The No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes survived their toughest test of the season after a 27-26 win over Penn State in Happy Valley last week. Now, the Buckeyes head back to Columbus to face Indiana.
Last season, after a similarly big win over Penn State, the Buckeyes struggled mightily against Iowa, suffering a season debilitating loss. Ohio State will need to avoid a similar letdown as they face the Hoosiers this afternoon. Indiana is sitting at 4-1 on the season, with its only loss coming to No. 20 Michigan State. Most recently, the Hoosiers defeated Rutgers 24-17 in Piscataway.
Indiana is led by sophomore quarterback Peyton Ramsey, who has thrown for eight touchdowns and five picks this season. Seven receivers have at least 10 catches on the season, with sophomore Whop Philyor as Ramsey’s most reliable target. Ramsey is also supported by freshman running back Stevie Scott, who is averaging 4.7 yards per carry so far this season. Scott also happens to be coached by running backs coach Mike Hart— yes, the same Mike Hart who never beat Ohio State while at Michigan.
This year’s matchup marks the 91st time that Ohio State and Indiana have faced off, with the Buckeyes holding a 73-12-5 advantage over the Hoosiers. Ohio State has won the last 22 meetings with Indiana. A win this afternoon would tie the longest streak in series history with 23, which lasted from 1960-1986. Last season, Ohio State crushed Indiana in its season opener 49-21.
When is the game and how can I watch?
Game Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m.
Location: Columbus, OH
Online: FOX Sports GO
Radio: 97.1 FM/1460 AM
Where is GameDay this weekend?
The crew is headed to the site of the Texas State Fair ahead of the Red River Showdown matchup between No. 7 Oklahoma and No. 19 Texas. It’ll be the sixth time the show has been broadcast from the fair, all prior to Oklahoma-Texas games, though Corso and friends haven’t been there since 2011. Given the state of Texas football in recent years, this will also be the first time GameDay has been aired from a Texas game since 2011.
What’s the rest of the Big Ten up to today?
Kicking things off at noon, No. 15 Michigan faces a disruptive Maryland team in Ann Arbor on ABC, while Northwestern travels to Michigan State on FS1 and Illinois faces Rutgers on the road on BTN. In the afternoon window, Iowa travels to Minnesota to defend Floyd of Rosedale at 3:30 p.m. on BTN. Finally, Nebraska travels to No. 16 Wisconsin at 7:30 p.m. on BTN.
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