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Forcing turnovers will be key for Ohio State against Nebraska

The Buckeyes will need a rebound performance from the secondary this week.

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Despite some of the ups and downs of the past month, Ohio State finds itself in position to accomplish everything it set out to at the beginning of the season.

The loss to Penn State was a downer, but the Buckeyes still control their own destiny in the Big Ten East, and with their No. 6 ranking in 2016’s initial College Football Playoff Top 25, are more than positioned to make the playoff if they take care of business. They have an excellent opportunity to reward the committee’s faith in them this week against No. 10, Nebraska.

On this week’s Hangout in the Holyland, Colton talks with Erin Sorensen of Hail Varsity, about all things Nebraska, including:

  • How the Huskers have rallied around each other this season, despite the tragic offseason death of punter Sam Foltz, and the backlash to some of their players’ national anthem protest.
  • Nebraska’s strength’s and weaknesses, and why quarterback Tommy Armstrong holds the key to the Huskers success.
  • How the players have bought into Head Coach Mike Riley’s philosophy in year two, and why that’s been a catalyst for the secondary’s resurgence.

They then break down this week’s game, why Armstrong turning the ball over (or not) will be the determining factor, Nebraska needing to continue to limit Ohio State’s deep passing game, and why they both think there’s a very real chance the Huskers leave Ohio Stadium with a win.

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