When: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Where: Ohio Stadium | Columbus, OH
Time: 12:00p ET
The Buckeyes are back. Following a gruesome loss to Purdue and a bye week, Ohio State will welcome Nebraska to town in their attempt to start proving to the committee they are still capable of a playoff run.
For the first time since 2007, Ohio State will not play a night game at Ohio Stadium as their remaining home games will be noon kickoffs against Nebraska and Michigan, respectively. Buckeye Nation will fill a Blacked Out Horseshoe ready to cheer on their beloved Buckeyes wearing a newer edition of their 2015 Blackout uniforms which debuted against Penn State.
Expect Ohio State to burst out of the gate unlike any other game this season as I expect them to be playing with their hair on fire eager to get that bad taste out of their mouths. The coaching staff has worked tirelessly to implement changes and adjustments to both the offense and defense and they should be apparent come Saturday afternoon.
Look for the Buckeyes to finally have success running the football between the tackles in a huge showing on the ground. Mike Weber and JK Dobbins should account for nearly two hundred yards to compliment another air show from Dwayne Haskins bolstering his Heisman candacy.
Adrian Martinez and the Nebraska offense can score and their 2-6 record is not indicative of their football team. Take away a couple of misfortunes and a few plays and the Cornhuskers’ season would be going completely differently. Nebraska is currently riding a two-game winning streak after breaking through into the win column by rolling Minnesota.
The Silver Bullets should play much better as long as the tackling issues are resolved, however, the Buckeyes need to be careful or the Cornhuskers will be in this game much longer than the Buckeyes wished.
In the end I expect Ohio State to come away with a statement victory as their quest to re-impress the Selection Committee comences. Be sure to tune into FOX at noon to catch the action between these two Big Ten foes ahead of a loaded afternoon and evening slate of games with major playoff implications.
Image Credit: Samuel Silverman | Director of Design for The Ohio State University