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2017 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Schedule & Analysis

2017 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Schedule & Analysis


Breaking down and analyzing the 2017 Ohio State Buckeyes football schedule


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2017 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Schedule
Realistic Best Case Scenario

It’s Ohio State, it’s 12-0 or bust. Getting by Oklahoma isn’t a problem for an easy 6-0 start without any effort – outside of the showdown against the Sooners. They need a break, but they win at Nebraska anyway before getting a week off to prepare for Penn State and a trip to Iowa. There aren’t any issues against Michigan State and Illinois for an 11-0 run and a No. 1 College Football Playoff ranking before beating Michigan. Again.

2017 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Schedule
Realistic Worst Case Scenario

Baker Mayfield is too good and the Sooners get revenge for last year’s loss. Even if OSU struggles, it’s not going to be any worse than 5-1 to start, but in a worst-case world, it loses at Nebraska and later at Iowa. It only splits the home dates against Penn State and Michigan State and, worst of all, finally loses to the Wolverines. Realistically, though, if everything goes wrong, it’s an 8-4 year.

2017 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Schedule

Aug. 31 (Thur.): at Indiana

Sept. 9: Oklahoma

Sept. 16: Army

Sept. 23: UNLV

Sept. 30: at Rutgers

Oct. 7: Maryland

Oct. 14: at Nebraska

Oct. 21: OPEN DATE

Oct. 28: Penn State

Nov. 4: at Iowa

Nov. 11: Michigan State

Nov. 18: Illinois

Nov. 25: at Michigan