Indiana Hosts 2nd-Ranked Ohio State Thursday Night

Ohio State Football

Ohio State Looking Strong for 2017

The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Indiana Hoosiers will open their 2017 college football season on Thursday. They meet at Memorial Stadium-Bloomington in a game broadcast on ESPN. Kickoffs is set for 8 pm EST. The ESPN College GameDay crew is making its first live visit to Bloomington for a football game.

Oddsmakers opened the Buckeyes as -20-point favorites versus the Hoosiers, while the game’s total opened at 53.

The Buckeyes finished 11-2 last season. This allowed them to reach the College Football Playoff semifinals. They lost to Clemson 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl.

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett threw for 2,555 yards with 24 touchdowns last season.  He also threw seven interceptions. Sophomore Mike Weber is back for the Buckeyes at running back. He rushed for for 1,096 yards and nine TDs.

Ohio State has won 21 consecutive games vs. the Hoosiers. They lead the all-time series 72-12-5. Indiana’s last win over the Buckeyes came in 1988 in Bloomington. Host Ohio State won 38-17 last year.

Hoosiers Look to Improve in 2017

New Hoosier Head Coach, Tom Allen was promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach prior to the Foster Farms Bowl. IU lost to Utah 26-24. He took over when former head coach Kevin Wilson was forced to resign because of accusations about injured players.

Indiana expects four or five guys to gain meaningful time at running back. The Hoosiers must replace Devine Redding. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards each of the previous two seasons. Redding left early for the NFL.


Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Ohio State11-26-70004-32-46-6-13-3-13-3
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Yards Per Pass
Yards Per Rush
Team Records

Ohio State Buckeyes

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf8-15-03-13-62-31-338.0014.7823.22
Last 32-11-01-10-30-10-215.6724.67-9.00
Indiana Hoosiers
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf4-53-21-34-52-32-224.3329.11-4.78
Last 31-21-00-22-10-12-020.0023.33-3.33
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense

Head To Head Summary

Ohio State10-04-64-5-139.80264.906.2024.5063.67210.20475.102.10

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Oct 8, 2016INDIANOHIOST17-38991822812290933832
Oct 3, 2015OHIOSTINDIAN34-2727224551731762264020
Nov 22, 2014INDIANOHIOST27-4228111439512253025273
Nov 23, 2013INDIANOHIOST14-4212232044203111604713
Oct 13, 2012OHIOSTINDIAN52-4935322557811293524810
Nov 5, 2011INDIANOHIOST20-341591743331346554012
Oct 9, 2010INDIANOHIOST10-386914121031303484782
Oct 3, 2009OHIOSTINDIAN33-142121663782182102283
Oct 21, 2006INDIANOHIOST3-44715816522702705401
Oct 22, 2005OHIOSTINDIAN41-10240238478242951372

College Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Ohio State Buckeyes

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Dec 31, 2016CLEM0-31L-1.5/57L/U881272152052654701A
Nov 26, 2016MICH30-27W-3.5/45.5L/O20612433091219310-2H
Nov 19, 2016MICHST17-16W-20/50L/U22486310207127334-1A
Nov 12, 2016MARYL62-3W-30/57.5W/O25332858143133176-2A
Nov 5, 2016NEBR62-3W-17.5/54W/O23835259078126204-1H

Indiana Hoosiers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Dec 28, 2016UTAH24-26L3.5/54W/U117224341256214470-1A
Nov 26, 2016PURDUE26-24W-21.5/65.5L/U152117269422252671H
Nov 19, 2016MICH10-20L24.5/51W/U64191255225592840A
Nov 12, 2016PENNST31-45L7/59.5L/O110344454793324113H
Nov 5, 2016RUTGER33-27W-13/58.5L/O147420567932583513A

Weather in
BloomingtonUnited States

Weather is Cloudy  80°F

Humidity is 47%
Wind is Northeast 7 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Bloomington

Next up:
Ohio State home to Oklahoma Saturday, September 9
Indiana at Virginia Saturday, September 9

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