Ohio State (@1.1) vs Indiana (@7.0)

Our Prediction:

Ohio State will win

Ohio State – Indiana Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 12:00

Indiana will need to force Ohio State into some turnovers, because they dont produce much in terms of a pass rush. Of the 10 sacks the Hoosiers have recorded so far this year, only four of those have come from defensive ends or tackles. Marcelino Ball, who plays the husky position for the Hoosiers, which is a linebacker/safety hybrid spot, leads the team with two sacks this season.

Coaching Scott and the rest of Indianas running backs is someone who is still looking for his first win against Ohio State. Former Michigan running back Mike Hart is Indianas running backs coach and assistant head coach. Not only did Hart go 0-4 against the Buckeyes during his playing career with the Wolverines, but he has failed to register a win over the Buckeyes as running backs coach of Western Michigan in 2015, as well as last year in his first year Indianas running backs coach.

The sophomore quarterback from Cincinnati saw significant action in just five games last year, before an injury ruled him out for the final four of the year. Ramsey has started all five games for the Hoosiers so far this year, and is completing 71 percent of his passes for 1,039 yards and eight touchdowns. The Hoosiers will need Ramsey to improve on his solid play so far this year if Indiana has any hopes of pulling the upset over Ohio State on Saturday.

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His quarterback rating this season is 188.8. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 7.1 yards per play, which is 12th in college football. They are 4th in Division 1 in points scored with 245. He averages 11.4 adjusted yards per throw and 9.5 yards per pass attempt. He has passed for 1,464 yards this year. They've run 209 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Buckeyes have run for 1,054 yards as a team, which ranks 27th in the nation. Dwayne Haskins has completed 109 throws while attempting 154 passes for a completion percentage of 70.8%. As a team they have accumulated a total of 149 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. The Buckeyes have been penalized on offense 42 times for 403 yards so far this year, which has them 14th in the country in penalties. They have run 391 plays this year for 2,787 yards, which ranks them 4th in the nation in total offense.

Young is tied with Bosa for the team lead in sacks with four this season, while defensive tackle DreMont Jones sits just behind the dynamic defensive ends with 3.5. Even though Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley was able to find plenty of room to run on the ground, finishing with 175 yards rushing, Ohio State was able to register four sacks in the victory. The Buckeyes now have 19 sacks this season, which ranks second in the country.

Theoffense might be a little faster-paced, but its not going to throw likethatagain.Ohio State and Dwayne Haskins bombed away in a special season for the attack finishing third in the nation in passing efficiency and second in total offense but six starters are done, and there will be more of an emphasis on the ground game because .

Wade made the move from cornerback to safety earlier this season, and while he's been playing as the team's nickel corner in games, he's been working at practice with the safeties. It seems like Greg Schiano wants to eventually move Wade to safety, but with games against TCU and PSU on the road in two of the last three weeks, it wasn't an ideal time for trial and error.

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Indiana does have plenty of experience on the offense line, with three starters with at least 25 starts, but if a team like Rutgers can keep Indiana within shouting distance, then it could be a long afternoon for the Hoosiers inside Ohio Stadium. Indiana does have some positives which should help them to contend for a bowl bid, but this is just too much of a step up in competition to expect the Hoosiers to spring the upset.

247Sports take: Jonathan Taylor for Heisman? In one of those games that isn't pretty offensively for either team, the Buckeyes hold off the Badgers with a late stop. Coming off the possible loss at Northwestern, the Buckeyes will play with its backs against the wall knowing a victory over a nationally-ranked opponents puts them right back in the thick of the national title picture. Ohio State is hoping its fearsome front seven can stop a player who can potentially set the all-time FBS rushing record this season ... as a junior.

but Fields should create a new problems for defenses. 2 man. As good as Haskins was throwing for over 4,800 yards with 50 touchdowns and just eight picks the complaint was over his lack of running. West Virginia transfer Chris Chugunov and Kentucky transfer Gunner Hoak will battle it out to be the No. It was silly really, people, you didnt like the greatest passing season in the history of the program?

Defensive struggles have been the chief problem with Indiana simply not having enough athletes and depth on defense to keep up with Ohio State's playmakers. A fringe bowl team this fall, Indiana will be lucky to keep this one within the number, a point spread expected to hover around three touchdowns. It won't come here. Tom Allen is 10-15 in two seasons as head coach and is still searching for that signature victory heading into the 2019 season. 247Sports take: The Hoosiers haven't beaten the Buckeyes since 1988, a span of 25 games.

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That places them 92nd in Division 1 in punting average. The Hoosiers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 59th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,300. Indiana is ranked 48th in the nation in punt returns with 9. The Indiana Hoosiers have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 56th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 109 yards on special teams, ranking 113th in kick return yardage. They've accumulated 130 punt return yards and average 14.4 yards per return, which is 30th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Their punters have totaled 842 yards on 21 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. Indiana Hoosiers kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 16 for 17 this year.

Senior safety Jonathan Crawford is the only Hoosier to not only intercept a pass this year, but also recover a fumble. The Hoosiers have five different players who have recorded an interception this season, as well as five different players who have recovered a fumble through five games. Crawford has started 43 games in his career at Indiana, and has nine career interceptions to go along with six career fumble recoveries.