While some people aren’t impressed with the Ohio State Buckeyes this season, you have to be impressed with 22 straight wins and Urban Meyer‘s unbeaten record as the head coach of the Buckeyes. It looks like this team is poised for a BCS title and if not, a Rose Bowl berth.
On the other side of the field, the Indiana Hoosiers are just two wins away from bowl eligibility, but too bad for them, they only have two games remaining on the schedule. After starting the season 3-2, it looked like this team may have made a push for a bowl berth, but going 1-4 in the next five games didn’t help.
Ohio State has one of the best offenses in the nation behind the strong play at quarterback of former Heisman-hopeful Braxton Miller. The junior quarterback has 1,466 yards and 17 touchdowns on the year while backup Kenny Guiton has 749 yards and 14 touchdowns this season as he filled in for Miller during an early-season injury. Philly Brown leads all receivers with 48 catches for 596 yards and nine touchdowns. Carlos Hyde leads the fourth-ranked rushing offense with 947 yards and 11 touchdowns on 7.9 yards per carry while Miller has 594 yards and three scores on the ground.
Indiana had one of the best offenses in the conference before being shut down in the middle of the conference season. Nate Sudfeld leads the 17th-ranked passing offense with 2,281 yards and 19 touchdowns while hitting his favorite target, Cody Latimer, 60 times for 926 yards and eight touchdowns. Tevin Coleman leads the 45th-ranked rushing offense with 958 yards and 12 touchdowns while averaging an impressive 7.3 yards per carry.
Defensively, the Hoosiers are almost non-existent. Indiana ranks 117th in points allowed per game while ranking dead-last in the FBS in yards allowed per game with well over 500 yards. Ohio State ranks 13th in the nation in points allowed per game while also ranking 20th in yards allowed with just under 350.
Indiana will travel to Ohio State to take on the Buckeyes at 3:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 23. The game will be broadcasted on ABC and ESPN 2.
PREDICTION: Indiana 17, Ohio State 47