We Are 1 Week From Ohio State Football – Season Preview

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^^^^ The season rests on the legs and right arm of this guy up there.  ^^^^

Say a quick prayer for Indiana…

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20 point favorites on the road.   What a wild start to the season.  Thursday night in Bloomington, IN.

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JT Barrett was just named the first 3 time Captain at THE Ohio State University.  It’s been an up and down career filled with Barrett putting his body on the line for the betterment of the team.  A rare misstep by Meyer meant Barrett sitting behind CFB Playoff hero Cardale Jones for most of a year.  Regardless, no college across the country returns a more talented and experienced QB.  Quick record check v Michigan (3-0)

The schedule…

Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result Media
Thu., Aug. 31 atIndiana Indiana * Bloomington, Ind. 8:00 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN RADIO: 97.1 FM
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Sat., Sep. 9 vs.Oklahoma Oklahoma Columbus, Ohio 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: ABC RADIO: 97.1 FM
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Sat., Sep. 16 vs.Army West Point Army West Point Columbus, Ohio 4:30 p.m. ET
TV: Fox RADIO: 97.1 FM
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Sat., Sep. 23 vs.UNLV UNLV Columbus, Ohio TBA
TV: TBA RADIO: 97.1 FM
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Sat., Sep. 30 atRutgers Rutgers * Piscataway, N.J. TBA
TV: TBA RADIO: 97.1 FM
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Sat., Oct. 7 vs.Maryland Maryland * Columbus, Ohio 3:30 OR 4 p.m. ET
TV: TBA RADIO: 97.1 FM
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Sat., Oct. 14 atNebraska Nebraska * Lincoln, Neb. TBA
TV: TBA RADIO: 97.1 FM
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Sat., Oct. 28 vs.Penn State Penn State * Columbus, Ohio 3:30 p.m. ET
TV: Fox RADIO: 97.1 FM
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Sat., Nov. 4 atIowa Iowa * Iowa City. Iowa TBA
TV: TBA RADIO: 97.1 FM
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Sat., Nov. 11 vs.Michigan State Michigan State * Columbus, Ohio TBA
TV: TBA RADIO: 97.1 FM
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Sat., Nov. 18 vs.Illinois Illinois * Columbus, Ohio TBA
TV: TBA RADIO: 97.1 FM
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Sat., Nov. 25 atMichigan Michigan * Ann Arbor, Mich. 12:00 p.m. ET
TV: Fox RADIO: 97.1
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Big Ten Championship Game
Sat., Dec. 2 Big Ten Championship Game * TBA TBA

Ohio State put an absolute ass whooping on Oklahoma last year and get the Sooners in Columbus this time.  Penn State at home.  That team up north on the road.  This season should come down to those 3 games.  Lose 1 and the playoffs are gone.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Ohio State has the best defensive line in college football. Ohio State Navy Football

Some people are calling it Ohio State’s best ever.  Greg Schiano says it’s the best he’s ever coached.   (He coached the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers)  I’m saying, the best way to replace ALL 4 DB’s (to the NFL) is to get a boatload of pressure on the QB.  It’s a murder’s row:  Tyquan Lewis, Sam Hubbard, Dre’Mont Jones, Nick Bosa, Jalyn Holmes, Michael Hill and Robert Landers.  Talent and depth.

Can the WRs mature early?

WR-X – #9 Victor Binjimen, #11 Austin Mack, #80 Brendon White

WR-Z – #83 Terry McLaurin, #1 Johnnie Dixon, #14 KJ Hill

HY – #21 Parris Cambell, #14 KJ Hill, #19 Eric Glover-Williams

Talent?  Supposedly.  Experience?  Little.  That is the beauty of being Ohio State.  We don’t rebuild, we reload.  The good news is Kevin Wilson has brought with him from Indiana his brilliant offensive mind.  Expect a lot of crossing routes matched with go routes pushing the safeties back.  Couple that with JT and Mike Weber softening the defense and I expect this group to over impress.

O/U 1.5 – Tate Martell Touchdowns

Some may say blasphemy.  Not only has Joey Burrow shown that he is capable of starting at any other BIG Ten school, we also have Dwayne Haskins sitting in the chicken coup.  Here me out…Tate Martell is a freak with the football in his hands.  He’s impressed early and often in several scrimmages showing a knack for the endzone.  Do not be surprised to see Martell get a package here or there through the season.  There will be opportunities late in games and I think Meyer knows he needs this kid to not be redshirted.  Bold call of the year:  OVER!!

Undefeated Season

This is a must but the schedule does have potential pitfalls.   Penn State is owed some revenge.  Can a new coach bring new inspiration to Oklahoma?  Can Harbaugh finally get a victory over his hated rival?  My instinct says no chance.  Michigan is too young.  Oklahoma is not good enough.  Penn State is a one player offense.

OUTLOOK – Give us the BIG Ten Championship Now!!

Look for the Dropping Dimes Betting Podcast Season Total Special coming up soon for The Ohio State University

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