Bill Rabinowitz

OHIO STATE BEAT WRITER

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Ohio State 31, Northwestern 3

The Wildcats have a solid defense that will make the Buckeyes work. But their offense is putrid and, sooner or later, Ohio State's overall talent advantage will be way too much for Northwestern to overcome.

 

Joey Kaufman

OHIO STATE BEAT WRITER

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Ohio State 42, Northwestern 10

Enough recent matchups have been close, so Northwestern shouldn’t be discounted. But it’s hard to look beyond these facts: Ohio State averages 49 points, and the Wildcats average 14.

 

Rob Oller

SPORTS REPORTER

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Ohio State 39, Northwestern 6

Ryan Field feels like a high school stadium, which makes sense given the Friday kickoff. But too bad for the Wildcats there is no second-half running clock.

 

Stanley Jackson

BIG TEN NETWORK ANALYST

EX-OHIO STATE QUARTERBACK

Ohio State 42, Northwestern 0

Wildcats get tamed by the firepower the Buckeyes will bring to Evanston. Silver Bullets kill werewolves and Wildcats.

 

Teddy Greenstein

NORTHWESTERN BEAT WRITER

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Ohio State 44, Northwestern 7

It's hard to conceive of a final score in which Northwestern covers, let alone wins.