Ohio State and Michigan State collide in a top 10 clash that could decide the winner of the Big Ten East as well as have big implications for the College Football Qualifiers. The Buckeyes are the favorites to almost face off against Michigan State in a game that will take place at noon ET on ABC.
Last weekend, Ohio State never let the front cover unfold for Purdue’s sad story. After consecutive lackluster offensive performances, the Buckeyes went up to 624 yards (9 per play) and beat the Columbus team 59-31 in Columbus. CJ Stroud made 5 touchdown passes and had 361 yards Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave was able to prevail after the catch was even more impressive. Wilson was the best of the bunch, winning 10 touchdowns at 126 yards and three points with a fourth on the ground. Giving up 481 yards for Purdue is less than ideal, except it doesn’t really matter when Ohio State moves the ball at will.
Sparta’s final game against Ohio State went pretty well from an offensive point of view. Michigan State beat Maryland 40-21 in a game that has never felt so close. MSU has 481 yards and most of its damage in the air is Payton Thorne finished with 287 yards and four touchdowns. Kenneth Walker III still had two touches and 143 metres, but 88 yards came after halftime, with the Spartans already having two points. MSU’s defense hasn’t been great in the past few weeks, putting more pressure on Walker and Thorne in the big games. The Spartans only had a 6-14 score against Ohio State when both were ranked, although they have an all-time 3-1 record when both are in the top 10.
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- Ohio State is 4-1 ATS against Michigan State in the last 5 games
- Ohio State is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games
- Michigan State is 5-1 ATS in last 6 games
- Michigan State is winning 4-1 ATS in the last 5 matches
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