There’s an old saying (usually used in gambling): All of us are smarter than any of us. If you ask a single person their prediction for the score of a game, chances are it won’t be correct. But if you ask a bunch of people their predictions? You might get close. So we did exactly that: Asked a bunch of students what their prediction for the Rose Bowl is.
Alex – Health Science: 42-14 Ohio State
Matt – Chemical Engineering: 38-14 Ohio State
Emily – Visual Communication Design: 56-21 Ohio State
Kenneth K. – Astronomy & Astrophysics: 42-34 Ohio State
Ryan – Finance: 45-27 Ohio State
Cheyenne – Ag Communication: 49-20 Ohio State
Olivia – Journalism: 28-14 Ohio State
Jackson Howard – Operations Management: 27-13 Ohio State
We also got a super special celebrity prediction from none other than Joey Lane himself:
Bucks by a billion.
— Joey Lane (@JoeySmoke14) December 31, 2018
(this prediction won’t be used for our calculation further down)
Here’s my prediction: 52-28 Ohio State
And 1870 Editor-in-Chief Mitch Hooper: 45-17 Ohio State
So, following the old saying, if we averaged out all these scores, the prediction would be:
42-20 Ohio State
Catch the 2019 Rose Bowl on ESPN Jan. 1. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. eastern.
Average score rounded down from 42.4 to 42 for Ohio State and 20.3 to 20 for Washington