The Ohio State Buckeyes will be on the road for the second week in a row when they travel to Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. to take on the Northwestern Wildcats. The Cats have had a rough start to their season, but they're coming off a close lost to Iowa and will be looking for a way to get back on track. Ohio State has been dominant in their games so far this season.
How to Watch
Gearing up for the big game on Saturday?! The Ohio State Vs Northwestern football game will be televised on ABC, Noon on Saturday the 5th. We can't wait to see you there! The game is also available on the Buckeye Radio Network, 97.1 in Columbus Ohio.
How to Get Tickets
Getting tickets to the Ohio State vs Northwestern football game is simple. Navigate to the Ticketmaster website and select "Buy Tickets." You will be taken to a page where you can buy your tickets. After purchasing your tickets, print your receipt or show it on your phone at the gate. Other ticketing services also have discount tickets available.
How are the teams doing?
Northwestern is a team that has been struggling this year. They started the season with a win in Dublin, Ireland against Nebraska but have lost every game since. They are currently 1-7 and not having a very good year. The Wildcats will be facing off against the Ohio State Buckeyes this week. The Buckeyes are 8-0 and ranked 2nd in the country. The Wildcats will need to bring their A game if they want to beat this dominant team on Saturday.
Who are the coaches?
The head coaches of both teams are Ryan Day (Ohio State) and Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern). Both coaches have been with their respective teams for over half a decade. However, since taking over as head coach for the Buckeyes, Ryan Day has been undefeated against the Wildcats. His record is 42-4 overall and he hopes to continue the streak against Northwestern on Saturday.
In contrast, Pat Fitzgerald has not won any of the 8 games against Ohio State. His overall record as head coach is 110-97 but he's looking to turn things around this year after losing 9 games last season alone!
Who are the players to watch?
Northwestern: QB Brendan Sullivan, RB Evan Hull, WR Malik Washington, LB Xander Mueller
Northwestern has a lot of talent on offense, but their struggles have been well-documented. QB Brendan Sullivan has thrown for 302 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions over his last two games vs. Maryland and Iowa.
The running game involving RB Evan Hull, who rushed for 1,009 yards last season, has also been underwhelming. Last season, he averaged 5.1 yards per carry, but that has dropped to 4.3 yards per attempt this year.
Ohio State: QB C.J. Stroud, RB Miyan Williams, RB TreVeyon Henderson, WR Marvin Harrison Jr., TE Cade Stover, DE J.T. Tuimoloau
The Buckeye offense has been led by QB C.J. Stroud, who is the top-rated passer in the nation in TDs (29) and passing efficiency (200.2). His favorite target, WR Marvin Harrison Jr., is also having a career year with 48 catches for 783 yards and 10 touchdowns. We all saw how often he went the Harrison Jr when they needed a first down against Penn State last week.
How will the game turn out?
The Buckeyes have been on a tear lately. Ohio State has scored 20 or more points in 69 consecutive games, and that is now tied for the longest such streak in FBS history. The Buckeyes will try to extend their record-setting run this Saturday when they face Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. It's a game that could have major implications on not only the Big Ten East title race but also the College Football Playoff picture.
Whether Ohio State can run the ball - which it has struggled with in the last two weeks against Iowa and Penn State - or not, the Buckeyes are still scoring points. Miyan Williams had to exit the game early last weekend and the team couldn't get TreVeyon Henderson going until the final two drives when he was able to showcase his speed through space.
C.J. Stroud, QB for Ohio State, has maintained his high level of play. He and WR Marvin Harrison Jr. connected 10 times last week, with all ten passes resulting in a first down.
Northwestern ranks 120th in scoring offense (17.9 ppg) and 90th in total offense (out of 131 teams) (362.6 ypg). Simply put, the production has not been there. The Wildcats have been annihilated by teams that the Buckeyes have previously annihilated. Take it for what you're worth.
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