When No. 10 Villanova and No. 16 Ohio State meet in Columbus on Wednesday night, fans will get a taste of non-conference, top 25 basketball, truly one of November’s biggest treats. It is, however, a rarer treat for Buckeyes fans, as Ohio State hosts a top-10 non-conference opponent for just the fifth time in the last 22 years. The last such occasion was December 2012, when then-No.9 Kansas came to Columbus and defeated Ohio State 74-66.
This week's Big Ten schedule is highlighted by a clash of undefeated teams in Minnesota and Penn State and a do-or-die matchup between Iowa and Wisconsin.
Ohio State defensive end Chase Young launched his Heisman candidacy following his performance against Wisconsin on Saturday. The junior recorded six solo tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles in Ohio State’s 38-7 demolition of the Badgers, and soon found himself in the top six of the Heisman odds as a result. Even more impressive, Young isn’t the only Buckeye holding steady in the top six in the eyes of oddsmakers. Running back J.K. Dobbins is a Heisman candidate and has the best chance to claim the trophy at his position. The fourth-favorite in the Heisman race is his teammate Justin Fields.
Week 9 features a number of consequential matchups in the Big Ten, including Wisconsin looking to bounce back as they head into the Horseshoe and Jim Harbaugh looking to finally capture a signature win against the Fighting Irish.
Week 9 of the college football season is just days away and we have you covered with hard-hitting insight and analysis on some of this week's most eagerly anticipated games as well as the latest trends and storylines from across the U.S.
We hope you bought your tickets last week, because the Big Ten Express rolled to another perfect 5-0 week. We'll look to keep the momentum going with a slate of games highlighted by Michigan’s trip to Happy Valley.
Ohio State has been one of the best teams in the country and has absolutely laid waste to every team it has faced. The Buckeyes are eyeing another Big Ten championship and much more.
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Iowa will put its unbeaten record on the line this weekend, when the Hawkeyes take on the Michigan Wolverines at the Big House. We have odds and a pick for that anticipated Week 6 game, as well as four more.
It's another tricky set of matchups in the Big Ten this week, headlined by the Michigan State-Ohio State clash at the Horseshoe in prime time