[3:35 PM] Northwestern @ #6 Ohio State

Will Ohio State SCORE at least TRIPLE as many POINTS as Northwestern?

Yes: Ohio State at least Triples Northwestern’s Points

No: Any Other Result


Current odds:

Northwestern (+XX): (TBD)

Ohio State (-XX): (TBD)


Coming off a crushing loss at Penn State, Ohio State aims to pick up the pieces Saturday when the No. 8 Buckeyes host Northwestern in a Big Ten clash. The Buckeyes have defeated the Wildcats in 29 of the last 30 meetings and certainly need a win this weekend to keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive.

Northwestern has rebounded from a 1-3 start to win three consecutive games, including a 24-14 triumph against Indiana a week ago.

Clayton Thorson passed for 285 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s victory over Indiana, giving him nine touchdowns and one interception (and two rushing scores) in the last three games. Justin Jackson has accounted for 82 percent of the team’s rushing yardage this season and fell just short of his third straight 100-yard effort versus the Hoosiers.

The Buckeyes have given up 47 points in the last two games after yielding a total of 54 points in the first five games, although the unit still boasts some impressive stats. Ohio State’s defense has given up eight touchdowns all year (while scoring four of their own) and has allowed only two rushing scores all season.

Barrett needs one touchdown to match former Michigan QB Denard Robinson (91) for second place on the all-time Big Ten list. He is five behind ex-Purdue QB Drew Brees for the top spot in league history.


StreakSmarts Pick: No: Any Other Result

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick