The Buckeyes have clinical with their execution and dominance so far this season, and outside of that hot minute when Miami (Ohio) was up 5-0, they have been operating with very little resistance.
In college football, number-18 MI hosts 14th ranked Iowa in a homecoming match up at the Big House at noon tomorrow. Tight ends Matt Seybert and Matt Dodson has combined to eclipse 200 yards on the season with four touchdowns between them. Its lone loss was a 7-10 defeat from Arizona State in Week 3, with Weeks 1 and 2 being wins over Tulsa and Western Michigan (and neither contest being close).
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. He has tossed 10 TD passes to just one pick through five games, completing 59.8 percent of his throws, and compiling 1,325 yards.
Michigan State, and in particular Michigan State's defense, presents the first real challenge to Fields and the Buckeyes.
Yes, Justin Fields has been incredible this season for the Buckeyes. He ranks fifth in overall passing efficiency this season (194.4) and has been aided by strong play by his arsenal of wide receivers. His seven rushing touchdowns are tied for most among FBS quarterbacks with Navy's Malcolm Perry. The 138 points is second in the nation.
But out of the backfield, J.K. Dobbins has been even more impressive. His 147 yards rank No. 2 in rushing yardage and he averages 4.0 yards-per-carry on his No. 2 on the team, 38 attempts.
Chase Young already has eight sacks on the year and is looking like a potential high draft selection next year.
Ohio State: For many, this is a "prove it" spot for Ohio State in the discussion for No. 1 team in the country. The defense will ultimately determine if Michigan State will have a fighting chance. They've only faced one opponent in the top 50 among running offenses, and no team inside the top 40.
Ohio State's marching band - also known as The Best Damn Band in the Land - has put together some incredibly innovative performances over the years. The teams will hit the over though.
"Ohio State has been a dominant program in this conference", Dantonio said.