No. 2 Ohio Condition Buckeyes (10-1 SU, 6-4-1 ATS)
How about a significant bucket of icy-cold drinking water across your mugs for a dose of actuality, Wolverines fans?
In his past 7 video games, OSU quarterback CJ Stroud has thrown for 28 touchdowns and had two passes picked off, each at Nebraska. That’s 245 makes an attempt.
Right before Saturday’s thumping of Michigan Condition finished in the Horseshoe, second-technology Vegas bookmaker Kenny White experienced pronounced Stroud the Heisman Trophy winner with his effectiveness.
White was referring to Stroud’s 6 very first-50 % TD passes. 6. He didn’t engage in in the 2nd 50 %.
The prosperity of talent all-around Stroud features receivers Jaxon Smith-Njigba (1,132 yards, 16.4-garden regular, 6 touchdowns), Garrett Wilson (15.7 average on 60 catches, 11 TDs), and Chris Olave (14.6, 58, 13).
To top rated off all of that, Stroud has a 1,000-property rusher, in TreVeyon Henderson, in the backfield with him.
No. 6 Michigan Wolverines (10-1 SU, 9-2 ATS)
How will the Wolverines be capable to protect Ohio Point out?
The Buckeyes, with Stroud at the controls, are impressive. Their normal of 362 passing yards is fifth in the place, which increases to third (at 405 yards) about their previous 3 tilts.
They common the magical 10 yards for every try on the time. Among teams that move routinely, which is No. 2 in the sport to Coastal Carolina’s 11.3. This kind of a double-digit ranking makes NFL scouts salivate.
On the time, the Bucks have completed 70% of their move tries, No. 7 in the country. Around their past three which is 76.3%, next to Mississippi State (81.1%).
Are the Wolverines all set for that strain check? Perhaps, at least on paper. They are seventh in allowing for 5.8 yards for every pass try, tied for next (at 4.8, with Notre Dame) more than their previous 3 online games.
Michigan’s pass offense, although, is mediocre, at most effective, with 230 yards a game, which drops to 174 at dwelling. Can the Wolverines operate against a defense that enables an ordinary of 104 yards (10th) and 3.1 yards for every operate (11th)?
Coach Jim Harbaugh could use Blake Corum, who hurt an ankle in opposition to Indiana on Nov. 6 and has not played because. There’s been speculation he could be accessible for Ohio Condition.
Hassan Haskins, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound junior from St. Louis, has operate for triple figures in four of his previous 6 games. Can he deliver a sustained functioning attack, chewing minutes off the clock to preserve Stroud off the industry?
If Ohio State will get out of the gate everywhere in close proximity to the way it did final week towards the Spartans, it will be a extensive day for Harbaugh. Passing will be hard, and inquiring a ground assault to capture up to a two- or three-TD deficit is asking much too a great deal.