Staff Pick: Sugar Bowl

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The next best thing to beating Michigan is beating up quarterbacks who used to play at Michigan. That will be the goal during the 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl, when Ohio State takes on the Arkansas Razorbacks and their sassy-ass signal-caller Ryan Mallett, a former Wolverine.

Even though the two schools have never faced each other on the football field, storylines abound en route to this Louisiana Superdome showdown. Mallett will try to thwart the nation's No. 2 defense, and Ohio State will attempt to alter its 0-9 bowl record against teams from the Southeastern Conference.

Ohio State vs. Arkansas

8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4