When

Buckeyes

run

Edge

MINNESOTA

The Gophers’ run defense has been pretty stingy and Ohio State’s run game has underachieved recently.

When

Buckeyes

pass

Edge

OHIO STATE

This is the game’s biggest mismatch. Minnesota’s secondary has struggled, and we know what Haskins and gang can do.

When

Gophers

run

Edge

OHIO STATE

Minnesota is averaging only 3.5 yards per carry and leading rusher Bryce Williams’ long is only 17 yards.

When

Gophers

pass

Edge

OHIO STATE

Freshman walk-on Zack Annexstad is completing just 52.1 percent of his passes.

Special

teams

Edge

OHIO STATE

Injuries have hurt the Gophers here, but field-goal kicker Emmit Carpenter is reliable (8 of 9 this year and 83 percent for his career).