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Podcast: Will Ohio State’s history of playing weird games against Indiana continue on Saturday?

Let’s just get this one over with.

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NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 03 Ohio State at Indiana Photo by Khris Hale/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

For six of the last seven seasons, Indiana has been the weirdest game on Ohio State’s schedule. The whole second half was off the rails in 2012. In 2014, Jalin Marshall went off in the fourth quarter. I’ll always believe 2015 should’ve been the game Ohio State lost, righted the ship after, then rolled to back-to-back national championships because of. Finally, the last three games have basically played out the same way: Ohio State struggles early, Indiana makes some big plays and hangs around, Ohio State pulls away and wins by 20, everyone is worse for watching an extremely bleh performance. On paper, this season should break the trend, but will it?

On this episode of the Hangout in the Holy Land, I break down why I think the Buckeyes are going to roll on Saturday, and how they match up with the Hoosiers, including thoughts on:

  • How Ryan Day and Justin Fields fare in their Big Ten road debuts, and looking forward to seeing Fields’ response to pressure.
  • Indiana having the skill talent out wide to match up with the Ohio State secondary.
  • How the rushmen can eliminate any thought of an IU upset early, and more. Listen below: