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Kirk Herbstreit Names The Key For Ohio State-Michigan

Kirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDay

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN's College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit appeared on SportsCenter this morning to preview this afternoon's epic Ohio State-Michigan game, which is set to kick off at noon E.T. on FOX.

Ohio State and Michigan are playing for a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game (and, maybe, a berth into the College Football Playoff).

The Buckeyes are a home underdog against the Wolverines for the first time in a long time, as Michigan has entered the contest as a 5-point favorite against Ohio State.

Herbstreit thinks the key to this afternoon's game will be Ohio State's passing game.

"I think the receivers are the key," Herbstreit said about Ohio State.

"The question is, will Dwayne Haskins have time to throw the football," Herbstreit added. "If he does, he has the receivers, and he has the arm talent, to attack Michigan's defense."

Michigan possesses one of the best defenses in the country, but Ohio State has the talent to put up some points against the Wolverines.

The Buckeyes and the Wolverines are set to kick off at noon E.T.

The game will be on FOX.