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Today, the now-sixth ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will go one the road for the first time this season as they open up Big Ten play against Tom Allen’s Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind.
On Friday, head coach Ryan Day released the Buckeyes’ depth chart and availability report, and despite appearing to have been somewhat full-participant at practices this week, senior captain Jonathon Cooper will again be out. Senior linebacker Justin Hilliard is available to play for the first time since suffering an Achilles injury during spring practice.
The Hoosiers are 2-0 so far this season with a 34-24 win over Ball State in Week 1 and a 52-0 skunking of Eastern Illinois last week. However, there was news this week that starting quarterback redshirt freshman Michael Penix Jr. will be a game time decision, so things could look substantively different for IU this week than they were in the first two weeks.
Indiana vs. No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes (-16) | over/under 60
Game Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 14, 12 p.m. ET
Location: Columbus, OH | Ohio Stadium
Radio: 97.1 FM/1460 AM
Temperature: 74° F and sunny at kickoff
Matt’s Game Prediction: 51-18
- Justin Fields: 24-for-31, 275 yards passing, 45 rushing yards, 5 total TDs
- J.K. Dobbins: 130 rushing yards, 1 TD
- Master Teague: 1 TD
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