When Buckeyes

run

Edge

MICHIGAN STATE

Yes, the Buckeyes got their run game on track against Nebraska, but the Spartans are as good as it gets defending the run.

 

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When Buckeyes

pass

Edge

OHIO STATE

Michigan State has been vulnerable to the pass and the Buckeyes should be able to exploit that.

 

When Spartans

run

Edge

OHIO STATE

This has more to do with MSU’s struggles. The Spartans rank 12th in the Big Ten in ground yardage and average only 3.5 per carry.

 

When Spartans

pass

Edge

OHIO STATE

Brian Lewerke hasn’t been healthy and the Spartans have thrown for only 11 touchdowns with nine interceptions.

 

Special

teams

Edge

OHIO STATE

Buckeyes punter Drue Chrisman has been outstanding (a Big Ten-leading 43.1 yard net average).

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