Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) vs Indiana Hoosiers (4-0)
Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm
*3 Star Play on Ohio State* The Indiana Hoosiers are 4-0 so far this year. Tom Allen is a good coach, and I like what he is doing with this program. Still, this is a very big step up in class for the Hoosiers.
Indiana is a regression candidate. They are 4-0 on the season, but they actually have a -0.02 yards per play margin. Indiana hasn't gained more than 5.6 yards per play on offense in any of their four games so far this year. They are averaging only 2.66 yards per carry on the season.
Ohio State has a good pass rush, and the Indiana offensive line is banged up right now. Michael Penix is likely to be under pressure here.
Indiana's secondary is a weakness. They haven't played teams who could really exploit that weakness so far this year. Ohio State absolutely can take advantage of that weakness though. The Buckeyes have shown they have figured out this Indiana defense in recent seasons. Ohio State has scored at least 49 points in the last three contests against Indiana. The Buckeyes should put up a big number again this week.
Indiana has been great against the spread, and that has made public perception of them too high this season. They lost the box score badly against Penn State.
Indiana doesn't have even close to the level of talent Ohio State has. The Buckeyes should be looking to prove a point after losing focus in the second half against Rutgers. They aren't likely to overlook Indiana because of their top ten ranking coming into this game.
Take Ohio State.