The No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes escaped the clutches of Nebraska last week in Columbus, returning from a bye week after falling to Purdue. While some things changed (the Buckeyes’ return to a rushing attack), others did not (the defense in general).
Now, Ohio State prepares to face No. 18 Michigan State at home this afternoon in an early kickoff. It’s a must-win for the Buckeyes, who will need to win out for a shot at the College Football Playoff. The Spartans, meanwhile, are sitting at 6-3 on the season, and are currently in third-place in the Big Ten East behind Michigan and Ohio State. Most recently, Michigan State is on a two-game win streak after its loss to Michigan, earning a 24-3 win over Maryland on the road last Saturday. Per the usual, Michigan State is led by its stout defense, which is allowing just 325 yards per game this year. Its offense, meanwhile, continues to struggle despite the experience of junior quarterback Brian Lewerke.
Ohio State holds a 31-15 advantage all-time over Michigan State, and has won the last two. In 2017, the Buckeyes beat the Spartans by a 48-3 margin in Columbus, but, just a year prior in East Lansing, Ohio State escaped with a one-point victory.
When is the game and how can I watch?
Game Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 10, 12 p.m.
Location: Columbus, OH
Online: FOX Sports GO
Radio: 97.1 FM/1460 AM
Where is “GameDay” this weekend?
For the first time since 2009, “College GameDay” is heading to Boston College ahead of the ranked matchup between No. 2 Clemson and No. 17 Boston College. The pair is scheduled to face off on “Saturday Night Football” for a shot at supremacy in the ACC Atlantic Division. FYI: Lee Corso has never picked Boston College before.
What’s the rest of the Big Ten up to today?
Alongside Ohio State and Michigan State in the noon time slot, Wisconsin travels to No. 20 Penn State on ABC, while Illinois heads to Nebraska and Maryland to Indiana, both on BTN. In the 3:30 p.m. time slot, No. 4 Michigan travels to Piscataway, N.J. to take on Rutgers on BTN. At the same time, Northwestern looks to secure the Big Ten West as it heads to Iowa on FOX. Finally, also in the afternoon, Minnesota takes on Purdue in Minneapolis on ESPN2.
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