The Ohio State Buckeyes put together a solid performance on both sides of the ball against Rutgers last week to silence many of their naysayers. Now, the Buckeyes come back home to face the Maryland Terrapins. While Ohio State is a 31-point favorite over Maryland, don’t discount the visitors so readily. The Terps traveled to Texas Week 1 as 19-point underdogs, and managed to pull out a 10-point victory.
The offense looks to be running on all cylinders now, with sophomore running back Mike Weber back in the lineup as a compliment to freshman J.K. Dobbins. J.T. Barrett has found his rhythm in the pocket, and his receivers have finally seemed to sync with him. The defense remains relentless, pitching a shutout last week against the Scarlet Knights. With a strong defensive line, opposing offenses have little hope of rushing effectively or consistently.
The Buckeyes are 3-0 all-time against these newcomers to the Big Ten, and last year laid a 62-3 beatdown against D.J. Durkin--a former assistant under Urban Meyer--and company in College Park. This weekend is homecoming for Ohio State, and the Buckeyes don’t look like they’re going to let off the gas anytime soon.
When is the game and how can I watch?
Game Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 7, 4 p.m.
Location: Columbus, OH
Radio: 97.1 FM/1460 AM
Where is GameDay today?
The crew is headed to Fort Worth ahead of No. 8 TCU’s matchup with No. 23 West Virginia. TCU got the college football world’s attention when the Horned Frogs traveled to Stillwater and delivered a beatdown to then-No. 6 Oklahoma State two weeks ago. Now, TCU gets the Mountaineers at home in the only matchup of ranked teams on the day. It’s the first Big 12 matchup featured on GameDay this season, and the show’s first visit to TCU since 2009.
What’s the rest of the Big Ten up to this weekend?
In a pair of noon games, No. 4 Penn State travels to Northwestern on ABC, while Iowa gets Illinois in Kinnick on BTN. At 3:30 p.m., Purdue faces Minnesota in West Lafayette (ESPN2) and, in a late-season out-of-conference matchup, Indiana plays Charleston Southern (BTN). Michigan State heads to Ann Arbor to face No. 7 Michigan in a primetime, nationally televised matchup at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. Finally, No. 9 Wisconsin travels to Nebraska at 8 p.m. on BTN to close out the day’s slate.
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