The No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes got a big win under the lights in Columbus last week and will now hit the road to Lincoln, NE, to meet the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The game will kick off at noon ET on Fox.
Ohio State (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten) hammered its way to a 33-24 victory over Penn State last Saturday, adding fuel to the mid-season tear that they’ve been on for the past month. The Buckeyes grabbed control of the contest in the second quarter and never looked back, powered by pretty good performances from quarterback C.J. Stroud and running back TreVeyon Henderson.
Nebraska (3-6, 1-5 Big Ten) is at the bottom of the west division standings and finds itself edging on missing a bowl game following a 28-23 loss to Purdue last week. Quarterback Adrian Martinez was picked off four times in the loss and held possession for only 21 minutes and change throughout the entire contest.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Ohio State: 1st overall, 1st offense, 15th defense
Nebraska: 24th overall, 31st offense, 19th defense
RB Demario McCall Questionable - Undisclosed
WR Kamryn Babb Questionable - Undisclosed
CB Sevyn Banks Questionable - Undisclosed
DE Tyler Friday Questionable - Undisclosed
LB Mitchell Melton Questionable - Undisclosed
TE Joe Royer Questionable - Undisclosed
WR Gee Scott Jr. Questionable - Undisclosed
Kicker Jake Seibert Questionable - Undisclosed
DT Jaden McKenzie Questionable - Undisclosed
DE Noah Potter Questionable - Undisclosed
CB Jakailin Johnson Questionable - Undisclosed
Safety Jaylen Johnson Questionable - Undisclosed
Safety Deontai Williams Questionable - Knee
Against The Spread
Ohio State: 4-3-1 ATS
Nebraska: 5-4 ATS
Ohio State: Over 5-3
Nebraska: Over 4-4-1
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Ohio State: 2nd overall, 2nd offense, 3rd defense
Nebraska: 25th overall, 23th offense, 30th defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Ohio State -14
Moneyline: Ohio State -630, Nebraska +450
Opening line: Ohio State -15.5
Opening total: 63.5
Ohio State -14
Prior to last week’s Penn State game, Ohio State had blown up its previous four opponents by 39 points or more. Covering a 14.5-point spread against the Cornhuskers should be a walk in the park for the Buckeyes as they’ve hit an extra gear in the last month. Meanwhile on the other sideline, this could be a spot where once this gets out of hand, you could see the Nebraska players pack it on on Scott Frost for good.
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