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Buckeyes open Big Ten play as 14-point favorite over Indiana

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Ohio State opens as a big favorite over Indiana. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Buckeyes open Big Ten play as 14-point favorite over Indiana

COLUMBUS — After an uneven season opening win, Ohio State bounced back and throttled in-state rival Cincinnati 42-0 on Saturday, but still slipped in the latest polls.

Now the Buckeyes will open Big Ten play on the road at Indiana. And they opened as a 14-point favorite for the divisional matchup on Saturday at noon, according to VegasInsider.com.

Ohio State will certainly take the blowout win over Cincinnati, but now, it’s on to Indiana. And the Buckeyes are far from satisfied.

“I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves at all,” Day said of the Ohio State performance. “Get on to film and keep working at it. We were very concerned[with how good Cincinnati was]. This team has won a lot of football games. They’re very sound. They create a lot of problems on defense. They blitz every snap. You really have to do a good job in preparation. And again credit to our staff. We put a lot of time in trying to fix up all these blitzes but we’re concerned.

“I do think, though, this team has a chance. But the goal is to be 1-0. And again I say that all the time it sounds cliché you can’t get ahead of yourself we have to enjoy this win and on to Indiana.”

Like Ohio State, the Hoosiers are 2-0. Their wins, against Ball State at Lucas Oil Stadium and at home against Eastern Illinois, were both by double digits and led by redshirt freshman quarterback Michael Penix.

The Buckeyes have now started the season as a double-digit favorite in all three games this season. So far, they’re 1-1 against the spread, failing to cover against Florida Atlantic but covering easily against the Cincinnati spread.

Ohio State has won 23 straight games against Indiana, and the Buckeyes are 74-12-5 all-time against Indiana. The last time Indiana beat Ohio State was 1988.

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Indiana is bad. This spread will change drastically so get in now

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Try 63-21 OSU. Indiana is god awful on defense they will give up at least 3 long TD runs and 2 long TD passes and they will fumble the ball a couple of times. Expect Penix to throw against OSU for 300 plus yards and 3 TD’s but expect OSU to throw for 450 yards and run for 250 against the IU defense.

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Bryan Betts

Wanna make some easy money…..? I would put my whole weeks salary on the line with that spread…..my prediction Ohio State 48, Indiana 9….The 9 points coming when our second and third string defense is put in half way through the 3rd quarter….What a joke of a line..

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14 points is alot on the road. Just not vs this loosiers team.

EFFOFF
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EFFOFF

mouthy suckhole .

Carolyn
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Carolyn

Bobcat to Bobcat, please check grammar in para.7, sentence 1. A pet peeve…and you a grad of one of the best schools around. Do we really need editors for every article out there, or can we check ourselves?

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Nothing more pathetic than a grammar Nazi. And after reading your comment, you have the nerve to correct someone else (“and you a grad of one of the best schools around”). First you start a sentence with “and”, and then follow it up with “you a grad”. To correct you, it should read “and you are”……GET A LIFE! Probably a liberal elementary school teacher brain washing the next generation of socialist zombies…

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Spencer Holbrook covers Ohio State football and basketball for Lettermen Row. A recent graduate of Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, he's in his first year covering the Buckeyes. He was previously the sports editor at Ohio's student newspaper, The Post, where he covered Ohio University football and men's basketball.

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