. 31 on ESPN

  • Orange Bowl: 3:30 or 7:30 p.m., Dec. 31 on ESPN

  • College Football Playoff national championship game: 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 on ESPN

Week 13 College Football Playoff rankings

  1. Georgia 11-0

  2. Ohio State 10-1

  3. Alabama 10-1

  4. Cincinnati 11-0

  5. Michigan 10-1

  6. Notre Dame 10-1

  7. Oklahoma State 10-1

  8. Baylor 9-2

  9. Ole Miss 9-2

  10. Oklahoma 10-1

  11. Oregon 9-2

  12. Michigan State 9-2

  13. BYU 9-2

  14. Wisconsin 8-3

  15. Texas A&M 8-3

  16. Iowa 9-2

  17. Pittsburgh 9-2

  18. Wake Forest 9-2

  19. Utah 8-3

  20. NC State 8-3

  21. San Diego State 10-1

  22. UTSA 11-0

  23. Clemson 8-3

  24. Houston 10-1

  25. Arkansas 7-4

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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Bob Stoops: it's time for Jim Harbaugh to beat Ohio State

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