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Ohio State vs. Oklahoma: Bucks All the Way

posted Sep 14, 2016, 10:56 AM by Austin James   [ updated Sep 14, 2016, 2:16 PM ]
This week Ohio State will have it's first real test playing at Oklahoma against the No. 14 ranked Sooners. The Bucks haven't faced any serious competition yet, but have been dominant as expected, averaging 62.5 points to their opponent's 6.5. JT Barrett is looking as impressive as ever with 9 total TDs through two games and a 179.9 passer rating. The Ohio State defense has allowed only 216 yards on average through two games and has already forced 9 turnovers. The Buckeyes have been nothing short of dominant.

On the flip side, Oklahoma got beat pretty handily by an outstanding Houston team in week one. Their high-powered offense couldn't find their rhythm against a talented Houston defense and could only muster 22 points. They didn't look like the No. 3 team in the nation in the early loss. However, the Sooners did what they were supposed to in their cup-cake game last week, beating Louisiana-Monroe 59-17.

Ohio State is favored by 2 points in this game. Only. 2. Points.

I want to know who is making those odds in Vegas, but that idiot's face is going to priceless as he watches every competent gambler in America holding a winning ticket after Ohio State tramples the Sooners. Ohio State has one of the most dynamic offenses in the nation. There are two defenses who I'd give a shot to stop them and Oklahoma isn't one of them. The Buckeyes are going to light up the scoreboard with their speed on offense, and they're going to shut the Sooners down with their speed on defense. Houston's calling card defensively is speed; they are fast and they hit hard every year. Ohio State is Houston on steroids. The Buckeyes secondary is going to shut Baker Mayfeild down early, and, similar to the Houston game, I don't think he will be able to bounce back. Ohio State is going to make plays on defense and create turnovers, end of story.

I'm betting the farm on OSU Saturday in Norman.