Western Michigan Broncos (1-2) at Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 26, 2015, 3:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -28.5 -- Over/Under:
The Western Michigan Broncos and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Saturday at Ohio Stadium.
The Western Michigan Broncos look for a big upset to get back to a .500 record. Zach Terrell is completing 70.7 percent of his passes for 947 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Terrell has thrown at least two touchdowns in four straight games. Daniel Braverman and Corey Davis have combined for more than 700 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Jarvion Franklin has nine receptions. The Western Michigan Broncos ground game is averaging 93.3 yards per contest, and Franklin leads the way with 242 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, WMU is allowing 33.3 points and 413 yards per game. Asantay Brown leads the Broncos with 24 tackles, Keion Adams has a sack and Darius Phillips has an interception.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look to remain unbeaten after a scare against Northern Illinois. Cardale Jones is completing 56.5 percent of his passes for 334 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Jones and J.T. Barrett have combined for four touchdown passes. Michael Thomas and Curtis Samuel have combined for more than 260 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Braxton Miller has five receptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 234.3 yards per contest, and Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 331 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, OSU is allowing 12.3 points and 225 yards per game. Joshua Perry leads the Buckeyes with 25 tackles, Darron Lee has 2.5 sacks and Joey Bosa has three quarterback hurries.
The Broncos are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. win and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Buckeyes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
OSU continues to struggle on the offensive end and you have to wonder if the quarterback controvsary is backfiring a bit. The Buckeyes should be blowing teams out, but they're not and just got outplayed by NIU. Western Michigan doesn't play defense, but it has a QB who can really move the pigskin. After what we saw last week, I'm taking the points.