Ohio State vs. Nebraska fearless prediction and game preview.
Ohio State vs. Nebraska Broadcast
Date: Saturday, September 28
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
Ohio State (4-0) vs. Nebraska (3-1) Game Preview
Why Nebraska Will Win
If anyone has the offensive upside to stay with the Ohio State juggernaut offense, it’s Nebraska at home. The O finally started to kick it in over the last few weeks on the ground.
The rushing attack has gotten better in each of the four games, rolling for 238 yards in the win over Northern Illinois – ripping apart the Huskies at will – and destroyed Illinois for 346 yards last week.
Somewhat quietly, the offense is looking like it’s supposed to. The explosion is there, the balance is in place, and Adrian Martinez is looking the part. He gave the Buckeyes fits last season with 72 yards and two scores and threw for 266 yards in the loss, and now he’s finding his stride.
Ohio State has yet to play an offense with enough playmakers to make the defense worry.
Indiana has some nice parts, and Cincinnati has a decent backfield, but for a team that has yet to be pushed in any way, it’s about to have to deal with a cranked up team that’s looking for a signature moment under Scott Frost.
Why Ohio State Will Win
Nebraska, welcome to Chase Young.
It’s partly because Martinez is so mobile and runs so much, but the Nebraska offensive line allows a ton of sacks and too many tackles for loss. Now it has to deal with Mr. Young, who if he isn’t playing like the best defensive pro prospect in college football, he’s not far off.
He has taken his pass rushing skills to a whole other level, with seven sacks on the season as an unstoppable disruptive force. He’s not alone, the Ohio State defense is second in the nation in tackles or loss and third in sacks.
On the other side, it takes something special to be the most dangerous player in a game with Adrian Martinez.
Justin Fields has been every bit the player Ohio State was hoping it was getting when he transferred over. Flawless, he has yet to throw a pick, has thrown 13 touchdown passes, is spreading the ball around well, and he’s running wild when he gets room to move.
In terms of skill parts around him, Alabama’s are better, and Clemson’s are fantastic, but Ohio State’s are right there.
What’s Going To Happen
The Nebraska secondary is about to get lit up like a Christmas tree. The team just doesn’t have the D.
Martinez will come up with enough big plays to make it fun early on, and then the Buckeye machine will turn on and pull away in the second half.
Both teams will hit their share of home runs, but Ohio State will come up with a defensive stop. Nebraska won’t.
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Ohio State vs. Nebraska Prediction, Line
Ohio State 45, Nebraska 23
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