'Since they are wearing the black-out jerseys, give me Ohio State.' College GameDay' picks

Lee Corso had a strong prediction before Ohio State's Big Ten opener against Wisconsin.

"Wisconsin needs a miracle to beat Ohio State," Corso said.

The rest of ESPN's "College GameDay" crew was on the same page, picking the Buckeyes against the Badgers Saturday night.

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"If Ohio State wasn't going to be all blacked out, I would have picked Wisconsin," ESPN analyst Pat McAfee said. "But since they are wearing the black-out jerseys, give me Ohio State."

WWE star and "College GameDay's" guest picker Bianca Belair chose the Buckeyes calling quarterback C.J. Stroud "the favorite for the Heisman Trophy."

ESPN college football analyst and former Ohio State quarterback Kirk Herbstreit abstained from picking Ohio State vs. Wisconsin because he's on the call for the game along with Chris Fowler and Holly Rowe.

'College GameDay' last picked Ohio State to beat Notre Dame

Ahead of Ohio State's season-opening game against Notre Dame, the hosts of "College GameDay" bought into the Buckeyes being a heavy favorite.

September 3, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Sports analyst, Lee Corso, dances with analyst and former Ohio State Buckeye, Kirk Herbstreit, after selecting the Ohio State Buckeye to win over Notre Dame as his GameDay pick during the College GameDay broadcast in Columbus, Ohio on Sept. 3, 2022; Columbus, OH, USA;  Mandatory Credit: Maddie Schroeder/Columbus Dispatch
September 3, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Sports analyst, Lee Corso, dances with analyst and former Ohio State Buckeye, Kirk Herbstreit, after selecting the Ohio State Buckeye to win over Notre Dame as his GameDay pick during the College GameDay broadcast in Columbus, Ohio on Sept. 3, 2022; Columbus, OH, USA; Mandatory Credit: Maddie Schroeder/Columbus Dispatch

Corso, Howard and rapper Jack Harlow each picked Ohio State to beat Notre Dame to begin 2022.

"I could have been from South Bend," Harlow said. "I could have grown up a Notre Dame fan, but you could not have paid me to say Notre Dame today.

"I want to get out of here alive. I'm picking Ohio State."

'College GameDay did not pick Ohio State's other non-conference matchups against Arkansas State or Toledo.

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Prior to the 2022 season, Corso and Herbstreit each predicted that Ohio State would win the 2022 national championship.

Ohio State has eight national championships, last winning the first College Football Playoff in 2014.

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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin predictions from College GameDay