Ohio State Football – Game By Game Predictions
Week 1 at Indiana:
Ohio State 35, Indiana 24
This game could be a trap. Starting the season out on the road against a conference opponent is new territory for the Buckeyes, so expect them to get off to a slow start and let Indiana hang around. J.T. Barrett will figure it out, and Parris Campbell will establish himself as the number one receiver.
Week 2 vs. Oklahoma:
Ohio State 38, Oklahoma 31
Baker Mayfield and the Sooners will be looking for revenge after Ohio State fiercely outplayed them last year in Norman. Mike Weber has a big day on the ground, and the Buckeyes will hold on after taking an early lead.
Week 3 vs. Army:
Ohio State 45, Army 0
This should be no problem for the Scarlet and Gray. Barrett asserts himself into the Heisman race, and the defense gets a statement shutout.
Week 4 vs UNLV:
Ohio State 48, UNLV 7
The Buckeyes keep rolling. The defense steps up again, and scores two defensive touchdowns as Barrett rests in the second half. Tate Martell gets his first action in Columbus.