Here are the predictions of our experts — and an ESPN broadcaster with an Indiana degree — for the outcome of Ohio State's road game at Bloomington.


OSU beat writer, The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State 45, Indiana 13

The subplot is the return of Kevin Wilson. The real story is whether the revitalization of J.T. Barrett and the passing game is legit. The OSU defensive front four — or is it six? — always was going to hold sway.

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OSU beat writer, The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State 45, Indiana 21

There will be some first-game jitters, but the Buckeyes will wear down the Hoosiers and put enough heat on Richard Lagow to force him into mistakes.

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Sports anchor, WBNS-10TV

Ohio State 55, Indiana 10

The Buckeyes’ revamped offense will light up the night in Memorial Stadium. Don’t be surprised if the OSU defense throws a shutout.

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Talk show host, 97.1 THE FAN

Former OSU/NFL linebacker

Ohio State 56, Indiana 10

Kevin Wilson’s offensive crew rolls big in his return to Indiana. Greg Schiano’s new secondary behind a veteran front seven shows the young Buckeyes are for real.

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ESPN Sportscenter: AM host

1995 Indiana graduate

Indiana 37, Ohio State 34

Timing is everything, and the fact that this is the season opener for both teams helps Indiana. I can’t believe it’s been nearly 30 years since we beat OSU, but I feel it! The streak ends Thursday in B-Town!

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