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 -32 -- Over/Under: 59.5
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The Western Michigan Broncos go on the road to take the field with the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Western Michigan Broncos were supposed to have one of the best mid major offenses in the game but they scored a total of 41 points in losses to Michigan State and Georgia Southern before we finally saw the offense break loose in a 52-20 rout of FCS Murray State. This was a 45-6 game before the Broncos called off the wolves with a 628-367 edge in yards telling us all we need to know. Quarterback Zach Terrell gave WMU a dominant passing attack with 355 yards and four touchdowns on a 25-30 effort with Corey Davis and Daniel Braverman combining for 20 catches for 306 yards an two scores each. Jarvion Franklin led Western Michigan on the ground with 161 yards on 27 totes and a TD as the offense was largely unopposed.
The Ohio State Buckeyes were dominant in wins versus Virginia Tech and Hawaii but a 20-13 win versus Northern Illinois as a 34 point home favorite has many asking what is wrong. To be certain it wasn’t vintage OSU who mustered less then 300 yards and turned the ball over five times. This one belonged to the defense with the Huskies held to 190 yards with a pair of interceptions including a 41 yard pick six from Darron Lee. Quarterback JT Barrett led the Buckeyes passing attack with 97 yards on 11-19 with a touchdown and interception with Michael Thomas leading the receiving corps with three catches for 60 yards and a touchdown. Ezekiel Elliott was the Ohio State rushing game with 108 yards on 23 carries but this was a quiet OSU offense overall.
The over is 3-0-1 in Broncos last 4 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game and the Broncos are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a SU win of more than 20 points while the over is 3-0-1 in Broncos last 4 games in September. The over is 4-0 in Buckeyes last 4 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game and is 8-1 in Buckeyes last 9 games following a ATS loss while going 7-1 in Buckeyes last 8 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. I’m not completely sure there is anything wrong with the Buckeyes but if they don’t score against WMU I might…