Big Ten East in Play as Buckeyes Host Spartans

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Big Ten Title Is a Crap-shoot in 2017

The 12th- ranked Michigan State Spartans and the 11th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will battle on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kick-off is set for 12 Noon EST. FOX Sports will have the telecast live.

The winner of the heated rivalry  will take sole possession of first place and have the inside track to the East title.

Oddsmakers have Ohio State as 17.5-point favorites. The total is at 54.5.

Buckeyes Look to Regroup after Shellacking at Iowa

Ohio State took a beating last week in a 55-24 loss at Iowa. The loss was shocking,  but  the way the Hawkeyes completely dominated the game is what was the kick in the kahoonas. The College Football Playoff appears to be out of the picture now.

Ohio State gave up the most points ever by a Meyer-coached. It was also the fifth most in the program’s storied history. The offense and defense still rank among the Big Ten’s best but have some issues.

Ohio State’s pass defense was torched for five touchdowns by Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley.

Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke has played well in recent weeks. He passed for 400 yards against Penn State.

 

Spartans Glad to be in Big Ten Contention after Rare off Year in 2016

The Spartans only losses were to Notre Dame and at Northwestern in three overtimes. The team would like nothing better than to come away with another victory at the Horseshoe. They are a 17.5-point underdogs. That should give them plenty of motivation to be disrespected by the linesmakers.

Two years ago Michigan State stunned the unbeaten and second-ranked Buckeyes on a rainy day in Columbus. They would definitely like to ride the momentum to another victory today at the “Horseshoe”.

If Michigan State can get past Ohio State they would be favored against Maryland and Rutgers in its last two regular-season games.

With 26 players and 10 starters on the Michigan State roster from Ohio the added motivation is always there. . Dantonio, who is a Ohio native and former Ohio State assistant coach under Jim Tressel, recruits the Buckeye State heavily.

 

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Michigan State7-26-324.1120.1145-11-24-52-42-1
Ohio State7-24-543.7822.3321.451-43-17-23-24-0
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MICHST16.715.111.59
OHIOST12.5414.46-1.92
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MICHST11.4611.61-0.15
OHIOST12.6111.221.39
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MICHST3.972.851.12
Team Records

Michigan State Spartans

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall7-25-12-16-35-11-224.1120.114.00
vs Conf5-13-02-14-23-01-222.6719.832.84
Last 32-12-00-12-12-00-125.0024.001.00

Ohio State Buckeyes

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall7-24-13-14-51-43-143.7822.3321.45
vs Conf5-12-03-14-21-13-147.6723.6724.00
Last 32-11-01-11-20-11-139.6735.674.00

Big Ten Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense24.119622.3338
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense219.6766140.2010
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense166.0057136.0048
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense43.78520.1127
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense320.8015260.6798
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense221.802980.005

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Michigan State3-75-54-618.50111.703.3332.5057.54218.80330.501.50
Ohio State7-35-54-627.00185.404.5620.8057.21165.20350.601.40
Head To Head Detail
DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Nov 19, 2016OHIOSTMICHST17-162248631012071273342
Nov 21, 2015MICHSTOHIOST17-1420391294286461320
Nov 8, 2014OHIOSTMICHST49-3726830056821783585360
Dec 7, 2013OHIOSTMICHST24-3427310137401343044381
Sep 29, 2012OHIOSTMICHST17-162041793833342693030
Oct 1, 2011MICHSTOHIOST10-7712503213351431781
Oct 18, 2008OHIOSTMICHST45-72161163320521882405
Oct 20, 2007MICHSTOHIOST17-245912618512291934222
Oct 14, 2006OHIOSTMICHST38-71822394211631351981
Oct 15, 2005MICHSTOHIOST24-3511634045601372493864

Big Ten Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Michigan State Spartans

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Nov 4, 2017PENNST27-24W10/46.5W/O7440047465401466-2H
Oct 28, 2017NWESTN31-39L-1.5/40L/O95445540643684321A
Oct 21, 2017INDIAN17-9W-6.5/47W/U89185274951582531H
Oct 14, 2017MINN30-27W-4.5/41L/O245120365742162901A
Oct 7, 2017MICH14-10W12.5/40W/U15894252102198300-5A

Ohio State Buckeyes

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Nov 4, 2017IOWA24-55L-20.5/55L/O1632083712432444874A
Oct 28, 2017PENNST39-38W-7/57.5L/O201328529911922832H
Oct 14, 2017NEBR56-14W-24/57.5W/O27935463344349393-1A
Oct 7, 2017MARYL62-14W-30.5/59W/O2813035845016660H
Sep 30, 2017RUTGER56-0W-28/53.5W/O28634262811792209-2A

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Next up:
Michigan State home to Maryland Saturday, November 18
Ohio State home to Illinois Saturday, November 18

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