When

Buckeyes run

Edge

OHIO STATE

The combo of J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber will be more than enough to compensate for the departure of J.T. Barrett as a complementary threat.

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When

Buckeyes pass

Edge

OHIO STATE

We finally get to see how much the Buckeyes will expand their passing game with the arm of Dwayne Haskins Jr.

When

Beavers run

Edge

OHIO STATE

The Buckeyes have a big edge in the trenches, so it’s hard to imagine Artavis Pierce or any other Beaver finding much running room.

When

Beavers pass

Edge

OHIO STATE

Jake Luton will need to get rid of the ball quickly, but Oregon State just doesn’t have the receiving talent to threaten the Buckeyes consistently.

Special

teams

Edge

OHIO STATE

Kicker Sean Nuernberger and punter Drue Chrisman return, and the Buckeyes’ superior athleticism should really show in the kicking game.

— Bill Rabinowitz / brabinowitz@dispatch.com / @brdispatch

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