Ohio State (5-1) goes to Bloomington Indiana to face the 2-4 Hoosiers Saturday night at 7:30pm in Memorial Stadium (ABC).
This is a Big Ten East divisional battle where a struggling Hoosier team will try to spread out Ohio State. Indiana played more games in 2020 and should have been in the conference title game but Ohio State was given the honor after only 5 games, something that should still upset the Hoosiers.
Ohio State 2021 Season
Ohio State fell to Oregon to start the 2021 season but has now won four in a row. QB CJ Stroud returned after the Akron game to lead the Buckeyes in a strong fashion, out scoring teams 218-57 over four games. Ohio State now has the most yards per game in the country and their defense has become stable since the shaky beginning.
TreVeyon Henderson has everyone excited about the young running backs at Ohio State. With 9 touchdowns and 612 yards, Henderson has also been a part of the passing game with 154 yards and a couple more touchdowns. His explosive play often turns games around when Ohio State is looking to switch the momentum. Look for Henderson to do well against the Hoosiers on Saturday.
Disappointing Indiana Season
Indiana is coming off a Michigan State lose, 20-15. The team went 6-2 in 2020 but has returned to being an unimpressive football program in 2021. The team returned quarterback Michael Penix Jr and many of their defensive stars. Penix Jr has been injured while backup Jack Tuttle has lead the team to three conference loses against Iowa, Penn State and Michigan State.
Ohio State is given 19.5 points in betting odds. They hope to not look past Indiana to a big match next weekend with Penn State. They know how Indiana has given them fits in the past and are looking to play four solid quarters of football on the road at night Saturday.
2021 Ohio State Football: The Sacrifice (Indiana Trailer)