The No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (9-0, 6-0) are hoping for my friendlier weather when they return home to take on the Indiana Hoosiers (3-6, 1-5) at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 12 noon ET.
FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff game of the week will give the Buckeyes the opportunity to get right following a weird, windy, and worrisome 21-7 win over the Northwestern Wildcats last weekend in Evanston, Ill. Ohio State is heading into the home stretch with everything to play for; ranked second in the College Football Playoff rankings and favored to win the Big Ten by a significant margin according to DraftKings Sportsbook, head coach Ryan Day’s squad is on the right path, but needs to resolve some issues before taking on their rival in two weeks.
In the past three games — against Iowa, Penn State, and Northwestern — the Buckeyes have struggled mightily to run the ball, something that they had vowed would get better following the rushing attack’s ineffectiveness in 2021. Fortunately — aside from the gale-force winds game against the Wildcats last weekend — OSU has been buoyed by one of the most dominant passing attacks in college football.
Coming into today’s game, the Hoosiers ranked last in the Big Ten (and 107th nationally) in pass defense, allowing 264.4 yards per game. Favored by 40.5 points, this game should give Ohio State the chance get some offensive kinks worked out before the final road game of the season against Maryland next week and The Game on Nov. 26.
When is the game and how can I watch it?
Game Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 12 at 12 noon ET
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Online: Sling TV
Radio: 97.1 FM | 1460 AM
DraftKings Sportsbook line: Ohio State -40.5 | o/u 60
Official LGHL Prediction: Ohio State 48, Indiana 7
Matt’s Prediction: Ohio State 55, Indiana 10
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