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Why it's best for MI football if Ohio State wins this weekend

Why it's best for MI football if Ohio State wins this weekend”

On an all-around loaded team, the biggest strength might be the defensive line, helped hold IN to only 17 rushing yards and had five sacks IN Week1. Miller, who finished fifth as a sophomore and ninth as a junior, missed the 2014 season with an injury, then returned in 2015 but mostly as a receiver after Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett took over at quarterback.

What: No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs.

A familiar face is calling the offense.

So the Big 12 will pin its hopes on OU at Ohio State and TCU at Arkansas. The Buckeyes surged in the second half to finish with 49 points and 596 total yards in their opener. This game is likely to have College Football Playoff implications.

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Seventh-ranked Oklahoma travels to Columbus for a primetime Saturday showdown with No. 2 Ohio State, facing a team that will try to make a larger statement than the one it produced in Week 1.

Neither side is buying into the narrative, though, that just because the Buckeyes rolled past year at Oklahoma they are a shoo-in to win this one in the Horseshoe. While the obvious goal for any college football team is to finish the year undefeated, Ohio State can afford to lose a game this season and still make the playoff. Yet Mayfield and Barrett play for schools on the short list of teams expected to win every single game - and mean it. We have to prepare that way.

Ohio State edge rusher Sam Hubbard vs Oklahoma left tackle Orlando Brown - The Sooners' left tackle is a bit polarizing in draft circles. 17 of its last 24 games as an underdog. Baker Mayfield threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns on 19-of-20 passing. Five of Andrews' catches went for first downs, including a 45-yard gain on a third-and-8 in the second quarter.

Abdul Adams started at running back for the Sooners and had the best performance, with 87 yards of total offense. Look for a closer game than in 2016, but still a Buckeyes win.

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In addition to Mayfield, Oklahoma features an offensive line ranked the best in the country by Phil Steele's College Football Preview.

The Buckeyes' area of vulnerability could be the secondary.

Altogether, Oklahoma rushed for 180 yards on 38 carries and six tail backs had at least four carries or more. "I'm definitely a guy that can do that". Properly deploying linemen and fullbacks to stop the evolving looks of some of the country's best defensive lines can be a logistical nightmare.

Ohio State knows this philosophy all too well, having been on both sides of the equation.

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By halftime the home team was up 21-0. "We've got to have seven and eight and that's just not where we are right now". Fromm completed his first career touchdown pass to Javon Wims to give the Dawgs a 14-0 lead in the second quarter.

Murphy: Nothing in State College feels the same as it did a year ago, when the pitchforks were pointed at James Franklin following a loss to Pitt. Running the ball against Oklahoma's defense most likely will be more hard that at Indiana. "It will be a great atmosphere, one our guys are looking forward to going and competing in". "I think the footwork is the biggest difference between all the positions". "I think Phil Knight - the Nike CEO - Coach Meyer and LeBron, they're all for it".



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