Ohio State vs. Miami University fearless prediction and game preview.
Ohio State vs. Miami University Broadcast
Date: Saturday, September 21
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
Network: Big Ten Network
Ohio State (3-0) vs. Miami University (1-2) Game Preview
Why Miami University Will Win
To keep this from getting ugly in a hurry, the RedHawks have to get to Justin Fields and try forcing a slew of key mistakes.
MU is doing a decent job of taking the ball away with five force turnovers, and that’s coming from a good pass rush and plays behind the line creating problems.
There have been issues against the FBS teams so far – getting rolled by Iowa and Cincinnati – but the secondary can tackle, freshman QB Brett Gabbert has hitting on a few big plays as he gets is feet wet as the new face of the franchise, and there’s just enough at receiver to give the Buckeyes a wee bit of a push for a few drives, but …
Why Ohio State Will Win
The Buckeyes have been flawless so far with all the great skill players showing off with explosive play after explosive play. Miami has a decent pass rush, but Chase Young and the Buckeyes are living in the backfield – Gabbert will be in for a long day.
There won’t be any RedHawk running game, the MU offensive line has been a disaster, and there’s just no chance to get back in the game if the Buckeyes get hot right away and come up with a few big touchdown drives in the first quarter.
This will be a depth chart game as long as the Buckeyes come out with an interest to end this from right away. Miami doesn’t have any ability to keep up the pace unless the Buckeyes start royally screwing up. But …
What’s Going To Happen
Miami gets hit by too many penalties and doesn’t have enough scoring pop to make this interesting after the first quarter. It all depends on how much Ohio State cares. It won’t be the 80-0 OSU wipeout of 1904 when these two first met – they’ve only played four times – but it could be if the Buckeyes want it that way.
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Ohio State vs. Miami University Prediction, Line
Ohio State 48, Miami University 13
Line: Ohio State -38, o/u: 58.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5
Must See Rating: 2
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