Ohio State vs. Tulsa - 9/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-0) at Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Ohio Stadium)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -29 -- Over/Under: 72.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium on ABC.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane look for a 2-0 start after crushing San Jose State opening week. Dane Evans is completing 52.2 percent of his passes for 198 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Evans has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Keevan Lucas and Josh Atkinson have combined for 158 receiving yards on eight receptions while Justin Hobbs has three receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 305 yards per contest, and D'Angelo Brewer leads the way with 164 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 10 points and 287 yards per game. Trent Martin leads the Golden Hurricane with 11 tackles, Petera Wilson Jr. has 1.5 sacks and Jesse Brubaker has one interception.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes look to keep rolling after waxing Bowling Green opening weekend. J.T. Barrett is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 349 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Barrett has eight touchdown passes in his last three games. Curtis Samuel and K.J. Hill have combined for more than 220 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Noah Brown has three receptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 359 yards per contest, and Mike Weber leads the way with 136 yards on 19 carries. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing 10 points and 244 yards per game. Malik Hooker leads the Buckeyes with four tackles, Nick Bosa has one sack and Rodjay Burns has one interception.
The Golden Hurricane are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Buckeyes are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Tulsa has scored 38 or more points in seven of its last eight games, including 52 points against Virginia Tech in the bowl game. The Golden Hurricane have a consistent rep of putting points on the board, as they also dropped 38 points at Oklahoma last season. Ohio State will win the game, but this is a ton of points to give a Tulsa squad that can put up crooked numbers.
Give me the points.