Ohio State Buckeyes (5-1) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Memorial Stadium-Lincoln)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +24 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look for their third road victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won four straight road games. J.T. Barrett is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 1,513 yards, 16 touchdowns and one interception. Barrett has a combined 12 touchdown passes in his last three games. Parris Campbell and Johnnie Dixon have combined for 662 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Binjimen Victor has 14 receptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 245.8 yards per contest, and J.K. Dobbins leads the way with 669 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing 15.7 points and 290.7 yards per game. Damon Webb leads the Ohio State Buckeyes with 29 tackles, Nick Bosa has four sacks and Jordan Fuller has one interception.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers would love a win over a ranked team to get a game above a .500 record. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have won 10 of their last 13 home games. Tanner Lee is completing 54 percent of his passes for 1,406 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Lee has six touchdown passes and six interceptions in his last four games. Stanley Morgan Jr. and De'Mornay Pierson-El have combined for 873 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while JD Spielman has 20 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 148.5 yards per contest, and Devine Ozigbo leads the way with 327 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 26.7 points and 355.8 yards per game. Aaron Williams leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 40 tackles, Carlos Davis has 1.5 sacks and Tyrin Ferguson has one interception.
The Buckeyes are 44-20-1 ATS in their last 65 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October. The Cornhuskers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in October and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Cornhuskers last 9 home games and the over is 4-0 in Buckeyes last 4 conference games.
Ohio State has done nothing but beat the hell out of teams since losing to Oklahoma, and it seems like things are getting worse, as the Buckeyes have won their last two games by a combined score of 118-14. The defense has allowed no more than 21 points in five of their six games and the offense is thriving under Barrett, who is playing some of the best football of his career. Nebraska has played some teams close this season, but the turnovers continue and the defense doesn't do anything special to make a difference. This is a lot of points to lay in a conference game, but the form of both teams really leaves you no choice. Not to mention last years meeting was a 62-3 win by the Buckeyes. We could see the same thing here.