Ohio State Nebraska Game Time: On the road Saturday 7:30pm on ABC at Nebraska Memorial Stadium. ESPN College Gameday will be there for the game.
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Ohio State Should Be Challenged
Number 5 Ohio State gave up a ton of points last year against Nebraska (36-31 Ohio State). And Nebraska could be similar to Purdue last year with play makers that can challenge the Buckeyes. Hopefully Ohio State is more focused with Ryan Day as the head coach. The defense has taken a big step forward this year with the change of four defensive coaches in the off-season. Ohio State is Number 2 in the country right now for yards allowed per game.
Nebraska is a one score loss away from being 4-0 on the season. They beat South Alabama, Northern Illinois, and Illinois. Ohio State is not used to playing against a dynamic quarterback like Nebraska's Adrian Martinez so this could be a good challenge for the Silver Bullets. Playing against Justin Fields at practice could help them prepare but the one similar quarterback in Indiana's Penix wasn't able to suit up against OSU.
Ohio State Is Having a Great Year
Ohio State has dominated all their games so far this season. Justin Fields has been great with 880 passing yards for 13 touchdowns while rushing for another 6 TDs. Watching film, Ohio State should realize that the game on Saturday is going to be a bigger challenge than the previous games they have played.
Michigan is no good so Ohio State could go all the way with others teams being down this year. They just have to get past a few mid-sized challenges like Nebraska.
Nebraska Players To Watch
Nebraska has speed and talent at quarterback Adrian Martinez who has completed 60% of his passes for 1052 yards and 7 touchdowns. He also has 234 yards on the ground for another 3 touchdowns. They have three running backs including Maurice Washington (268 yards and 1 touchdown), Dedrick Mills (229 yards and 5 touchdowns) and WanDale Robinson (119 yards and 1 touchdown). In the Nebraska receiver corps you should watch out for JD Spielman (383 yards and 1 touchdown), WanDale Robinson (195 yards and 2 touchdowns) and tight end Jack Stoll (153 yards and 1 touchdown). Nebraska has lost their left tackle for the game which could mean trouble protecting Martinez from the pass rush.
The Nebraska Plan
Could Nebraska take advantage of Brendon White/Pete Werner this weekend? When Pete Werner is the last safety opposing teams can exploit Ohio State. Miami of Ohio tried to get the ball to a tight end in the end zone against Pete Werner and got a penalty call. Or a team could run wide when Brendon White is covering and have space to get yards.
Nebraska's Scott Frost needs to coach the game of his life to get the Cornhuskers over the top.
Ohio State Nebraska Prediction: 32 v 21/ Ohio State by 18 is the spread.
Ryan Day, Ohio State gear up for Nebraska test