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No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (-30) vs. Iowa | over/under 49.5
Game Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 22 at 12 noon ET
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Online: Sling TV
Radio: 97.1 FM/1460 AM
Today’s matchup between the No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0, 3-0) and the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-3, 1-2) is the first since the Hawkeyes upset then-No. 6 OSU in 2017 55-24. Head coach Ryan Day has spoken openly this week about the scars that were left on him and the program for that game, and even though there won’t be a single player in action for either squad today that also played in that game, the Buckeyes are heading into this afternoon’s game looking for revenge.
The Buckeyes come in with arguably the best offense in the country, but they will be tested by arguably the best defense in the country as well. The same cannot be said in reverse as even though OSU has a top-5 to top-10 defense statistically, Iowa comes in with one of the worst (if not the actual worst) defense in all of FBS football.
Ohio State will look to keep their College Football Playoff hopes on track while the Hawkeyes will be trying to pull off an even more improbable upset than the one five years ago.
Matt’s Game Prediction: Ohio State 42-10
C.J. Stroud: 325+ passing yards, 4 TD
OSU running backs: 125+ yards
OSU Defense: Will hold Iowa to less than 200 total yards and will have 12+ TFLs and 5+ sacks
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