TV Schedule: Saturday, Oct. 3, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN2
Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN)
Line: Ohio State (-21)
The Ohio State Buckeyes are the No. 1 team in the nation. That trend will continue, with or without style points, as long as they continue to rack up those wins. If they are not careful, though, they could be on upset alert in Week 5.
Although the Indiana Hoosiers don’t rock a number next to their name, they have yet to lose a game in 2015 … just like the Buckeyes.
If Jordan Howard plans on turning his epic stats in for Heisman consideration, he would be doing himself a huge favor by going off in this contest. Howard has rushed for 100+ yards in every game this season and he also has four touchdowns to his name.
Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State’s top Heisman contender, has also rushed for 100+ yards in every game this season. Elliott isn’t the problem for the Ohio State offense, though. Cardale Jones, the man who led the Buckeyes to a title last season, is. If you can believe that.
Quarterback was the No. 1 strength for this team entering 2015. Now, not so much. I am predicting Jones to finally look like a top player in this sport this week, which spells doom for the Hoosiers.
Ohio State, on paper, is the much better team, and that will be the case on the scoreboard as well once this battle comes to an end.
Howard very well could go off for another big performance, and Nate Sudfeld is certainly holding his own at the QB position, but the Buckeyes are stacked with an endless amount of talent … on both sides of the ball.
PREDICTION: Buckeyes 35, Hoosiers 14