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.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Ohio State 11-2 6-7 0 0 0 4-3 2-4 6-6-1 3-3-1 3-3
Indiana 6-7 6-7 0 0 0 2-5 4-2 4-9 3-4 1-5
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
OHIOST 0 0 0
INDIAN 0 0 0
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
OHIOST 0 0 0
INDIAN 0 0 0
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
OHIOST 0 0 0
INDIAN 0 0 0
Team Records

Ohio State Buckeyes

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 11-2 7-0 4-2 6-7 4-3 2-4 39.38 15.46 23.92
vs Conf 8-1 5-0 3-1 3-6 2-3 1-3 38.00 14.78 23.22
Last 3 2-1 1-0 1-1 0-3 0-1 0-2 15.67 24.67 -9.00
Indiana Hoosiers
Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 6-7 4-3 2-4 6-7 2-5 4-2 25.77 27.23 -1.46
vs Conf 4-5 3-2 1-3 4-5 2-3 2-2 24.33 29.11 -4.78
Last 3 1-2 1-0 0-2 2-1 0-1 2-0 20.00 23.33 -3.33
Supergrid
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
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

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Ohio State 10-0 4-6 4-5-1 39.80 264.90 6.20 24.50 63.67 210.20 475.10 2.10
Indiana 0-10 6-4 4-5-1 19.10 110.20 3.13 35.60 52.53 197.20 307.40 1.40

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Oct 8, 2016 INDIAN OHIOST 17-38 99 182 281 2 290 93 383 2
Oct 3, 2015 OHIOST INDIAN 34-27 272 245 517 3 176 226 402 0
Nov 22, 2014 INDIAN OHIOST 27-42 281 114 395 1 225 302 527 3
Nov 23, 2013 INDIAN OHIOST 14-42 122 320 442 0 311 160 471 3
Oct 13, 2012 OHIOST INDIAN 52-49 353 225 578 1 129 352 481 0
Nov 5, 2011 INDIAN OHIOST 20-34 159 174 333 1 346 55 401 2
Oct 9, 2010 INDIAN OHIOST 10-38 69 141 210 3 130 348 478 2
Oct 3, 2009 OHIOST INDIAN 33-14 212 166 378 2 18 210 228 3
Oct 21, 2006 INDIAN OHIOST 3-44 7 158 165 2 270 270 540 1
Oct 22, 2005 OHIOST INDIAN 41-10 240 238 478 2 42 95 137 2

College Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Ohio State Buckeyes

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Dec 31, 2016 CLEM 0-31 L -1.5/57 L/U 88 127 215 205 265 470 1 A
Nov 26, 2016 MICH 30-27 W -3.5/45.5 L/O 206 124 330 91 219 310 -2 H
Nov 19, 2016 MICHST 17-16 W -20/50 L/U 224 86 310 207 127 334 -1 A
Nov 12, 2016 MARYL 62-3 W -30/57.5 W/O 253 328 581 43 133 176 -2 A
Nov 5, 2016 NEBR 62-3 W -17.5/54 W/O 238 352 590 78 126 204 -1 H

Indiana Hoosiers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Dec 28, 2016 UTAH 24-26 L 3.5/54 W/U 117 224 341 256 214 470 -1 A
Nov 26, 2016 PURDUE 26-24 W -21.5/65.5 L/U 152 117 269 42 225 267 1 H
Nov 19, 2016 MICH 10-20 L 24.5/51 W/U 64 191 255 225 59 284 0 A
Nov 12, 2016 PENNST 31-45 L 7/59.5 L/O 110 344 454 79 332 411 3 H
Nov 5, 2016 RUTGER 33-27 W -13/58.5 L/O 147 420 567 93 258 351 3 A

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

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