Ohio State vs. Nebraska Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Ohio State vs. Nebraska fearless prediction and game preview.
Ohio State (5-1) vs. Nebraska (3-3) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, October 14th
Game Time: 7:30 pm ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
Just the sixth meeting all-time between the two superpower programs – Nebraska, at least, used to be one – Ohio State has won five of them, with the Huskers’ lone win coming against the Luke Fickell Buckeyes.
But if ever a program and a head coach could use a big win over a big team, this would be it.
The Mike Riley era isn’t working. Nebraska has been good, but it needs to be great, and it’s just not.
There are too many mistakes, there isn’t enough talent, and worst of all, the identity is gone.
With three road games in the next four after this, lose at home, and the Huskers are 3-4 with little to no margin for error the rest of the way.
Good luck – now Nebraska has to play the hottest team in college football.
The Oklahoma loss kicked Ohio State in the pants, and now they’re playing like a team that could pull off a second national title in four years.
The Buckeyes are averaging 52 points per game in their five wins, and now it’s time to show whether or not they’re really just that good.
At Nebraska, Penn State, at Iowa, Michigan State. It’s going to be a fun four game stretch.
One Reason Why Ohio State Will Win
There used to be a time when Nebraska and the Big Red Machine would crank up the devastating running game and destroy teams. Defenses knew exactly what was coming, and it didn’t matter.
Nebraska knew what Wisconsin was going to do last week in the second half of the 38-17 Badger win, and it didn’t matter.
353 rushing yards later, Wisconsin came in, beat up Nebraska, took its juice money, and left.
Ohio State might not be able to bludgeon the Huskers like Bucky did. but it should be able hit the 300-yard mark on the ground for the first time all year.
The Buckeyes have been flirting with it – running for 270 or more four times – but with Mike Weber rolling, and J.K. Dobbins’ flash, staying on land won’t be an issue.
One Reason Why Nebraska Will Win
It seems like Nebraska QB Tanner Lee is very, very close to turning a corner.
Yes, America’s favorite interception-thrower has given up ten so far – including one last week to the Badgers – but in each game he’s shown off the arm strength and the upside to push the ball down the field like no one else in the Big Ten can.
He only hit half of his passes against the Badger secondary, but he hooked up with Stanley Morgan Jr. for a big score, and he ended up throwing for 262 yards – the fifth time in six games he blew past the 200-yard mark.
There will be mistakes, and there will be misfires, but he’ll also push the Ohio State secondary. Baker Mayfield was able to make big things happen – Lee has to try.
What’s Going To Happen
Nebraska will be plucky, but the Buckeyes are too sharp and too good to falter now. The defensive front will control the game throughout, the Nebraska ground game won’t go anywhere, Lee will keep throwing, and …
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Ohio State vs. Nebraska Prediction
Ohio State 40, Nebraska 13
Ohio State -24, o/u: 58
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