12:05 pm
November 6

#6 Ohio State @ Nebraska

Who will WIN this matchup?

#6 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-1)

@ Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-6)


Current odds:

Ohio State Buckeyes: (-700)

Nebraska Cornhuskers: (+475)


The spread for the game is Ohio State by 14.5 points.

With the first game in November looming, the heat is increasing on Nebraska coach Scott Frost. The Cornhuskers (3-6, 1-5 Big Ten) have lost three straight and are in danger of not being bowl eligible in all four seasons of his tenure at his alma mater. Frost’s task does not get easier with No. 6 Ohio State (7-1, 5-0) rolling into Lincoln on Saturday with a six-game winning streak since a 34-28 loss to No. 7 Oregon on Sept. 11.

Calls for Frost’s removal grew louder after a 28-23 home loss to Purdue last Saturday, dropping his career conference record to 15-26, including 6-15 in the Big Ten West. The Cornhuskers in his four seasons have 17 losses by one score or less, including all six defeats this season. One was a 23-20 overtime loss to No. 5 Michigan State on Sept. 25.

Frost’s optimism is based on Ohio State’s vulnerability in its 33-24 win against No. 22 Penn State last Saturday. The Buckeyes, who lead the country at 47.3 points per game and are second in total offense (548.1 yards per game), scored just one touchdown in six trips to the red zone while kicking four field goals. C.J. Stroud had one TD pass after throwing 14 in the previous three games.

The Buckeyes want to get running back TreVeyon Henderson untracked early. He rushed for 9 yards on six carries in the first half vs. Penn State but a 68-yard dash in the third quarter helped push his final numbers to 152 yards on 28 runs for a 5.4 average.

StreakSmarter Pick
#6 Ohio State Buckeyes